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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 30, 1990, Bluefield, West Virginia pail wednesday May 30, 1990 a-3 daily record investigator a prescription trial begins police blotter towns Bluefield 911 two stolen bicycles were recovered by the Bluefield City police department on May 27. According to a report by offi cer . Haynes two bicycles were stolen from 222 Elm St. During the night of May 25 or the Day of May 26. The victim a juvenile was out of town with his Mother and when they returned the evening of May 26, they discovered the bicycles were missing. Two suspects were spotted on the bicycles at 8 49 . On May 27. The suspects and the bicycles were apprehended and taken to the station. The suspects were released to their guardian. Stolen was one Murray 20-Inch Black bicycle valued at $99 and another 20-Inch bicycle valued at $30. A breaking and entering into an automobile at 1112 Grove land St. Occurred during the night of May 26 and was re sorted to the police Early May 27 y Margaret a. Dehaan of Bluefield. According to a report by officer . Ferrell the 1989 Nissan was parked in the driveway on Groveland Street and the items were found missing in the morning and the incident was reported to the police. There was no sign of forced entry and Dehaan said the car May have been left unsecured. Stolen was one Sears rechargeable flashlight valued at $19, one cassette carrying Case valued at $15 and nine cassette tapes valued at $50. Bluefield a 326-2621 May 28 5 50 . A vehicle was stopped on Spring Street and the Driver was issued a citation. May 29 8 39 . A broken window was reported at the memorial Baptist Church. 3 08 . A request to talk to an officer in reference to a car in a driveway at 102 Lowe St. Was reported. Richlands a 964-9134 a car stolen from a Richlands service station parking lot was picked up in Roanoke by Rich lands police Friday. Sergeant William Puckett and investigator Frank Dorton drove out on Friday to pick up the 1983 beige Ford Futura. Roanoke police reported they recovered the vehicle on tuesday night May 22. The car was stolen on the night of saturday May 19 from the parking lot of cargo service station Ana is owned by Patsy Howery of 308 Tazewell Avenue in Richlands. Puckett said police a definitely have a a counterfeit $20 Bill was passed at Hardeep a in Richlands on tuesday May 22. Investigator Frank Dorton said the Bill has been confirmed a counterfeit with the secret service. Dorton said a suspect has been developed for passing the Bill but added that it has not been established if the suspect was involved in the actual counterfeiting. Deeds and transfers Mercer deeds recorded recently at the Mercer county courthouse included a James r. Bailey jr., to Carolyn Bailey part of tract 25, Tolbert addition Bluewell Beaver Pond District. A Elizabeth Beach Baker and Thomas f. Baker Ivet Al to vital realty tracts Shumate estate East River District. A Jimm and Evelyn Barbery Reba and Robert Barbery it Al to Thomas f. Barbery lot Vermillion Street town of Athens. A Charles k., Margaret Baxter it Al to vital realty tracts Shumate estate East River District. A Charles Beach jr., and Charles Beach Iii it Al to vital realty tracts Shumate estate East River District. A Helen Beach it Al to vital realty tracts Shumate estate East River District. A Debbie Wilburn Dean Beck Ner to Kari b. Patton lot 10, Valley Road Mobile Home Park Beaver Pond District. A Dana Kee and Frank o. Bird Sallet Al to Thomas f. Barbery lot Vermillion Street town of Athens. A j. Lynn William and Scott Bonham it Al to vital realty tracts Shumate estate East River District. A Steven Bonham it Al to vital realty tracts Shumate estate East River District. A Fred d. Bowman jr., and Dorothy b. Bowman to James a. Bowman deed correction tract near Flat top continued from a-1 then either make a judgment or take the matter under advisement for several Days. Scott called several witnesses to support his claim that there were others being investigated for the killings. Under a previous motion that judge Mullins granted the prosecution is responsible for turning Over any evidence to Scott that May help prove Ealya a innocence. Tazewell sheriffs office investigator Chuck Ruble testified that Ealya a half brother Brian bum Opp a who during previous court proceedings has implicated his brother with a statement he gave police july 28, 1989 a had implicated several other people for the killings the same Day. Ruble along with sheriff Bill Osborne testified that bum Opp told police four to five different stories about the night of the killings. Eddie Williams and his wife