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Grand Jury Returns 48 True Bills

September 21, 2011
BY MIRANDA STOKES - Staff Writer (reporter@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

Wetzel County Grand Jurors returned 48 true bills against 18 defendants during the grand jury session held Sept. 13. Several cases of assault and theft-related crimes will be on the docket in this term of Wetzel County Circuit Court.

Charles Homer Derby Jr., 29, of P.O. Box 246, Littleton, was handed a two-count indictment for offenses said to have occurred on or about July 27 in Wetzel County.

Count one states he allegedly committed the felony offense of malicious assault in that he maliciously, unlawfully, feloniously, and knowingly caused bodily injury to a man with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill the said victim by stabbing him with a knife.

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Count two alleges Derby with the misdemeanor offense of giving false information to the West Virginia State Police in that he unlawfully and knowingly gave false or misleading information to Senior Trooper F. L. Raynor, an officer of the state police, by denying to the officers that he was carrying a knife, when in fact, he did have a knife on his person.

Kevin Kennedy, 23, of 5619 Room 16, Ischua, N.Y., received a two-count indictment for offenses said to have occurred on or about June 13 in Wetzel County.

Count one states he allegedly committed the felony offense of conspiracy to commit malicious assault in that he intentionally, knowingly, unlawfully, and feloniously conspired with Robert Kennedy, 41, of HC 62 Box 27, Pine Grove, to commit malicious assault.

Count two states Kevin Kennedy committed the felony offense of malicious assault in that he allegedly maliciously, unlawfully, feloniously, and knowingly caused bodily injury to a man with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill the said victim by striking him and kicking him.

Codefendant Robert Kennedy was handed a one-count indictment stating that on or about June 13 in Wetzel County, he allegedly committed the felony offense of conspiracy to commit malicious assault in that he intentionally, knowingly, unlawfully, and feloniously conspired with Kevin Kennedy to commit malicious assault.

The following face charges of theft-related crimes:

Edward Daniel Warf, 19, of Route 1 Box 239A, Middlebourne, was handed a five-count indictment for his offenses said to have occurred between June 11-12 against St. Paul's United Methodist Church and Days Gone By, both located in Paden City, in Wetzel County.

Count one charges Warf with the felony offense of entry of a building other than a dwelling wherein he allegedly did intentionally, unlawfully, and feloniously break and enter the church with the intent to commit a larceny therein.

Count two states he allegedly committed the felony offense of grand larceny for knowingly, intentionally, unlawfully, and feloniously stealing, taking, and carrying away goods and chattels, having a cumulative value of more than $1,000 belonging to the church with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the same.

Count three charges Warf with the misdemeanor offense of destruction of property wherein he allegedly intentionally and unlawfully broke a window, door, and file cabinet in the building housing the church, thereby damaging the said items.

Count four states he allegedly committed the felony offense of entry of a building other than a dwelling for intentionally, unlawfully, and feloniously breaking and entering the building housing the business commonly known as Days Gone By with the intent to commit a larceny therein.

Lastly, count five alleges Warf committed the misdemeanor offense of petit larceny for knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully stealing, taking, and carrying away goods and chattels having a cumulative value of less than $1,000 belonging to Days Gone By with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the same.

Four individuals are charged with conspiracy to commit grand larceny and grand larceny for offenses said to have occurred on or about Aug. 3 at New Martinsville's Walmart in Wetzel County.

Ciara Lynn Barnes, 19, of 202 Cherry Street, Woodsfield, Ohio; Allen G. Grayam, 23, of 537 Market Street, Clarington, Ohio; Gary Clark Grayam, 19, of 537 Market Street, Clarington, Ohio; and Brooke Frances Strope, 19, of 533 Market Street, Clarington, Ohio, were each handed two-count indictments charging them with one count each of the felony offenses of conspiracy to commit grand larceny, and grand larceny for allegedly conspiring amongst each-other to commit grand larceny, and for knowingly, intentionally, unlawfully, and feloniously stealing, taking, and carrying away goods having a cumulative value of more than $1,000 belonging to Walmart Store No. 2684 in New Martinsville with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of said goods.

Brandy Marie Adams, 24, of 1229 Lost Pavement Road, Parkersburg, W.Va., received a one-count indictment charging her with the felony offense of grand larceny.

According to the indictment, on or about July 19 in Wetzel County Adams allegedly knowingly, intentionally, unlawfully, and feloniously stole, took, and carried away goods having a cumulative value of more than $1,000 belonging to Walmart Store No. 2684 in New Martinsville with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of said goods.

