MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The mayor of Westover was arraigned Monday in Monongalia County Circuit Court after being indicted on two election-related charges.

Mayor David Johnson was indicted on one count of circulating anonymous written material, a misdemeanor, and one count of unlawful printing, possession or delivery of ballots, a felony.

The indictments were sealed until Johnson’s Monday arraignment. He pleaded not guilty.

Johnson was reelected last June.

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  • Johan Bock

    Dave Johnson and his goon-squad of plice officers have made international news for police brutality. Yeah, he's "taking care of business" alright.

  • jwr

    And gets re-elected easily.

    • Johan Bock

      By 400 people. That's about 1% Westover's population. That doesn't mean that Johnson is popular. That means no one cares because it doesn't matter who the mayor is. He's a convicted felon, our streets are crumbling, our police department is out of control and any snowfall makes our streets unusable.

      We still have dirt streets in Westover, yet we have enough money so the mayor can put up signs to name a 500 foot section of sidewalk after himself. Yeah he's the best!

  • William Miller

    This indictment is bogus. Dave is a great Mayor! Vote for Dave on June 10!!!

  • Sherman

    It's Marcia Ashdown attempting to influence the election in westover. "Friends" with Johnson only opposition in upcoming election. The timing is not coincidence. The indictment is baseless only used to discredit Johnson you will see in time. You can't trust Ashdown.

    • jwr

      Ashdown is a joke, everybody in Morgantown knows that. Her office is weak.

  • william

    How does this type of guy ever get elected in the first place?

    • jwr

      By taking care of business. The best mayor westover has ever had

  • Ron - from Morgantown

    Does anybody know exactly what the mayor is accused of doing ? Specifically what is he alleged to have done ? Nothing frustrates me more than a story like this ... Just what is " circulating anonymous written material " ? While the felony sounds serious I still don't understand what he did that warranted a grand jury investigation . Sketchy .

    • wv4evah

      This story was cribbed from Tuesday's Dominion-Joke. The sheriff declined to provide details, saying the investigation was continuing.

  • Mon Man

    Say it ain't so! Isn't this the same guy that's the ring referee for the toughman competition? Sounds like he got tired of rigging fights for other people and decided to pull a few strings for himself.

    • jwr

      You obviously do not live in westover.

  • Ryno

    Hefty price to pay for annexing the Morgantown Mall.

    • jwr

      You hit the nail directly on the head. He fought for Westover, the mall traffic did nothing for Westover except cause traffic, and cost.

  • DWL

    I wonder what his political affiliation is? Seems it is always omitted when they are (d)'s, democrats, liberals, leftists, socialists. Has he visited Mingo County lately? Maybe the governor's mansion? Hugged the m0r0n maybe?

  • william

    Bad Boys, Bad Boys, -
    What you going to do when they come for you