MORGANTOWN – Morgantown Police arrested one woman and cited several other individuals violating the governor’s executive orders limiting public gatherings.
Katrina Margaret Herrell, 21, of Harpers Ferry, was charged with obstructing two counts of obstructing an officer.
Officers responded to a report of a loud party at a residence on Spruce Street around 12:45 Thursday morning. When they arrived, officers reported seeing about ten people leaving the residence. According to Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston, this was not the first time officers had paid a visit to the residence and issued warnings about parties and violating the governor’s executive orders. Preston said multiple warnings had been issued to the same residence.
Herrell, who lives at the apartment, refused to provide officers her name and according to the complaint, informed the police she was not required to provide her name. Herrell reportedly ignored police statements she was being given a lawful order and walked back inside the apartment.
Herrell was arrested and charged with obstructing an officer and obstructing the governor’s order to not have a gathering with more than five people.
Several other individuals were cited for various offenses.
Dakwonte Lee Avery, 23, was cited for possession of a controlled substance.
Jalen Rashawd Butler, 24, was cited for possession of a controlled substance and two counts of obstructing an officer.
Malik Shaheem Kadeem Medley, 22, was cited for two counts of obstructing an officer.
According to Preston the individuals were argumentative and refused to leave the area.
Herrell was arraigned in front of Magistrate Tim Pocius and released on $1,500 personal recognizance bond.