UPDATE - A Gilmer County man charged with first degree murder is being held in Central Regional Jail ON $500,000 bond, related to the death of Crystal Erin Dean, 36.|
The case against Jeremy Allen Wolfe, 29, of Glenville, will be presented to a Braxton Grand Jury in June, according to the Braxton County prosecutor Kelly McGlothlin.
Dean disappeared after leaving Bone's Bar in Burnsville on October 12, seen leaving the bar accompanied by Wolfe and a friend Scottie Ratliff, according to the criminal complaint.
Police discovered the partially nude body of Dean lying in Oil Creek along Oil Creek Road near Burnsville.
Wolfe eluded police until he was discovered hiding out at the Henry Hawk property on Meadow Run in Calhoun, and was taken into custody by a SWAT team.
Wolfe is also facing a sexual assault charge against another woman.
11/28/2014 - Police have arrested Jeremy Allen Wolfe, 29, of Glenville, charging him with the first degree murder and manslaughter of Crystal Erin Dean, 36, of Burnsville, an incident which happened in October.
Wolfe was reportedly tracked down at a remote residence on the Henry Hawk property on Meadow Run in the Orma-Minnora area of Calhoun last weekend and arrested by SWAT team members.
Wolfe had apparently been staying at the Calhoun residence since shortly after the incident.
Reports say Wolfe resisted arrest and was life-flighted from the West Fork area by chopper to a Charleston medical center for treatment of injuries, but local officials did not confirm the incident or their participation.
WSAZ-TV says while Wolfe was in handcuffs, he got loose and then started to reach for some weapons and that's when officers had to restrain him.
Police told the Braxton Citizen News that investigators discovered Wolfe, a convicted felon, was in possession of six firearms, with several being assault rifles and shotguns. These guns were loaded and placed strategically throughout the residence on Meadow Run.
Police have yet to file charged against individuals who may have aided Wolfe during his hiding from authorities.
Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Terry Moore says they staked out the location for nearly two days before deciding to go in Saturday morning and make the arrest.
“We weren’t 100% sure the subject would be armed when we attempted to arrest him. The location of the residence in a wooded area made it hard to tactically approach it without a special response team,” Moore said.
Crystal Erin Dean disappeared after leaving Bone's Bar in Burnsville on Sunday, October 12, seen leaving the bar accompanied by Wolfe and a friend Scottie Ratliff, according to the criminal complaint.
State Police interviewed Wolfe following the incident, he denied he knew anything about her disappearance, while acknowledging he had given a ride to Dean and Ratliff.
Wolfe, according to the complaint, told police he stopped his vehicle along the road to vomit, at which time his passengers exited the vehicle and walked away, says the complaint.
A Gilmer County Sheriff's deputy delivered to the State Police burned and charred clothing discovered in the Duck Run area of Gilmer County, later confirmed to be the clothing of Dean.
State Police then interviewed Ratliff, who told them Wolfe had dropped him at his residence on Oil Creek and left with the female.
Police shortly interviewed Wolfe again, who still maintained his earlier story, but during the interview he got upset, according to the complaint, and declined to continue the interview.
Deputy Cleve Westfall and Sgt. R. F. Smith, in the complaint, said Wolfe stated, "You know why you guys solve so many cases? Because people tell on themselves. You're going to have to figure this one out yourselves."
Police obtained forensic evidence of Wolfe's DNA.
Police shortly discovered the partially nude body of Dean lying in Oil Creek along Oil Creek Road near Burnsville.
Her body was taken to the WV Medical Examiners office and semen found in Dean's body was a match with Wolfe's DNA, according to the complaint.
The cause of death was also determined to be drowning.
Wolfe then disappeared from the area, not to be found until late Friday night or early Saturday morning at a Calhoun residence.
Wolfe is now in Central Regional Jail with bail yet to be set.
Wolfe was also charged Monday in Braxton Magistrates court with the forcible sexual assault of a female in Burnsville in August, 2014, according to the Braxton County Sheriff's Department.
The criminal complaint says that Wolfe took the victims cell phone and keys at a Burnsville trailer park, struck her repeatedly on the face, during which time he forcibly had sex with the victim.
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