Gloria who transported bum Opp to the fail the night he was questioned also testified that several stories were told by bum Opp. Bowen testified that he was not aware of the other information bum Opp told police until the memorial Day weekend. A there was never anyone a mention of anyone else being involved other than Sam Ealy a Bowen said. A but throughout the Case there have been rumours of All types of who has been Osborne said he had informed Bowen of the others implicated. The different stories which witnesses testified to implicated several people Walter Lesight a a Peter Church who is awaiting sentencing on Federal cocaine distribution charges and is also charged with malicious wounding in Tazewell county Kelly Bil lips one of Ealya a friends and a Man named Jerry Wayne a a Jay Mccrosky who is now in the armed services. Sin one account bum Opp allegedly watched Ealy take a gun from Home. Burnopp followed a Joan sue Wayne Brown it Al to vital realty tracts Shumate estate East River District. A Frances s. Caldwell it Al to vital realty tracts Shumate estate East River District. A Chevron Usa inc., to . Sutphin amp son inc., lot on College Avenue City of Bluefield. A David Lee Epperson amp Susan Sharlene Epperson to Bessie Ann Epperson Viz acre near Bluewell Beaver Pond District. A Elizabeth Ann Flaherty it Al to vital realty tracts Shumate estate East River District. A Flat top National Bank of Bluefield to City of Bluefield part of lot 8, Sec. 30, Boone Street City of Bluefield. A Harry Lee Francis it Al to Belinda s. Jeffries it Al lots 1, 2 amp 3, Sec. 58, Norfolk Street City of Bluefield. A James h. Hager and Shirlene Hager to James Hager it Al tracts Harmon Branch Road East River District. A Susanna s. And William m. Hall it Al to vital realty tracts Shumate estate East River District. A William r. And Wilma Jean Hampton to Doris Kitts lot 3, Union Street near Bluefield Niece subdivision Beaver Pond District. A Dora Elizabeth Kathleen and Robert Hicks to William w. Peery jr., lots 1 amp 2, Sec. 22, Princeton Avenue City of Bluefield Beaver Pond District. A Daniel amp Anderson Johnston and Roxie Ann and Pat Johnston it Al to vital realty tracts Shumate estate East River District. A George c., Tammy Kinser to James Thompson jr., 1 acre Rocky Branch Rock District. A Doris Kitts to Douglas Ealya a car on foot and meet him on his Way Back where he was Given a ride Back on the fender. A in a separate account bum Opp supposedly followed Ealy. But instead of being Given a ride on the fender he got into the car with Church Mccrosky and Bil lips. A in another Story bum Opp allegedly walked to the scene. He saw Robert Davis shot by Church in one account and by Ealy in another account. He supposedly left after the first shot. According to the written statement police took later the same Day Burnopp allegedly was awoke by Ealy who told him about the killings. That evidence was used to charge Ealy with the killings. Of vials testified there was no documentation of the other stories. Police said they were unable to write the statements because bum Opp was a juvenile and his Parent Wasny to present. A the gave verbal statements that night a Osborne said. A i did no to write anything Down. He made inconsistent statements. He also Burnopp was drunk when he talked to police several people testified. A we had a drunk juvenile Down there babbling about different thing and i generally done to take statements from people under the influence a Ruble said. But there was also allegations by Scott that bump pm a testimony was tape recorded by police a supporting a a a misconduct claim by Scott and showing there was documentation. Ruble and Osborne denied the allegation. Billips was called to the witness stand to testify that Ruble had played a tape recording of bum Opp. In that recording Billips said bum Opp said that Billips was connected to the killing. T a the let me hear a tape where they had Brian on it talking a Billips said. A the was trying to find the part where Brian said i Bates it Al lot 3, Union Street Niece subdivision near Bluefield Beaver Pond District. A James o. Kolb Sara s. Kolbet Al to vital realty tracts Shumate estate East River District. A Richard s. Lane to Wilma m. Jones Viz interest in lot 3, Boulder Park subdivision lot Gamber Hills Princeton. Marriage licenses marriage License applications approved recently at the Mercer county courthouse were a Rodney Lee Gillenwater . Box 305, Lashmeet and Rhonda Gail Stanley . Box 5752, Princeton. A Edward Allen Wysong . Box 476, Matoaka and Robin Ann Goodwin route 2, Box 430, Duhring. A John Daniel Mcpherson route 1, Box 33, Princeton and Jacqueline Marie