CLARKSBURG — A West Union man accused of unlawfully selling a gun to an undercover Harrison County Street Crimes and Drug unit officer is back in custody.

On Jan. 27, Paul Campbell Jr., 28, had been put in cuffs in the rear of a police cruiser when he left the vehicle and fled the area, the criminal complaint alleges.

Campbell had been detained in the cruiser after he sold a Winchester Model 1400 MK II 12-gauge shotgun for $200 to the Street Crimes and Drug unit officer, the complaint alleges.

Campbell isn’t allowed to possess firearms due to a prior conviction for second-degree robbery, according to the complaint.

The defendant was arrested over the weekend by Ravenswood Police Officer A.R. Boggess.

Campbell’s bond was set at $50,000, cash only, on the escape charge, and $55,000 total on three other felony charges, including one that alleges being a felon in possession of a firearm and a charge of possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

Campbell also is being held on a Doddridge County felony charge, as well as a Jackson County felony charge, according to jail records.

Campbell’s probable cause hearing on the Harrison County charges has been set at 3 p.m. Feb. 12 by Magistrate Frank DeMarco.


• Harrison Magistrate Tammy Marple has set a hearing for 1 p.m. Feb. 12 on Clarksburg City Councilman’s Samuel “Zeke” Lopez’s motion for a new trial.

Lopez was convicted by a jury in January of domestic assault, a lesser-included part of the initial charge of domestic battery.

Lopez’s lawyer, Greg Schillace, contends the verdict should be tossed and his client shoud get a new trial. Marple made an error in suppressing potential evidence, Schillace contends.

If the motion is granted, Marple would schedule a new trial on the domestic battery charge. If Marple rejects the motion, Schillace and Lopez will have 20 days to appeal to circuit court.

• Meagan Graeber, 28, of Bridgeport, has pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate John S. Kaull to aiding and abetting distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of Pierpont Community and Technical College.

Wrongdoing occurred Oct. 29 in Clarksburg.

The Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force investigated.

Graeber will be sentenced at a later date by U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley.

• Charles W. Bradley, 41, of Oak Hill, has pleaded guilty before Harrison Circuit Judge Thomas A. Bedell to conspiracy to commit grand larceny.

Bedell accepted the plea and set sentencing March 14, according to Assistant Prosecutor Laura Pickens.

Pickens and defense lawyer Rocco Mazzei retain full rights to argue sentencing.

• Amber Chivonne Beech, 25, of Bridgeport, has pleaded guilty before Bedell to two counts of misdemeanor delivery of buprenorphine.

The state and defense retain full rights to argue sentencing.

The Street Crimes and Drug unit investigated.

• Dorman Bonnell Jr., 49, of Wallace, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Harrison Circuit Judge John Lewis Marks Jr. to misdemeanor possession of bath salts.

Assistant Prosecutor James Armstrong and Assistant Defender Keith Cox will join in recommending two years’ probation at sentencing March 10.

The Street Crimes and Drug unit investigated.

• Bedell has granted a bond reduction motion made on behalf of David W. Lipscomb, 31, of Anmoore.

Lipscomb’s bond initially was set at $26,000 for one charge of felony financial exploitation of an elderly person, six counts of forgery and six counts of uttering.

Bedell lowered the bond to $10,000 at the request of Assistant Defender Cox, and over the opposition of Chief Assistant Prosecutor Susan Morris.

The judge added a condition to bond: Lipscomb is to have no contact with the alleged victim.

Harrison Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Cumberledge previously alleged Lipscomb unlawfully took money from the bank account of a relative said to have dementia/Alzheimer’s.

• Carol L. Moore, 34, of Lumberport, has pleaded guilty before Bedell to misdemeanor petit larceny.

Bedell held off deciding whether to accept the plea, which would resolve a case in which Moore initially was charged with felony grand larceny.

Under terms of the agreement, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Morris and Assistant Defender Vanessa Welch would join in recommending two years’ probation.

Under the plea agreement, Moore would pay $225 restitution to a pawn shop and $60 to an elderly victim.

Harrison Sheriff’s Deputy J.L. Talkington investigated.

• Dawn E. Watkins, 36, of Clarksburg, has been ordered to serve 45 days in jail as a condition of her reinstatement to probation, according to Morris.

Judge Marks ordered the jail time after finding Watkins violated probation by failing to report and failing to pay fees and costs, Morris said.

The defendant is on probation for two counts of misdemeanor fraudulent use of an access device.