State police arrest several for domestic violence
by Ralph B. Davis
Julia Robert Goad
WILLIAMSON - Several domestic violence arrests have been made in the county by West Virginia State Police.
According to court records, Ryan Perkins, 26, of Meador, was staying at the home of Linda Perkins, when he took Linda Perkins’ purse, which contained $120 of assorted medications. Ryan Perkins was arrested by Tpr. J.J. Miller, charged with misdemeanor larceny.
Leonard Ingersoll, 36, of Red Jacket, was charged with both misdemeanor and felony domestic battery of his girlfriend, Ashley Blankenship. After a verbal altercation in which Ingersoll threatened her life, Ingersoll is accused of pushing the victim numerous times and struck her in the face.
When a criminal background check was run on Ingersoll, it was discovered he had a prior conviction for second offense domestic battery. He was arrested by Troopers D.C. Moore and T.G. Kania.
A Pikeville man, Robert Anderson, 25, was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery on 17-year-old Anna Smith. According to the criminal complaint, Smith was at the home of Casey Matthew at Ragland and were engaged in horseplay when, Smith says, she accidently struck Anderson in his eye with the back of her head. Smith said Anderson “used his fist and punched her in the mouth” and later kicked her in the face while she was lying in bed. Smith provided police with photographic evidence of her injuries.
Anderson was arrested by Sr. Tpr. C.A. Douglas.
Samantha Owens, 23, and Scotty Edwards, 43, both of Taylorville, were arrested by Tpr. J.J. Dean III after an incident involving Kelly Edwards, Scotty Edwards stepmother.
Kelly Edwards alleges that Owens, along with her stepson, assaulted her at Kelly Edwards’ home, striking her face. Court documents say Tpr. Dean observed injuries on Kelley Edwards’ face.
Owens and Scotty Edwards were charged with misdemeanor domestic assault and domestic battery.
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