CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State Police looking for a parole violator at a Charleston home found him -- and a meth lab.
Troopers went to Charleston's West Side Tuesday along with parole officer Mark Cleek after receiving information that Kenneth Bookheimer was inside an Amity Drive home where he had been living with his girlfriend, Jessica Tingler, 31. One of the conditions of Bookheimer's parole is that he is not allowed to live in Kanawha County.
Troopers forced their way into the home, where they found Bookheimer and Tingler in the kitchen. Tingler immediately became belligerent with the officers and started kicking them, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.
Troopers took the two into custody and searched the home, where an exhaust fan circulating air outside, as well as a chemical odor, revealed there was also a meth lab in the house.
Once at the South Charleston detachment, Tingler repeatedly spit on the walls and remained belligerent. Sgt. L.G. O'Bryan who was processing her, said she stepped away from him, then "spit an unbelievable amount of saliva on (his) face and torso," according to the complaint.
Bookheimer was charged with violating parole, operating a meth lab and conspiracy. Tingler was charged with operating a meth lab, possession of pseudoephedrine out of its original state, conspiracy, two counts of battery on an officer and two counts of obstruction.
Both are being held at South Central Regional Jail. Bookheimer has no bond and Tingler's bond was set at $100,000 cash only.