Fayette County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Fayette County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 100 Church st, Fayetteville, 25840 WV
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Fayette County Sheriff's Department is located at 100 Church st, Fayetteville, 25840 WV. The Fayette County Sheriff's Department phone number is 304-574-4216.

Fayette County Sheriff's Department News

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office respectfully recognizes the retirement of The Honorable Chief Circuit Judge John W. Hatcher Jr. Our Deputies have had the honor of being Bailiffs in Judge Hatcher's Courtroom throughout his many years of service to Fayette County. Judge's remarkable career, distinguished service, and respected rulings will be his legacy. We wish you a happy retirement Sir. Sheriff Mike Fridley

Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a vehicle break-in and stolen credit card usage. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident. This afternoon Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the Cotton Hill area of Fayette County regarding a vehicle break-in. The victim's vehicle had a broken window and items stolen from inside. The victims discovered that a credit card stolen from inside the car was used at the Marathon store in Ansted, and the Gamestop and Lowes in Fayetteville. The value of stolen items and vehicle damage exceeded $1,000. Security footage shows a white male, approximately 40 years of age, 5-10 in height. He was wearing a blue hat and had light facial hair. If you have any information regarding the identity of the person(s) involved, please contact the FCSD as listed below. If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff's Department at 304-574-3590, or through our 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 Deputy K.D. Spears of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department. Fayette County Sheriff’s Department disclaimer: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal complaint is nothing more than a document that merely alleges a criminal charge.

This weekend is dedicated to saluting our nation’s Veterans. We have several of our agency members who served in one of the five branches of the military before coming to the Fayette County Sheriff's Department and some whom continue to serve in the Reserves or Guard. We believe that we live in the greatest country and county in the world and that it is so great because of our outstanding military members and the families who support them. #Army #Navy #AirForce #Marines #CoastGuard #VeteransDay2018

A prowler complaint leads to an arrest near Ansted. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident. Last night deputies were dispatched to a home on Downey Ridge Road near Ansted regarding a complaint of prowlers near a home. Deputies discovered a male and female checking the property, which belongs to the females relatives. Further investigation revealed that the male subject, Michael D. Ashmore (57 of Ansted) was wanted on an outstanding circuit court bench warrant for failing to register as a sex offender. Also, 2 firearms were located. Ashmore, being a convicted felon, was charged with 2 counts of the felony offense of Possession of Firearms by a Prohibited Person, in addition to the outstanding bench warrant. He was remanded to the Southern Regional Jail. If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff's Department at 304-574-3590, or through our 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 Deputy E.S. Pridemore of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department. Fayette County Sheriff’s Department disclaimer: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal complaint is nothing more than a document that merely alleges a criminal charge.

All is secure following a standoff with a subject in Hilltop. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident. A call of a domestic situation was dispatched to Sheriff's Deputies today at the Mountainair Mobile Home Park. The subject in question left the area prior to arrival of law enforcement. A short time later the vehicle said to be occupied by an involved party was spotted by Oak Hill Police. A short pursuit ensued that ended back at Mountainair. A standoff with numerous law enforcement officers on scene ensued. The subject eventually surrendered peacefully and was taken for evaluation. An investigation will be conducted involving all of the circumstances from the incident, which may take some time. "Members of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia State Police, Oak Hill Police Department and the Fayetteville Police Department worked together for a peaceful solution in this situation" said Sheriff Fridley. "We appreciate the Glen Jean/Hilltop community for their patience and cooperation in this matter, thus rendering the scene much safer for everyone". Fayette County Sheriff’s Department disclaimer: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal complaint is nothing more than a document that merely alleges a criminal charge.

A Fayette County man was arrested this evening for soliciting a juvenile. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident. This afternoon Fayette County Sheriffs Deputies were contacted regarding an incident involving the possible solicitation of a minor in the Scarbro area. Further investigation showed that a man sent sexually explicit photographs of himself to who he believed to be a local 16 year old female. Herman Bryant, 44 of Scarbro, was charged with Soliciting a Minor via Computer. He was able to post the $15,000 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 our 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 Corporal A.B. Hudson of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department Fayette County Sheriff’s Department disclaimer: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal complaint is nothing more than a document that merely alleges a criminal charge.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an accident at the Kimberly Post Office. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident. Notification was received by the Fayette County 911 Center of a car that had struck the Kimblerly Post Office. Responders found that a small suv had driven partially through the exterior wall of the post office. The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. It is not believed that the driver is impaired. The postal worker inside was not seriously injured.

