Elkins man pleads guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault
ELKINS – An Elkins man pleaded guilty to domestic assault, a misdemeanor, as part of a plea agreement Monday in Randolph County Magistrate Court.
Wilson Dale Armstrong, 33, was arraigned on May 14, after allegedly breaking a window out of a vehicle and damaging the storm door of a residence.
As part of the agreement, the state dismissed one felony count of burglary and one misdemeanor count of destruction of property.
Armstrong was sentenced to 24 days in jail, to be served on weekends. He is not allowed any contact with the victim and restitution has already been paid to the victim to replace the car window.
According to the criminal complaint, written by Sgt. J.M. Menendez of the West Virginia State Police, Armstrong was living with the victim in a rented trailer. On March 15, Armstrong broke the passenger side window out of the victim’s 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, which was parked in the driveway of the residence.
The victim told Armstrong that he would go to jail for breaking the window and “Armstrong said something to the effect of, ‘Not if I get to you before you get to the phone,’ as he ran toward the victim who was standing on the porch at the time,” according to the complaint.
The victim turned and ran into the residence and “attempted to lock the deadbolt,” but Armstrong “threw the storm door open (causing damage to the storm door) and shoved or kicked the entrance door open.”
According to the complaint, Armstrong stopped chasing the victim when her daughter came out of the kitchen area. Armstrong then went to a neighbor’s residence and got a ride out of the area before the police arrived, the complaint states.
Also in Randolph County Magistrate Court:
- Brennis Kisner, 79, of Montrose. waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Kisner is charged with one felony count of first degree sexual assault.
As part of the waiver the state has agreed to provide the defense with their early discovery findings. Kisner is free on a $25,000 cash or surety bond.
- Hayes Arbogast, 46, of Monterville. waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Arbogast is charged with one felony count of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. Arbogast is free on a $50,000 cash only bond.
- Lee Willard Young, III, 33, of Beverly, waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Young is charged with one felony count of burglary and one felony count of operating or attempting to operate clandestine drug laboratories. Young’s bond was modified from $100,000 cash only to $50,000 cash, surety or property.
- Nicholas A. Martin, 19, of Elkins, requested a continuance in his case. Martin was charged with one felony count of using minors in filming sexually explicit conduct.
Martin was arraigned May 9 after police obtained a search warrant for an Apple iphone and MacBook Pro computer based on information that was received about the possible filming of sexually explicit videos of a minor. The video on the devices shows Martin setting up the phone with video on record and then the defendant “having sexual intercourse with the juvenile victim,” according to the criminal complaint.
- Martin Patrick Linn, 30, of Elkins, waived his preliminary trial. Linn was arraigned on Nov. 30 on one felony count of malicious wounding after two witnesses provided written statements that they had seen Linn and another man at Lexy’s Bar, in Elkins, “standing over (the alleged victim) with beer bottles cursing at him and stating they were going to smash him in the face and then kick his a-.”
The witnesses stated the two men pushed the alleged victim over and he fell on to the ground and Linn “kicked (the alleged victim) directly in the face as hard as he could like he was punting a football multiple times while his head was against the wall,” according to the criminal complaint.
Linn came in to the Elkins Police Department and provided a written statement and then was interviewed after being read his Miranda rights. Linn admitted to kicking the alleged victim one time in the face the complaint states.
- Glen Jason Carsley, 42, of Elkins, waived his preliminary trial. Carsley was arrested May 26 on one count of attempted assault on an officer, one count of obstructing an officer and one count of trespassing, all felonies.
According to an e-mail from Chief Deputy B.T. Sharp of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call at the Go-Mart on the Beverly Five-Lane. The call was regarding a male subject, later identified as Carsley, who was passed out, and later refused to leave the property.
When deputies arrived, Carsley became uncooperative with officers. When he was being placed under arrest, he attempted to “draw a large knife on the deputies that he had concealed inside his pants,” the email noted.
Deputies were able to secure the weapon and arrest Carsley without being injured, police said.
Carsley’s bond was modified from $50,000 cash only to $1,000 cash or surety and $49,000 personal recognizance.