Woman flees from police following domestic incident

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon woman is being held on a $10,000 cash bond after a verbal altercation hit the road on Tuesday, April 27.

According to court documents, Erica Dee Mollohan, age 40, was detained and charged with domestic battery, domestic assault, driving revoked for DUI second offense, fleeing in a vehicle, and no insurance following the incident.

Lt. M. Powers responded to a call Tuesday evening for a domestic situation involving two vehicles traveling on Tallmansville Road. Mollohan reportedly told the officer that she had engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim at the residence they shared. Following the “heated argument,” the man allegedly left their residence by vehicle, followed shortly after by Mollohan. After stopping to make a phone call, the defendant said the victim drove next to her parked car and a second verbal altercation ensued. According to the criminal complaint, Mollohan then threw a can of soda at the victim’s head causing minor injuries.

The victim reportedly drove off again, but Mollohan allegedly followed and rammed into the victim’s vehicle near the Hickory Flat intersection. The officer attempted to stop Mollohan after locating her on Tallmansville Road, but his efforts were unsuccessful. Despite Lt. Powers engaging his lights and siren, the accused allegedly continued to flee.

Finally, the officer was able to pass Mollohan’s vehicle and get her stopped on Ivanhoe Road, but the woman reportedly advised Lt. Powers that her driver’s license was revoked for DUI. The officer also discovered Mollohan had a prior conviction for driving revoked for DUI and she had no proof of insurance, according to court documents.

If convicted of domestic battery, Mollohan faces confinement in jail for not more than 1 year, a fine of not more than $500, or both. If she is convicted of domestic assault, the accused could be jailed for not more than 6 months, fined not more than $100, or both. The penalty for second offense driving revoked for DUI is a period of 6 months to 1 year in jail and a fine of $1,000-$3,000. Mollohan also faces up to a year in jail and a fine of $500 to $1,000 if convicted of fleeing in a vehicle, as well as a fine of not less than $200, nor more than $5,000 if found guilty of driving without insurance.

Mollohan remains at Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of the combined cash only bond set by Magistrate Mark Davis and Thomas Prall was appointed to represent her in these criminal matters.


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