Logan County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Logan County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 300 Stratton Street, Logan, 2560 WV
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Logan County Sheriff's Department is located at 300 Stratton Street, Logan, 2560 WV. The Logan County Sheriff's Department phone number is 304-792-8590.

Logan County Sheriff's Department News

***107 Pounds of Medications Turned into the Logan County Sheriff's Office during the 16th Annual Take-Back Day Event*** Logan County had another great turnout for the Medication Take-Back Day! The Logan County Sheriff's Office collected 107 pounds of unwanted, unused, and expired medication during our participation with the 16th Annual Take-Back which was located at the Fountain Place Mall, in Logan, West Virginia as well as the collections from the three Medication Drop Off Boxes located within our County. Deputy Gage Harvey is posing with the medication that was turned in at the Sheriff’s Mobile DUI Trailer on Saturday as well as the three Medication Drop Off Boxes which are located at the Sheriff’s Office, Man City Hall, and Chapmanville Police Department. All this medication was turned over to DEA to be destroyed per their guidelines, as well as federal and state laws regarding public health and the environment. The event was a collaborative effort of DEA, Logan County Sheriff's Office, and the PIECES Coalition of Logan. Sheriff Porter says, "We want to thank the PIECES Coalition once again for their continuous help and support on helping us to once again have a very successful event. We would also like to thank everyone in Logan County that participated in this event. These are the people that are stepping up to make sure this medication doesn't continue to fall into the wrong hands or placing into our water. Those are the folks that are truly making a change in our community." Sheriff Porter was advised by a DEA representative today that the Logan County Sheriff’s Office was the leading law enforcement agency in the coalfields that collected the most medication. Sheriff Porter also stated, "It is wonderful to see our community coming out to participate in such a great program. Our citizens continue to utilize the Medication Drop Boxes which are located at the Sheriff's Office, Man City Hall and Chapmanville Police Department. All these partnerships and working with our public shows that we can make a change....one drop at a time!"

Just a Reminder today is NATIONAL TAKE-BACK DAY SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 27TH, 2018 Today is the Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Logan County Sheriff's Office is currently at the Walmart parking lot at the Fountain Place Mall from 10am-2pm with the Sheriff's Office DUI Trailer. So bring us your expired, unwanted and unused medications, both prescription and over the counter medications, so they can be safely disposed of. This event is a collaborative effort of DEA, the Logan County Sheriff's Office and PIECES Coalition.

****The Red Ribbon Campaign**** The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week®, October 22nd - October 26th, 2018. WHAT IS RED RIBBON WEEK? It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 22nd-26th. WHY? The Red Ribbon Campaign® was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign® is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG - FREE AMERICA. WHO? National Family Partnership is the sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Week® Celebration. They are helping citizens across the country come together to keep children, families and communities safe, healthy and drug-free, through parent training, networking and sponsoring the National Red Ribbon Campaign®. WHY SUPPORT THE NATIONAL THEME? A theme unifies each year’s campaign and helps to broadcast one message, creating a tipping point to change behavior.

Press Release – Vehicle Crash Involving DUI and Children On Thursday October 18, 2018 at approximately 6:30pm Deputy B.A. Mynes Jr. answered a call from the Logan County 911 Dispatch Center in reference to a possible motor vehicle accident on WV Rt. 17 at Ethel, WV. After arriving on scene, deputies found the vehicle to be over an embankment and partially in the creek. Upon approaching the driver, Kala Bryant, 34 years old, of Ethel, Logan County, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance. Officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath and person. Mrs. Bryant had slurred speech, was uncoordinated, disoriented and had bloodshot eyes. Bryant was then offered a Preliminary Breath Test by Deputy C. A. Crum who had arrived on the scene in which she failed. The driver was then asked to perform three Standard Field Sobriety Tests in which she also failed. During the investigation it was also discovered that Mrs. Bryant’s two children were in the back seat of the vehicle without proper seat restraints at the time of the crash, the ages of the two children were 6 and 5 years of age. A driver’s history conducted through Logan 911 Center revealed that Mrs. Bryant’s WV operators were revoked for unpaid citations. Based on the above facts, Mrs. Bryant was placed under arrest for DUI Causing Risk of Injury, Child Neglect Causing Risk of Injury and Driving While License Revoked. Bryant was then taken to the Logan Regional Medical Center for the purpose of a blood draw. After the blood draw and patient evaluation, the arrestee was then transported to the Logan County Sheriff’s Department for processing and then to the South Western Regional Jail. The children were released to family members at the scene and sustained no injuries. Child protective services was contacted and was given the contact information so that a home visit could be arranged.

