By SEÁN O’DONOGHUE
HAMLIN - A Hamlin woman was being held at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville, last week, on extortion charges. According to a criminal complaint on file in Lincoln County Magistrate Court, a warrant was issued by Magistrate Sophia Tully for the arrest of Kathy Lemons, 44, with an address at Mary Jane Street in Hamlin. The warrant was issued on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the request of Hamlin Police Department Patrolman Jason Stanley. She was booked at the jail on Monday, May 11, according to jail records. She was charged with extortion, conspiracy, and fraudulent schemes.
According to the complaint, Patrolman Stanley spoke with the male victim in the…