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PRINCETON POLICE

Aug. 24

DRIVING REVOKED DUI: At approximately 5:35 p.m., Sgt. J.L. Faris was in the area of U.S. 460, when he reported seeing a red Toyota truck traveling east with a driver using a cell phone. The officer conducted a traffic stop and talked with the driver, who allegedly told the officer his driver’s license was revoked for DUI. Mercer 911 advised the license was revoked for DUI with a conviction date of Dec. 22, 2016. James Cleary, 45, of Bluefield, was charged with driving on a license revoked for DUI.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Sgt. J.L. Faris responded to McDonald’s on Stafford Drive, in reference to a domestic altercation in progress. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the alleged victim, a male, who advised he was involved in a verbal altercation with his wife. The argument reportedly turned physical when the wife struck him in the face with a closed fist while she held a cellphone in her fist. The wife then allegedly tried to rip the husband’s shirt from his back, reportedly causing several scratch marks on the lower part of the husband’s neck. The officer also reported seeing a red mark on the right cheek area of the husband’s face. The altercation was witnessed by a woman who offered a written statement about the situation. Rose Blankenship, 27, of Princeton, was located after a brief search of the area and was transported to Princeton Police Department for processing and to Southern Regional Jail for holding to await arraignment.

Aug. 25

DRIVING REVOKED, FAILURE TO APPEAR: Sgt. J.L. Faris was in the area of High Street in Princeton, when he reported seeing a black Ford Ranger in which the driver was not wearing his safety belt. Faris conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who allegedly advised his license was revoked for DUI. Mercer 911 also advised the driver had an active warrant through Princeton Police Department for failure to appear. At that time, the officer arrested Freddie Odell, 54, of Princeton, on charges of driving revoked and failure to appear. Odell was transported to Princeton Police Department for processing and to Southern Regional Jail to await arraignment. A passenger in his vehicle was also found to be in possession of an open container of alcohol, for which, she was cited.

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