Several arrested last week


BUCKHANNON — A  young man was arrested and police found marijuana, two guns and several pills in the vehicle following a search Thursday. 

Justin Rapp, 18 of Buckhannon, was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors on Oct. 4.

According to the criminal complaint, amultiple calls were made about a suspicious vehicle sitting at Taco Bell. Once officers arrived they stated they could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, Rapp, was then asked to step outside and perform a test for the suspicion of DUI. Officers then spoke to a male juvenile in the passenger seat who admitted marijuana had been smoked in the vehicle, but only by him, the complaint said.

The complaint continued to say that when speaking to the juvenile the officer then noticed a pistol laying the rear floorboard underneath the driver seat. Officers went to secure the pistol and when doing so, noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from backpacks located in the backseat. All occupants of the vehicle, including another juvenile in the backseat, were then asked to step out of the vehicle.

According to the complaint a search of the vehicle was completed and officers located approximately 126 grams of marijuana, approximately four tramadol pills, and a rifle in the trunk along with other drug paraphernalia. The juvenile admitted the backpack and marijuana were his, and Rapp admitted the pistol and tramadol pills were his. Rapp was arrested and charged with one misdemeanor for carrying a deadly weapon and one misdemeanor for possession without a prescription. Rapp is currently being held in TVRJ.

Shellina Asbury, 40, of Buckhannon, was also arrested on Oct. 4. According to the complaint Asbury was found unresponsive at Jawbone Park in Buckhannon, and after being checked by EMS, stated she was just sleeping. Officers located in Asbury’s possession a hypodermic needle as well as meth, a schedule two narcotic. Asbury was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Joshua McGuire, 31, of Buckhannon, was arrested and charged with having an open dump.  According to the criminal complaint officers received a complaint of trespassing and multiple open dumps located on private property. Once officers arrived they found McGuire inside of a tent located in the area. McGuire stated he was homeless and had been living in the area for some time. He received an open dump violation, which is a misdemeanor.

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