NATIONAL TAKE-BACK DAY SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 27TH, 2018. Sheriff Sonya M Dingess Porter announces that October 27th, 2018 is the Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Logan County Sheriff's Office will be at the Walmart parking lot at the Fountain Place Mall from 10am-2pm with the Sheriff's Office Command Post Trailer. So bring us your expired, unwanted and unused medications, both prescription and over the counter medications, so they can be safely disposed of. This event is a collaborative effort of DEA, the Logan County Sheriff's Office and PIECES Coalition.

Press Release: Update on the Identity of the Body Found in the Guyandotte River at Sawmill near Chapmanville Sheriff Sonya M Dingess Porter states the Medical Examiner’s Office has helped our agency to confirm the identity of the body that was found in the Guyandotte River on October 8th, 2018 at Sawmill near Chapmanville. They have confirmed the body to be Elba Ray Workman Jr, age 41. Our agency has been able to confirm that he had been staying in the area of the City of Chapmanville at the time of his disappearance. There is no additional information that can be released at this time. This investigation is still on going. We appreciate everyone’s assistance that has helped us in this investigation.

The members of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Captain Dennis Brown for his 35 years of service and dedication to the citizens of Logan County and to the Sheriff’s Office. Captain Brown was a great asset to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office and a dedicated officer. We will surely miss him and wish him the best on his new adventures. Congratulation Captain Brown on your retirement and thank you sir for your service.

Press Release: Body Found in Guyandotte River at Saw Mill near Chapmanville The Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a called where a body was found in the Guyandotte River at Saw Mill near Chapmanville. At this time law enforcement is unable to identify the person and are looking for help to identify the body. The body appears to be a white male. He was wearing orange and black tennis shoes, blue jeans, and a blue t-shirt. The body is currently being sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office. As soon as the Medical Examiner’s Office can provide our office with any additional information which maybe able to help identify this person we will release it. If anyone can help identify him please contact the Logan County Sheriff’s Office at 304-792-8590, after hours call Dispatch at 304-752-7662, or call the Sheriff’s Tip Line at 304-792-8593.

DEMETRIUS LEVON THOMAS HAS BEEN APPREHENDED Columbus Police Department has just confirmed that they have apprehended Demetrius Levon Thomas in Columbus, Ohio. We would like to thank Columbus Police Department, West Virginia State Police, Logan City Police and the citizens of Logan County for assisting our office with this investigation.

*BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR* WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER DEMETRIUS LEVON THOMAS The Logan County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help to locate Demetruis Levon Thomas. On September 14, 2018 Logan County deputies responded to 12 Elmer Street in the Cow Creek Area of Logan County involving a shooting. Upon deputies arrival, they found the victim, Dennis Jacob Idyle II, inside the home lying on the floor on his back. Deputies state that he was unresponsive and had a faint pulse. EMS arrived shortly after law enforcement was on scene and transported the victim to the LZ to meet with AirEvac to fly him to Cabell Huntington Hosptial in Cabell County. During further investigation, deputies found that Demetrius Levon Thomas and a 17 year old male juvenile was involved in an altercation on the porch is this residence. The juvenile ran into the house to avoid any further confrontation and told Idyle about the incident. Mr. Idyle confronted Mr. Thomas about the incident on the porch of this residence. Idyle and Thomas then began into a physical altercation. After the altercation the juvenile and Idyle went back into the residence and Thomas pursued. Thomas walked towards the juvenile and Idyle and produced a handgun. Thomas pointed the handgun at the juvenile and Idyle. Idyle attempted to disarm Thomas. Thomas then fired a single shot into th chest of Idyle. Thomas then fled on foot from the residence and got into a 2013 blue Ford F-150 truck bearing Ohio registration HEF6282 and drove away from the scene. This truck’s passenger mirror is damaged. Law enforcement considers Thomas to be armed and dangerous. Mr. Thomas is 30 years old, weighs approximately 150 pounds and is 5”10” tall. He is from the Columbus, Ohio area. Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Thomas please contact 911, the Logan Sheriff’s Office at 304-792-8590 during regular business hours or Law Enforcment Non Emergency Dispatch anytime at 304-752-7662. You may also leave anonymous tips on the Logan County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line 304-792-8593.

