Incidents prompt four arrests

PARKERSBURG — Crimes involving burglary, drug sales and wanton endangerment brought four people into custody within the week after separate incidents.

Raymond Joseph Davila, 25, homeless, entered the victim’s residents on Staunton Avenue through a rear window in Parkersburg on Nov. 22, according to a criminal complaint filed with the Wood County Magistrate Court.

He stole several items including two handguns, an electronic bicycle and other miscellaneous items valuing over $1,000, the complaint said.

The burglary was caught on security footage and Davila was identified. He was seen riding the stolen bicycle on Dudley Avenue the next day, according to the complaint.

Davila is being charged with burglary and grand larceny and was being held at North Central Jail on $100,000 surety bond.


Another person was arrested for burglary on Nov. 23 when Jadein Alli Howard, 22, 2503 Beverly Street Apt. 16, Parkersburg, entered an apartment through a window, according to the criminal complaint.

Howard and the victim have children together but the complaint said she has never lived at the victim’s residence.

While inside the apartment, Howard allegedly bit the victim on the hand which broke the skin. According to the complaint, Howard knocked over furniture and a motorcycle which was inside the living room.

When Howard left the residence, she kicked the victim’s vehicle and dented it before climbing on the top, leaving a footprint on the back glass.

Howard is being charged with burglary and was being held on a $100,000 surety bond.


After a separate incident, Charles Clifton McAllister, 39, 61 Janes Davis Drive, Prestonburg, Ky., was arrested Nov. 24 when he allegedly shot a 17-year-old female family member in the foot, according to the complaint.

The complaint said the victim had to be transported to the emergency room. McAllister is being charged with wanton endangerment and was released on a $5,000 surety bond.


Friday, an officer was patrolling the area of 13th and Latrobe streets in Parkersburg when the officer came in contact with Dana Paul Persinger, 33, 1200 11th Ave. Apt. 11, Vienna, who was later arrested for drug sales, according to a criminal complaint.

After following the vehicle Persinger was driving, the officer noticed a tail light was out and pulled him over, the complaint said.

Two people were in the car and neither of them had a valid driver’s license and Persinger had an active warrant out of Washington County, according to the complaint.

Persinger and the car were searched and law enforcement found about 6 grams of methampetamine, 0.6 grams of fentanyl along with cash, small bags and a digital scale, the complaint said.

Persinger is being charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and was being held at North Central Regional Jail on a $150,000 bond.

Candice Black can be reached at cblack@newsandsentinel.com.


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