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New Defendants Arraigned

By Staff | Oct 5, 2011

New defendants from this term of court appeared in Wetzel County Circuit Court on Monday for their arraignments. Judge Mark A. Karl set return dates for these newly indicted individuals for Oct. 14 and 19 for further proceedings.

Charles Homer Derby Jr., 29, of P.O. Box 246, Littleton, remained silent as the court entered innocent pleas on his behalf to his two-count indictment for offenses said to have occurred on or about July 27 in Wetzel County. He was remanded to the Northern Regional Jail and will return Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

Count one of his indictment 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.

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., also remained silent as the court entered pleas of innocence to Kennedy’s two-count indictment for offenses said to have occurred on or about June 13 in Wetzel County. He was also remanded to the NRJ and will return Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

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.

Meanwhile, Edward Daniel Warf, 19, of Route 1 Box 239A, Middlebourne, pleaded innocent to his charges handed to him by Wetzel County Grand Jurors in 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. During the hearing Attorney Jeremiah Gardner asked Warf’s bond be reduced from $40,000 cash only; without objection the judge ordered Warf’s bond be reduced to $10,000 cash, surety, or professional bondsman. Warf was remanded to the NRJ pending the posting of bond and is set 2to return Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m.

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.