Traffic stop on Route 61 leads to three arrests

A Fayette County woman has been arrested on drug allegations along with two others on outstanding warrants. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident.

Early Monday, a deputy from the Fayette County Sheriff's Department was conducting traffic enforcement on Route 61. The deputy conducted a routine stop on a vehicle and subsequently conducted a search. Located on one of the occupants were multiple packages of methamphetamines, according to Fridley.

Jessica Lynn Nichols, 29, of Oak Hill, was arrested for possession with the intent to deliver narcotics and on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. Also arrested for an active warrant for failure to appear was Nicholas Scott Hanson, 37, of Oak Hill. And, Michelle Dianne Short, 20, of Robson, was arrested for two felony warrants of grand larceny and receiving and transferring stolen property.

All three were transported to the Southern Regional Jail to await arraignment.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Fayette County Sheriff's Department at 304-574-3590, or through the Facebook page "Fayette County Sheriff's Department." Or, contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP.

The incident remains under investigation by Deputy C.M. Tomlin.

Meadow Bridge man arrested following domestic incident

According to a press release from Sheriff Mike Fridley, a Fayette County man is in jail on a felony charge.

Derek Michael Snead, 28, of Meadow Bridge, was arrested Saturday evening on one felony charge of malicious wounding, related to a domestic situation in which he allegedly beat and held his girlfriend against her will.

Snead is also facing domestic battery and unlawful restraint charges, both misdemeanors.

Snead was then arrested, processed and arraigned at the Fayette County Magistrate's Office, where he was unable to post $10,000 bond and he was remanded to Southern Regional Jail.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Fayette County Sheriff's Department at 304-574-3590, or through the Facebook page "Fayette County Sheriff's Department." Or, contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP.

This incident remains under investigation by Deputy C.W. Pierson of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

Fayetteville man arrested on gun charge, obstruction

A Fayetteville man is being held at Southern Regional Jail after Fayette County deputies found him in possession of a firearm he wasn’t allowed to possess.

According to a release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, Nicholas Wayne Treadway, of Fayetteville, was arrested on Friday afternoon and charged with a felony related to being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, along with a misdemeanor charge of obstruction.

Treadway has previous convictions for burglary, fraudulent use of a credit card and domestic battery.

He was given a $5,000 bond for Friday’s charges and is being held in Southern Regional Jail on a parole hold.

Danese man charged with unlawful wounding

A man was arrested on a charge of unlawful wounding in Fayette County last Thursday.

According to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley, Levi Seth Kenton Sizemore, 23, of Danese is accused of beating a man with a baseball bat. The incident was reported on April 21.

Sizemore is being held in Southern Regional Jail with bond set at $7,500.

Glen Jean man arrested on abuse charges

A Fayette County man was arrested last week on two felony charges. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident.

Rodney A. Byers, 33, of Glen Jean, was arrested on two felony charges related to sexual abuse of a child, which was reported March 23. Detectives with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department conducted an investigation alleging that Byers was involved in the sexual abuse of a child.

The investigating deputies were assisted by the Fayette County Just For Kids Center.

Byers is facing felony charges of sexual abuse in the first degree and one count of sexual abuse by a parent/guardian/custodian/or person in position of trust. He was able to post the $30,000 bond set by the Fayette County Magistrate's Office.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590, or through its Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP.

This incident remains under investigation by the Detective Bureau of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Oak Hill man facing drug charges

A man is jailed following the execution of a search warrant in Oak Hill last week.

According to Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley, John Kevin England, 60, was arrested May 14 after officers located $4,000 worth of methamphetmine and $500 worth of Roxicodone inside his residence.

This is England’s second arrest related to drug charges in four months, according to Fridley.

England is currently being held at Southern Regional Jail with bond set at $40,000.

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