Fugitive found in Rock Cave

ROCK CAVE – Upshur County sheriff’s deputies arrested a fugitive this week who was wanted on felony charges in both Upshur and Taylor counties, officials said.

Deputies arrested Fallon Sue Jones, 27, of Rock Cave, at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday at a Fort Hill Road residence after receiving information that Jones was hiding there, according to an Upshur County Sheriff’s Department press release issued Friday afternoon.

A criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office – charging Jones with one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest – reveals more details about what transpired during the Wednesday arrest. According to the complaint, Chief Deputy Virgil Miller and other deputies traveled to the residence of Joel Chidester in Rock Cave, where Jones was believed to be hiding.

Deputies had been searching for her after a felony capias was issued for Jones in the 26th Judicial Circuit Court, a warrant for Jones’ arrest was issued in Upshur County Magistrate Court and a capias was issued for her in Taylor County, the complaint states.

When deputies arrived at the residence, Jones’ father “denied her being there,” according to the complaint. However, Chief Deputy Mike Kelley searched the residence and found Jones hiding in a closet, police said.

When officers attempted to place Jones in handcuffs, she allegedly resisted “and did not want the officers handcuffing her,” the complaint states.

“After struggling with her,” Miller wrote in the report, “she was finally placed in handcuffs.” The complaint also alleges that Jones tried to prevent officers from removing her from the Rock Cave residence by locking her legs.