Marion man charged for driving with revoked license

ELKINS — A Marion County man was charged with a felony after he was allegedly operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

Richard Scott Connally, 29, of Fairmont, is charged with one felony count of driving revoked for DUI, third offense. He is free on a $7,500 cash or surety bond, set by Randolph County Chief Magistrate George M. “Mike” Riggleman.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, at approximately 7:55 p.m. March 23, Elkins Police Department Patrolmen C.G. Boatwright and D.T. Sayre were pulling into the Go Mart parking lot for fuel when a white car pulled up to the pumps near them.

Officers engaged in conversation with one of the occupants of the vehicle. The occupant said the name of the driver was “Rich.”

“Rich” exited the vehicle and was identified by Boatwright to be Connally. Boatwright notes in the report that he knew Connally had an active warrant for his arrest, which was confirmed through Randolph County 911.

Connally entered Go Mart, went straight into the restroom and remained there for an “extended” period of time.

After exiting the restroom, Boatwright placed Connally in hand restraints and told him he was being placed under arrest.

While being processed at the Elkins Police Department, it was discovered that Connally was driving on a revoked license, and he had been convicted of driving revoked for DUI, second offense, on March 2, 2017.

Boatwright explained to Connally he was being placed under arrest for both the active warrant and the charge of driving revoked for DUI, third offense, according to the complaint.

If convicted, Connally could be sentenced to not less than one nor more than three years in the state penitentiary and fined not less than $3,000 nor more than $5,000.