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Ashland man accused of stripping copper pipe from house

January 12, 2019

HUNTINGTON — The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:

BURGLARY: One person was arrested in connection with an alleged break-in in the 500 block of Oney Avenue in which copper pipe was taken from the basement of a home.

Jeffrey Todd Sammons, 36, was jailed at 3 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with grand larceny, breaking and entering, destruction of property and a bond violation. Bond was $99,000.

According to the criminal complaint, the suspect entered the home through a crawl space on the first floor without permission from the owner sometime between Dec. 29 and Jan. 6. The walls, floors, ceiling, water heater and other fixtures sustained significant damage, estimated at $2,500. An estimated value in excess of $1,000 worth of copper pipe was taken from the residence. The suspect’s latent print was located on one of the fixtures that was damaged inside the home.

Sammons was previously arrested Dec. 25 on destruction of property and burglary charges, The Herald-Dispatch reported.

The complaint lists Sammons’ address as being in Ashland.

UTTERING: One person is accused of being in possession of counterfeit currency and controlled substances.

Jason Webb, 36, was jailed at 11:15 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of counterfeit with intent to utter. Bond was not set.

According to the criminal complaint, officers responded to a man down call in the 1000 block of 3rd Avenue and made contact with an involved female who was slumped over the center console from the passenger seat. She told police she was waiting for her boyfriend to return from a nearby store.

The suspect approached the vehicle and officers located a black glove on the ground containing a baggie with nine alprazolam pills and 12 gabapentin pills where he had walked from. The complaint states the suspect told officers he dropped them because he did not want to get in trouble.

Officers allegedly located seven counterfeit $100 bills and two counterfeit $20 bills. Two baggies of suspected marijuana were located in the driver side door pocket of the vehicle.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The involved female and a juvenile were released from the scene.

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

The Huntington Police Department listed 19 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Friday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Petit larceny, 4:30 a.m. Friday, 700 block of 6th Avenue.

Vehicle security, improper registration, certificate of inspection, 11:50 p.m. Thursday, Washington Boulevard and Copper Glen Drive.

Warrant service/execution, intoxication or drinking in public places, illegal possession of alcoholic liquor, 11:58 p.m. Thursday, 100 block of West 6th Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, 10:47 p.m. Thursday, 25th Street and 5th Avenue.

DUI causing bodily injury, 8:15 p.m. Thursday, 5th Avenue and Hal Greer Boulevard.

Wanton endangerment involving a firearm, 7:48 p.m. Thursday, 1400 block of Boulevard Avenue.

Petit larceny, fraud and related activity in connection with access devices, burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 10 a.m. Sunday, 600 block of Trenton Place.

Shoplifting — first and second offense, 3:45 p.m. Thursday, 1500 block of Madison Avenue.

Petit larceny, burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 8 p.m. Wednesday, 2800 block of 4th Avenue.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, noon Wednesday, 2800 block of 4th Avenue.

DUI less than 0.150, 6:15 p.m. Aug. 24, Highlander Way and 16th Street.

Warrant service/execution, 11:23 a.m. Thursday, 100 block of Norway Avenue.

Disorderly conduct, 10:26 a.m. Thursday, 1400 block of Addams Avenue.

Petit larceny, noon Tuesday, 1000 block of West 14th Street.

Warrant service/execution, 4:16 a.m. Thursday, 500 block of West 14th Street.

Leaving the scene — property damage, 3:12 a.m. Thursday, 200 block of 11th Street. Information report, 11:42 p.m. Thursday, 200 block of 11th Street.

Petit larceny, midnight Jan. 4, 1400 block of Columbia Avenue.

False pretenses with value of $1,000 or more, midnight Monday, 1800 block of Artisan Avenue.

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

Kevin James Murphy, 23, was jailed at 6:10 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Bond was not set.

Michael Ray Voreh, 57, was jailed at 1:15 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Mason County charged him with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Bond was not set.

Travis James Persinger Sr., 27, was jailed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Putnam County charged him with child abuse resulting in injury. Bond was $5,000.

James Cleo Cummings, 49, was jailed at 2:15 p.m. Friday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with bond revocation. Bond was not set.

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