Knicely Charged With Sexual Assault

Held In Western Regional Jail On Bond

Devin James Knicely

A Putnam County man took a trip to jail, Monday, after his arrest on a felony sex charge, jail records state.

Devin James Knicely, 29, of Scott Depot is charged with:

  • First-Degree Sexual Assault

According to the West Virginia State Police, the incident happened Saturday, September 9th, 2017. 

Knicely was arrested Monday, September 11th, 2017 after an arrest warrant was obtained by Senior Trooper C.J. Eastridge.

Due to the graphic and personal content of the criminal complaint narrative, we are not publishing it to protect the alleged victim. does not release the names of alleged sexual assault victims without their consent.

After his arrest, Knicely was transported to the Western Regional Jail and Correctional Facility, in Barboursville, where he was booked and photographed, at 8:00 a.m., according to the jail’s website.

During a hearing, Knicely’s bond was set at $50,000, by Putnam County Magistrate Linda J. Hunt, jail records state.

Knicely’s Putnam County Magistrate Court case number is: 17M-40F-00200.


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Mug shots are provided courtesy of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority.

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