Jarrell arrested while on probation

Beth Sergent - bsergent@civitasmedia.com

POINT PLEASANT — A young man convicted in the 2012 shooting death of his father, has been arrested again.

Thomas M. Jarrell, 21, Malden, was arrested in Kanawha County and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

According to the official criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court, on Sept. 30, a member of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team conducted a controlled purchase of heroin from Jarrell by utilizing a confidential informant.

Jarrell was sentenced on Aug. 7, 2014 for the felony offense of murder in the second degree. Following his release from the Anthony Correctional Center where he successfully completed the program as previously ordered, he was placed on probation for a period of five years.

Jarrell also began participation in the Mason County Probation program with specific rules which govern his probation, including not violating any law or municipal ordinance.

Mason County Prosecuting Attorney R. Craig Tatterson has filed papers in Mason County Circuit Court to revoke Jarrell’s probation. Jarrell is alleged to have committed the felony of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, heroin, according to Tatterson’s motion.

In addition, Jarrell was alleged to have had a firearm in his possession and allegedly committed the felony offense of possession of a firearm, .40-caliber Beretta, also according to Tatterson’s motion. Those on probation are not permitted to own, carry or possess firearms or any deadly weapons.

Jarrell was scheduled to appear this week in Mason County Circuit Court before Judge David W. Nibert for a probation revocation hearing but it was continued. He remains housed in the Western Regional Jail.

As previously reported, Jarrell shot and killed his father, Ron Jarrell, 45, at his Ripley Rd. home outside Point Pleasant in April 2012. Thomas then fled in his father’s vehicle and was later apprehended by Huntington City Police in Huntington.

Beth Sergent


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