(01/04/2005)
Magistrate Court records are obtained under public information laws, and are published by media in most every county. Records are accessed from a public information computer, available to the general public at the Magistrate Clerk office.

The names of minors are withheld by the court if they have been declared "juvenile cases," otherwise they are on the released list. Newspapers and media under First Amendment law, can print all names and ages if they choose, although most develop policies related to the protection of victimized minors.

The names of individuals who have yet to be served warrants by authorities, could be on the public information list.

The Herald, by policy, does not print single worthless checks, but does publish names linked to multiple worthless checks.

Citations (Tickets) such as, no proof of insurance/registration/operator's are often dropped or dismissed upon proof. Others are assessed fines and/or court cost

(Calhoun) County Sheriff's Department - CSD
West Virginia Department of Public Safety (State Police) - DPS
West Virginia Department of Natural Resources - DNR
(Grantsville) Municipal Police Department - MPD
WV Department of Highways - DOH

FELONIES

Robert A. Starcher - worthless check, false pretenses, grand larceny, offense date 11/25/04, warrant date 12/07/04, by DPS

Robert A. Starcher - false pretenses, grand larceny, offense date 12/01/04, warrant date 12/08/04, by DPS

Shay Ann Massey - wanton endangerment, offense date 11/28/04, warrant date 12/27/04 by DPS

MISDEMEANORS

Herbert Bell - destruction of property, on 12/04/04 by DPS

Shirley C. Rush - speeding, no proof of insurance, reckless driving, registration violation, driving left of center, driving under the influence, defective equipment, offense date 12/04/04, warrant date 12/07/04, by DPS

James "Bub" Jones - battery, offense date 12/03/04, warrant date 12/08/04, by MPD

James "Bub" Jones - public intoxication, on 12/08/04, by MPD

David Allen Bailey - speeding, reckless driving, obstructing an officer, on 12/10/04, by DPS

Janet Sue Collins - domestic battery, on 12/14/04, by DPS

Mitchell Collins - battery, on 12/14/04, by DPS

William J. Barrier - false pretenses, driving under the influence, registration violation, on 12/18/04, by DPS

Grover Knight, Jr. - domestic battery, on 12/20/04, by DPS

Betty Lane Jones - following too close, no proof of insurance, on 12/16/04, by DNR

CITATIONS

Rodney Kevin Byrd - possession of marijuana, on 12/08/04, by CSD

Virginia H. Carter - providing false information, on 12/15/04, by CSD

Debbie J. Murphy - no seat belt, on 12/09/04, by CSD

Edward Allen Scott - failure to report accident, leaving the scene of property damage, on 12/04/04, by DPS

Kenneth Brook Smith - littering, on 12/21/04 by DNR

Jessica Whytsell, no motor vehicle inspection, registration violation, on 12/27/04, by MPD


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