Monthly report for October 2018

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Starting tomorrow, November 1, 2018, Deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, will be allowed to grow beards as part of a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Deputies must pay $30.00 to be able to participate in this fundraiser. Please consider also supporting this organization. Our donation will support families in Fayette County that use Make-A-Wish. On December 1, 2018, we will return to our no beard policy. This is a great way for us to give back to an agency who helps in so many ways. Sheriff Mike Fridley

A motor vehicle accident in Fayette County sends one to the hospital. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident. An accident on U.S. Route 19 in Hico sent one person to the hospital and blocked traffic for about 45 minutes. An SUV struck a pickup truck from behind. Fire and EMS crews aided with the scene and persons involved. Deputies are investigating the cause of the accident. The one transported patient's medical status is unknown at this time.

REMINDER A local 4-H club, Blue Jay's 4-H, along with the Fayette County Teen Leaders club will be hosting a canned food drive on Monday October 29th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. This drive, "Trick or Treat for Canned Goods" will maintain a drop off location at the Fayette County Sheriff's Department in Fayetteville. Also, the club participants will be going door to door in the area, some in costume, to collect food for the drive. So please show your support and have a safe and fun Halloween.

Halloween Safety On and Off the Road Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety. In 2016, 7,330 pedestrians died in traffic or non-traffic incidents, according to Injury Facts. Non-traffic incidents include those occurring on driveways, in parking lots or on private property. NSC research reveals about 18% of these deaths occurred at road crossings or intersections. Lack of visibility because of low lighting at night also plays a factor in these deaths. Here's a scary statistic: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. In 2017, October ranked No. 2 in motor vehicle deaths by month, with 3,700. July is No. 1, with 3,830 deaths. Costume Safety To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that won't cause safety hazards. •All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant •Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision •If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks •When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first •Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation When They're on the Prowl •A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds •If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you •Agree on a specific time children should return home •Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car •Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends •Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home •Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street Safety Tips for Motorists NSC offers these additional safety tips for parents – and anyone who plans to be on the road during trick-or-treat hours: •Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs •Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully •At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing •Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween

A local 4-H club, Blue Jay's 4-H, along with the Fayette County Teen Leaders club will be hosting a canned food drive on Monday October 29th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. This drive, "Trick or Treat for Canned Goods" will maintain a drop off location at the Fayette County Sheriff's Department in Fayetteville. Also, the club participants will be going door to door in the area, some in costume, to collect food for the drive. So please show your support and have a safe and fun Halloween.

Reminder today is Drug Take Back Day at the Fayette County Sheriff's Department. The public is encouraged to stop by and dispose of old medications safely. Deputies will be out in front collecting till 2 p.m.

I was notified this morning by Sheriff Scott Vanmetter, that the missing person, Mark Lilly has been found in the Grandview area of Raleigh County, says Sheriff Mike Fridley. Futher details will be released by the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office. I would like to personally thank Sheriff Vanmetter and all of his deputies for assisting with this matter.

Update: Regarding the missing person, Mark Lilly of Oak Hill, his vehicle has been located at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport. Officers are reviewing security footage of the airport and surrounding areas in an attempt to determine an area to focus search efforts. Airport footage shows Mr. Lilly removing a bicycle from his vehicle. He is known to be an avid road cyclist, leading officers to narrow searches to common bike routes. The Raleigh County Sheriff's Department is currently scanning the area in vehicles and ATVs.

