Mingo County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Mingo County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 75 East 2nd Ave, Williamson, 25661 WV
  • Chief:
Phone: 304-235-0300
Fax: (304) 235-0436
Email:

Mingo County Sheriff's Department is located at 75 East 2nd Ave, Williamson, 25661 WV. The Mingo County Sheriff's Department phone number is 304-235-0300.

Mingo County Sheriff's Department News

Looking for this dogs owner. He was hit on RT 65 Naugatuck straight stretch. He needs medical attention. Mingo County Humane Officer has been notified and on his way. Update: Dog is resting comfortably in the shelter hoping to find his owner. Treatment is on the way by volunteers Update: His owner was not found, but he has had surgery with pins placed in his leg. He is with volunteers and after he heals will be looking for a forever home.

You may notice something different about our deputies this month. November is known as “ No Shave November “ and departments across the country allow their officers to pay money to grow beards, which are normally not allowed, in order to support a charity organization or good cause. This is the 3rd year the MCSD has participated in “No Shave November.” This year the department will be placing the money into scholarship fund that has been setup for the daughter of fallen Pikeville (KY) Police Officer Scotty Hamilton. Officer Hamilton was killed in the line of duty on March 13, 2018 in Pike Co. KY. The deputies would like to thank Sheriff James Smith for allowing them to participate in “No Shave November” and this opportunity to help Scotty’s daughter. We encourage anyone in the area willing to participate in “No Shave November” to let their hair down, have fun and donate to a great cause. Thank You!

This post is not intended to degrade or bash any person or group, but with all the negative comments circulating on social media, we want to explain the reason for longer response times, less coverage and lack of manpower in the county by the MCSD. We hope this will allow the citizens of this county to understand and see why the current conditions exist. In 2015, the department had 23 fully sworn deputies responsible for answering 911 calls, serving protective orders and mental hygiene orders. 2 civilian process servers responsible for funeral escorts, jury summons, civil papers and litter complaints. The county also employed 10 civilian bailiffs that were responsible for door security for both buildings, holding cell and security for all three courts. The time period of 2016-2018, the Sheriff’s department’s budget was cut $300,000. This is being reflected in the current staffing issues. In this current year, the department has 17 fully sworn deputies. 12 deputies are responsible for answering 911 calls, serving protective orders, mental hygiene orders, jury summons, civil papers and litter complaints. 3 deputies are assigned to perform security for the 3 courts, 1 deputy is assigned to the holding cell and 1 deputy is assigned to the US 119 Drug Task Force. The deputy on the Task Force has been responsible for 200 separate drug investigations to date. 3 civilian bailiffs responsible for door security for both buildings. This is not taking into account deputies being on off days, sick, vacation or being injured at work. Several deputies have had surgeries lately that entail extended time off work. To help with the budget issues the department has been and still are active in obtaining grants such as: Highway Safety (overtime patrols for DUI, Seatbelt and Cellphone violations) and body armor for deputies. The department is currently working with the county grant coordinator in efforts to obtain funding for a school resource officer. This post is not to cause conflict with any department. We understand the county commission was and are currently doing the best they can with given finances. Every office in the courthouse has received budget reductions. This is solely intended to provide the citizens an answer to issues such as the response time and lack of manpower. 2015 – 23 deputies 2 process servers 10 civilian bailiffs 2018 – 17 deputies 0 process servers 3 civilian bailiffs

The Mingo County Sheriff’s Department has received several complaints from concerned citizens about an open dump around the Dingess tunnel. Cpl. P. Muncy recovered several pieces of mail belonging to Sasha Rose, Claudette Haberer, and Dustin Marcum, all from the same address at Dingess, WV. The Sheriff’s Department is asking that the above named individuals contact our office at 304-235-0300 and get the situation resolved as soon as possible. §22-15A-4. (6) Any person who violates the provisions of this section by placing, depositing, dumping or throwing or causing to be placed, deposited, dumped or thrown any litter, not collected for commercial purposes, in an amount greater than one hundred pounds in weight or twenty-seven cubic feet in size, but less than five hundred pounds in weight or two hundred sixteen cubic feet in size is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction he or she is subject to a fine of not less than $2,500 nor more than $5,000, or in the discretion of the court, may be sentenced to perform community service by cleaning up litter from any public highway, road, street, alley or any other public park or public property, or waters of the state, as designated by the court, for not less than sixteen nor more than two hundred hours, or both. If any person is convicted of the misdemeanor by placing, depositing, dumping or throwing litter in the waters of the state, that person shall be fined $3,000 to no more than $5,500, or in the discretion of the court sentenced to perform community service by cleaning up litter from any waters of the state, as designated by the court, for not less than twenty to no more than two hundred twenty hours, or both. The Sheriff Department has duty to investigate all crimes under WV Code 22C-4-10. Each person occupying a residence or business in WV must provide proof that said person properly dispose of solid waste at least once within every 30 day period in a lawful matter.

