MADISON – A Van man was sent to prison recently after pleading to guilt for wanton endangerment with a firearm.
Jordan Dean Lane, 22, of Van, was sentenced on Aug. 20, 2014, to up to five years in prison for the felony charge of wanton endangerment involving a firearm.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Boone County Circuit Court, on March 24, 2014, Lane fired three shots from a handgun in the vicinity of several alleged victims.
According to the victims, Lane’s father started an altercation with them. While his father was trying to fight them, Lane fired two shots in the air next to them, and then pointed the handgun at them, the complaint stated.
Lane’s father allegedly orders him to “kill them all,” the complaint went on to say.
As the altercation was taking place, one of the victims attempted to flee on his dune buggy and Lane put the handgun to his head as he was driving by, but he was able to deflect the gun and continue to flee, the complaint said.
As he was driving by he stated that he heard a gunshot and observed the bullet strike the dirt next to his dune buggy.
All the victims said they felt that they were in immediate risk of being shot due to Lane’s actions, the complaint stated.
Lane pled guilty to the offense in July, according to court records.
In other Boone County Circuit Court news:
• A Van man was sent to jail for breaking and entering on Aug. 19, 2014, according to Boone County Circuit Court records.
Denver K. Cook, 49, of Royal Circle in Van, pled guilty to the felony offense of breaking and entering and was sentenced the same day to one to 10 years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint filed in the case, Cook allegedly broke into Independence Coal Company at Robinson Creek Road on Oct. 7, 2013, after he entered through a locked garage door he pried open.
Cook began cutting copper wire and bundling it, the complaint said. He was confronted by a security officer. The officer asked Cook to get down on the ground and when he did not comply he sprayed him with pepper spray. Cook then ran away.
The security officer found a truck on the mine property and found some receipts inside it from Capital Recycling in Charleston for the sale of copper. The receipts totaled $1,217.30 and were signed by Denver Cook, the complaint said.
The truck was registered to Denver Cook as well.
The court suspended the execution of the sentence and placed Cook on 36 months’ probation.
Cook was ordered to make restitution to Independence Coal in the amount of $1,955, according to court records.
• Ryan Scott Smith, 26, of Seth, was sentenced on Sept. 2, 2014, to two to 15 years in prison for the felony offenses of grand larceny and conspiracy, according to Boone County Circuit Court records.
According to the criminal complaint filed in the case, on June 24, 2013, Smith went to a residence on Prenter Road in Seth and forced open the front door and entered the home.
Once inside, Smith took a large screen Vizio television, a Toshiba laptop computer, a Nikon digital camera, four long-barrell firearms, two compound bows and several other household items totaling $4,410.
Police located the television, camera and laptop at the All in One Pawn Shop in Kanawha City in Charleston.
Smith told police he broke into the residence to support his illegal drug habit.
Smith pled guilty to the offenses on July 22, 2014.
• A Madison woman pled guilty on Sept. 2, 2014, to the felony offense of malicious assault.
Tammi Lynn Bailey, 25,of Berry Plaza in Madison, on Dec. 17, 2013, went to a neighbor’s residence with a stell red jack handle and when the person attempted to close the door she struck them across the left forearm, according to the criminal complaint filed in the case.
The alleged victim then shoved Bailey and she fell over a little wall and slid down the bank, the complaint stated.
Bailey got up and the got the alleged victim down on the floor inside the apartment door and struck them in the face. Another person was able to get the jack handle away from Bailey and get her out of the apartment, but she returned again and began cursing the victim, the complaint stated.
Bailey allegedly had another metal pipe. Another person was able to get between the two and stop another fight.
Bailey’s sentencing is set for Oct. 16, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., according to court records.
• A Van man pled guilty to the felony offense of burglary on Aug. 20, 2014, according to documents filed at the Boone County Circuit Court..
Glenn A. Warner, 23, of Warner Street in Van, on Dec. 13, 2013, allegedly stole a flat screen television from a Van home, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case.
Warner hid the television in an out building, but it was found by police. Warner admitted the crime to officers with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.
Warner’s sentencing is set for Oct. 1, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., according to court records.
(Fred Pace is the Editor for the Coal Valley News. He can be contacted at email@example.com or at 304-369-1165, or on Twitter @fcpace62)