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Pitbull case goes before magistrate

By Staff | Apr 29, 2015

Several cases were brought to Tyler County Magistrate Court last week.

David M. Jacobs, 28, of 213 S. 1st Ave., Paden City, was charged April 1 with obstructing an officer. Magistrate Michael K. Griffin issued an arrest warrant for Jacobs on a complaint from Paden City police Officer Timothy Shreves, that Jacobs had interfered with the investigation of a recent pit bull attack by lying to police about the condition of the dog, thereby putting the victims health and safety at risk.

Jacobs was allegedly taking the dog to the vet for treatment after it allegedly had been stabbed by the victim’s son. Jacobs appeared before Magistrate Mary Dotson on April 23, and was placed on a $500 personal recognizance bond, pending a hearing yet to be scheduled.

Jeremy Keith White, 28, of 100 VanCamp St., Paden City, is charged with petit larceny. White is alleged to have stolen 45 subutex pills belonging to Eric Feldmeier on April 19, which had a value of $261.

Feldmeier claimed he left his prescription medicine in the kitchen at the residence of David Jacobs, where he was staying. White allegedly went in the kitchen and took the pills and ran out the door. Feldmeier said he went to question Jacobs after he went in the bedroom and shut the door.He said Jacobs then kicked him out of his house. Bond was set at $500 cash/surety.

Jeremy Keith White, 28, of 100 VanCamp St., Paden City, was charged with daytime entering without breaking. He is accused of entering the home of Mark Sheppard and taking a Taurus 380 Model 738 Pistol, valued at $350 and an iPad valued at $500. The alleged offense occurred March 31 in Paden City.

Christina Lee Rice, 36, and Damon Rice, 33, of 230 Wood St., Sistersville, are both charged with separate offenses of failure to cause a child to attend school.

As of March 24, the child had eight unexcused absences. Bond was set at $500 personal recognizance for each defendant. A hearing is scheduled for April 28.

David Paul Loub, of 634 Kelch Hill Road, Middlebourne, appeared before Griffin on April 21, to answer to two separate charges.

Loub was originally charged with DUI second offense and driving while license were revoked for DUI. At the hearing, Loub entered into a plea agreement and received a judgment of guilty for one count DUI and one count driving with license revoked DUI. He was fined a total $2,163, including costs and fees. He was also sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for time served of 26 days.

Charles William Haught, 55, of 2107 South W.Va. 2, Friendly, is charged with one count of driving left of center and one count of DUI first offense. Paden City police Officer Mason Rine stopped Haught in Paden City on April 4, after he allegedly went left of center on two occasions. Haught was arrested and taken to the Tyler County Sheriffs Department, where he was charged and later released to the custody of another individual.

Bond for Haught was set at $500 personal recognizance and a pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for May 26 before Magistrate Mary Dotson.

Timothy Lee Harlan, 39, of 34 Double H Farm Road, Pennsboro, WVa., is charged with one count of domestic assault to a family or household member and one count of leaving the scene. The offenses occurred April 7, when Harlan was arguing with his wife while driving and he lost control and drove the vehicle into a hillside.

Harlan has been placed under a $1,000 cash/surety bond, pending a hearing.