BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 UPDATE: Troopers with the West Virginia State Police said they have opened an investigation into Shady Spring Youth Baseball, Inc. This comes after money was reported missing from the organization.
Details on the investigation are limited. Troopers said Natalie Cochran is listed as the treasurer for the organization. There is no indication on whether or not Cochran had anything to do with the missing money and no charges have been filed in the case.
3:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 2019 UPDATE: Mercedez-Benz Financial Services has filed a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Natalie Cochran and her businesses. The goal is to prevent the sale of her 2016 Mercedez-Benz GL350D4.
According to court documents, Ms. Cochran leased the vehicle in May 2016, but defaulted on the contract. The records show she later provided a check from her business Tactical Solutions Group, LLC to pay off the car in June 2019.
Mercedez-Benz Financial Group Services stated the check provided was returned as invalid. The company filed with the court on July 12, 2019 to keep Cochran or her businesses from “wrongfully converting or unilaterally selling the vehicle.”
ORIGINAL STORY: New developments come to light in the case of a federal civil case against Natalie Cochran. The action filed against Ms. Cochran involves the forfeiture of three properties in Raleigh County, West Virginia. According to federal case documents the properties were bought from the proceeds of mail, wire, and bank fraud.
The civil case was filed on July 23, 2019. Just one day later, Ms. Cochran filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy protection. The bankruptcy was filed by Ms. Cochran’s attorney, Robert Dunlap and provided to The U.S. District Attorney’s Office on July 31, 2019.
On July 30, 2019, Ms. Cochran filed to have a court appointed attorney. Judge Omar Aboulhosn ordered Wesley Page, FPD to represent her.