Chapmanville Police Department

  • Agency: Chapmanville Police Department
  • Address: 329 W Tiger Lane, Chapmanville, 25508 WV
  • Chief: Elbert Vance (Chief of Police)
Phone: (304)855-4570
Fax: (304)855-1863

Chapmanville Police Department is located at 329 W Tiger Lane, Chapmanville, 25508 WV. The Chief of Police of the department is Elbert Vance. The Chapmanville Police Department phone number is (304)855-4570.

Chapmanville Police Department News

On Friday Oct. 19, 2018 while patrolling the school zone on Crawley Creek Road Chief Browning pulled over a vehicle with improper registration upon speaking to the driver Rodney Frye in which he found out was Driving on Suspended Operators. Chief Browning then was able to find Suboxone on the individual in which he had no valid prescription for. The individual was arrested for Third Offense Driving on Suspended, Possession of a controlled substance and Improper registration.

On Wednesday October 18, 2018 while patrolling Officer Sammons conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with improper registration. upon approaching the driver of the vehicle he noticed drug paraphernalia in the drivers floor he the was able to get consent to search the vehicle and found a clear bag containing a crystal substance believed to be Methamphetamine and one suboxone strip on a passenger in the vehicle. Mark Edward Smith was then arrested for possession of a controlled substance and was booked at the SWRJ.

On October 5, 2018 at 5:30 am Officer Stapleton observed a black jeep liberty traveling on Main Street. Officer Stapleton saw that the vehicle had a head light out as well as other front end damage to the vehicle. The officer then activated his lights to conduct a traffic stop however the vehicle immediately sped up. The officer then activated his sirens as well and followed the vehicle North on Route 10 towards Lincoln County. The suspect vehicle continued at at high rate of speed until finally coming to a stop in the Stone Branch area. Officer Stapleton was then able to take the suspect into custody at which time she stated she had snorted methamphetamine prior to driving. Lisa Whitt is charged with DUI 3rd offense and Fleeing while DUI which are both felonies as well as DUI as a habitual drug user and Driving while revoked for DUI. Also on October 4, 2018 Lisa Tomblin and Charles Epling was arrested on felony capias’ by Sgt. Bryant. All suspects were transported to SWRJ jail. Lisa Tomblin’s warrant was from Ohio and she will be extradited back to Ohio due to being a fugitive from justice.

Congratulations to Officer Stapleton and the rest of the 175th Basic Class on graduating from the WVSP Academy. Also, Officer Stapleton was awarded for being the valedictorian of his class.

The Chapmanville Police Department is taking bids on a 2008 Dodge Charger. Bids can be turned in at Town Hall.

On September 11, 2018 Sgt. Bryant responded to a possible attempted kidnapping complaint on Tomblin Drive. Upon the officers arrival the suspect had fled the scene, however witnesses told the officer that an elderly male in a red Chevrolet Equinox had drove by earlier and was watching children play beside the street. A witness stated that moments later the same individual returned and stopped beside a 6 year old female and attempted to pull her inside the vehicle. Witnesses stated when they noticed this they yelled at the man and he drove away. Sgt. Bryant was given a partial plate number and after further investigation was able to obtain a warrant for the suspect. Sgt. Bryant and Deputy B.A. Mynes with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department spoke with several individuals and was able to locate the suspect at his residence near midnight on 9/12/18 and placed him into custody. Ora Stollings is charged with attempted kidnapping and was transported to SWRJ to await arraignment.

On August 19, 2018 Sgt. Bryant and Officer Sammons investigated a complaint involving a male victim who stated that he had crawled to the police department after being held against his will. Upon further investigation the officers was able to obtain and serve warrants on two individuals in Chapmanville. The victim stated that he had been held at knife point, robbed and repeatedly beaten and choked unconscious throughout the night before finally being able to escape the residence. Tommy Stamper and Emily Bledsoe was arrested and charged with Unlawful Restraint, Malicious Wounding, Armed Robbery, Strangulation and conspiracy to commit a felony. Both individuals was transported to SWRJ.

On 8/5/18 Officer Robinette responded to a call involving a male that was passed out on a sidewalk. Upon Officer Robinette’s arrival he found the subject laying on the sidewalk with an open knife in his hand. The officer secured the knife and was able to wake the subject and upon further investigation Officer Robinette found a clear plastic bag containing a white crystal substance that the male subject stated was meth. Robert Taylor was charged with possession of controlled substance and was transported to the SWRJ.

