A man was charged Monday with allegedly selling drugs to an undercover police officer in Elkins City Park, according to court documents.
Donald Lee Rutter of Burlington was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and distribution by persons 18 or older within 1,000 feet of a school, both felonies. Bond was set at $25,000 by Randolph County Magistrate Rob Elbon.
According to the criminal complaint, prepared by Patrolman B.D. Tice of the Elkins Police Department, Tice was given a phone number by an informant, which he then called to set up an "undercover drug buy" in Elkins City Park on March 31.
After meeting by a pavilion in the park, Rutter allegedly handed Tice a cigarette box containing pills. Tice said he handed Rutter a $20 bill, according to the complaint.
Rutter allegedly drove away in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, with officers following in an unmarked vehicle. The pills were found to be Clonazepam, a Schedule IV controlled substance, according to court documents.
When officers determined Rutter's identity at a later date, he was found to be incarcerated at the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail, according to court documents.
In other magistrate court news, a Valley Bend man has been charged with child neglect creating risk of injury.
Bond for Michael Dewayne Wegman, 27, was set at $10,000 by Elbon on June 14.
According to the criminal complaint, prepared by Trooper C.S. Johnson of the Elkins detachment of the West Virginia State Police, Wegman's wife, Stacy Wegman, has a protective order against him. The couple are in the process of divorcing, according to court documents.
Stacy Wegman said that, at a meeting at C&J's Restaurant, Michael Wegman smashed both taillights out of her Ford Ranger with a block of wood, and then threw it through the back glass of her vehicle, according to the complaint.
The Wegmans' 5-year-old daughter was sitting in the back seat, and the wood broke through the glass "six to eight inches above" the girl's head, according to the complaint. Two other children were in the car at the time, one of whom was struck in the shoulder by the wood, although no one was injured, according to court documents.
Stacy Wegman said that Michael Wegman "attempted to run (her) off the road" when she was leaving the scene, according to the complaint.
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