Kidnapping investigation leads to local man’s arrest
PARKERSBURG – A Parkersburg man was among three people arrested after a Taylor County 14-year-old went missing on Sunday, officials said.
Police said Allen C. Reeves, 23, of Parkersburg, was arrested on unrelated crimes after a Silver Alert was issued for the missing juvenile.
The West Virginia State Police arrested Lewis K. Dailey, 22, of Radcliff, Ky., Jamey Glen Dodrill, 37, of Fairmont, W.Va. and Reeves on Tuesday after an investigation into the disappearance of the young girl. A Silver Alert was issued for the child on Sept. 1 due to her mental disability. During the search for her, police developed possible leads into her disappearance.
Police said on Sept. 3, the child walked into the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department after being released by the two suspects – Dailey and Dodrill.
The two men were arrested on charges of human trafficking, second degree sexual assault, kidnapping and conspiracy in Marion County, W.Va. A bench warrant was issued on Dailey as he was on probation in the state of Kentucky, police said. Dailey is being held at the North Central Regional Jail on a $2 million bond out of Marion County. Dodrill was confined to the NCRJ on a $750,000 bond out of Marion County.
Reeves was a fugitive from the state of Maryland who also allegedly communicated with the kidnapped victim over the computer in an attempt to meet with her in Taylor County, officials said. However, he was arrested on felony charges of petit larceny and grand larceny out of Wood County. He was given a $10,000 bond and housed in the NCRJ.
The investigation was a result of efforts combined by the Bridgeport Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and FBI.