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COALTON – A Randolph County man is behind bars and facing a drug charge after allegedly throwing a vacuum cleaner through the window of a vehicle.

Timothy Burdette, 51, is charged with destruction of property and possession of a controlled substance. He is currently in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

According to a news release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the Coalton area on Tuesday for a “domestic in progress” phone call.

“Timothy Burdette was found at the scene having caused damage to a Ford Fusion by using a Shop Vac-style vacuum cleaner, hitting the vehicle multiple times and then throwing the vacuum cleaner through the windshield,” is stated in the publication. “Burdette was arrested at the scene due to his aggression during the investigative process, and … was also found to be in possession of marijuana.”

Damage to the car exceeded $1,000, according to the statement.


ELKINS – A local man is behind bars after allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Dustin Lee Wingfield, 47, is charged with driving under the influence following an incident on April 13.

According to a news release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy J. Wolfe was patrolling Isner Creek Road in the Glenmore area and observed a gray Hyundai Elantra traveling along Isner Creek toward the Glenmore Loop with malfunctioning license plate lights.

Wolfe conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and contacted the driver, the statement said.

“I saw an open can of beer in the cup holder,” Wolfe writes in the release. ‘I asked Mr Wingfield what he was drinking tonight. Mr Wingfield said: ‘I had a few beers earlier.’ I noticed that Mr. Wingfield was breathing very heavily and would not make eye contact with me. Mr. Wingfield began to get angry with me, raising his voice and crying. Mr Wingfield advised: ‘Take me to jail.’

According to the release, Wingfield exited the vehicle when ordered to do so and the officer administered three standardized field sobriety tests on Wingfield, who failed the horizontal gaze and the walk and turn tests. While attempting the one-leg stand, Wingfield reportedly gave up after 10 seconds and advised the officer: “I can’t do this.”

Wingfield consented to a preliminary breath test and the results of the test were .169. Wingfield sh was arrested and transported to the Elkins Police Department for further treatment, the release said.

While at the EPD, Wingfield was read his Miranda rights and agreed to take a secondary breath test, which showed Wingfield had a blood alcohol content of .142. During the interview, Wingfield admitted that he consumed twelve packs of beer throughout the day.

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