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Two Arrests Stem from Introduction of Contraband into Correctional Facility

Christina Rogers

By Chief Deputy James Muncy, McDowell County Sheriff’s Office

WELCH, WV – Yesterday morning, February 4th, 2020, around 9:30 a.m., Deputies responded to a complaint at the McDowell County Correctional Center, claiming someone threw something over the fence surrounding the facility. 

When Deputies arrived they found that the person had already left, but while doing so, had struck 2 vehicles in the parking lot trying to escape. 

Deputies were able to make contact with the driver of the vehicle during a traffic stop. Christina Rogers was arrested and charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Suboxone), Introduction of Contraband into a Correctional Facility, Leaving the Scene of an Accident (2 counts), and Destruction of Property (2 Counts). 

She was arraigned before Magistrate Daniel Mitchell and a bond of $27,000 was set. She was remanded into the McDowell County Holding unit awaiting transport to the Southwestern Regional Jail. 

Darius Wright

Working with the Correctional officers at the Correctional Facility, an Inmate was also arrested. Darius Wright was charged with Felony Conspiracy and Felony Aiding & Escape & other Offenses. He was arraigned before Magistrate Steve Cox and a bond of $10,000 was set. He was remanded into the Correctional Facility awaiting trial.