Andrew William Richard, 22, of 28 Rose Street Lot 80N, New Martinsville, received a two-count and a one-count indictment from Grand Jurors for offenses said to have occurred in Wetzel County.

In his two-count indictment, Richard is charged with entry of a building other than a dwelling and grand larceny wherein between July 10-13 he allegedly intentionally, unlawfully, and feloniously entered without breaking a garage belonging to Brock T. Conner located on Price Run near Proctor with the intent to commit a larceny therein, and wherein he allegedly knowingly, intentionally, unlawfully, and feloniously stole, took, and carried away a 2006 Kawasaki KLX 125 dirt bike, having a value of more than $1,000 belonging to Conner, with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the same.

In his one-count indictment, Richard is charged with the misdemeanor offense of petit larceny wherein on or about Jan. 10 he allegedly knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully stole, took, and carried away goods and chattels having a cumulative value of less than $1,000 belonging to Walmart Store No. 2684 in New Martinsville with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the same.

Notably, in 2007 Richard was alleged to have stolen cigarettes from Mayo's Exxon valued at less than $1,000. A recommended stay at the Anthony Center for youthful offenders in Greenbrier County was his sentence given by Judge John Madden. Following successful completion of his sentence at the center, Richard was granted two years supervised probation by Judge David Hummel.

In addition to facing these new charges, Richard presently has hearings underway in circuit court on a petition to revoke his probation.

Skilar B. Campbell, 19, of 140 Cox Street, New Martinsville, is charged with one count of the felony offense of conspiracy to commit breaking and entering wherein during the month of March, he allegedly intentionally, knowingly, unlawfully, and feloniously conspired with Michael T. Yost, 33, of 639 James Street, New Martinsville, to commit breaking and entering in Wetzel County.

Notably, Yost pleaded guilty to entry of a building other than a dwelling on July 8 and was sentenced on Aug. 19 to one to 10 years in the West Virginia State Penitentiary for Men.

The following individuals are charged with forgery and uttering:

Grand Jurors handed an eight-count indictment to Christopher James Henderson, 28, of 1250 North State Route 2, Apt. 27, New Martinsville, for several offenses said to all have occurred on or about June 16 in Wetzel County.

Counts one and three state Henderson allegedly committed the felony offense of forgery wherein he did unlawfully, feloniously, and with the intent to defraud, forge the signature of Martie Howell, to two checks issued by Henderson on Howell's WesBanco account, and made payable to "Cash" in the amount of $100 each, which were cashed at Mayo's Exxon in New Martinsville to the prejudice of the rights of Howell, WesBanco, and Mayo's Exxon.

Counts two and four charge Henderson with the felony offense of uttering and attempted uttering for allegedly intentionally, knowingly, unlawfully, and feloniously uttering and employing the first said check as true, and attempting to utter and employ the second check as true, by tendering them to Mayo's Exxon and offering them as true, to the prejudice of Howell, WesBanco, and Mayo's Exxon, when Henderson knew the said checks were forged.

Counts five and six charge him with the felony offenses of forgery and uttering for allegedly unlawfully, feloniously, and with the intent to defraud, forging and employing as true, the signature of Howell to a third check issued by Henderson on Howell's WesBanco account, and made payable to "Wal-Mart" in the amount of $126.28, which was cashed at Walmart in New Martinsville, to the prejudice of the rights of Howell, WesBanco, and Walmart, when he knew the said check was forged.

Counts seven and eight charge Henderson with the felony offenses of forgery and uttering for allegedly unlawfully, feloniously, and with the intent to defraud, forging and employing as true, the signature of Howell to a fourth check issued by Henderson on Howell's WesBanco account, and made payable to "Go-Mart" in the amount of $65.63, which was cashed at Go-Mart in New Martinsville, to the prejudice of the rights of Howell, WesBanco, and Go-Mart, when he knew the said check was forged.

Codefendant Brittany Jo Nolan Powell, 26, of 1250 North State Route 2, Apt. 27, New Martinsville, was handed a five-count indictment for offenses said to have occurred on or about June 16 in Wetzel County.

Counts one, four, and five charge her with allegedly committing the felony offense of uttering.

