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Barboursville man accused of attempting to set own house on fire

March 22, 2019

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

ARSON: One man is accused of arson after he allegedly attempted to set his own house on fire around 11:49 p.m. Wednesday in the 3600 block of Left Fork Cyrus Creek Road in Barboursville.

Jeffery Allen Bledsoe, 39, was jailed at 3:15 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with first-degree arson and obstructing. Bond was not set.

According to the criminal complaint, the suspect called 911 to report a fire at his residence on Left Fork Cyrus Creek Road. The suspect allegedly told police he threw a lantern containing kerosene into a bedroom and then pulled out a Zippo lighter, lit it and tossed it onto the bed, igniting the bed, allegedly to scare people out of his attic.

The suspect allegedly became verbally belligerent and physically resisted arrest.

POSSESSION WITH INTENT: One man was jailed early Thursday on multiple charges after he escaped arrest March 16.

Cruz Allen Tovar, 29, was jailed at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with receiving/transferring stolen property, possession of a firearm, destruction of property, domestic battery and possession with intent to deliver. Bond was set at $120,000.

According to the criminal complaint, officers attempted to arrest the suspect March 16 on multiple state and federal warrants. The suspect allegedly fled on foot, evading arrest by jumping off a small cliff and running into the woods. Officers located crystal meth, digital scales, packaging materials and a firearm that was reported stolen Feb. 11.

On Feb. 26, the suspect allegedly got into a domestic altercation with his mother and destroyed several electronics including a tablet, physically assaulted her by throwing her to the ground and discharged a firearm at the residence.

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

The Huntington Police Department listed 13 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Thursday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Malicious or unlawful assault, 1 a.m. Thursday, West 9th Street and Washington Avenue.

Battery, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, 200 block of 3rd Street, Altizer.

Battery, 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, 200 block of Perry Street.

Attempt to commit felony, 4:48 p.m. Wednesday, unit block of 13th Street.

Wanton endangerment involving a firearm, malicious or unlawful assault, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1800 block of 10th Avenue.

Battery, 4 p.m. Wednesday, 10th Street and 5th Avenue.

Petit larceny, noon Wednesday, 200 block of Short Street, Guyandotte.

Petit larceny, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 400 block of Hal Greer Boulevard.

Fraudulent use of a credit card - value less than $1,000, 8 a.m. Monday, 700 block of 5th Street.

Suspended/revoked license - miscellaneous, warrant service/execution, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, 3rd Avenue and 18th Street.

Petit larceny, 6 a.m. Wednesday, 1000 block of 22nd Street.

Warrant service/execution, obstructing officer, shoplifting - first and second offense, forgery of a public document, 3:25 a.m. Wednesday, 2200 block of 5th Avenue.

Open door, 1:36 a.m. Wednesday, 1400 block of Jackson Avenue.

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

Jason Alan Collins, 40, was jailed at 12:05 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was not set.

Jordan Alexander Followay, 29, was jailed at 12:05 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was not set.

Austin Bruce Edward Jeffreys, 24, was jailed at 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with fraud, third-offense shoplifting, fleeing and three counts of trespassing. Bond was not set.

Jason Lee Nikolov, 41, was jailed at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with being a fugitive from justice, possession of meth and shoplifting. Bond was not set.

Trever Redford Black, 21, was jailed at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with child neglect. Bond was set at $60,000.

Kierston Rene McIntyre, 26, was jailed at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged her with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was not set.

Tiffany Dawn Plumley, 39, was jailed at 11:40 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Lincoln County charged her with driving revoked - third offense and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was not set.

Timmy Brian Woodrum, 37, was jailed at 3:45 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Lincoln County charged him with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was not set.

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