Two receive criminal charges, post bond


BUCKHANNON — Two Buckhannon residents were recently received and charged for their alleged criminal activity, posting bond shortly after, within the last two weeks.

Amy Lynn Milligan, age 52 of Buckhannon, was charged with a felony offense for Grand Larceny and a misdemeanor for Driving While Suspended following an incident on Friday, March 18.

According to court documents, Officer Dakota Linger had responded to a breaking and entering at Stony Run Storage. The victim noted that a Husqvarna chainsaw, Craftsman tool belt, chains, chair tool, bolt cutters, ice trek, Rocky boots, Gortex bibs, Gortex coat, black pack, knives, gut hook, Stanley saw, area lights, headlamp lights, knife sharpener, Browning clips, 308 ammo, grunt call, Vortex binoculars, Bibs light duty, Milwaukee tools, gloves, trail camera, lock box, green ammo box and other items were stolen. The value of items stolen were reported to be valued at $6,333.39.

After discussion with a witness, it was noted that they saw a maroon Subaru Forester steal everything from the unit with a male subject. The witness recognized Milligan as the driver of the vehicle. Officer Linger then questioned Milligan who stated that she had met up with her friend Benjamin Gain and gave him a ride to the storage units, then dropped him off at The Whistle Stop, where he unloaded all the contents and she drove off.

The court documentation further revealed that on Thursday, March 17, Sergeant Theron Caynor arrested Benjamin Gain, age 40 of Salem, and interviewed him. The defendant allegedly told Sergeant Caynor that Milligan asked him to help her get items from Stony Run Storage and provided him with a key. The defendant said that Milligan advised him to get the chainsaw and all the totes. He allegedly loaded it all up in the back of her car before she dropped him off at The Whistle Stop and proceeded to drive off with all the contents from the storage unit. In addition to this, Officer Linger had also ran Milligan’s license, which came back as suspended with one prior on Wednesday, February 2.

Milligan was released from custody as she posted her cash or surety bond totaling $11,500.

Additionally, on Wednesday, March 23, Johnnie McNeil, age 59 of Buckhannon, was charged with Domestic Battery in the first offense. Court documentation stated that West Virginia State Police Sergeant T. M. Stewart responded to a domestic situation at the Colonial Motel.

Upon arriving to the scene, Sergeant Stewart spoke with to the alleged victim and observed marks on her arms and face. The victim reported that she was attempting to leave when McNeil allegedly grabbed her and prevented her from leaving. The victim had redness and marks on both of her arms and redness to her face from allegedly being struck with an open hand. McNeil has posted his cash or surety bond totaling $7,500.

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