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  • June Grand Jury returns 62 indictments



  • The June term of the Jackson County Circuit Court Grand Jury returned indictments against 62 individuals last week after deliberating on presentments by Prosecuting Attorney Jim McHugh and testimony from investigating officers in the cases. As McHugh noted, all indicted individuals are innocent until proven guilty. 


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  • The June term of the Jackson County Circuit Court Grand Jury returned indictments against 62 individuals last week after deliberating on presentments by Prosecuting Attorney Jim McHugh and testimony from investigating officers in the cases. As McHugh noted, all indicted individuals are innocent until proven guilty.
    • Edward A. Fields was indicted on charges of forgery, uttering, and two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony based on testimony by Sgt. C.E. Kenny, Ripley Police Department.
    • Cyril C. Pletcher III was indicted on charges of grand larceny and destruction of property on the testimony of Sr. Tpr. M.P. Fannin of the West Virginia State Police.
    • Rickey D. Hatfield was indicted on two counts of worthless checks based on testimony of Lt. C.C. Metz, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Christopher S. Morrison was indicted on charges of failure to meet obligation to provide support to a minor based on testimony of Lt. C.C. Metz, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Christina M. Spaulding was indicted on charges of counterfeiting and conspiracy to comit a felony based on testimony of Patrolman Brian J. Anderson, Ripley Police Department.
    • Anna L. Deitz was indicted on charges of child neglect resulting in death and DUI causing death on the testimony of Lt. C.C. Metz, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Jason Fields was indicted on a charge of manufacturing a controlled substance (marijuana) on the testimony of Sr. Tpr. C.A. May, West Virginia State Police.
    • Christopher L. Jackson was indicted on two counts of deliver of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) based on testimony of Capt. H.L. Faber, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Jeremy S. Taylor was indicted on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) and conspiracy to commit at felony based on testimony of Capt. H.L. Faber, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Eileen F. Palmer was indicted on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance (marijuana) and conspiracy to commit a felony based on testimony of Deputy R.H. Mellinger, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Jessica L. Hartley was indicted on charges of daytime burglary, grand larceny, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor based on testimony of Deputy R.H. Mellinger, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Barry G. Thompson was indicted on two counts of possession of a substance to be used as a precursor to manufacturing methamphetamine and two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony based on testimony of Deputy R.H. Mellinger, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Dianna L. Anderson was indicted on charges of daytime burglary, grand larceny, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor based on testimony of Deputy R.H. Mellinger, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    Page 2 of 5 - • Alex A. Craig was indicted on charges of robbery in the first degree and petit larceny on the testimony of Deputy R.H. Mellinger, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Dillon Young was indicted on a charge of grand larceny based on testimony of Cpl. B.R. Anderson, Ripley Police Department.
    • Marybeth Collins was indicted on charges of fraudulent schemes, conspiracy to commit a felony, fraudulent insurance claim and conspiracy to submit a fraudulent insurance claim based on testimony of Capt. H.L. Faber, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Nicholas C. Price was indicted on charges of breaking and entering other than a dwelling, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit a felony and destruction of property based on the testimony of Deputy G.C. Burnem, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Anthony J, Bryant was indicted on three counts of failure to provide notice of (sex offender) registration changes based on the testimony of Cpl. D.R. Herdman, West Virginia State Police.
    • Hershel Lee Westfall was indicted on two counts of daytime burglary, breaking and entering other than a dwelling, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit a felony, transferring/receiving stolen goods and reckless driving based on the testimony of Sr. Tpr. M.P. Fannin, West Virginia State Police.
    • James W. Westfall was indicted on charges of daytime burglary, breaking and entering other than a dwelling, transferring/receiving stolen goods and petit larceny based on the testimony of Capt. H.L. Faber, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Clifford C. Morgan, III was indicted on charges of DUI-third offense and driving revoked for DUI-third offense based on the testimony of Deputy G.C. Burnem, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • William L. Price, III was indicted on charges of daytime burglary, battery, battery on a police officer and obstructing an officer based on the testimony of Patrolman Brian J. Anderson, Ripley Police Department.
    • Tyler R. Shockey was indicted on a charge of reckless fleeing in a vehicle based on the testimony of Cpl. R.D. Rhodes, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Eric R. Sayre was indicted on charges of breaking and entering other than a dwelling, grand larceny, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, destruction of property, and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor based on the testimony of Deputy M.D. Strobbe, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Thomas W. Casto was indicted on two counts of daytime burglary, breaking and entering other than a dwelling, grand larceny, and conspiracy to commit a felony based on the testimony of Sr. Tpr. M.P. Fannin, West Virginia State Police.
    • Francis L. Gilbert was indicted on two counts of fraudulent insurance claim, two counts of conspiracy to submit a fraudulent insurance claim, fraudulent schemes, and two counts of falsely reporting an emergency situation and false information based on the testimony of Sr. Tpr. C.A. May, West Virginia State Police.
    Page 3 of 5 - • Daniel J. Palmer, III was indicted on charges of DUI-third offense and driving revoked for DUI based on the testimony of Tpr. B.K. Hammontree, West Virginia State Police.
    • Dixie Evans was indicted on charges of counterfeiting and conspiracy to commit a felony based on the testimony of Patrolman Brain J. Anderson, Ripley Police Department.