I want to remind everyone that the calls you may be receiving about you owing either state or federal IRS taxes and local law enforcement has a warrant for your arrest if you don’t call any pay them is a SCAM! This has been going on since 2015. If you have any questions about taxes owed please see the attached information from the WV Attorney General’s Office about the proper contact number for those agencies. You may also contact our office for any assistance. Logan County Sheriff’s Office at 304-792-8590.

Press Release-Motor Vehicle Crash On New Four Lane Road Near Vocational School Exit At approximately 9:43 PM last night Deputy Barry Mynes and Deputy Johnny Morrison answered a call from the Logan 911 Center in reference to a single car motor vehicle crash that had occurred on the new four lane road going towards Man just before the Ralph R Willis Vocational School turn off. When deputies arrived on scene they observed that the vehicle was flipped onto its side. Deputies report that the driver, who was found to be Cody Lee Hager, age 25 from Whitman, WV, was ejected out of the vehicle onto the roadway. Deputies state that Mr. Hager was assisted by Fire and EMS crews due to his serious injuries he had received. Mr Hager was transported by Air Evac from the crash scene to CAMC General. Where he is currently still in critical care. This crash is still under investigation by the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.

LCSO Needing Assitance To Idenitify This Person This is a person of interest in a case of a stolen ATV from Ridge View Estate. If anyone can identify him please contact the Logan County Sheriff’s Office at 304-792-8590 or call the Sheriff’s Tip Line at 304-792-8593.

Press Release-Fugitive From Justice Apprehended By LCSO On August 17, 2018 Cpl. N. D. Tucker responded to 92 Crawley Creek Rd. at the foot of Trace Mountain to assist Logan County Probation Office in locating and arresting Brittany Burgess. Mrs. Burgess was located at this residence hiding in a closet under clothes. Upon further investigation Claude E. Riley Jr. was also located this residence and found to be a fugitive from justice out of the State of Ohio for Domestic Violence and Kidnapping. Both individuals were taken into custody without incident and are currently incarcerated in the Southwestern Regional Jail.

-Press Release- Chief Deputy M. A. Mayes states during a DUI patrol in the Huff Creek area of Man, Logan County. Logan County Deputy R. Johnson was sitting in traffic for downed power lines and trees in the roadway. Logan County Station 200 members were conducting hazard control awaiting for AEP to arrive on scene. Fire Chief Joe Wimmer was directing traffic when a small blue car approached him at a fast rate of speed. Fire Chief Wimmer motioned for the vehicle to stop. The male in the vehicle, later identified as Jeffery Woods, advised he was going around the traffic due to the fact that he was wanting to go home. The Fire Chief advised Mr. Woods to wait patiently and they would get him through. Woods then drove around other vehicles and struck Fire Chief Wimmer in the legs which threw him onto the hood of the car and then onto the ground. At that point Woods left the scene. Deputy Johnson was contacted by Logan 911 dispatch and was advised of the situation and that the vehicle was approaching his location. Deputy Johnson made contact with the vehicle with emergency lights and siren activated in an attempt to stop the vehicle. Woods then placed the vehicle into reverse in an attempt to flee and backed into another vehicle. At this point Deputy Johnson was able to stop the vehicle and asked Mr. Woods to exit his car. Woods refused to follow Deputy Johnson’s commands and held onto the steering wheel in an attempt to prevent Deputy Johnson from pulling him from the car. After a brief struggle, Mr. Woods was removed the vehicle and placed under arrest. Jeffery Woods was given several field sobriety tests and showed no signs of impairment. However, Woods was still taken to the Logan Regional Hospital where he consented to a blood draw. Woods was processed at the Sheriff’s Department and then taken to the Regional Jail waiting to be arraigned. Woods is charged with Emergency Vehicle - failure to yield, Emergency Vehicle- Approaching Improperly, Fleeing- Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Obstructing an officer, Obstructing a firefighter directing traffic, and Obstructing a Firefighter. Any further charges will be determined after lab results have been obtained. Fire Chief Wimmer was checked out by medical personnel at Logan Regional Hospital and released.

