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Drug Investigation Nets 29 Indictments

September 26, 2012
BY LAUREN RIGGS - Staff Writer (reporter@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

It was a packed courtroom in New Martinsville Tuesday morning as 24 defendants appeared before Judge Mark A. Karl to receive their formal indictments, stemming from the six-month drug trafficking investigation at the New Martinsville Villas. Bond amounts from $5,000 to $30,000 were set for each of these individuals and Judge Karl proceeded with appointment of defense attorneys, contingent on each individual's financial qualifications. Each defendant stated they were unable to afford an attorney to represent them, while most defendants said they were currently unemployed.

Virginia May Hornbeck, 38, and Edward Keith Hornbeck, 36, both of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. D101, each received a six-count indictment from the grand jury charging them with three counts each of conspiracy to deliver and delivery of oxycodone. The sets of offenses are to have occurred on or about March 21, March 28, and May 23.

Judge Karl appointed Frederick Gardener as Virginia Hornbeck's attorney, and Keith Hart as Edward Hornbeck's attorney. Bond was set at $20,000 for each defendant. Virginia Hornbeck will appear in court again Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m, whereas Edward Hornbeck's return date was set for Oct. 19, 10 a.m.

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A drug investigation centered around The Villas apartments in New Martinsville resulted in 29 indictments handed down by the grand jury on Sept. 19.

Leeann Mallendick, 36, of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. D101, New Martinsville, received a one-count indictment charging her with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone. This offense allegedly occurred on or about April 10. Kevin Neiswonger was appointed as Mallendick's attorney and her return date has been set for Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m. Bond was set at $5,000.

Gary Lee Mallendick, 26, of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. D202, New Martinsville, received a one-count indictment charging him with delivery of heroin, which allegedly occurred on or about March 14. Thomas White was appointed as Gary Mallendick's defense attorney and a return date was set for Oct. 19, 10 a.m. It was stated that Gary Mallendick is also a defendant in another case; thus, a global bond for both cases was set at $10,000. Mallendick's other indictment charges him with delivery of marijuana, which allegedly occurred Oct. 2, 2009.

Nicole Nicky Mavety, 23, of 28 Rose St., Lot 30, New Martinsville, was given a two-count indictment charging her with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone. These offenses allegedly occurred on or about June 12 when Mavety allegedly conspired with George James Mavety and Malinda Rice to deliver oxycodone.

Kevin Neiswonger was appointed as Mavety's attorney. Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught reported that he would be filing a petition to revoke bond that was posted for previous charges Mavety had received and, furthermore, the state was going to require an additional $10,000 bond for the new charges. A return date has been set for Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m.

Darla A. Loy, 32, of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. A103, New Martinsville, was given a one-count indictment charging her with delivery of oxycodone, which allegedly occurred on or about Aug. 13. Frederick Gardener was appointed as Loy's attorney and a return date has been set for Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m. Bond was set for $5,000.

Willard Loy, 53, of 4th & McEldowney Avenue, New Martinsville, received a two-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to deliver heroin and attempted delivery of oxycodone. Count one, conspiracy to deliver heroin, states that on or about Aug. 13, Loy intentionally conspired with Ronald L. Dunham, "Buck," and Joy Jo Headley to deliver heroin. Count two, attempted delivery of heroin, is said to have occurred Aug. 14. Brent Clyburn was appointed as Loy's attorney and a return date was set for Oct. 19, 10 a.m. Because of previous charges, including a burglary charge, no bond was set for Loy.

Roger Lee Headley, 29, of HC 60, Box 9BB, New Martinsville, was charged with one count delivery of oxycodone. Defense Attorney Brent Clyburn was appointed as counsel for Headley and a return date has been set for Oct. 19, 10 a.m. Bond was set at $5,000.

Malinda Rice, 38, of Rt. 2, Box 8A, Proctor, was handed a two-count indictment charging her with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone. These offenses allegedly occurred on or about June 12. Clyburn was appointed as Rice's attorney and a return date was set for Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m. Bond has been set at $5,000.

Christopher Justin Drane, also known as "Drano," 23, no address given, along with Anthony Gibbons, also known as "Twan," 24, no address given, each received a one-count indictment charging them with first degree robbery. The indictment alleges that on or about Aug. 31 both Drane and Gibbons allegedly feloniously attempted to commit robbery of Raymond Smith by chasing, catching, and threatening Smith with death while presenting a firearm in his face, for the purpose of robbing him.

For Gibbons, Haught stated that with the severity of the charges, he would ask that the bond be set for $30,000 and that Gibbons be ordered not to have any contact with the alleged victim. A return date for Gibbons has been set for Sept. 28.

