The Times West Virginian

Breaking News

Local News

December 4, 2013

Fairmont man faces charges

FAIRMONT — A Marion County man was arrested Dec. 3 by Fairmont police on three felony charges.

According to the criminal complaint filed at the Marion County Magistrate Court, Robert Logan Michael, 23, of 1010 Kimberly Circle, Fairmont, was charged with nighttime burglary, conspiracy to commit a felony and grand larceny from a Nov. 30 incident.

Michael allegedly stole a television and Xbox from a Fairmont residence. He and a second person took the items to a residence on Locust Avenue. He returned to the first residence two more times, taking about $1,650 in cash or coins.

The complaint was based on statements made by accessories after the fact, victims and witnesses.

Michael is lodged at the North Central Regional Jail on $75,000 bond, or $25,000 for each charge.

Conspiracy to commit a felony carries a possible penalty of 1-5 years in a state correctional facility; burglary, one to 15 years; and grand larceny, one to 10 years, plus fines.

• A Fairmont man was arrested Dec. 3 by Marion County sheriff’s deputies and faces three charges following an automobile accident.

According to the criminal complaint filed at the Marion County Magistrate Court, Joseph S. Wentz, 35, of 1592 Mary Lou Retton Drive, was involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident on Route 310 on Dec. 3.

He fled the scene and was found hiding in the woods not far from the accident. Wentz had alcohol on his breath, slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, and failed all three standard field sobriety tests. His status was valid with the Interlock Program, in which individuals convicted of DUI are required to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles. The vehicle Wentz was driving was not equipped with Interlock.

He was convicted of DUI in April 2010.

He was charged with DUI second offense, leaving the scene of an accident and Interlock violation. He posted a $2,500 cash bond.

Email Debra Minor Wilson at

Text Only
Local News
  • Attorney General - CB.jpg Morrisey wants to work with all to ‘help transform West Virginia’

    State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey wants to work with citizens to “help transform West Virginia.”
    Morrisey was the guest speaker for the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s “Lunch and Learn” event Wednesday at the Mon Power headquarters, located in the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont. His trip to the Friendly City followed a town hall meeting in Harrison County Tuesday night.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Behind-the-scenes emergency workers honored

    The Marion County Commission is recognizing the individuals who work behind the scenes when an emergency happens.
    During Wednesday’s meeting, commissioners signed a proclamation for National Public Safety Tele-Communicator’s Week in Marion County. The proclamation recognizes individuals working at the Marion County 911 Center.

    April 17, 2014

  • Wallace residents plead guilty to fishing violations

    Two Wallace residents were cited for and pleaded guilty to trout fishing violations.
    Michael Earl Fetty, 70, and Tammy K. Fetty, 46, were issued citations for exceeding possession limit of trout and conspiracy to violate Chapter 20 of the West Virginia State Code.

    April 17, 2014

  • Military Kids 1 - CB.jpg Military children honored for their sacrifices: PHOTOS

    Military children were honored for their sacrifices Tuesday at the Hershel “Woody” Williams Fairmont Armed Forces Reserve Center.
    The event was planned to coincide with Purple Up! Day, a nationwide initiative that encourages everyone to wear purple in honor of military children across the country.

    April 16, 2014 4 Photos

  • Child health: ‘Room for improvement’

    Children living in Marion County are doing better in some respects than children in other counties in the state, according to a national study released Tuesday.
    “The 2013 West Virginia Kids Count Data Book,” published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, compares states and their counties to each other and to the national average of various areas of child health.

    April 16, 2014

  • Another civil suit filed by Marple

    Though a civil case in already pending in U.S federal court, former state Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple has filed another civil suit over her 2012 termination.
    The main difference between the two cases, apparently, is that in addition to naming the West Virginia Board of Education as a plaintiff, former president of the board and current member Wade Linger is individually named in the suit as a defendant.

    April 16, 2014

  • County man indicted for murder of infant

    A Marion County man has been indicted on charges for the death of an infant.
    Marcus Curtis Lewis, 55, was indicted for charges of first-degree murder and death of a child by a parent, guardian of custodian by Taylor County grand jurors Monday. Judge Alan D. Moats is expected to arraign Lewis on Friday.

    April 16, 2014

  • Three arrested on charges stemming from armed robbery

    Three men were arrested in the Fairmont area on charges stemming from an armed robbery.
    Corey Joseph Richardson, 35, of Montgomery Village, Md.; Stephen Joseph Brewington, 26, of Allston, Mass.; and Wallace Anthony Booth Jr., 21, of Fairmont, were arrested on Tuesday and charged with robbery, burglary and conspiracy to commit a felony.

    April 16, 2014

  • marcus lewis.jpg Marion County man indicted in murder of infant

    A Marion County man was indicted by the Taylor County grand jury Monday on charges for the death of an infant.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Weather Pic 1 - CB.jpg Marion County soaks up the warm rays of spring

    Spring is in the air.
    Trees are beginning to blossom in Fairmont, sprinkling the streets with pink, white and yellow blossoms.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

Featured Ads
TWV Video Highlights
NDN Editor's Picks
House Ads