Harman man charged with intent to deliver

ELKINS — A Randolph County man is behind bars after allegedly being found in possession of controlled substances.

Jonathan Allen Mowery, 36, of Harman, is charged with one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He is incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond, set by Randolph County Chief Magistrate George M. “Mike” Riggleman.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, at approximately 10:52 p.m. Wednesday, Elkins Police Department Senior Patrolmen D.T. Sayre and C.G. Boatwright were patrolling the area of South Randolph Avenue.

Officers noticed two men with flashlights, near a residence and drove toward them. They saw the two men were in the trunk of a car. When the men saw police, one immediately started making “very furtive movements” and “concealed himself in the trunk of the vehicle,” the complaint states.

Sayre ordered the men to show their hands. The male that did not attempt to hide did so immediately; however, the other man continued to rummage through the trunk, police said.

Boatwright detained the cooperative male while Sayre detained the uncooperative male, identified to be Mowery. Officers then found a syringe on a pile of wood in the trunk, court documents indicate.

Mowery told police the vehicle belonged to his wife and there was nothing inside. When officers searched the vehicle they located $193; two empty cigarette wrappers; one small plastic bag containing five white circular pills imprinted with “54/411,” consistent with Buprenorphine; and five small clear plastic corner baggies containing a crystal-like substance.

All the items were located on the side of the trunk Mowery was found rummaging through, according to the complaint.

If convicted, Mowery could be sentenced to not less than one nor more than 15 years in the state penitentiary, fined not more than $25,000, or both.

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