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Elkins resident arrested for second time

February 1, 2014
By Chad Clem - Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

ELKINS - An Elkins man, who was charged on Jan. 24 with robbery, is facing an additional unrelated burglary charge, police said.

Jonathan Streets, 18, was charged on Thursday with one count of burglary after police received a report from a woman on Jan. 11 who told them a male had been inside her Baron Avenue residence without permission, according to the criminal complaint.

The woman told Elkins City Patrolman M. J. Sigley, the investigating officer who also wrote the complaint, that on Jan. 1 at approximately 12:30 p.m. "she was upstairs inside her residence when she heard a noise downstairs," the complaint reads. The woman said she looked downstairs and saw a man walk out of her dining room and toward the front door. She followed the man out the front door and stayed insider her residence while the man was standing on her front porch, according to the complaint.

She said she spoke to the man and "asked him several questions and they talked for a couple of minutes," then the man left on a bicycle and told her he was going to McDonald's, Sigley wrote. After the man left, the woman noticed that approximately $40 was missing from her house, the complaint states.

On Jan. 29, the woman told Sigley that "while she was reading The Inter-Mountain on Jan. 28 she noticed a picture of a male subject, namely Jonathan Streets" who was arrested for robbery on Jan. 24. The woman told Sigley that she identified Streets as the man who was inside her residence.

Streets was being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $35,000 cash only bond at presstime.

Also in Randolph County Magistrate Court on Friday:

- Ernest Bruce Turner, 70, of Elkins was arrested on Thursday on one count of malicious wounding.

Elkins Police officials responded to a domestic violence call on South Davis Avenue on Jan. 15, according to the criminal complaint.

Police reportedly found the alleged victim and her roommate, Turner, at the scene. The alleged victim also reported an incident that she said occurred on Jan. 13. She told police she made Turner food and left it sitting on the stove for him. When Turner came home he "began complaining that the food she prepared for him was not warm," the complaint reads. The two reportedly got into an argument and she said Turner "grabbed her right wrist and placed it on the hot stove burner causing her hand to be burnt."

She told police that she tried to treat the burns herself and didn't initially report it to law enforcement because "she did not want to get (Turner) into trouble" and she didn't think he would assault her again, the complaint reads.

Police observed that there were blistered burn marks on her right hand in the shape of an electric stove burner, according to the report.

Turner is in Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.

- Clarence Nekia Hornick, 36, of Elkins, was arrested on Thursday on one count of third offense domestic battery.

Elkins Police officials responded to a call on Dec. 6 involving a woman who said that she had been receiving harassing and threatening texts, phone calls and messages from Hornick, the criminal complaint states.

The woman said in her written statement that Hornick "repeatedly hit her in the face, then proceeded to twist her arm all the way around in her vehicle during a physical altercation," the complaint reads.

She also reported that Hornick left messages on Facebook and called her house continually. She told police that she had about 20 minutes of recordings from Hornick threatening her on the telephone. Police listened to the recordings and heard Hornick making multiple threats toward the woman and her family, according to the complaint.

Hornick is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $15,000 cash or surety bond.

Contact Chad Clem by email at cclem@theintermountain.com.

 
 

 

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