A Fayette County couple have been arrested on charges relating to the death of their child. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident. On June 20th 2018, officials were notified of a 21 month old child who had been taken to the hospital for cardiac and respiratory failure. Approximately 4 days later, the child had died while in intensive care at CAMC Women's and Children's pediatric care facility. Initial medical evaluation showed indications of "Shaken Baby Syndrome". After further expert medical review, it was ruled that the child died as a result of injuries from non-accidental head trauma. Detectives with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department conducted a thorough investigation into the matter, and subsequently obtained criminal arrest warrants for the child's parents. The initial incident had taken place at their home at the Mountainair Mobile Home Park in Hilltop. Shelva Marie Smith (23 of Hilltop) and Tyler Glen Randall (27 of Hilltop) were both charged with the felony offenses of Death of a Child by a Parent, and Child Neglect Resulting in Injury. Smith was arrested last night by the Mount Hope Police Department on the warrants obtained by the Sheriff's Detectives. Randall was already in jail on prior unrelated charges. The Fayette County Magistrate's Office conducted arraignments this morning, and no bond was issued due to the nature of the charges. If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff's Department at 304-574-3590, or through our 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 Fayette County Sheriff’s Department disclaimer: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal complaint is nothing more than a document that merely alleges a criminal charge.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Department and the Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney's Office would like to congratulate two employees for their work with victims of domestic violence. This afternoon, Corporal W.S. Casey of the FCSD and Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Mauzy received recognition by the Women's Resource Center for their work with those involved in domestic violence situations. The "Incite Hope Award" was issued by Patricia Bailey, Executive Director of the WRC.

Two Fayette County men are in jail on drug charges. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident. The Central West Virginia Drug Task Force, after conducting a narcotics investigation, executed a search warrant at a home in Whipple last night. The search yielded quantities of cocaine, two forms of heroin, marijuana, crack cocaine and suboxone strips. Also located in the search were two handguns and over $1,000 in cash. The value of the narcotics was set at $23,480. Two male subjects were arrest as a result of the search warrant. Ronnie J. Bates (19 of Whipple) and Ronnie J. Robinson (38 of Whipple) were both charged with 4 felony counts of Possession With Intent to Deliver Narcotics each. Robinson was arrested on 2 counts of Prohibited Person in Possession of Firearms as well as outstanding traffic warrants. Both were transported to the Southern Regional Jail. If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff's Department at 304-574-3590, or through our 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 Central West Virginia Drug Task Force. Fayette County Sheriff’s Department disclaimer: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal complaint is nothing more than a document that merely alleges a criminal charge.

Updated photo The Fayette County Sheriff's Department is looking for a person reported missing from the Fayetteville area. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident. On Monday, October 22, 2018, the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, was notified by the administration of Oak Hill High School, that a teacher failed to report to work. Deputies have checked the residence and neither he, or his vehicle were there. The missing adult is Mark A. Lilly of Fayetteville, 50 year old white male, 5'8", 150 lbs., with a mustache and shaved head. He was last seen at Oak Hill High School early Saturday morning on surveillance cameras. He drives a 2017, Toyota Tacoma, maroon in color with a camper top, WV Registration DWK614. If you have information as to his possible whereabouts, please contact the Fayette County 911 Center at 304-574-3590, or via the Fayette County Sheriff's Department facebook page.

The Fayette County Sheriff's Department is looking for a person reported missing from the Fayetteville area. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information regarding this incident. On Monday, October 22, 2018, the Fayette County Sheriff's Department, was notified by the administration of Oak Hill High School, that a teacher failed to report to work. Deputies have checked the residence and neither he, or his vehicle were there. The missing adult is Mark A. Lilly of Fayetteville, 50 year old white male, 5'8", 150 lbs., with a mustache and shaved head. He was last seen at Oak Hill High School early Saturday morning on surveillance cameras. He drives a 2017, Toyota Tacoma, maroon in color with a camper top, WV Registration DWK614. If you have information as to his possible whereabouts, please contact the Fayette County 911 Center at 304-574-3590, or via the Fayette County Sheriff's Department facebook page.

NEWS RELEASE Fayette County Sheriff’s Office will be taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 27, 2018, at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office parking lot. Just pull through. Fayetteville, WV] – On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Fayette County Sheriff's Department and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 16th opportunity in eight years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Fayette County Sheriff's Department at Fayetteville. We cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last spring Americans turned in nearly 475 tons (949,046 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,700 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 15 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 10 million pounds—nearly 5,000 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 27, 2018, Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com