$50,000 Arrest Warrant Issued for Glenoma Man Accused of Child Molestation


Lewis County Superior Court has issued a $50,000 warrant for the arrest of Lance Pugh, 51, of Glenoma, after he failed to appear for his preliminary hearing on two child molestation charges Tuesday. 

Pugh is accused of molesting and taking nude pictures of an 11-year-old girl. (This corrects a previous article on this case, which mistakenly stated the victim was 12 years old.) 

Pugh was charged with two counts of second-degree child molestation on Nov. 1 after detectives finished investigating a report made by the alleged victim’s mother in August. 

Lewis County Superior Court issued Pugh a summons notice on Nov. 4 for a preliminary hearing scheduled for 4 p.m. on Nov. 22, which he was not present for, prompting a judge to issue the arrest warrant.