Ashford man arrested in Logan

By Owen Wells -

LOGAN, W.Va. — A man from Ashford, W.Va. was arrested in Logan County recently after he allegedly stole items worth several thousand dollars from a home in Mud Fork, W.Va.

On Jan. 6, 2016, Senior Trooper R.E. Stowers with the West Virginia State Police, was reportedly contacted by victims after they allegedly found someone had kicked-in their back door.

Stowers reports the victims advised several items totaling over $7,000 in value had been taken from their home.

During his investigation, Stowers was reportedly able to recover several of the victims’ items at a another home in Mud Fork.

The people from which the items were recovered allegedly pointed to Jake Jaso, 32, of Ashford, as the person from which the items were obtained.

Stowers was able to obtain a statement from Jaso alleging that he acted only as a lookout while another man robbed the victims’ home.

On Feb. 19, Senior Trooper J.G. Honaker, with the WVSP, reports he was observing traffic in the area of Cora, W.Va. when he saw a truck bearing improper registration.

The criminal complaint filed by Honaker states, “As [Honaker] was conducting a traffic stop…[he] observed the driver to jump out of the vehicle and sit on a nearby step…”

Honaker reports he found the driver to be Jaso who was allegedly acting nervous and suspicious.

During a search of Jaso, Honaker reportedly found a small box containing substances believed to be methamphetamine and cocaine.

WVSP Communications reportedly informed Honaker that Jaso’s license had been revoked for an active DUI and multiple arrest warrants were active for Jaso.

Jaso has been charged with burglary, grand larceny, transferring stolen property, conspiracy, second-offense driving with a license revoked for DUI, improper registration, no insurance and possession of meth.

Jaso’s bond was set to $75,000.

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Criminal complaints are public information and any charges listed within are merely accusations. Any person accused of a crime should be considered innocent until they are proven guilty.

By Owen Wells

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661 or by email at

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661 or by email at

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