o Donell route 1, Box 336, Bluefield. A David Wayen Dale and Lisa Marie Sizemore both of . Box 36, Freeman. A John Keith Buckhannon 521 North Powell St., Bluefield and Robin Lorraine Johnson 590 East Franklin St., Wytheville a. A John Louis Putorek route 3, Box 144, Princeton and Diane Lynne Daisey 14 Quail Valley Manor Princeton. A Richard Drake Hayes Iii and Pamela sue Hendershot both of mount Gilead . A Joseph Allan Hannabach 100vfe Douglas St., Princeton and Davina Leigh Graham route 1, Box 212, Matoaka. Was in the car that night with Sam Ealy. It said something like me and Sam came flying Down a Hill in a car and he jumped Billips denied knowing anything about the killings. A throughout this investigation Kelly a name had come up but he Nad an Alibi a Osborne said. About Church Ruble and Virginia state police special investigator Cecil Wyatt testified that a search warrant was obtained to look for evidence in his Home. Debbie Myers who is related to Ealy by marriage testified that she was told by Church that he knew the gun used in the killings would never be recovered. And it Hasni to. A Pete Church told me he was at the Davis Home at the time and he had a Large amount of drugs and Money a Myers said. A the told me if i told head take me out to a mine Shaft and pour Battery acid on Myers told police before they searched churches House that he had told her he was not the a trigger Many but knew who was. In other testimony a Ruble said fingerprints found on Beer cans in Ealya a car did not match Ealya Sana that the accused a shoe prints did not match those found at the scene of the killings. A Jess Ramsey and his wife Ann. Who live Only 200 feet from the Davis Home testified that on the night of the killings they heard or saw nothing. Both denied that they had told police they were afraid to talk about the incident. A Rick Perdue the Boissevain Man charged with being an accessory of the killings testified that he had Given Bowen false information about Ealya a involvement in the killings because Charlie Gilmore the former Pocahontas mayor recently sentenced on drug charges had bribed him $10,000 to to so. Perdue who has told police the Ealy planned to Rob Money from Gilmore also said he was in Ealya a car drinking Beer three Days before the killings. By James Barbery of the daily Telegraph staff Princeton a criminal jury trial for a Bluefield private investigator who was an unsuccessful candidate for the House of delegates in the May primary election began tuesday in Mercer county circuit court. Albert Clayton Carriger was indicted during the february grand Juty term on a charge of obtaining a controlled substance. During her opening statement assistant prosecuting attorney Deborah Garton said the evidence will show that Carriger copied and or altered prescriptions for Halcyon and Lortan a sedative and a pain killer respectively. A pharmacist detected that a prescription filled at Goodykoontz drug store on nov. 15, 1989, was a copy. The error was detected a after the fact which is Why we Are Here a Garton said. Attorney Hobert Muncey said the prescriptions Carriger is charged with obtaining were prescribed by or. Thomas Brinegar in the aftermath of a november 1988 automobile Accident. Halcyon is a Strong medication which Muncey said should Only be prescribed for a period of one month because it has been documented to cause hallucinations and stupor especially when prescribed for elderly patients. Muncey said that Carriger smother will testify that she became concerned with the effects of the medication and hid it. A the effect of immediate withdraw is a Factor he said. Carriger has no recollection of committing an offence. It is possible that he did not realize what he was doing. He carried the copies of the prescriptions to identify the medication. Or. Brinegar was the first witness called to the stand. He said Adverse reactions to Halcyon Are not expected in Young healthy adults. Carriger was Given a one month 30 Tablet prescription with five refills directing he take one Halcyon each night As needed he testified. A fall medications have Side effects a Brinegar said. The doctor said he is familiar with the recommendation that Halcyon not be Given for periods longer than one month. A one at bedtime As needed does no to mean you take one at every bedtime a he said. Fresh timely merchandise at savings for one Day Only while they last our famous wednesday special no. 589 14 99 a pair Haggard and gentlemen s quarters men s Slacks orig. 26.00-32.00 save 11.01 to 17.01 on every pair right Haggar Quot casual Slacks designed especially for extra Comfort. 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