It's been requested... We Shall Answer.. =)

On September 26, 2018, MCSD Chief Field Deputy Joe Smith, Deputy Casey, K-9 officer Cpl E. Williams as well as the newest member to the department our K9 Bravo made a visit to a some local schools. "Bravo recently completed his training and we plan on using him alot this year in the schools" stated Chief Smith.

The Mingo County Sheriff’s Department has received several complaints from concerned citizens about an open dump site at Kermit, WV. Officers recovered several items belonging to Brittany Michelle Duff of Jennies Creek. The Sheriff’s Department is asking that the above named individual contact our office at 304-235-0300 to get this situation resolved as soon as possible. §22-15A-4. (6) Any person who violates the provisions of this section by placing, depositing, dumping or throwing or causing to be placed, deposited, dumped or thrown any litter, not collected for commercial purposes, in an amount greater than one hundred pounds in weight or twenty-seven cubic feet in size, but less than five hundred pounds in weight or two hundred sixteen cubic feet in size is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction he or she is subject to a fine of not less than $2,500 nor more than $5,000, or in the discretion of the court, may be sentenced to perform community service by cleaning up litter from any public highway, road, street, alley or any other public park or public property, or waters of the state, as designated by the court, for not less than sixteen nor more than two hundred hours, or both. If any person is convicted of the misdemeanor by placing, depositing, dumping or throwing litter in the waters of the state, that person shall be fined $3,000 to no more than $5,500, or in the discretion of the court sentenced to perform community service by cleaning up litter from any waters of the state, as designated by the court, for not less than twenty to no more than two hundred twenty hours, or both. The Sheriff Department has duty to investigate all crimes under WV Code 22C-4-10. Each person occupying a residence or business in WV must provide proof that said person properly dispose of solid waste at least once within every 30 day period in a lawful matter.

**** WANTED*** William (Billy Bob) Spurlock, III**** On 09-11-2018, Chief Joe Smith, was in the Breeden area of Mingo County, following up on a stolen vehicle complaint and a Grand Larceny complaint in which several car and truck batteries was stolen, the accused refused to stop and begin to drive in a reckless manner placing several people lives in danger that was standing along the roadway. The male passenger wearing a black ski mask threw approximately 7 car batteries, a wheel and tire, and a motorcycle seat out of the back of the truck at Chief Smith’s cruiser. The defendant along with 3 other individuals abandon the truck and fled in different directions on foot, 2 other females Michelle Chafin and Crystal Maynard exited the truck with their hands in the air and was visibly shaken. Chief Smith took video statements from both women. Any information Please call Sheriff’s Office at 304-235-0300 or 304-235-8511 (back line number to 911).

The phones lines are down in the Sheriffs office at this time. ***** PHONE ARE BACK UP******

UPDATE He has been FOUND safe.. Deputy J.R. Fitch is currently seeking information on a missing of 8 yr. child, James Russell Gannon. He was last seen in Chattaroy area. If you have any information on where he may be, please contact the sheriff’s office 304-23-0300. Or 911

Area Business please be aware. This bill was recently passed in the Grey Eagle area. Please check each bill carefully.

On 8-25-18 while doing road patrol in the Kermit area Officers attempted a traffic stop on a silver Nissan Xterra, driven by Donald Bradley Marcum. Marcum then drove in to the opposite lane of traffic passing several vehicles in attempt to elude Officers. The chase lead in to Wayne County, and back to Mingo where he passed several other vehicles in a reckless indifference for the safety of others. Marcum intentionally rammed into the cruiser of Cpl. E. Williams and his K-9 Bravo. According to 3 passengers that were in the vehicle with Marcum stated they tried to get him to stop andhe wouldn’t. If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Donald Bradley Marcum, Please Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 304-235-0300 or 911.

Mingo County Schools will be back in session today. Sheriff James Smith would urge you to Please Drive careful and allow yourself more time to get where you are going.

Beginning Thursday morning, August 16, 2018 Mingo County Schools will be back in session. Sheriff James Smith would urge you to Please Drive careful and allow yourself more time to get where you are going.

