PARKERSBURG - Three people were arrested on drug-related charges over the last week, officials said.
Parkersburg Police were called to the 7-11 at 13th and Avery streets on Dec. 12 in reference to a suspicious vehicle.
Officers at the scene spoke with the occupant of the vehicle, Terrance J. Mason, 35, 98 Dempsey Ave., Parkersburg. Following a computer check, police discovered Mason was wanted by the state of Arkansas for a parole violation.
Mason was taken into custody without incident on the fugitive from justice charges. Paperwork from the Arkansas Board of Parole cited Mason's original charges were manufacture, delivery, possesion of a controlled substance; residential burglary; terroristic threats; robbery and forgery. Masons was processed and place in the Wood County Holding Center pending arraignment in Wood County Circuit Court.
On Dec. 14 around 7:15 a.m., police responded to 2007 Eighth Ave. in reference to a domestic dispute. Stephen Jay Wilson Jr.'s girlfriend stated he was intoxicated and destroying the residence. Wilson, 33, allegedly came out of the kitchen area of the home cursing and screaming at officers, before retreating to the bedroom.
Wilson allegedly fled out a back door of the home while officers were still in the residence investigating. An officer quickly located Wilson trying to hide on the front porch of an apartment on Division Street behind the West Virginia Federal Credit Union, according to police reports.
When told to come down the stairs of the building by the officer, Wilson allegedly grabbed a steel rod and attempted to swing it at the officer. The police officer deployed his taser at that point, allowing him to safety take Wilson into custody. He was charged with public intoxication, obstructing, disorderly conduct, brandishing a weapon and assault of a police officer. Wilson was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court and was released on a $2,700 bond.
On Dec. 15, officers responded to Rite Aid, 1960 Seventh St., in reference to a person allegedly inhaling intoxicants. Upon arrival, police observed Deanna Farnsworth, 1314 Spring St., Apt. 3, Parkersburg, inhaling "duster." The 32-year-old Farnsworth reportedly had slow reactions and slurred speech as the officer attempted to speak with her. She was taken into custody on a charge of inhaling an intoxicating substance, arraigned in magistrate court and was released on $1,500 bond.