ELKINS — An Arborvale man who was allegedly a fugitive from justice in Virginia is facing felony charges.
Kenneth Ray Peck Jr., 40, is charged with one felony count of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. He is housed at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $60,000 cash-only bond, set by Randolph County Magistrate George M. “Mike” Riggleman. He is also awaiting extradition from the state of Virginia for crimes he is alleged to have committed there.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, Cpl. J.R. Wince, of the West Virginia State Police, responded to a Chestnut Street residence, in Elkins, to execute a search warrant for a separate investigation.
While approaching the home, Wince was met by a male individual later identified as Peck. He was secured and searched by Senior Deputy D.L. VanMeter, of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, police said
While searching Peck, VanMeter located a Bersa .380 caliber pistol with a loaded magazine in his front left pants pocket, according to the complaint. A background check of Peck showed he was convicted on third-offense domestic battery on April 23, 2010, in the state of Virginia and sentenced to five years in prison.
If convicted, Peck could be sentenced to not more than five years in the state penitentiary, fined not more than $5,000, or both.
Other arrests recorded in Randolph County:
• Sosha Hope Streets, 23, of Elkins, was charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and one felony count of conspiracy to commit a felony against the state. She is housed at TVRJ on a $50,000 cash-only bond, set by Riggleman.
Clinton Dale McCauley, 25, of Elkins, was charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. He is housed at TVRJ without bond due to also being a parole violator.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Wince was assisting members of the West Virginia Division of Corrections Parole Services in an attempt to locate an absconding fugitive from parole.
Wince arrived at an apartment complex located at 1861 Beverly Pike, in Elkins, where he saw Federal Agent David Frazier walking from the complex, the complaint states.
Frazier told Wince he saw a gold Chevrolet Equinox pull off the roadway traveling toward the UPS building. He also said McCauley was driving the vehicle, according to the complaint.
Wince traveled to the UPS building and saw McCauley leave the vehicle and flee on foot, police said. He was apprehended by Frazier and VanMeter.
While McCauley was being detained, Wince located Streets in the rear of the vehicle attempting to hide in the back seat. She was also apprehended, according to the complaint.
Officers searched the vehicle and found a small black container with seven individually wrapped bags of a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, the complaint states. It was located in the door panel on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
After being read his Miranda rights, McCauley admitted to Wince that the methamphetamine was his and he was selling it to make money so he could leave town, the complaint states.
After being read her Miranda rights, Streets told Wince that she knew McCauley possessed the methamphetamine and was intending to sell it, according to the complaint.
• Calvin Norse Herron Jr., 43, of Elkins, is charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. He is housed at TVRJ on a $25,000 cash-only bond, set by Riggleman.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Wince received a call from the West Virginia Division of Corrections Parole Services regarding Herron.
Wince received information from the U.S. Marshals Service that Herron was to be picked up for a previous and unrelated federal indictment, according to the complaint.
The information given to Wince was that Herron was on his way to the Elkins Bowling Recreation Center to sell a controlled substance. Wince was given a description of the vehicle and an approximate time the transaction was scheduled to take place, police said.
At approximately 3 p.m., the same day, Herron arrived at the bowling alley in a yellow 2000 Volkswagon Beatle. After being detained in the parking lot, Wince discovered Herron was in possession of three 15 mg Oxycodone pills, the complaint states.
Herron had the intent to sell the pills to another individual who was present on the scene, according to the complaint.
After being read his Miranda rights, Herron provided a written statement saying he was selling the pills to get money so he could purchase methamphetamine for personal use, the complaint states.
• Mya Chole Light, 38, of Belington, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny and one felony count of failure to return rental property. She is housed at TVRJ on a $55,000 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County Magistrate Ben Shepler.
Ryan Lee Daugherty, 31, of Belington, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny. He is housed at TVRJ on a $50,000 cash or surety bond, set by Shepler.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, on Aug. 4, Sgt. R.W. Belt, of the Elkins Police Department, responded to South Henry Avenue, in Elkins, regarding a stolen vehicle complaint.
Upon arrival, Belt spoke with the alleged victim, who said he looked outside that morning around 6:30 a.m. and noticed his vehicle was missing. He provided Belt with the registration number of the vehicle and said it was a black Honda CRV. He added that the ignition of the vehicle was broken and the key was in it. He said it was “wired up to start with a screwdriver,” the complaint states.
A neighbor across the street supplied Belt with video footage of the vehicle backing down the street toward 10th Street before driving east on 10th Street. The alleged victim said he also left his wallet in the vehicle, according to the complaint.
Belt watched the surveillance footage and could not see anyone get into the vehicle but saw it take off at 1:15 a.m. At 9:15 a.m., the alleged victim called police and said someone had used his credit card and he would find out where before giving a statement, police said.
Belt noted in the report that the value for a 2002 Honda CRV is approximately $1,985 to $2,964, in fair condition.
At 10:10 a.m., the alleged victim went to the Elkins Police Department and gave a statement that his bank card was used at 2:13 a.m. at Wal-Mart, in the amount of $198.68. He said at 2:58 a.m. it was used at the Huttonsville Par Mar for $100, $58.90 and $58.90, all of which were denied, the complaint states.
Belt obtained Wal-Mart surveillance footage and observed the CRV pull into the parking lot on the grocery store side. Another video was obtained that showed two suspects checking out – one a male later identified as Daugherty and the second being a female later identified as Light, according to the complaint. The video shows both of them leaving the store and meeting with two unidentified males before all four leave in the vehicle.
Belt spoke with the Huttonsville Par Mar manager who said at 2:58 a.m., the vehicle pulled into the gas pumps but it cannot be seen, the complaint states.
The manager said the male in the vehicle was bald but had a beard. She added that he came in, went to the bathroom and left. The description matched Daugherty, according to the complaint.
On Aug. 8, Belt was told by Cpl. G.L. Brown, also of the Elkins Police Department, that the alleged victim’s vehicle was recovered in Staunton, Virginia.Officer B. Shiflett, of the Staunton Police Department, said there were three individuals in the vehicle, including Daugherty and Light, police said.
The vehicle was towed to the Staunton Police Department impound lot and all three individuals were arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, the complaint states.