Meigs men to appear for assault case
POINT PLEASANT — Three men from Pomeroy, Ohio, charged on a joint indictment for malicious assault, are scheduled to appear in Mason County Circuit Court today before Judge Thomas C. Evans III.
Allen R. Brickles, 21, James M. Gray, V, 20 and Garrett C. Hall, age unreported, all entered not guilty pleas before Evans last fall. As previously reported, Brickles was indicted for malicious assault, conspiracy, battery (five counts), destruction of property (two counts), public intoxication and underage consumption. Both Gray and Hall were indicted for malicious assault, conspiracy, battery, destruction of property, public intoxication and underage consumption.
A trial had been set for Jan. 28. Today the trio, who each remain free on bond, will be in court to discuss a continuance to reschedule the trial.
The three men were arrested by deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department after an incident that allegedly occurred on the Mason County Fairgrounds during the county fair on Aug. 9, 2013. Brickles, Gray and Hall are all accused of committing felony assault by allegedly maliciously wounding L.D. Pyles, age and address unreported, and causing bodily injury to Pyles with the intent to permanently maim, disfigure, disable or kill him.
In an unrelated case, Brickles was shot in the lower leg by Neal D. Bonecutter, 41, of Pomeroy, in September 2013, according to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department.
POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Police Department reports the following arrests: Stephen M. Berkley, 31, Point Pleasant, domestic battery warrant, transported to the Western Regional Jail, arrested by Patrolman M.A. Waugh. Joy B. Terry, age unreported, Point Pleasant, DUI first offense, arrested by Lt. M.S. Taylor after being pulled over on a traffic stop. Terry was transported to the Point Pleasant Police Department for the Intoximeter test which officers say she allegedly failed with a BAC over two times the legal limit. Terry was then transported to the Western Regional Jail to await arraignment.
POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Police Department, with support from the Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention, will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, March 15. The checkpoint will be operational between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. in the 400 block of Viand Street. Officers will briefly stop all traffic at the checkpoint and distribute informational brochures, as well as check drivers for signs of intoxication. All efforts will be made to ensure the flow of traffic remains constant and the inconvenience to motorists is minimized, Chief Joe Veith said. The checkpoint is a statewide campaign funded through a grant to reduce the number of alcohol related deaths on America’s highways. For more information, contact checkpoint coordinator Lt. Matt Taylor at (304) 675-1104.