Harassment over phone lands two individuals in jail

GRAFTON—Two people were arrested recently in Taylor County, for allegedly harassing individuals over the phone.

Cameron Scott Dixon, 24, of Clarksburg, was arrested on misdemeanor Domestic Battery and phone harassment charges, after a warrant was issued for his arrest following a November 2014 incident.

According to a criminal complaint filed by a Taylor County Sheriff’s deputy, officers were called to a residence where Dixon was repeatedly pounding on the door and ringing the doorbell. The complaint stated that Dixon had reportedly refused to leave the premises.

The responding deputy arrived on scene, and began to check the premises on foot. After making sure the defendant was nowhere near the home, the deputy talked to the victim, who reported to him that she had been receiving harassing and threatening phone calls from Dixon.

The victim went on to explain, that after receiving the calls, Dixon showed up at her house and threatened to hurt her. While talking with the deputy, the victim received several phone calls from Dixon, but refused to answer them. Eventually, the deputy took the victim’s phone from her and answered a call from the defendant.

The complaint states that the officer repeatedly asked Dixon where he was, but he refused to provide the officer with that information. After hanging up on the deputy, Dixon stopped calling the victim’s cell phone.

The deputy reported in his complaint, that between the hours of 12:01-6:45 a.m., Dixon had called the defendant’s phone approximately 30 times.

Dixon was arrested on February 22, and was transported to the North Central Regional Jail, where he is being held on two bonds, totaling $5,000.

Dixon is also facing charges in Upshur and Harrison Counties. Upshur County has issued a $25,000 bond, while Harrison County has set a $25,660.25 bond amount.

In an unrelated case, Lori Ann Williams, 43, of Thornton found herself in trouble after she allegedly texted her victim’s phone repeatedly. She is being charged with misdemeanor harassing communications by cell phone.

According to a criminal complain filed by a Grafton City Police officer, a citizens complaint was filed against Williams, stating that she was harassing her victim, which was a violation of her probation.

Williams was ordered to not have any communication with the victim for a period of two years, as a condition of her probation, according to the complaint.

According to the victim’s statement, Williams has contacted her approximately five times since her probation was ordered. The victim stated that between the hours of noon and 11:00 p.m., on February 22, Williams texted her phone approximately 33 times.

The victim went on to explain that the harassment continued, when Williams tried to contact her through Facebook, as well as, by contacting her husband.

Because Williams allegedly broke the conditions of her probation, she was arrested and transported to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, where she is being held on a $2,000 bond.