Also Charged With Misdemeanor Assault And Battery
A home-invasion suspect allegedly surprised three residents who turned him in before he could steal anything, court records state. Now the Putnam County man is in jail, facing a felony and two misdemeanor charges.
Donald Ray Lovellette, 31, of Hurricane, was arrested April 27th, 2012, by Deputy D. Hammond, of the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.
Earlier in the day, Lovellete was accused of breaking into a home on Beech Street, in Hurricane, according to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate Court.
According to court records, Lovellette is charged with:
After his arrest, Lovellette was transported to the Western Regional Jail and Correctional Facility, in Barboursville. Officials booked and photographed him at 4:30 p.m., according to the jail's web site.
During a hearing, Lovellette's bond was set, at $5,000, by Putnam County Magistrate Linda J. Hunt, jail records state.
Lovellette's Putnam County Magistrate Court case numbers are: 12F, 174, and 12M, 851-852.
Publisher’s note: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
A criminal complaint is a legal document that is usually filled out by a law enforcement officer presenting evidence to a judge or magistrate. The judicial official determines if the officer has provided enough evidence to issue a complaint or a warrant for a suspect arrest.
Mug shots are provided courtesy of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority.