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Thousands in collectible coins stolen from show in Milton

January 23, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The following information was provided by police reports filed in the Cabell County Sheriff’s Office:

GRAND LARCENY: The Cabell County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a theft that was reported about 10 a.m. Saturday at the VFW Post 9796 in Milton while a coin show took place at the location.

The complainant told police two male suspects and one female suspect stole thousands of dollars’ worth of coins during the show. The suspects allegedly were looking through a bag of coins, stated they did not have enough money to purchase the coins and handed the bag back to the booth employee. The employee did not realize the bag was half empty until the suspects had fled the scene in a dark blue van.

The complainant reported more than $10,000 in antique gold $20 coins stolen from the years 1908, 1909 and 1923-1925.

The suspect vehicle was last seen headed toward James River Turnpike Road from the VFW.

The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed five new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Warrant service/execution, 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, 1600 block of Doulton Avenue.

Brandishing, 11 p.m. Monday, 1000 block of Thornburg Street.

Domestic battery, 5 p.m. Monday, 800 block of Hal Greer Boulevard.

Breaking and entering auto, 3 p.m. Sunday, 100 block of 8th Avenue.

Domestic battery, 6 a.m. Monday, 2400 block of 1st Avenue.

The following information was provided by booking records kept at Western Regional Jail:

John Henry Judd, 26, was jailed at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with a probation violation. Bond was not set.

John Christopher Adkins, 41, was jailed at 7:40 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with first-degree arson and domestic assault. Bond was not set.

Charles David Meeks, 25, was jailed at 6:45 p.m. Monday. Authorities in Mason County charged him with second-degree robbery. Bond was not set.

Linda Marie Lucas, 36, was jailed at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Wayne County charged her with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and altered Sudafed or altered precursors.

She was also jailed on an active warrant.

Jeremiah Lee Stephens, 41, was jailed at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Wayne County charged him with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, altered Sudafed or altered precursors, delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy. Bond was not set.

Tonya Renee Stephens, 46, was jailed at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities in Wayne County charged her with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, altered Sudafed or altered precursors and conspiracy. Bond was not set.

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