Taylor County Sheriff’s Dept. nabs two in separate cases


TAYLOR COUNTY—The Taylor County Sheriff’s Department has been responding to calls throughout the county, and two recent calls ended in jail time for a couple of offenders.

Deputy Cody Mayle was dispatched to Slaton Hallow Road, after a call was made Harrison-Taylor 911 reporting some suspicious activity.

According to the criminal complaint filed by the officer, the caller told dispatchers that there were two men in an SUV parked alongside the roadway who were acting suspicious. 

Upon his arrival, Deputy Mayle noted a white SUV towing an ATV sitting along the roadway. Two males were present, one in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, and the other seated atop the ATV.

The officer asked for identification and then began to question the subjects to their activities that caused concern for the original 911 caller. 

During his investigation, as per common practice, the deputy performed a safety search of both males. 

The driver of the vehicle, identified as 28-year-old Mark Anthony Reyonlds, of Grafton, advised the officer that he had hypodermic needles in the pocket of his pants.

When removing the needles from the subjects right front pocket, Deputy Mayle also recovered a glass vial containing a plastic baggie of white, crystal-like substance, which was later field tested and returned a positive result for methamphetamine.

Reynolds was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine.

He was transported to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, where he is currently being housed on a $3,000 bond amount.

In addition, the department netted another arrest when Deputy C.J. MacQueen performed a traffic stop on a moped without registration properly displayed as per state code. 

The officer noted in his criminal complaint that the driver, Jason Scott Bolyard, 41, of Tunnelton, matched the description of a subject and vehicle that had fled from a shoplifting occurrence at the Grafton Walmart in October.

After confirming Bolyard’s identity, he was taken into custody, on a capias that had been issued for the previous fleeing and shoplifting incident. 

Deputy MacQueen disclosed in his report that he had prior knowledge that the subject’s driver’s license had been previously revoked. 

A quick check of DMV records through the Harrison-Taylor 911 dispatch confirmed the license had been revoked and that Bolyard had been convicted of driving while license suspended or revoked for driving while under the influence.

The deputy also learned that Bolyard did not possess insurance on the moped.

Bolyard was formally charged with second offense driving while license suspended or revoked for driving while under the influence and driving without insurance, both misdemeanors.

Bolyard was transported to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, where he is currently being held on a $8,000 bond.

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