The return date for Drane has also been set for Sept. 28., though no bond has been set yet for Drane, as Karl stated that the "extradition issue" in Drane's case needs cleared up. Neiswonger has been appointed as Drane's attorney.

Jason Andrew Young, 29, of 71 West Benjamin Drive, New Martinsville, received a two-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to delivery oxycodone, along with delivery of oxycodone. These offenses allegedly occurred on or about Aug. 27. Because of another indictment charging him with multiple counts of uttering, along with a previous criminal past that includes attempted breaking and entering and petit larceny, Haught requested that the bond be set for $25,000, which Karl agreed to. F.M. Dean Rohrig was appointed as Young's attorney, and a return date has been set for Oct. 19, 10 a.m.

Gary L. Wade, 26, of HC 62, Box BB, Pine Grove, received a three-count indictment. Count one charges him with delivery of oxycodone which allegedly occurred on or about April 17. Count two and three charge Wade with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone, both of which occurred on or about Sept. 6.

David Shawn Christen, 29, of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. 2, Apt. D101, received a one-count indictment charging him with delivery of oxycodone, which allegedly occurred March 26. Rohrig has been appointed as Christen's attorney and bond has been set at $5,000. Christen's return date to court has been set for Oct. 19, 10 a.m.

Mindy Murphy Omear, 33, of 730 Highland Avenue, New Martinsville, received a six-count indictment. Counts one and two of Omear's indictment, conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone, state that on July 11, she allegedly conspired with Ronald L. Dunham, also known as "Buck" to deliver oxycodone.

Counts three and four, conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone, state that on July 12 Omear allegedly conspired with Dunham to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone.

Counts five and six, conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone, state that Omear allegedly conspired with Dunham and Daniel Ray Jones, also known as "Little D," to deliver oxycodone. Both of these offenses are to have occurred on or about July 19.

Because of the multiple charges against Omear, along with a previous escape from home confinement, Haught recommended that bond be set at $30,000. Karl agreed to this and set a return date for Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m. Shane Mallet was appointed as Omear's attorney.

Lujuana L. Striegle, 25, of 187 N. State Route 2, Apt. D105, New Martinsville, was charged with delivery of oxycodone. Because of her current state of being on probation, previous criminal history, as well as a failed drug screen while on probation, Striegle's bond was set at $25,000. Keith Hart was appointed as counsel and a return date was set for Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m.

George James Mavety, 28, of 28 Rose Street, Lot 30, New Martinsville, received a two-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone, along with delivery of oxycodone. The indictment states that on or about June 12, Mavety conspired with Nicky Nicole Mavety and Malinda Rice to deliver oxycodone.

Haught stated that he was filing a motion to revoke Mavety's current bond, and would be setting bond for this matter at $10,000. Attorney Shane Mallet has been set for Mavety's defense, and a return date has been set for Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m.

Joshua E. Burch, 28, of 447B Martyn Avenue, New Martinsville, received a one-count indictment from the grand jury charging him with conspiracy to deliver Subutex. The indictment alleges that on or about July 11, Burch conspired with Natasha Lynn Tedrow, also known as "Tasha," Jason Scott Dalrymple, and an unknown white male to deliver the Schedule III controlled narcotic substance. Attorney Thomas White has been appointed Burch's attorney and a $5,000 bond was set. Burch is to return to court Oct. 19, 10 a.m.

Natasha Lynn Tedrow, "Tasha", 21, of 447B Martin Ave., New Martinsville, received a one-count indictment charging her with conspiracy to deliver Subutex. The indictment states that on or about July 11, Tedrow conspired with Joshua E. Burch, Jason Scott Dalrymple, and unknown white male to deliver Subutex.

The bond in this case was set at $5,000 and a return date has been set for Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m. David C. White was appointed as Tedrow's attorney.

Jason Scott Dalrymple, 30, of 346 Locust Street, New Martinsville, was handed a one-count indictment charging him with the felony offense of conspiracy. The indictment alleges that on or about July 11, Dalrymple conspired with Tedrow, Burch, and an unknown white male to deliver Subutex. Clyburn has been appointed as Dalrymple's attorney and a return date has been set for Oct. 19, 10 a.m.

Ronald L. Dunham, also known as "Buck," 36, of 730 Highland Avenue, New Martinsville, was handed a seven-count indictment from the grand jury. Counts one and two charge Dunham with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone. These offenses allegedly occurred on or about July 11 when Dunham conspired with Omear to deliver oxycodone.

Counts three and four charge Dunham with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and oxycodone. The indictment alleges that on or about July 12, Dunham conspired with Murphy to deliver oxycodone.

