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Wetzel County Releases Grand Jury Indictments

By Staff | Jan 25, 2017

The January 2017 Grand Jury met behind closed doors last week and have issued the following indictments:

Ezra Cody Aberegg, 30, of Pine Grove, was charged with receiving stolen goods. On or around September 23, 2016, Aberegg allegedly received electronics valued at over 1,000 dollars.

Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, 23, of Dublin, Ohio, was given a four-count indictment, charging him with “attempt to acquire controlled substance by forgery,” conspiracy, fleeing from an officer, and obstructing an officer.

On or about November 1, 2016, Ahmed allegedly forged a prescription to Rite Aid in New Martinsville, where he had been conspiring with an unknown individual. Ahmed allegedly tipped the unknown assailant to the presence of the police and then attempted to flee from an officer before being apprehended.

Jeffrey D. Davis, 28, of New Martinsville, was handed down a one-count indictment by the grand jury, charging him with malicious wounding. On or around July 10, 2016, Davis allegedly punched and kicked another individual.

Anastasia B. Filatova, 26, of New Martinsville, was given a seven-count indictment, which included one count of grand larceny, two counts of forgery, two counts of uttering, and fraudulent use of an access device.

In July 2016, Filatovia allegedly stole goods, belonging to another, with a value of more than $1,000.

Filatova also allegedly forged two separate checks and uttered them at two separate locations.

The indictment against Filatova also alleges that she used another person’s Peebles account where she made two separate purchases, one being in the amount of $325.79 and one being in the amount of $311.82.

Robin Michelle Fluharty, 44, of Jerusalem Ohio, was charged with grand larceny, to have occurred on or about February 2, 2015.

Robert Leu Kernan, 37, of New Martinsville, was charged on with failure to appear on felony bond, to have occurred on or about September 23, 2016.

Robert Erik Lemasters, 43, of Folsom W.Va., was handed down a one-count indictment, charging him with manufacturing a controlled substance (marijuana). This allegedly occurred on or about September 24, 2016.

Joshua Clinton Masters, 32, of New Martinsville, was charged with third-offense shoplifting, to have occurred on or around June 16, 2016. Masters had previously been convicted of shoplifting on September 10, 2014 in Marshall County, and again on May 19, 2011 in Moundsville.

Georgia Mae Metz, 43, of Mannington, was given a three-count indictment, consisting of a charge of attempted murder and two counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm. On or around November 19, 2016, Metz allegedly pointed a loaded firearm at a person, inside of their residence, thereby creating a substantial risk of death or bodily harm.

Samuel Amos Minger, 38, of New Martinsville, was given a three-count indictment, charging him with two counts of “driving while revoked for DUI- third offense”, and fleeing from an officer. One count of “driving while revoked for DUI-third offense” allegedly occurred on or around September 24, 2016. Another instance of “driving while revoked for DUI-third offense” allegedly occurred on or about October 24, 2016. During this instance, Minger allegedly fled from police when they tried to pull him over.

Lawrence A. Oneil, 27, of New Martinsville, was given a two-count indictment for entering a building other than a dwelling and grand larceny. On on around November 11, 2016, Oneil allegedly broke into a barn in Wileyville and stole goods valued at over $1,000.

Hobert Russell Powers, 66, of Paden City, was charged with obtaining services in return of a worthless check. On or around December 28, 2015, Powers allegedly wrote a check in the amount of $1,096.75 to an automotive shop for repairs made to his vehicle, knowing that there were insufficient funds in his bank account.

Pasia Artees Smith, 19, of Westerville, Ohio, was given a two-count indictment, charging her with conspiracy and attempt to acquire a controlled substance by fraud. On or around November 7, 2016, Smith allegedly conspired with two unknown individuals to acquire Promethazine with Codeine from the Rite Aid in New Martinsville, using a forged prescription.

Asia Nicole Thomas, 20, of New Martinsville, was given a two-count indictment, charging her with uttering and failure to appear on felony bail. On or around September 5, 2015, Thomas allegedly uttered a check to Long Reach Federal Credit Union in the amount of $100, knowing the check was forged. The second count alleges that on or about November 1, 2016, Thomas failed to appear in court for a hearing, after posting bail.

James Ray Thompson, 36, of New Martinsville, was given an 18-count indictment, charging him with sexual-based offenses.

Thompson’s indictment includes six charges of sexual assault in the first degree, six counts of incest, and six charges of sexual assault by a custodian. Between January 1, 1998, and December 31, 2003, Thompson allegedly engaged in sexual acts, on multiple occasions, with a minor.