Police roundup: Man accused of DUI with child in vehicle

May 18, 2019 GMT

HUNTINGTON — The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:

DUI WITH CHILD: A man is accused of driving under the influence with a minor in the vehicle after police responded to a man-down call around 9:10 p.m. Thursday in the 2800 block of 5th Avenue in Huntington.

According to the criminal complaint, police made contact with a woman “slumped over” in the passenger seat of a vehicle parked at the location with her 7-year-old child sitting in the back seat. The woman told police she had snorted heroin at approximately 8:30 p.m.


The second suspect, identified as Dennis Ray Cook, 39, was inside the location attempting to purchase food. The complaint states Cook admitted to being impaired at a level of “five or six” when police asked how impaired he was on a scale of one to 10.

Cook has been convicted of two previous DUIs, one in Ohio in 2014 and one in West Virginia in 2012.

Cook was jailed at 12:45 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with third-offense DUI, DUI with a minor in the vehicle, child neglect and driving on a suspended or revoked license for DUI. Bond was not set.

The female suspect was also jailed at that time and charged with misdemeanor child neglect.

Child Protective Services responded to the scene and contacted the child’s grandmother to create a care plan for the child. The child was released to their grandmother.

The following information was provided by police reports from the Huntington Police Department:

The Huntington Police Department listed 17 new incident reports in the 24-hour period ending at 3 p.m. Friday, according to the printout released by the department. However, the individual police reports were not made available, so these are the only known details:

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, 4:05 a.m. Friday, 2400 block of 8th Avenue.

Brandishing, 1:30 a.m. Friday, 1000 block of 28th Street.

Intoxicating substances, prohibited acts, 12:13 a.m. Friday, 1500 block of 7th Avenue.

Robbery — first degree, 8:35 p.m. Thursday, 600 block of 6th Avenue.

Battery, 4:39 p.m. Thursday, 2400 block of 3rd Avenue.

Towing requirements, 8:21 p.m. Thursday, Jackson Avenue and West 10th Street.

Domestic violence protection order violation, domestic assault, 7 p.m. Thursday, 10th Street and 8th Avenue.

Receiving or transferring stolen goods — misdemeanor, 6:16 p.m. Thursday, 200 block of Olive Street.


Possession of a controlled substance, 4:23 p.m. Thursday, 7th Street and Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

Petit larceny, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, 100 block of 8th Avenue.

Petit larceny, 10 p.m. Wednesday, unit block of Pogue Street.

Petit larceny, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, 300 block of 16th Street.

Information report — missing person, noon May 11, 1300 block of Hal Greer Boulevard.

Criminal invasion of privacy, 8:45 a.m. Thursday, 300 block of Oney Avenue.

Destruction of property — misdemeanor, 3 p.m. April 15, 200 block of 3rd Avenue.

Domestic assault, 2:30 a.m. Thursday, 1800 block of Buffington Avenue.

Disorderly conduct, 12:40 a.m. Friday, 11th Street and 3rd Avenue.

The following information was provided by booking records kept at Western Regional Jail:

Daniel Lee Bates, 34, was jailed at 3 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with home confinement violation. Bond was not set.

Scott Lee Midkiff, 32, was jailed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with a home confinement violation. Bond was not set.

Zachery Daniel Patterson, 31, was jailed at 12:05 a.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with strangulation and domestic battery. He is also being held under a probation hold in relation to a 2017 criminal case. Bond was $55,000.

Kaitlyn Audrianna Lambert, 29, was jailed at 10:15 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Lincoln County charged her with grand larceny and petit larceny. Bond was not set.

Nancy Leigh Nicholson, 53, was jailed at 3:05 a.m. Friday. Authorities in Wayne County charged her with being a fugitive from justice and possession of meth. Bond was not set.

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