TESTING FOR DEPUTY SHERIFFS POSITIONS EMPLOYEE BENEFITS/SALARY The Logan County Sheriff’s Department offers a wide range of benefits such as vacation and sick leave, health and life insurance, retirement plan, etc. The beginning salary of a Deputy Sheriff is $3,173.84 per month. APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS Phase 1-Written Examination The Logan County Deputy Sheriffs' Civil Service Board has scheduled the entry level testing for Deputy Sheriff will be held on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Logan County Courthouse (County Clerk’s Office), 300 Stratton Street, Room 101 Logan, West Virginia. Age limit is 18 to 45 per WV State Code. Under WV State Code 30-29-5(f) persons that have dropped out of the WV State Police Academy Entry Level Training Program are not eligible to take this test as they cannot be employed as a law enforcement officer until they have attended and completed the Academy Entry Level Training Program as a private citizen. Applications for said test may be obtained at the Logan County Clerk’s Office and all applications must be completed and returned to the County Clerk’s Office by Friday August 24th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Applications returned after that date and time will not be considered for this examination. Phase 2-Physical Ability Examination Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical ability examination, which is the current LEPS requirement for entry into the Basic Law Enforcement Class at the WV State Police Academy. The minimum passing scores for employment are as indicated (this phase may be given prior to written exam): Sit-ups- Twenty-eight (28) properly executed sit-ups in one (1) minute. Push-ups- Eighteen (18) properly executed push-ups in one (1) minute. 1.5 Mile Run- Minimum standard for this test is completion of the run in fourteen (14) minutes and thirty-six (36) seconds. The tests described are graded as pass or fail; acceptance is based on successfully passing all three (3) measures. A copy of the Physical Ability Standards for LEPS can be obtained at the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, Logan County Courthouse, 300 Stratton Street, Room 209, Logan, West Virginia or on the Division of Justice and Community Services website www.djcs.wv.gov. Phase 3-Background Investigation Investigations include, but are not limited to, verification of residence, employment, military service and education, application verification, research into possible criminal activity such as theft and drug usage, credit and driving history. Applicants will also undergo a polygraph examination during this portion of the testing process. Phase 4-Oral Review The top applicants will be selected per the rules and regulations set forth by West Virginia State Code, the Logan County Civil Service Commission, and the WV Law Enforcement Training Committee to appear before the Logan County Sheriff and her designees for an oral review. Applicants are asked a uniform set of questions and are rated on various dimensions including, but not limited to, decisiveness, maturity and other job related interview characteristics. Phase 5-Medical Physical/Psychological Evaluation Applicants will undergo a medical physical which includes, but is not limited to, laboratory tests such as blood work, urinalysis, electrocardiogram, drug testing, medical history and examination by a physician. The medical selection standards established are designed to satisfy the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and ensure that the standards do not unfairly exclude people from employment as law enforcement officers who are otherwise qualified. Medical Standards are related to the essential tasks and are therefore validated as legitimate standards and are required by the West Virginia State Police Academy. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT It is the policy of the Logan County Commission and Logan County Sheriff’s Department to be fair and equitable in all its relations with its employers and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, marital status or disability. The Logan County Sheriff’s Department assures full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws relating to Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and non-discrimination. “The Logan County Sheriff’s Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer” If you have any questions please contact the Logan County Sheriff’s Dept. at 792-8590.

Press Release-LCSO K9 Partners Arrests Man on Drug Charges. Sheriff Sonya M Dingess Porter advises that during routine patrol last night Deputy R. L. Johnson observed a male driver in a older model Lincoln Town Car not wearing a seatbelt. Deputy Johnson was also able to confirm that there was no matching records for the license plate displayed on the vehicle through the Logan County 911 Center. A traffic stop was conducted on the new four lane in Logan. During the traffic stop the male driver was identified as Jack Edward Crawford, age 40, from Man, WV. Mr. Crawford advised Johnson that he did not have a valid operators. Upon further investigation Johnson asked Mr. Crawford if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and he further advised no. K9 Officer Kenzo was utilized for a narcotics search of the vehicle. K-9 Officer Kenzo indicted on the passenger side door crease of the vehicle and the drivers side door crease. During the search of the vehicle Deputy Johnson observed a hidden compartment with a black lock box located inside it. Located inside the black box was marijuana, crystal meth, crack cocaine and Lorazepam pills. Mr. Crawford had 2.61 grams of marijuana, 5.09 grams of crystal meth, and 3.33 grams of crack cocaine, and 4 Lorazepam pills. Mr. Crawford was placed into custody. During the search of the vehicle there was more bags located for induvial sells of the controlled substances located and a marijuana smoking device recovered. Mr. Crawford was charged with 4 counts of delivery of a controlled substance, 4 counts of possession of controlled substance, driving revoked for DUI, driving suspended, no insurance, improper registration, and no seat belt. Mr Crawford is currently at the Southwestern Regional Jail awaiting arraignment.

