Last updated: August 20. 2014 8:11PM - 1038 Views
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Couple returned to W.Va.


HUNTINGTON — A Mason County couple who had been incarcerated in Myrtle Beach, S.C. have been returned to West Virginia.


James J. Ferguson, 26 and Leeza D. Ferguson, 20, both of Gallipolis Ferry, were booked at the Western Regional Jail on Tuesday. James has been booked on the following charges: capias, breaking and entering (entering without breaking other than dwelling), grand larceny, failure to appear, destruction / injury property, escape from custody of corrections. Leeza has been booked on a charge of capias.


This spring, Mason County Home Confinement reported James had been sentenced to home confinement for an incident involving a meth lab but went AWOL. At that time, officers said they had been unable to locate James since April 15.


Then, on April 24, the Horry County, S.C. Police Department arrested James and Leeza after an incident at a local Wal-Mart involving alleged shoplifting and assault.


Mason County Sheriff’s Department


POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests: Zachary Wamsley, 19, Letart, DUI-aggravated, arrested by Deputy Stewart. Jeremiah Boles, 33, Point Pleasant, possession of controlled substance, arrested by Deputy Cavender. Terry L. Triplett, 35, Letart, domestic battery, arrested by Lt. Greene. Philip L. Johnson, 28, Point Pleasant, robbery, conspiracy to commit a felony, arrested by Deputy Cavender. Georgie L. Smith, 48, Apple Grove, domestic battery, arrested by Sgt. Varian. Kenneth L. Hope, 56, Henderson, domestic battery, arrested by Sgt. Varian, Deputy Lee. Roger L. Carrier, 27, Leon, domestic battery, arrestesd by Deputy Johnson. Elizabeth M. Rymer, 26, Point Pleasant, fugitive from justice, arrested by Deputy Waugh. Pete P. VanVranken, 47, Southside, domestic battery, arrested by Deputy M. Stewart. Corey D. Blankenship, 18, Leon, battery, arrested by Deputy Spencer.


Point Pleasant Police Department


POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Police Department (PPPD) reports on Aug. 16, with assistance from the Mason County Sheriffs Department, the PPPD conducted a DUI checkpoint. A total of 957 vehicles came through the checkpoint with a total of 25 traffic citations issued. Throughout the six-hour checkpoint, no DUI or drug arrests were made though one arrest was made on a warrant and three field sobriety tests were administered.


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