Man arrested for domestic battery after fighting with family

BUCKHANNON   A Buckhannon man was arrested for domestic battery, two counts, following an incident earlier this week.

On Feb. 12, Jamie Strader, 41, was in a vehicle with his sister when they became engaged in a verbal argument. Strader allegedly choked his sister in her car once they pulled over in the bowling alley parking lot, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office. The argument continued until they arrived at their parent’s residence. That is when Strader’s stepdad allegedly attempted to intervene and Strader allegedly struck him in the mouth and threw him to the ground.             

Strader was arrested by deputy Tyler Chidester for two counts of domestic battery. Magistrate Mike Coffman set bond at $40,000.

If convicted, Strader faces confinement in jail for up to a year and/or a fine of not more than $500 on each account.

In a separate case, Joshua Ray McMillion, 37, of Hacker Valley, was arrested after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident.

On Feb. 13, Cpl. V.J. Pyles with the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police responded to a one-vehicle wreck on Route 20 in Rock Cave. A witness told Pyles that the vehicle was traveling south, lost control in a left-hand turn and went through several trees and struck a guardrail end, according to the criminal complaint in the magistrate clerk’s office. When the witness approached the vehicle, the driver was climbing out of the passenger side window and ran away.

Pyles ran the license plate and discovered the vehicle registration came back to a Joshua McMillion in Hacker Valley. McMillion was spotted by Sgt. Huddleston with the WVSP on Route 20 in the Arlington/Wilson Town area. He was determined to be intoxicated but told officers he had not been drinking since the crash, according to the criminal complaint. McMillion allegedly admitted he had consumed one pitcher of beer in Buckhannon prior to the crash.

McMillion was taken to the Intoximeter, where he registered a blood alcohol concentration of .128.

McMillion was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and DUI first offense and cited for failure to maintain control.

Magistrate Kay Hurst set bond at $4,000 cash or surety and $500 personal recognizance.

If convicted, McMillion faces confinement in jail for up to six months and a $100 to $500 fine for DUI first offense; confinement in jail up to 10 days and/or a fine not to exceed $100 for leaving the scene with property damage and a fine of not more than $100 for failure to maintain control.

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