The Logan County Sheriff's Office wants to remind everyone that Logan County Schools is back in session tomorrow. Please be aware of school bus traffic while bus drivers are picking up and dropping off students. Sheriff Sonya M Dingess Porter asked that everyone please use caution on the roadways and in school zones to help keep our children safe. •Every Student Every Day•

Press Release-Man Arrested for Breaking and Entering and Possess of Meth Today Cpl D J Miller and Deputy I D Adams with with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a breaking and entering in progress, which was located at 2644 Thunder Road at Chapmanville. Logan 911 dispatched and advised that there was an unknown male who had broken into the residence while it was occupied by two 18 years females and two juvenile males. 911 advised the female caller and others to inside the resident to go into the bedroom and lock the door until the police arrived. Upon arrival Logan Sheriff’s Office, Chapmanvile PD, Logan PD and WV State Police arrival the male was located and detained at the back of the residence and the victims inside where safe and unharmed. Upon investigation it was found that James Bradley Davis had gained entry into the front of the residence and made his way through the house as the victims were hiding inside. Mr Davis had a half a gram of meth which was located in his front pocket of his pants. Mr Davis appeared to be to be under the influence of meth upon investigation. Cpl. D J Miller arrested Mr Davis for breaking and entering and possession of methamphetamine. Davis is currently incarcerated at the Southwestern Regional Jail.

Logan County Deputies, Cpl. Nick Tucker and Sgt. Joey Sheppard, as well as the Logan County Sheriff’s Office receive honors from Governor’s Highway Safety Program at Highway2Enforcement Conference During the Highway2Enforcement Conference the Governor's Highway Safety Program honors the top enforcement officers and law enforcement agencies in the state, recognizing them for their outstanding achievement in apprehending impaired drivers. Sheriff Sonya M Dingess Porter states, “It’s a great to see this program honoring the men and women in law enforcement who are dedicated to making sure to apprehend those that are driving while under the influence while trying to ensure the safety of our communities and roadways. Cpl. Tucker and Sgt Sheppard are among those officers. Cpl. Tucker was one of the top four law enforcement officers in the State of West Virginia to be recognized as the best of the best in DUI enforcement. Sgt. Sheppard was also recognized for his outstanding commitment in DUI enforcement as one of the top 52 officers in the State of West Virginia. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office was recognized as the third top Sheriff’s Office in the State of West Virginia for enforcement of DUI laws for 2017. It is a great opportunity to recognize Cpl. Tucker and Sgt Sheppard and all those officers who have and continue to do a great job in DUI, seat belt, and distract driving enforcement throughout the previous year. Congratulation to both Cpl. Tucker and Sgt Sheppard as well as to all the officers that were recognized for their outstanding commitment to keeping our roadways safe. Great job ladies and gentlemen.”

Awards and Southern Region Liaison Appointment given to Logan County Deputy Sheriffs, Cpl. D. J. Miller and Sgt N. M. Booth. Sheriff Sonya M. Dingess Porter is proud to announce that Cpl. Derrick J. Miller was named as the Southern Region Liaison at this year’s 2018 PRO Conference this week which was held in Wheeling, WV by the WV Division of Justice and Community Service. Sheriff Porter states, “Cpl. Miller continues to exemplified the tenants of the PRO program as well as taking it upon himself to further the expectations of officers across the area and now he gets to mentor other PRO Officers in the Southern part of West Virginia. He is an outstanding officer and continues to always put the children of Logan County first.” Cpl. Derrick Miller also received the Distinguished Service Award for going above and beyond what is required of a Prevention Resource Officer in a manner requiring the officer to act with bravery disregarding personal safety or injury. Sgt Nicholas Booth received the Community Service Award for enhancing the Prevention Resource Officer Program in his community and representing the PRO Program and his department in a positive manner. Sheriff Porter states, “Sgt. Booth hit the ground running on making his PRO Program successful in Logan High School. He is truly dedicated on making sure our students and staff have a safe and positive environment for our children to learn in.” Cpl. Derrick Miller will begin his third year as a PRO at Man High School and Sgt Nicholas Booth will begin his second year at Logan High School. Both Miller and Booth have gone above and beyond to make sure the PRO Program in Logan County was a success at Man and Logan High Schools and for all of Logan County Schools. Both officers have trained with members of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office as well as at times with some Board of Education staff and students on active shooter exercises at multiple schools in Logan County this past school year. They have also recently received training in ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) along with officers from other police agencies from Logan County. ALERRT is a training program that provides the best research-based active shooter response training in the nation which helps saves lives and protects communities. Sgt Booth is scheduled next month to attend the next course of ALERRT called CRASE. Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills. Congratulations Cpl. Derrick Miller and Sgt. Nick Booth for being recognized for the outstanding jobs you gentlemen have preformed and for always rising the bar of excellence!

