Local man arrested for 2020 crime


BUCKHANNON — Ross R. Jeran, age 37 of Buckhannon, was taken into custody in Lewis County on Saturday, July 9 for a past crime that occurred on Friday, September 11, 2020 in Upshur County.

Court records reveal that on Friday, September 11, 2020, Deputy Cole Bender of the Upshur County Sherriff’s Department responded to a vehicle rollover on Childer’s Run Crossing. It was also noted that state, county and city units were also on scene. Deputy Bender arrived on scene and observed that the defendant was bleeding from his ear and also appeared to be drowsy and disoriented. The defendant’s vehicle, a black 2005 Subaru Impreza has rolled over the side of the road. The defendant told Deputy Bender that he was “blacking in and out” before the rollover occurred.

The defendant also reported to Patrolman Sam Kraemer of the Buckhannon Police Department that he had used heroin earlier that day and Patrolman Kramer stated that the defendant was “on the nod” while he was speaking with him. The defendant was then transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital for medical treatment.

Upon arrival to the hospital Deputy Bender and Patrolman Kraemer spoke with the defendant. The defendant then gave consent to a blood test. The results received from the West Virginia State Police Toxicology Lab showed the defendant did have methamphetamine and Fentanyl in his blood.

The defendant was charged and taken into custody on Saturday, July 9, for the crime of DUI controlled substance. Jeran is currently incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond.

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