Starting Monday August 13, 2018 the Office will be open from 8:00 am till 4:30 pm.

The vehicle in the picture‘s pulled in at Lenore Chevron at 7:43 and stole a Diamond plate aluminum dog box from a truck that was also parked there. Any information contact this office......**The time on the camera is one hour behind**

Chief Field Deputy, Joe Smith and Magistrate Donald Sansom recently spent some time in Matewan visiting with the Energy Express students. Chief Deputy Joe Smith read the children a short story. The students were “deputized” and Magistrate Sansom swore them in on the “Reader’s Oath”. The students were able to handcuff and placing some of their mentors “under arrest”, they tried on a bullet proof vest and looked over the Chief’s Cruiser. They took turns running the blue lights and sirens. They were treated with pop cycles. Energy Express is a great program for our children.

The Mingo County Sheriff’s Department has had several complaints of political signs that were placed and left beside the roadway, on road signs and utility poles. We are asking all candidates who ran for office to make sure that ALL political signs on any of the locations listed as per WV state code 17-19-1 are removed immediately. §17-19-1. Prohibited signs, etc.; removal at owner's expense. No person shall paint, mark, post, tack, nail, or otherwise affix any sign, advertisement, notice, picture, drawing, emblem, poster, printing, or writing, other than those placed and maintained in pursuance of law, on or to any stone, rock, tree, fence, stump, post, pole, building, or other structure, which is in or upon the right-of-way of any public road or highway, including the road or highway itself, except that the commissioner may provide for suitable road signs, danger signals and other signs of informational nature. No such sign or other marking shall be suspended over the right-of-way of any public road or highway. These prohibitions include, but are not limited to, such devices which are intended to invite or draw attention of the public to the candidacy of any person for any public office; and any such device which exists in violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute prima facie evidence that the person whose candidacy appears thereon violated this section: Provided, however, That the installation and/or maintenance of newspaper, postal or mailboxes shall not be prohibited or affected by this section. Any person violating this section, whether as principal, agent, or employee, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100; and such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each day during any portion of which any violation of this section is committed or continued. Every such prohibited sign or other marking is hereby declared to be a public nuisance. Upon receiving notice of any violation of this section, the commissioner shall cause the prohibited sign or other marking to be removed within ten days and shall cause the appearance of the property on which it was affixed to be restored, as near as may be practicable, to its condition immediately before such violation occurred. The commissioner shall, in the name of the state, recover from the persons who hereafter violate this section the amounts expended by the state in removing the sign or other marking and in restoring the appearance of the property on which it was affixed. The commissioner is empowered to remove any such prohibited sign or other marking in place upon or over any road taken over by him for construction or maintenance.

After receiving several new complaints around the Kermit Coal area, Cpl. E William’s retrieved information and a citation was issued to Gary M. Hall of Delbarton for Unlawful disposal of litter. §22-15A-4. (6) Any person who violates the provisions of this section by placing, depositing, dumping or throwing or causing to be placed, deposited, dumped or thrown any litter, not collected for commercial purposes, in an amount greater than one hundred pounds in weight or twenty-seven cubic feet in size, but less than five hundred pounds in weight or two hundred sixteen cubic feet in size is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction he or she is subject to a fine of not less than $2,500 nor more than $5,000, or in the discretion of the court, may be sentenced to perform community service by cleaning up litter from any public highway, road, street, alley or any other public park or public property, or waters of the state, as designated by the court, for not less than sixteen nor more than two hundred hours, or both. If any person is convicted of the misdemeanor by placing, depositing, dumping or throwing litter in the waters of the state, that person shall be fined $3,000 to no more than $5,500, or in the discretion of the court sentenced to perform community service by cleaning up litter from any waters of the state, as designated by the court, for not less than twenty to no more than two hundred twenty hours, or both. The Sheriff Department has duty to investigate all crimes under WV Code 22C-4-10. Each person occupying a residence or business in WV must provide proof that said person properly dispose of solid waste at least once within every 30 day period in a lawful matter.

Great job everyone

The Sheriff’s office is currently looking for information on two ATV”S that were stolen from the residence of Tiffany Weddington on or around May 2, 2018, located on Ben Creek, WV. One atv is a White 2011 YXR 700 F Rhino and the other is a Red 2011 YFM 90 4-wheeler. If you any information regarding the theft of these ATV’s please contact Deputy J.R. Fitch or Chief J. Smith at 304-23-0300.

Thank you Tim Short and Colin Kelly!