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Huntington man arrested on sexual abuse charge

September 22, 2018

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

SEXUAL ABUSE: A man was arrested Thursday morning in the 1300 block of Madison Avenue in Huntington after he was accused of grabbing a woman’s breast without consent.

Bill L. Sparks, 58, was jailed at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with sexual abuse in the first degree. Bond was set at $25,000.

According to the complaint, the victim told police Sparks came up behind her and grabbed her breast while she was walking through a common area of the apartment building complex reading a newspaper at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday. She told police she had no prior history with Sparks other than living in the same facility.

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

The Huntington Police Department listed 16 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:

Trespassing, shoplifting, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, 700 block of 6th Avenue.

Stolen auto/auto theft, 4:50 a.m. Thursday, 2100 block of James River Road.

Warrant service/execution, 1:57 a.m. Thursday, 5th Avenue and 9th Street.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, 6 p.m. Wednesday, 3100 block of U.S. 60.

Information report, noon Tuesday, 300 block of West 9th Avenue.

Information report, 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, 2000 block of 7th Avenue.

Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 8 a.m. Wednesday, 1300 block of Marcum Terrace.

Warrant service/execution, 8:36 p.m. Wednesday, 8th Street and 8th Avenue.

Warrant service/execution, 7 p.m. Wednesday, 1500 block of Charleston Avenue.

Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, 3 p.m. Monday, 400 block of West 5th Avenue.

Petit larceny, 1:57 p.m. Wednesday, 2900 block of 5th Avenue.

Information report, midnight Aug. 1, 800 block of 10th Avenue.

Petit larceny, 12:38 p.m. Wednesday, 2100 block of 8th Avenue.

Burglary, entry of dwelling or outhouse, noon Sept. 4, unit block of Fairfax Drive.

Robbery — first degree, 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, 500 block of West 14th Street.

Certificate of inspection and approval, improper registration, paraphernalia, 1:32 a.m. Wednesday, West 20th Street and Madison Avenue.

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

Roger Lee Akers II, 28, was jailed at 1:05 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Putnam County jailed him on an active warrant. Bond was set at $7,500 cash-only.

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