Buckhannon man arrested for violating protection order


BUCKHANNON — One Buckhannon man is held on a large cash bond after violating the boundaries of a protection order on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

According to court documentation, an unknown victim was granted an emergency protective order from the defendant, 39-year-old James Eugene Herron through the Upshur County Magistrates Office on Monday, August 22. Upshur County Sheriff’s Deputy Theron Caynor served the papers and explained to the defendant that the order stated that he was not to have any contact with the victim and to stay at least 50 feet away.

The criminal complaint stated that on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, the victim was at a neighbor’s residence, doing outdoor maintenance. During this time, the defendant allegedly drove his truck to the residence and stopped in the street. This is where he was allegedly staring at the victim, within 50 feet, when the resident of the home came outside and saw him.

The complaint continued, stating that the defendant allegedly drove off before returning. Upon his return, the defendant allegedly parked on the same street, exited his vehicle, approached the residence and confronted the victim. The defendant allegedly attempted to have a conversation with the victim. This was in violation of the protective order.

The complaint also stated that the defendant allegedly tried to contact the victim approximately 14 times via phone the night of Monday, August 22, when the protective order was served. When notified about his violation, Herron allegedly told Officer Theron Caynor, “I don’t care about the lawyer, let him come get me.” This statement included vulgar language.

Herron is currently being held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail on the misdemeanor for Violation of a Protective Order on a $10,000 cash only bond.

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