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Grand Jury Brings 26 Charges On 12

May 15, 2013
BY LAUREN RIGGS - Staff Writer (reporter@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

The May 2013 Wetzel County Grand Jury met on May 13, where 26 true bills were handed down to 12 individuals.

Eric Dean Adams, 45, of HC 60 Box 56, Pine Grove, was handed down a three-count indictment, charging him with felony nighttime burglary, misdemeanor petit larceny, and misdemeanor destruction of property.

Counts one and two, respectively, allege that on or about Jan. 23, Adams unlawfully entered the house of the victims in the case, where he stole goods having a value less than $1,000. The third count alleges Adams broke the lock on the door of the victims' residence.

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John Wilbur Bowman Jr., 24, of HC 67 Box 45, Hundred, received a one-count indictment charging him with felony entry of a building other than a dwelling, misdemeanor petit larceny, and felony grand larceny. The first two counts of the indictment allege that on or about Feb. 6, Bowman unlawfully entered a garage and stole goods totaling less than $1,000. The third count states that on Jan. 28, Bowman stole a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban motor vehicle that valued more than $1,000.

Amanda M. Bray, 30, of 2640 State Route 45, North Jackson, Ohio, received a two-count indictment charging her with entry of a building other than a dwelling and grand larceny. These charges allege that on or about March 13, Bray entered Wal-Mart with the intent to commit a larceny and stole goods with a cumulative value of more than $1,000.

Michael Paul Clegg, 35, of 440 Durham Street, Sistersville, received a one-count indictment of third offense driving under the influence of alcohol. This charge alleges that on or about April 25 Clegg drove a Toyota Corolla vehicle on West Robinson Street and South Third Avenue in Paden City while under the influence of alcohol. Clegg was previously convicted for the offense of DUI in Wetzel County Magistrate Court on or about October 10, 2006, and in Tyler County Magistrate Court on or about October 21, 2009.

Dalton Andrew Crohn, 19, of 42 Crystal Lane, Bridgeport, W.Va., received a two-count indictment, charging him with felony entry of a building other than a dwelling and misdemeanor petit larceny. This indictment alleges that Crohn entered a garage unlawfully and stole goods from the victims, totaling less than $1,000.

William Derek Fiest, 46, of 172 North Street, New Martinsville, received an indictment, charging him with domestic battery, third offense. Fiest, allegedly, on or about March 6, struck the victim in the head with a beverage can in New Martinsville.

Joy Jo Headley, 35, of HC 60 Box 44, New Martinsville, received a one-count indictment, charging her with failure to appear on felony bail. On or about March 8, Headley failed to appear at the Northern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility as ordered by the Honorable David W. Hummel Jr. after being convicted of conspiracy to deliver heroin.

Jordan Tyler Kerns, 20, of 402 Abbie Drive, New Martinsville, received a two-count indictment charging him with photographing a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and distribution of material depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

On or about November 5, 2012, Kerns did allegedly photograph a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and then distributed the material by text message.

Alexander C. King, 27, of 746 Hickman Road, Sistersville, received a two-count indictment charging him with entry of a building other than a dwelling and grand larceny. The charges allege that King entered Wal-Mart on or about March 2 and stole goods totaling more than $1,000.

Frankie Morris Jr., 23, of Mountainview Gardens, Waynesburg, Pa., received a three-count indictment, charging him with felony burglary, misdemeanor petit larceny, and misdemeanor transferring stolen goods.

These charges allege that on or about September 15, 2012, Morris unlawfully entered the house of the victim, stole a Bond Arms Model BACD Derringer and J.C. Higgins 12 gauge Bolt Action Shotgun, with a value of less than $1,000, and transferred the Bond Arms Model BACD Derringer to another individual.

Ronald James Morris II, 20, of HC 60 Box 157, Reader, received a four-count indictment, charging him with two sets of felony entry of a building other than a dwelling and misdemeanor petit larceny.

Both sets allege that on or about March 28, Morris entered the Convenient Store in Paden City and stole cash, totaling less than $1,000.

Johnny Lee Slater, 22, of Post Office Box 149, Hundred, received a two-count indictment, charging him with entry of a building other than a dwelling and grand larceny.

These charges allege that on or about March 13, Slater entered Wal-Mart and stole goods with a value of more than $1,000.

 
 

 

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