Count one states she intentionally, knowingly, unlawfully, and feloniously uttered and employed as true a WesBanco check issued on Howell's account, and made payable to "Cash" in the amount of $100, by tendering the same check to Mayo's Exxon and offering the same as true, to the prejudice of Howell, WesBanco, and Mayo's Exxon, when she knew the said check was forged.

Count four states she intentionally, knowingly, unlawfully, and feloniously uttered and employed as true a WesBanco check issued on Howell's account, and made payable to "Wal-Mart" in the amount of $126.28, by tendering the said check to Walmart and offering the same as true, to the prejudice of Howell, WesBanco, and Walmart, when she knew the said check was forged.

Count five states she intentionally, knowingly, unlawfully, and feloniously uttered and employed as true a WesBanco check issued on Howell's account, and made payable to "Go-Mart" in the amount of $65.63, by tendering the said check to Go-Mart and offering the same as true, to the prejudice of Howell, WesBanco, and Go-Mart, when she knew the said check was forged.

Count two charges Powell with the felony offense of forgery for allegedly unlawfully, feloniously, and with the intent to defraud, forging the signature of Howell to the Electronic Check receipt authorizing the electronic deposit of a check issued on Howell's WesBanco account, and made payable to "Cash" in the amount of $100, which was cashed at Mayo's Exxon in New Martinsville, to the prejudice of the rights of Howell, WesBanco, and Mayo's Exxon.

Lastly, count three charges Powell with the felony offense of attempted uttering wherein she allegedly intentionally, knowingly, unlawfully, and feloniously attempted to utter and employ as true a WesBanco check issued on Howell's account and made payable to "Exxon" in the amount of $100, by attempting to tender the said check to Mayo's Exxon and offering the same as true, to the prejudice of Howell, WesBanco, and Mayo's Exxon, when she knew the said check was forged.

Donald Alex Bassett, 26, of 1749 Oil Ridge Road, Sistersville, was handed a one-count indictment stating that on or about Aug. 18 in Wetzel County, he allegedly committed the felony offense of conspiracy to commit uttering wherein he intentionally, knowingly, unlawfully, and feloniously conspired with Sarah Yost to utter check number 1115 on the Long Reach Federal Credit Union account of Richard L. Tuttle and Linda Tuttle in New Martinsville.

In other matters, Grand Jurors returned three counts and one count of information to Blaine Watson, 41, of P.O. Box 134, Littleton, for various offenses said to have occurred in Wetzel County.

Counts one through three allege that on or about July 4 Watson committed the misdemeanor offenses of destruction of property, petit larceny, and contributing to the delinquency of a child in that he intentionally and unlawfully broke a Pepsi-Cola machine and its contents located at Koontz Country Cupboard in Littleton, thereby damaging the said Pepsi-Cola machine and its contents (count one), and stole, took, and carried away goods and chattels having a cumulative value of less than $1,000 belonging to the business with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the same (count two).

Furthermore, count three entails Watson knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully encouraged the delinquency of a child by encouraging that child to cause damage to property not his own and to take monies not his own at the Littleton business with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the same.

The one count of information details that between June 15 and July 6 Watson allegedly committed the felony offense of failure to update sex offender registry information in that he, being required to register as a sex offender for life, knowingly failed to register or provide a change in information to the West Virginia State Police in Wetzel County by knowingly failing or refusing to report his move to a new address.

Timothy John Judge, 30, of P.O. Box 132, Friendly, is charged with two counts of failure to update sex offender registry information in that allegedly between June 16 and July 14, in Wetzel County, he, being required to register as a sex offender for life, did knowingly, unlawfully, and feloniously fail to register or provide a change in information to the West Virginia State Police in Wetzel County by knowingly failing or refusing to report his move to a new address (count one), and knowingly failing or refusing to report a new vehicle or change in vehicle (count two).

Lastly, Tyler C. Fauber, 27, of 446 North Main Street, New Martinsville, was handed a two-count indictment for offenses said to have occurred on or about June 6 in Wetzel County.

Count one alleges he committed the felony offense of conspiracy to deliver heroin in that he intentionally, knowingly, unlawfully, and feloniously conspired with Jeremy K. White, 24, of Paden City, to deliver Heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Notably, White pleaded guilty to one count of information for conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (heroin) on Sept. 6 and was sentenced to one to five years in the state penitentiary for men

Count two states Fauber allegedly committed the felony offense of possession of a controlled substance (heroin) with intent to deliver in that he unlawfully, intentionally, knowingly, and feloniously possessed heroin with the intent to deliver the same.

 
 
 

 

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