Man Indicted In Fatal Accident
A man who allegedly caused a fatal accident while driving under the influence is one of five individuals indicted by the September 2016 Grand Jury in Wetzel County Circuit Court.
The grand jury handed down a one count indictment to Calvin Donald Eaton, 48, of 1201 Lazear-Wilhelm Road, Wheeling. Eaton was charged with “driving in an impaired state causing death.”
The fatal accident occurred on Route 20, near Porters Falls, on November 24, 2015. According to a police report previously filed in the case, a tanker truck, operated by Eaton, went off the right side of the road for an unknown reason.
It then came back onto the right side of the road, but crossed the center of the road, striking a 2014 Jeep Wrangler coming from the opposite direction. A 61-year-old man died as a result of the accident.
Eaton was allegedly on the job at the time of the accident and was found to have a blood alcohol content over the legal limit.
Jesse James Wiley, 37, 296 North State Route 2, Lot 96W, was handed down a two count indictment, charging him with two counts of failure to update sex offender registry information.
Count one alleges that in October of 2014 Wiley did not update his registry information during the month of his birth, as required by law.
Count two alleges that Wiley did not update his registry information in October 2015 either.
Jeremy Keith White, 30, of 217 Rural Street, Paden City, was handed down two separate indictements by the grand jury.
The first indictment contains two charges – daytime burglary and petit larceny.
The charges allege that White entered into the residence of another where he allegedly stole an iPad and a pistol.
White’s second indictment charges uttering a forged note or bill, and possession of a counterfeit bank note with intent to deliver.
The first charge alleges that White attempted to make a purchase with a $50 forged United States Federal Reerve Note, knowing the note was forged.
Count two alleges that White possessed less than ten forged bank notes, knowing them to be forged, with the intent to utter them.
Dylan Cole Fruner, 20, of 510 Marvin Avenue, New Martinsville, was handed down a twelve-count indictment by the grand jury, containing six charges of forgery and six charges of uttering. The first two counts, forgery and uttering, allege that Fruner forged the signature of another on a check, made payable to New Martinsville’s Wal-Mart, in the amount $369.94. This check was then cashed at Wal-Mart.
Charges three and four allege forgery and uttering, respectively, with a check made payable in the amount of $369.94 to Wal-Mart.
Counts five and six allege forgery and uttering, respectively, with a check made payable in the amount of $369.94 to Wal-Mart.
Counts seven and eight allege forgery and uttering, respectively, occurring at Wal-Mart with a check made payable in the amount of $347.68.
Counts nine and 10 allege that Fruner forged the signature of another on a check, made payable to Mayo’s Exxon, in the amount of $100. Fruner then allegedly cashed this check.
Counts 11 and 12 allege that Fruner forged the signature of another on a check, made payable to Wal-Mart, in the amount of $369.94. he then allegedly cashed the check.
Derek Bryan Fruner, 23, of 510 Martin Avenue, New Martinsville, was charged by the grand jury with conspiracy to utter and uttering – principal in the second degree.
The first count alleges that Derek Fruner conspired with Dylan Fruner to commit uttering.
The second count alleges that Derek Fruner aided Dylan Cole Fruner in the uttering of a check, issued payable to Wal-Mart, in the amount of $369.94.