From Magistrate Court Records

The State of West Virginia has dismissed a felony charge against Randy Lee Holcomb, 20, of Grantsville, reducing it to a misdemeanor. Holcomb was initially charged with sexual abuse, contact without consent. A plea arrangement, according to court records, reduced the charge to battery. The arrest was made by Grantsville Police Chief Charles McCroskey on October 30. Holcomb was assessed and paid fine and costs and sentenced to 45 days in jail.

A Munday, West Virginia man, William J. Turner, 45, has been charged with child abuse and domestic battery by a custodian. The case has been waived to the Grand Jury. Investigating officer is Trooper J. B. Hunt.

Sam "Sammie" Dale Hill, 33, of Orchard Run, Chloe, is facing first degree sexual assault/abuse from charges brought against him by Deputy Sheriff Carl Ballengee on September 13. Hall could be sent to prison for 15-35 years with fines from $1,000 to $15,000, according to court records.


James M. Starkey, DUI on 4/7/01 by Trooper Doug Starcher, guilty plea to second offense DUI, six months home confinement, fine/cost on payment schedule.

Roy Starcher, Search warrant on 10/31/o1 by DNR J. W. Apgar, no return.

Patrick W. Cowan, overweight on 9/30/01 by DOH, set for hearing Nov. 29.

Travis McCartney, driving left of center on 10/07/01 by Trooper Doug Starcher, pre trail hearing set for 1/11/02.

Jeremy Dilgard, petit larceny on 11/08/01 by State Police, pled guilty, cost and restitution, 10 days community service.

Bjorn Anderson, single possession and defective equipment on 11/13/01 by Deputy Ron Bandy, pled guilty, fine and cost payment schedule, 6 months probation.

George G. Cottrill, DUI and reckless driving on 11/13/01 by DNR J. W. Apgar, set for pretrial on 12/5/01.


Danny Thomas Jarvis, overweight, over width or over length on 11/01/01, DOH.

Timothy Paul Lewis, obstructing officer on 10/30/01, Sheriff's Department.

Steven O'Neil Love, overweight, over width or over length on 11/01/01, DOH.

Tim P. Murphy, opening burning refuse on 10/31/01, DNR.

Michael Nichols, registration violations on 11/09/01, State Police.

Christina Shamblin, trespassing on 10/29/01, State Police.

David Scott Starkey, seat belt violation on on 11/6/01, Sheriff's Department.

Robert C. Swindler, hunting after sunset, killing deer closed season, hunting from motor vehicle, hunting without permission on 11/13/01, DNR.

Phillip Earl West, registration violations/no MVI on 11/7/01, Sheriff's Department.

James Lee Wilmoth, Speeding on 11/5/01, Sheriff's Department.

Shawn Daniel Woods, hunting from motor vehicle, without permission, after sunset, killing deer closed season on 10/31/01, DNR.

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