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Members of missing man’s family arrested

October 24, 2012
By John Wickline - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

Three members of the Buckhannon family of a man who has been missing since July were arrested over the weekend, charged with a variety of misdemeanors stemming from separate incidents at St. Joseph's Hospital and at their Hickory Flat Road home.

Elizabeth Stout, 53, of Buckhannon, was charged Friday with assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and unlawful/intentional physical contact of an insulting and provoking nature to a police officer. She is the mother of Luke Stout, who was reported missing in July.

According to the complaint in Upshur County Magistrate Court, Elizabeth Stout was at St. Joseph's Hospital shouting and screaming at the hospital staff, preventing them from rendering medical care. Officer Jose Boursiquot of the Buckhannon Police Department ordered her to stop, and Elizabeth Stout pulled the IV catheter from her arm and threw it at the officer. While Boursiquot was attempting to restrain another member of the family, Elizabeth Stout grabbed the officer's arm.

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K. Stout

On Sunday, she was charged with misdemeanor battery after West Virginia State Police were called to her residence for an alleged domestic violence incident. Statements given to the trooper alleged that Elizabeth Stout had pulled the hair of Millie Alkire and punched her in the mouth.

Elizabeth Stout appeared before Magistrate Juanita Adams, and has posted a $30,000 bond to cover all of the charges.

Kenneth Daniel Stout II, 33, of Grafton, is facing charges of assault on a police officer, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and carrying a deadly weapon without authorization. He is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on $50,000 bond. Kenneth Stout is Luke Stout's brother.

According to the complaint in Magistrate Court, Kenneth Stout was shouting profane language at the hospital staff on Friday.

After officers requested that he leave the facility, he allegedly made threats to the hospital staff and to the officers. The complaint stated that Kenneth Stout took a "combative stance" and clenched his fists. He had to be tased on two separate occasions by the officer, and while restraining Kenneth Stout, police found a 4-inch knife in his waistband that was concealed by his hooded sweatshirt.

Robert Stout, 30, of Buckhannon, is charged with domestic battery-second offense following an incident Sunday at his Hickory Flat Road residence.

According to the magistrate court complaint, Robert Stout argued with his brother over an incident and allegedly punched him in the face. He is being held in the regional jail on $35,000 bond.

Kenneth and Elizabeth Stout were escorted out of a Buckhannon City Council meeting Oct. 4 after accusing city and police officials of not doing enough to search for Luke Stout. Kenneth Stout unleashed a profanity-laced tirade during the meeting after being told that the family's allotted time to address the council had ended, prompting Mayor Kenneth Davidson to dispatch police officers to escort him from the room.



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