Randolph woman facing charge

ELKINS — A Randolph County woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly failing to change her address on her child abuser registration.

Jessica Nicole Poe, 29, is charged with one felony count of failure to register as a child abuser, third offense. She is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $10,000 cash, property or surety bond, set by Randolph County Magistrate Ben Shepler.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, on Aug. 14, West Virginia State Police Cpl. S.P. Miller arrived at the home of Poe, a registered child abuser in Randolph County.

Miller took a recorded statement from Poe’s stepfather who stated Poe had not stayed at his residence since December and added she had been living in Bowden with her boyfriend; however, he was unaware of the boyfriend’s name or exact address, court documents state.

Poe was convicted on Jan. 23, 2014, for child neglect by parent – injury in Tucker County. She also has two prior convictions for failure to register as a child abuser on Sept. 9, 2014, and June 8, 2017, according to the complaint.

If convicted, Poe could be sentenced to not less than one year nor more than five years in the state penitentiary.

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