Buckhannon residents facing charges
BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman who allegedly tried to pass four cigarettes to an individual in custody at the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department was arrested for a misdemeanor Friday.
Pamela S. Perrine, 37, came to the sheriff’s office to bring court papers for Howard Landers II, 28, of Weston, who was appearing for his arraignment on a malicious wounding indictment. Contained in the court papers were four cigarettes that had allegedly been flattened in an attempt to get them to Landers, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office.
Perrine was arrested for offenses related to adults in custody, a misdemeanor, by Lt. Mark Davis of the sheriff’s department.
Magistrate court records show that Perrine was on bond for a Dec. 1 traffic stop in Wood County where she was arrested for two counts of prohibited person in possession of a firearm, a misdemeanor, and two counts of obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor. State troopers in Wood County stopped a vehicle which was observed impeding traffic and in the passing lane on U.S. Route 50. After approaching the vehicle, Trooper M.L. Stewart observed Perrine, the passenger in the vehicle, reach into her purse on the passenger floor board.
Stewart instructed Perrine to remove her hands out of her purse and put her hands on the dash twice while Perrine said she was reaching for a lighter.
While speaking to the driver, who was not named in the criminal complaint, Stewart allegedly saw Perrine reach into her purse a second time.
Sen. Trooper S.D. Cook then instructed Perrine to remove her hands from her purse and Perrine again advised she was looking for a lighter.
After Cook asked again, Perrine still did not remove her hands from her purse and she was removed from the vehicle and detained by the troopers.
Perrine then allegedly admitted there were two loaded firearms in her purse and described them to the troopers. Stewart found a .22 long caliber revolver loaded in all but one chamber and a .22 short caliber derringer style single shot loaded with a single round, according to the criminal complaint.
In that December case, Perrine had been released on a $5,000 recognizance surety bond.
On Friday, Perrine tested positive for meth and marijuana and allegedly admitted to having used both that day. Magistrate Mike Coffman set bond at $25,000 ($5,000 cash only and $20,000 cash or surety) for offenses relating to adults in custody.
Perrine faces a $50 to $500 fine and/or up to one year in jail for offenses relating to adults in custody.
• In a separate case, Floyd Edward Roby, 41, of Buckhannon, was arrested for prohibited person with a firearm and prohibited person in possession of a concealed firearm, both felonies.
On Friday, deputy Seth Cutright with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call that Roby had just left a residence on Childers Run Road and was a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the criminal complaint in the magistrate clerk’s office. Cutright stopped Roby who was walking on the Old Elkins Road and approached Roby to pat search him. Roby allegedly began to walk away and then stated to Cutright he had a firearm concealed under his jacket. The firearm was a P95 Ruger.
Coffman set bond at $120,000.
If convicted, Roby faces confinement in a state correctional facility for not more than five years and/or fined not more than $5,000 for prohibited person in possession of a firearm and confinement in a state correctional facility of up to 10 years and/or up to a $10,000 fine for prohibited person possessing a concealed firearm.
Roby was arrested in 2018 for malicious assault, a felony, in which a male alleged that he had been pistol whipped by Roby on April 7, according to files in the magistrate clerk’s office.
That case was dismissed with prejudice in Upshur County Circuit Court after Roby pleaded guilty to battery, a misdemeanor, in Upshur County Magistrate Court. Roby was sentenced to a year in confinement on Nov. 7, 2018 but was given credit for all time served in the case. Roby was previously convicted in a felony forgery and uttering case and served time before being released in 2011, according to circuit court records.