Elkins man facing robbery charge

By Chad Clem

Staff Writer

ELKINS – An Elkins man was arrested Friday afternoon on a robbery charge, court documents state.

Jonathan Streets, 18, was charged with one count of robbery after sheriff’s officials received a call from a woman who reported that Streets, in his vehicle, allegedly harassed her as she was driving home on Jan. 16, according to the criminal complaint.

Streets was arraigned by Magistrate George M. Riggleman and is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond, Sheriff Mark Brady said.

The woman told police that she was traveling in the Glenmore area and another vehicle nearly struck her. She said the driver “exited his vehicle and made a lewd gesture,” according to the complaint. The woman said she continued driving past her destination “so the other driver would not know where she was headed,” the complaint stated.

After following her for some time, the driver of the vehicle “hit his brakes and swerved his vehicle into the middle of the road, blocking traffic from both directions” and then exited the vehicle again, this time “screaming and cursing while approaching (the woman’s) van,” the complaint states.

The woman said she told the male to calm down and continued to her destination and dropped off her children, who were in her car at the time of the incident, according to the complaint.

The woman told police she then pulled into a car wash and noticed the same vehicle in her rearview mirror. She said the same driver exited the vehicle again and approached her van in a threatening manner, saying “I found you, didn’t I? I got you now,” according to the complaint. The woman said she told the driver to leave her alone and that she was calling the police, the complaint states.

The woman told police that when she took her cell phone out to take a picture of the driver’s license plate, he grabbed her arms and took possession of her phone, the complaint stated. He then drove off and left the woman at the car wash, police said.

A witness at the car wash stated that the driver had a skinny build, dark brown or possibly reddish colored hair and was driving a silver four-door car very similar to a Toyota Corolla, according to police. The cell phone and case that was covering it was worth $680, the complaint states.

The woman was able to identify Streets in a line-up, according to the complaint.

Contact Chad Clem by email at cclem@theintermountain.com.