Sheriff's office makes warrant arrests

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By Bryan Marshall


When Grant County Sheriff’s Deputies went to execute warrants at a Williamstown home last week, they ended up arresting four of the same family.

According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, deputies went to a home on Charlotte Heights to serve a warrant on Marylyn K. Abney, 49, for unlawful transaction with a minor third degree at 10:55 a.m. on July 17.

Abney was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center. She was later served with an additional warrant for non-payment of fines out of Grant County District Court.

Police were also arrested Isaac Abney, 19, on two warrants for theft by unlawful taking of a firearm and theft by unlawful taking from a vehicle.

While some officers searched the home for Malachi Abney, who also has outstanding warrants, other officers interviewed Marylyn on the front porch when they noticed a vehicle driving slowly past the house.

“We thought the passenger in the vehicle looked like the subject we were inside searching for,” said Dills.

After stopping the car, police arrested Bradley Plunkett, 25, of Williamstown, on a warrant for promoting contraband second degree.

The driver, Michael P. Allen, 40, of Williamstown was cited and released for operating on a suspended license. 

When police checked the license on the car, they determined it was not valid, so they went to Paris Street to the home of the car’s owner, Kelly Abney, and arrested her for failure to pay fines for theft by deception. Kelly Abney, 49, was lodged in the Grant County Detention Center.

The GCSO was assisted by Williamstown Police Chief Al Rich and Assistant Police Chief Robert Reed.

Police are continuing to search for Malachi Abney. Anyone with information about his whereabouts, should call 859-824-3333.