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Logan woman arrested after shoving incident with Mingo Sheriff at ballgame

Updated: Jan 11, 2023

PHOTO | Mingo County Sheriff's Office

AM Stone | WVOW News

NAUGATUCK A Logan woman was arrested Monday following an incident over the weekend during a high school basketball game.

According to the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department, 24-year-old Michelle Taylor Napier was arrested by Logan County Chief Deputy M. Lafauci for charges including battery and disorderly conduct.

A complaint filed in Mingo County Magistrate Court alleged the altercation occurred Saturday, January seventh during a basketball game at Tug Valley with Logan. At the end of the game, several individuals including fans from the stands and coaches entered the court “in an aggressive manner,” according to the complaint.

Mingo County Sheriff Joe Smith was attending the game and left the stands to assist the lone officer with keeping control of the situation.

According to the complaint, an adult Logan fan and a Tug Valley student began screaming and pointing at one another from across the court. Sheriff Smith, in plain clothes, directed the student to leave the gym and proceeded to walk across the court to the adult female later identified as the sister-in-law of the defendant Ms. Napier. While Smith approached the female fan, the complaint alleges Napier advanced to Smith and pushed him multiple times in an “insulting and provoking nature.”

The sheriff gave Napier a business card and directed her to contact his office Monday, January ninth to make arrangements to turn herself in on a misdemeanor warrant. The events of the game were captured on video, according to the complaint

Logan defeated Tug Valley with a final score 65-58

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