Counts five and six, conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone, allege that Dunham conspired with Omear and Jones, also known as "Little D", to deliver oxycodone.

Count seven of the indictment alleges that Dunham committed conspiracy in that he conspired with Willard Loy to deliver heroin.

Keith Hart was appointed as Dunham's attorney. The state recommended that since Dunham has had three prior felonies, one being for domestic assault and two for prior drug offenses, that bond be set for $50,000. Karl agreed and set a return date for Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m.

Daniel Ray Jones, 27, of 130 N. Bridge Street, Lot 12, New Martinsville, received a two-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to deliver and delivery of oxycodone. This indictment alleges that on or about July 19, Jones conspired with Dunham and Omear to deliver oxycodone.

Frederick Gardner was appointed as Jones' attorney and a return date was set for Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m. Bond was set for $5,000.

Paul James Ellenwood, also known as "PJ," 18, of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. D104, New Martinsville, received a two-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone, as well as delivery of oxycodone. These offenses allege that on or about June 18, Ellenwood conspired with another to deliver oxycodone.

Bond was set for $10,000. David C. White was appointed to represent Ellenwood and a return date was set for Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m.

Justin Kyle Smith, 21, of 524 Martin Avenue, New Martinsville, was charged with the felony offense of delivery of a controlled narcotic substance, oxycodone. His one-count indictment states that on or about Aug. 20, Smith delivered oxycodone. Perhaps noteworthy, is the fact that Smith stated he was employed at Northern Regional Jail as a Corrections Officer.

David C. White was appointed as Smith's attorney and a return date was set for Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m. Bond was set for $5,000.

The following indictees did not appear in court Tuesday, but their indictments from the grand jury session on Sept. 19 have been released.

Summer Sellers Riley, 29, of 187 North State Route 2, Villa Apartments, New Martinsville, received a two-count indictment charging her with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone. The indictment states that on or about Aug. 27, Riley allegedly conspired with Jason A. Young and an unknown white male to deliver oxycodone.

Justin Ray Rose, 31, of HC 61, Box 106A, Littleton, received a one-count indictment from the grand jury, charging him with manufacturing a controlled substance, marijuana. This offense allegedly occurred on or about Aug. 2.

Anthony Scott Merritt, 33, of 2158 Pleasant Valley Drive, Huntington, received a two-count indictment. Count one charges him with possession of hydrocodone with the intent to deliver. This offense allegedly occurred on or about June 3. Count two states that on or about June 3 Merritt allegedly committed the offense of domestic battery in that he intentionally struck his girlfriend in the face.

Justin Matthew Martie, 24, of 454 N. Main Street, New Martinsville, received a two-count indictment from the grand jury charging him with grand larceny and third degree arson. Count one states that on or about June 21, 2008, Martie feloniously stole a 2002 Suzuki Ozark ATV which belonged to David L. Smith. Count two of the indictment states that between July 5 and 14 of 2008, Martie committed the felony offense of third degree arson in that he set fire to and burned a 2002 Suzuki Ozard ATV, which had a value of more than $500.

Tonya McIver, 38, of Rt. 1, Box 356B New Martinsville, received a five-count indictment charging her with five counts of parent authorizing sexual abuse of a child which were to have allegedly occurred on or about Nov. 25, 2011; Dec. 10, 2011; between Nov. 1, 2011 and March 21, 2012; Nov. 25, 2011; and between Nov. 1, 2011 and March 21, 2012.

The indictment states that McIver intentionally, knowingly authorized a child to engage in sexual intercourse with Charles Scott Moore.

Moore, 27, of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. B203, New Martinsville, appeared in court Tuesday on his five counts of sexual assault in the third degree and five counts of sexual abuse by a custodian. His indictment was handed down by the May 2012 grand jury. Defense Attorney Neiswonger said there is one aspect of a potential agreement to work out. A return date was set for Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.

Ryan Vown Isaacs, 26, of 65 Orchard Drive, New Martinsville, received two indictments charging him with sexual related offenses. Isaacs received two counts each of sexual abuse in the first degree and sexual abuse by a custodian, each set occurring at a separate time than the other. The charges allege that Isaacs subjected a child who was supposed to be under his care to sexual contact.

Isaacs' second indictment charges him with two counts each of sexual assault in the first degree, incest, and sexual abuse by a custodian. Each set occurred at different times.

Tony Eugene Cook, 47, received a two-count indictment charging him with third offense domestic battery and violation of an emergency order of protection. The indictment alleges that on or about July 10, Cook unlawfully made physical contact with his ex-girlfriend, who had an emergency order of protection against him, by striking her in the head with his head.

 
 
 

 

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