Elkins man facing several charges
ELKINS — An Elkins man is facing several charges after police officers allegedly found him in possession of an illegal truck, blasting caps and fuses.
Robert Jimmy Allen Wolford, 32, of Elkins, is being charged with posession of a vehicle without a VIN, illegal possession of a destructive device and fraudulent registration plate, all felonies. According to a criminal complaint filed in Randolph County Magistrate Court, West Virginia State Police Cpl. S.P. Miller was patrolling along South Henry Avenue in Elkins when the officer observed a red Ford Ranger with no West Virginia MVI sticker on the windshield. Miller stopped the vehicle. Wolford informed the officers his license was revoked for a prior DUI.
According to the complaint, Miller had Elkins Communication run a driving history check on Wolford and records showed he was revoked with a prior conviction for driving while revoked on June 10, 2019. The officer took Wolford into custody and ran the information on a dirt bike in the back of the truck and no matching record was found the for the registration and Miller found the the VIN had been ground off and the sticker on the registration on the truck was fraudulent/altered to show a 2020 expiration when the sticker was from 2018.
According to the complaint, a further search of the truck officers found a container with blasting caps and fuses, which Wolford did not have a permit.
Wolford is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $25,000 cash/surety bond set by Randolph County Magistrate George M. Riggleman.