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Elkins man arrested for driving revoked for DUI

May 11, 2013
By Katie Kuba - Senior Staff Writer (kkuba@theintermountain.com) , The Inter-Mountain

An Elkins man was arrested for allegedly driving after his license was revoked for DUI and is being held in jail on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

Mark Allen Shiflett, 43, was arrested on charges of third-offense driving revoked for DUI, a felony, Thursday.

According to the criminal complaint in the Randolph County Magistrate Clerk's office, at about 3:20 p.m., Cpl. M.S. Wetzel with the Elkins detachment of the West Virginia State Police was driving south on Randolph Avenue when he saw a 1999 black Pontiac Firebird pulling up to the Center Street intersection.

When Shiflett saw Wetzel, Shiflett allegedly placed his vehicle in reverse, backed down Center Street and pulled into an alley. He then climbed out of the vehicle and ran away. Wetzel's report states he had prior information indicating that Shiflett's driver's license was revoked for DUI. Wetzel obtained the information during a drug investigation in early April that resulted in Shiflett being charged with possession with intent to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, cocaine, according to previous reports.

Sherry Shiflett, the passenger in the Pontiac Firebird, made contact with Shiflett and he eventually returned to the vehicle. Further investigation revealed it was the third time Shiflett has been caught driving while his license was revoked for DUI, the complaint alleges.

Magistrate George M. Riggleman set bond. As of presstime, Shiflett remained in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

Also in Randolph County Magistrate Court Friday:

-The case of Shaunna Yokum, 29, of Beverly, was bound over to Randolph County Circuit Court. Yokum was arrested in January on charges of child abuse causing injury, a felony, after she allegedly struck her child with a plastic coat hanger until it broke.

 
 

 

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