At approximately 8:23 p.m. on January 9, 2019, officers of the Morgantown Police Department responded to 75 Retail Drive for a report of sexual assault. Once officers arrived on scene they met with the victim and began investigating the incident.
Officers found that the suspect, identified as Joseph Dane GOODFELLOW, 30 years of age of Morgantown, approached the victim while she was in the store. He then initiated a hug with her and told her that he was going to follow her to another area of the store. The suspect picked the victim up and grabbed and squeezed parts of the victim’s body. The suspect also kissed and bit the victim.
GOODFELLOW was arrested and charged with 1st degree sexual abuse and is currently pending arraignment.
Due to the nature of the charge, the Morgantown Police Department will not release the name of the victim or all the details concerning the assault.