Officers busy with arrests in Mingo


October 6, 2013

WILLIAMSON - The following arrest reports were filed with the Mingo County Magistrate’s office during the past few days, with two of the defendants still in custody.

Terry Michael Jarvis, 24, of Naugatuck, was arrested by Mingo County Sheriff’s (MCSD) Deputy E. Williams on charges of malicious wounding, conspiracy, fleeing by vehicle and obstructing an officer.

According to the criminal complaint, Jarvis traveled to the Forrest Place Apartments in Kermit and did conspire with Ben Fletcher to maliciously cause bodily injury with intentions to disfigure the victim identified as Larry Fluty, by punching him repeatedly in the face with a closed fist which resulted in a broken nose. The defendant also blacked both of Fluty’s eyes and caused contusions, swelling and redness to his face and head. Jarvis fled the scene with Fletcher as a passenger, heading toward Lenore in an attempt to avoid arrest.

Mingo County 911 was then advised to be on the lookout for a red jeep in the Kermit or Naugatuck area. Deputy Williams located the fleeing defendant near the Naugatuck exit off of U.S. 52 and attempted to make a traffic stop, but Jarvis would not comply. Instead, he rammed through a security gate at the guard shack (owned by Consol Energy, formerly Marrowbone Development), causing approximately $1,000 in damages. The vehicle continued to travel for another 3 miles before it was out the the range of sight of the officer. Warrants were obtained for the defendants and they were located and arrested the day following the physical attack.

Jarvis was arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Pam Newsome and was remanded to the custody of the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden on a $15,000 bond.

Jarvis’ accomplice, Benjamin Ryan Fletcher, 25, of Kermit, was arrested in connection with the same assault and was charged with malicious wounding and 2 counts of conspiracy. He was also arraigned by Magistrate Newsome and was transported to jail on a $10,000 bond.

Stacy Pennington Mojica, 29, of Matewan, was arrested by Williamson Police Department Patrolman J.D. Tincher and was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer and battery on an officer.

Tincher was dispatched to the Williamson Memorial Hospital for assistance with a patient that had regained consciousness after waking from an overdose and was combative with hospital staff members.

Upon arriving at the hospital, Mojica was placed under arrest and at that point, displayed physical violence toward the officer. After being transported to the police station for processing, the defendant attempted to kick Tincher but missed and struck the desk instead. She continued to refuse to comply with the orders given to her and began cursing, and further threatened to accuse the officer of sexual assault if he would not let her go.

The defendant was taken before Magistrate Newsome and was released from custody after meeting the requirements and stipulations of her $1,600 bond.