Sheriff's Deputy Tony Link will be the department's designated investigator of internet crimes against children. The Morgan County Sheriff's Department has recently become an affiliate member of the West Virginia-Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Link will be the contact person for any investigations of internet crimes against children, and will conduct classes about on-line safety for kids and parents.
Registered sex offenders in West Virginia who have served their sentence and are not under supervision from parole or probation officers have no limitations on their movement.
When a convicted sex offender was arrested for public intoxication at a recent carnival, the question arose of whether a known sex offender is allowed to be at a location where there are many children.
A man was injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a deer Tuesday morning, August 7.
Gary Glenn Thompson, 56, of Cacapon Road, Great Cacapon, was riding a 2001 Harley Davison motorcycle at 5:30 a.m. on Cacapon Road. He had just passed Lindsay Lane when a deer ran out in front of him, according to the Morgan County Sheriff's Department,
Daniel W. Allen, 25, of French Lane, Hedgesville, was sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay $1,186 fine & court costs for driving while his license was suspended (2nd offense). The jail time will be served concurrently with a Berkeley County sentence, and he was credited with time served.
Allen P. Sacharov, 54, of East Antietam Street, Hagerstown, was given a suspended sentence of six months in jail for domestic battery. He was placed on a year's probation and must pay restitution of $4,462 and court costs of $186, plus surrender his firearms and attend counseling.