SMITHVILLE, W.Va. – Amanda L. Testerman, 39, Smithville, was charged with conspiracy in connection with an investigation into a stolen dirtbike.
The bike, along with two other stolen vehicles, were found on the property of John K. Roberts.
He told officers that he bought the bike from someone named “Ace” for $1,500, and he picked it up at Testerman’s home.
Roberts stated he received messages from Testerman with pictures of the bike, which is valued at $8,500, asking if he wanted to buy it. He later learned it was stolen.
Sr. Tpr. J. T. Blevins, West Virginia State Police, obtained a search warrant for Roberts’ Facebook.
The messages showed Roberts asking Testerman if she wanted to sell the “orange motorcycle.”
She replied, “I got you a bike but gotta keep it hush cause the person it came from you know. It’s the one Kevin was going to trade you.”
Roberts confirmed he wanted it, and asked her not to get rid of it.
Testerman said, “I won’t it will be here I’ve got it hidden now.”
The pair discussed a price and the defendant told him it would be “a half ‘O’ and some beer.”
Roberts and Testerman then made arrangements for him to pick up the bike that evening, and pay her the next day.
If convicted of conspiracy, Testerman faces one to five years in jail and/or a fine up to $10,000.
She was arrested and released on a $10,000 cash/surety bond.