    • Dillon Young was indicted on charges of fleeing from custody and destruction of property based on the testimony on Home Confinement Officer S.M. Anderson.
    • Henry A. Chapman was indicted on charges of attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer and obstructing an officer based on the testimony of Deputy G.D. Baldwin, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Amanda Dawn Golden-Kerns was indicted on three counts of failure to provide notice of registration changes (sex offender)-second offense based on the testimony of Cpl. D.R. Herdman, West Virginia State Police.
    • Jeri L. Galloway was indicted on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses based on the testimony of Deputy B.L. Varney, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Jack Williams, II was indicted on charges of nighttime burglary, petit larceny, and possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) based on the testimony of Deputy R.H. Mellinger, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • James E. Meadows was indicted for failure to provide notice of (sex offender) registration changes based on the testimony of Sr. Tpr. M.P. Fannin, West Virginia State Police.
    • Zachary D. Edens was indicted on a charge of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine laboratory on the testimony of Sgt. C.E. Kenny, Ripley Police Department.
    • Gary W. Taylor was indicted on a charges of grand larceny based on the testimony of Sr. Tpr. M.P. Fannin, West Virginia State Police.
    • Arthur L. Pernell was indicted in charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana), possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (hydrocodone), and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (hydrocodone) based on the testimony of Patrolman Brian Anderson, Ripley Police Department.
    • Tina M. Fields was indicted on charges of forgery, uttering, and conspiracy to commit a felony based on the testimony of Sgt. C.E. Kenny, Ripley Police Department.
    • Joshua R. Casto was indicted for obtaining money, goods or property by false pretenses based on the testimony of Sr. Tpr. M.P. Fannin, West Virginia State Police.
    • Tamra L. (Ball) Fields was indicted on charges of fraudulent schemes, and conspiracy to commit a felony based on the testimony of Deputy R.H. Mellinger, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Randy L. Holcomb was indicted on charges of DUI-third offense and driving revoked for DUI-third offense based on the testimony of Deputy G.C. Burnem, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    Page 4 of 5 - • Miranda L. Stamper was indicted on charges of DUI-third offense and driving revoked for DUI-second offense based on the testimony of Deputy B.L. Varney, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Joshua A. Eggleston was indicted for fleeing in a vehicle based on the testimony of Deputy R.H. Mellinger, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Jason G. Lamar was indicted on charges of daytime burglary, grand larceny, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor based on the testimony of Deputy R.H. Mellinger, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Edward L. Comer, Jr. was indicted for six counts of sexual assault in the first degree, nine counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, 15 counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust and six counts of incest based on the testimony of Capt. H.L. Faber, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Skyler A. Skeen was indicted on charges of daytime burglary and grand larceny based on the testimony of TFC C.A. May, West Virginia State Police.
    • Derek K. Sommerville was indicted on charges of daytime burglary, grand larceny, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor based on the testimony of Deputy R.H. Mellinger, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Thomas C. Skeen was indicted on charges of breaking and entering other than a dwelling, grand larceny, and conspiracy to commit a felony based on the testimony of Capt. H.L. Faber, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Josiah Surface was indicted on charges of child abuse resulting in bodily injury and domestic battery based on the testimony of Deputy C.R. Saltsgaver, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Skyler A. Skeen was indicted on charges of burglary, breaking and entering other than a dwelling, grand larceny, and two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony based on the testimony of Deputy G.C. Burnem, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Bobby J. Davis, Jr. was indicted for grand larceny based on the testimony of Deputy C.R. Saltsgaver, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Roger C. Shinn, Jr. was indicted on charges of driving revoked for DUI-third offense and operating an ATV on a highway with a center line based on the testimony of Cpl. D.R. Herdman, West Virginia State Police.
    • Leslie C. Atkins was indicted for driving revoked for DUI-third offense based on the testimony of Cpl. R.D. Rhodes, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Leslie C. Atkins was indicted on two counts of domestic battery-third offense, child neglect creating risk of injury, domestic assault and intimidation against a witness based on the testimony of TFC C.A. May, West Virginia State Police.
    Page 5 of 5 - • Kevin D. Peal was indicted on charges of attempting to disarm an officer, domestic battery, battery on a police officer, obstructing an officer and fleeing from an officer based on the testimony of Sr. Tpr. M.P. Fannin, West Virginia State Police.
    • Zachary W. Fields was indicted on charges of fraudulent schemes and conspiracy to commit a felony based on the testimony of Deputy R.H. Mellinger, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Colton J. Syner was indicted on charges of breaking and entering other than a dwelling, grand larceny, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, destruction of property, and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor based on the testimony of Deputy M.D. Strobbe, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Kenny G. Yonkosky was indicted on charges of breaking and entering other than a dwelling, grand larceny, two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, destruction of property, and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor based on the testimony of Deputy M.D. Strobbe, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Roy Jack “Jick” Neff was indicted on charges of breaking and entering other than a dwelling and grand larceny based on the testimony of Capt. B.A. Fox, Ravenswood Police Department.
    • Christopher C. Wood was indicted on charges of daytime burglary, breaking and entering other than a dwelling, possession of a stolen vehicle, arson-third degree, breaking and entering of an automobile and petit larceny based on the testimony of Lt. C.C. Metz, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
    • Dewayne F. Payne was indicted on four counts of sexual assault in the first degree, four counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust and four counts of incest based on the testimony of Capt. H. L. Faber, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
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