Government, The Braxton Democrat

Missing Persons Report Leads to Arrest of Frametown Man

What began as a missing persons investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Frametown man on charges of attempted murder, abuse or neglect of an incapacitated adult and child neglect.
Trooper A.L. Groves of the Sutton Detachment of the West Virginia State Police received a report on January 25 of three individuals missing in the Frametown area. Trooper Groves along with Sgt. Smith, Sgt. Gordon, Cpl. Jordan and Cpl. Huff responded to 390 Frame Fork Road. Upon arrival they were unable to locate Asa Matthew Carr, Aileen Ruth Carr and a juvenile.
Officers executed a search warrant at the home where they discovered two gallon bags containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana.
Troopers received a call informing them that Asa Carr and the child were at a residence on Upper O’Brien Road. Cpl’s. Jordan and Huff responded to that location and found Carr. He was arrested as a result of a warrant issued by Magistrate David Singleton pertaining to the illegal drugs found at his home and the access the juvenile had to the substance.
During the investigation the child told officers that Aileen Carr was in the wood tied to a seat. Questioning of the defendant led officers to a secluded area of the Frametwon wilderness which required them to walk on foot for nearly a mile before locating the victim lying in the mud. Upon further investigation officers learned that Asa Carr had left the female in the woods and walked with the child to his father’s residence who had contacted authorities.
Due to the remote location, Troopers summoned the assistance of the Frametown Volunteer Fire Department to bright a side-by-side to the location to transport the victim to an awaiting ambulance. No additional information pertaining to Aileen Carr’s condition has been released.
Further investigation also revealed that the defendant had driven his vehicle into the wood with the three occupants, ran it over a steep embankment, nearly rolling it.
Asa Matthew Carr, 36, was charged with child neglect. He was arraigned before Braxton County Magistrate David Singleton where his bond was set at $50,000 cash only. He remains incarcerated in the Central Regional Jail in lieu of that bond at press-time. The investigation is continuing.