Man jailed on child support charges

PARSONS – A Davis man is being held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail after being charged with 14 counts of failure to pay child support.

Ronald Dale James, 52, of P.O. Box 13, Davis, was arraigned before Tucker County Magistrate Carol Irons Sunday.

According to the criminal complaint, James owes child support in arrears of $11,892.72. Failure to pay child support, a felony, is defined as a person who repeatedly and willfully fails to pay court-ordered child support which they can reasonably provide, and which they know they have the duty to provide for a minor.

A cash bond has been set for $11,892.72, the total of the child support that is in arrears, officials said.

As of press time, no further hearings had been scheduled in this case.