Notice: Sheriff Sonya Porter Says Logan County Sheriff’s Office Has Been Receiving Reports of Fraud and Scams Regarding Telephone Calls Demanding Payments on Electric Bills. Appalachian Electric Power has advise to be aware of scammers who pose as utility employees and demand immediate payment or personal information under the false threat of service disconnection. Criminals’ tactics are becoming increasingly sophisticated and tend to intensify during the holiday season. Thieves typically attempt to steal money by phone or in person but be on the lookout for falsified mail and email as well. Appalachian Electric Power never asks customers for pre-paid debit cards for payment. Common Questions & Answers about Scams Q. What are thieves telling customers? -Thieves are calling APCO customers and threatening to shut off power unless an immediate payment is made; -Telling customers they need a new meter, but a payment must be made before the new meter is installed; -Going door to door and negotiating total bill amounts if an immediate payment is made; Offering a discount on their APCO bill if they sign up for auto-pay; -Demanding a deposit be paid immediately. -APCO never asks customers to use pre-paid debit cards for payment. -Some scammers are displaying APCO’s name as the Caller ID. Others play a telephone recording that sounds like APCO’s phone system message. Q. What should I do if I may have been contacted by a thief impersonating APCO? -Hang up the phone and call APCO immediately West Virginia: 1-800-982-4237. An APCO employee can tell you if we have contacted you about your bill. Do not give the caller a prepaid card, such as a Green Dot card, a wire transfer or any other form of payment. Ignore suspicious requests for personal information such as bank account numbers, user names and passwords, credit card numbers or Social Security numbers. Q. How can I know if it’s really APCO contacting me? -Call APCO immediately at West Virginia: 1-800-982-4237. An APCO employee can tell you if we’ve tried to call you. The employee can also tell you what your account balance is and when your next payment is due. View your account balance and due date by logging into https://www.appalachianpower.com. Consider enrolling in Mobile Billing Alerts. We’ll send a text message three days before your payment is due and confirm when we have received your payment. Q. If I’ve been scammed, what should I do? -Contact your local police through their non-emergency telephone number and report the scam. Please also call APCO West Virginia: 1-800-982-4237 to report the scam. APCO is working with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to identify and prosecute scammers. Q. Should I report a scam attempt to APCO? -Absolutely! Call APCO at West Virginia: 1-800-982-4237 to report the scam attempt. APCO tracks scam attempts and works with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to identify and prosecute scammers.

NOTICE: TAX DEPARTMENT CLOSED TOMORROW AT NOON FOR SOFTWARE UPDATES. Please be advised that the Logan County Sheriff's Tax Department will be closing at 12:00 PM tomorrow afternoon June 12, 2018 and will reopen the next morning at 8:30 AM to be able to update software to install the 2018 Tax Tickets. Sorry for any inconvenience. Sheriff Sonya M. Dingess Porter Chief Tax Deputy Gloria Blevins

PRESS RELEASE-Drug Bust at Commerce Park in the Town Of Chapmanville. On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, members of the U.S. 119 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force along with members of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department and Chapmanville Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence in the Commerce Park area of the Town of Chapmanville. The search warrant was obtained as a result of multiple drug investigations which have been conducted over the past several weeks. During the execution of the search warrant, a substantial amount of Crystal Methamphetamine and Heroin was found inside the residence and seized. Much of the Methamphetamine and Heroin had been packaged for distribution. All the occupants of the residence were placed under arrest for the charges listed below. All the Arrestees were processed and housed in the Southwestern Regional Jail to await arraignment. Below is a list of the individuals arrested during the operation: Felecia Sias, age 38, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance Andrew Thompson, age 42, Conspiracy to Deliver a Controlled Substance Mark Workman, age 20, Possession of a Controlled Substance Sheriff Sonya M Dingess Porter is urging everyone to report any drug activity in your neighborhood or any other types of crimes to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office at 304-792-8590 or on the Sheriff’s Tip Line at 304-792-8593. We need your help to clean up our communities in our county.