(11/04/2006)
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

Being cited or charged is not an indication of guilt or innocence of crime. The information should not be construed or considered disparaging to the individual in any way.

(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
Public Service Commission - PSC

FELONIES

Stephen M. Buvoltz - Wanton endangerment, 2 counts, 10/07/06, by DPS-TFC JB Hunt

Robert A Starcher - Grand larceny, 10/17/06, by DPS-TFC JB Hunt

MISDEMEANORS

Dennis Lee McKay - Domestic battery, trespassing, 10/03/06, by CSD-Deputy WC Gherke

Robert A. Starcher - Driving on a suspended/revoked license DUI, no proof of insurance, failure to dim lights, registration violation, 10/17/06, by DPS-TFC JB Hunt

Michael Joe Mace - Domestic battery, 10/20/06, by DPS-SGT CJ Ellyson

Tanua Rhodes - Driving under the influence, destruction of property, no proof of insurance, 10/21/06, by CSD-Deputy J Metheney

CITATIONS

Alen William Bailey - No operators license, 10/31/06, by MPD

Donna L. Bailey - No operators license, 10/30/06, CSD

Shane E. Checkan - No proof of insurance, 10/20/06, DPS

Richard Allen Goff - Defective equipment, no proof of insurance, 1001/06, CSD

Steven C. Griffin - Registration violation, no proof of insurance, 10/02/06/DPS

Jennifer R. Hess - Failure to use caution, failure to stop/yield, 10/03/06, DPS

Sarah Faith Hughes, No operators, no proof of insurance, 10/06/06, DPS

James Paul Poling - Littering, 10/09/06, DPS

Kevin H. Richards - Hunting/killing deer in closed season, shooting within 500 feet of dwelling, 10/17/06, DNR

Cleo Paul Staton - No operators, 10/15/06, CSD

Charles E. Thomas - Failure to maintain control, 10/19/06, DPS

Virginia R. Vandal - Registration violation, no vehicle inspection, 10/13/06, no agency listed


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