On 8/6/18 while patrolling near Commerce Park, Officer Sammons saw a male subject laying on the ground swinging his arms. Upon approaching the male, Officer Sammons saw that the individuals pants was pulled down around his knees and was exposing himself. After further investigation Officer Sammons found that the male subject had a capias out of Boone County. When officer Sammons told the male he was under arrest, the male became violent and charged at the officer while making threats. After a brief struggle the male was placed into custody without further incident. Anthony Stollings Jr. is charged with assault on an officer, battery on an officer, public intoxication, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer as well as his domestic battery capias from Boone County. Stollings was transported to the SWRJ

On July 24, 2018 Sgt. Bryant responded to a call involving an intoxicated male on Tomblin Drive. Upon arrival Sgt. Bryant spoke with witnesses who stated that Elba Ray Workman was causing a disturbance at an apartment complex by yelling and cursing everyone outside. Witnesses then stated than Workman then publicly urinated in front of the witnesses including children. Sgt. Bryant then began speaking with Workman who began yelling and cursing at the officer. When the officer went to place Mr. Workman in handcuffs he began to physically resist. Once in custody Workman continued threaten the officer multiple times. Elba Ray Workman was Charged with Public Intoxication, Indecent Exposure and Obstructing an Officer. Workman was then transported to SWRJ to await arraignment.

Over the past week Officer Robinette and Sgt. Bryant have been working an investigation involving an adult male sending inappropriate messages to a juvenile. On July 21, 2018 Officer Robinette brought David Hodge to the Police Department for an interview. During this interview Mr. Hodge gave officers a confession and was placed under arrest. David Hodge is charged with Soliciting a minor via a computer and use of obscene matter to seduce a minor. Hodge was then transported to SWRJ to await arraignment.

On July 17, 2018 while on a DUI patrol, Sgt. Bryant conducted a traffic stop on a green Ford Explorer at Speedway. Upon running the drivers information, the officer found the driver’s license to be revoked for an active dui. Upon further investigation the officer found the driver had been entered into NCIC as a wanted person due to having two capias’ against him. Jeremy Noe was then arrested and charged for Driving while revoked for dui as well as his petit larceny and driving while revoked for dui capias’ from Lincoln County. Noe was then transported to SWRJ.

On Sunday July 15 2018 Officer Sammons conducted a traffic stop on a Chevy Cavailer and was able to get consent to search the vehicle and its occupants in doing so was able to find Methamphetamine and Xanax on the individuals he was then able to arrest Pamela Mcneely and David Hensley for Possession of a controlled substance.

On 7/15/18 Sgt. Bryant arrested James Farris for possession of a controlled substance. Sgt. Bryant saw the two males walking behind the building of a closed business and upon further investigation, the officer found a clear plastic bag containing a crystal substance which Farris stated was methamphetamine. Mr. Farris was transported to SWRJ to await arraignment. The other male was identified as Daren Brewster. Mr. Brewster was cited for possession of a drug injection device and was released.

On July 14, 2018 Officer Sammons arrested Jennifer Holstine for domestic battery, domestic assault and obstructing an officer. Officer Sammons received a complaint that the suspect was screaming at her boyfriend and had thrown a rock at him striking him in the back. Once on scene Officer Sammons gave multiple commands to the suspect which she failed to comply with. Officer Sammons was then able to place the suspect under arrest.

On July 7, 2018 Sgt. Bryant responded to Tomblin Drive for a trespassing complaint. Once on scene Sgt. Bryant identified one male suspect as Matthew Adams. Mr. Adams who at first stated his name was Ray Sperry, was found to have 2 active warrants for obstructing officers and fleeing on foot from officers. Mr. Adams was taken into custody and transported to SWRJ.

On July 6, 2018 after responding to a complaint at Aracoma Drug Company pharmacy, Chief Browning charged Mason Kitchen with 2nd offense shoplifting. Also on this date Officer Robinette charged Cody Stiles with fleeing in a vehicle and driving with a suspended license.

On July 5, 2018 Officer Robinette charged Billy Wheatley with dui, no MVI and driving on a revoked license. Also on this date Officer Sammons charged Lonnie Johnson for dui, driving on a suspended license and no proof of insurance.

On Wednesday June 27, 2018 Officer Robinette was patrolling Town and received a BOLO notification that a Black Ford Focus driving erratic. Upon locating the vehicle, Officer Robinette noticed that the vehicle's temporary registration had expired in November 2017. Upon stopping the vehicle and making contact with the driver the officer noticed that the driver had slurred speech and constricted pupils. Officer Robinette then had the driver perform the standardized field sobriety test as well as the A.R.I.D.E test which the driver failed. Officer Robinette then placed Kayla May under arrest as she was charged with DUI and Expired Registration. Ms. May was also charged through municipal court by Sgt. Bryant for driving suspended and no proof of registration. Kayla May was then transported to South Western Regional Jail to await arraignment.

On 6/16/18 Officer Sammons arrested Jerry Mullins and Amber Thomas for DUI and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Officer Sammons also arrested Keith Mccoy for DUI, while Officer Robinette arrested Jessica Ellis for permitting DUI on 6/21/18. Mason Kitchen was also arrested for possession of a controlled substance on 6/26/18.

On June 13, 2018 Sgt. Bryant responded to an intoxicated male at Wendy’s that was causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the property. Upon arrival the officer found Elba Workman standing outside the restaurant near the entrance. Once the officer began speaking with Mr. Workman he began screaming and cursing while staggering through the parking lot. Elba Workman was then placed into custody and transported to SWRJ. He is charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.