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June 2018 Indictments

On Monday, June 4th, 2018, the Brooke County Grand Jury Indicted the following:

James Acconcia, Jr., 52, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver;

James Acconcia, III, 21, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Entry of a Building Other Than a Dwelling with the Intent to Commit a Larceny Therein and one count of Shoplifting, Third;

Trevor Albert, 20, of Colliers, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Child Abuse Resulting in Injury, one count of Malicious Assault of a Child Near a School, and one count of Malicious Assault;

Ralph Vincent Alviz, 25, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Strangulation and one count of Malicious Assault;

Stormy Ayers-Courtright, 22, of Follansbee, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Escape;

Tara Boidock, 38, of Houston, Pennsylvania, was indicted on one count of Grand Larceny;

Foster Burns,  16, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Sexual Assault in the First Degree, one count of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree, two counts of Sexual Abuse by a Custodian, and two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree;

Kristian Michael Carter, 35, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Obtaining Money by False Pretenses;

Deanna Godwin, 39, of Follansbee, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver and one count of Conspiracy;

Aaron D. Grooms, 32 of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and two counts of Conspiracy;

Wayne Harda, 34, of Colliers, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Delivery and two counts of Conspiracy;

Lloyd Maurice Hayes, 30, of Follansbee, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Delivery, one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver; two counts of Conspiracy, and one count of Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm;

Jesse James Hubbard, 48, of Steubenville, Ohio, was indicted on seven counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and seven counts of Sexual Abuse by a Custodian;

Leslie Jones, 41, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Shoplifting, Third Offense, and one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance;

Tamara Jones, 40, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Entry of a Building other than a Dwelling  with the Intent to Commit a Larceny Therein and one count of Shoplifting, Third Offense;

Alexis D. Majoris, 31, of Colliers, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Aiding and Abetting Delivery of a Schedule I Controlled Substance and two counts of Conspiracy;

Charles McAfee, 41, of Georgetown, Pennsylvania, was indicted on two counts of Fleeing in a Vehicle, one count of Assault During Commission of a Felony, three counts of Attempted Malicious Assault, and three counts of Destruction of Property;

Brandon McLaughlin, 37, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Entry of a Building Other Than a Dwelling with the Intent to Commit a Larceny Therein and one count of Shoplifting, Third Offense;

Elmer Mollohan, 35, of Colliers, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Driving Under the Influence Causing Death and one count of Negligent Homicide;

Harley Morris, II, 35, of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Possession of Materials Visually Portraying a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct;

Drew Purks, 28, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Possession With Intent to Deliver and one count of Conspiracy;

Heather Shields,  26, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Entry of a Dwelling House Without Breaking;

Lawrence Smith, 45, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver and two counts of Conspiracy;

Kevin Donald Truax, 42, of New Cumberland, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Fleeing in a Vehicle from a Law Enforcement Office With Reckless Disregard to the Safety of Others;

Rebecca Wolfe, 29, of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a school and one count of Transporting a Controlled Substance into State with the Intent to Deliver.

March 2018 Indictments

On Monday, March 5th, 2018, the Brooke County Grand Jury Indicted the following:

William L. Adams, 58, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on four counts of Malicious Assault;

Gregory Barnhart, 53 of Canton, Ohio, was indicted on Accessory Before the Fact Breaking and Entering and Conspiracy;

Jeffrey Barnhart, 55, of Canton, Ohio, was indicted on Accessory Before the Fact Breaking and Entering and Conspiracy;

Seth Michael Beshires, 19, of Colliers, West Virginia, was indicted on one count of Sexual Assault in the Third Degree;

Lawrence Carsey,  56, of Steubenville, Ohio, was indicted on Delivery of Schedule I Controlled Substance and Transporting a Controlled Substance into the State;

Benjamin John Clifton, 20, of Follansbee, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Sexual Assault in the First Degree;

Shawna Marie Davis, 18, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on Shoplifting, Third Offense;

Shawn Fletcher, 34, of Langeloth, Pennsylvania, was indicted on Daytime Burglary, Petit Larceny, Conspiracy, and misdemeanor Destruction of Property;

Mark Alen Galiano, 43, of Colliers, West Virginia, was indicted on Strangulation;

Chad Galloway, 34, of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Breaking and Entering, two counts of Grand Larceny, Transferring Stolen Property, and three counts of Conspiracy;

Ronald Grimm, II, 25, of Jewett, Ohio, was indicted on Possession with Intent to Deliver and Conspiracy;

Jason Johnston, 36, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on five counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and five counts of Sexual Abuse by a Parent;

Patricia Lancaster, 63, of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Presenting False Claims under Medical Program of the Department of Health and Human Resources;

Courtney McGowan, 24, of Follansbee, West Virginia, was indicted on Child Neglect Creating Risk or Death or Injury;

Morgan Nash, 36, of Wintersville, Ohio, was indicted on Shoplifting, Third Offense;

Sean Rujak,  33, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on Delivery of a Schedule I Controlled Substance and Transporting a Controlled Substance into the State;

James Starr, 56, of Follansbee, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Burglary;

Shannon Stewart, 46, of Follansbee, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Delivering a Schedule II Controlled Substance and one count of Conspiracy;

Stephen Stock, 46, of Steubenville, Ohio, was indicted on Breaking and Entering, Destruction of Property, Grand Larceny, and Conspiracy;

Lorrie Tustin, 53, of Follansbee, West Virginia, was indicted on Driving Under the Influence, Third Offense, and the misdemeanor of Battery on an EMT;

Ryan Vega, 24, of Langeloth, Pennsylvania, was indicted on Burglary, Petit Larceny, Conspiracy, and the misdemeanor offense of Destruction of Property;

Joshua Webster, 34, of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Breaking and Entering, two counts of Grand Larceny,  Transferring Stolen Property, and three counts of Conspiracy;

Vicki Westlake,  32, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on Shoplifting, Third Offense;

Jennifer Williams, 45, of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Arson, First Degree;

Keith Allen Wood, 65, of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Sexual Assault in the First Degree and two counts of Sexual Abuse by a Custodian;

Richard Woods, 34, of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on Shoplifting, Third Offense.

 

November 2017 Indictments

On Monday, November 7th, 2017, the Brooke County Grand Jury Indicted the following:

Stormy Ayers-Courtright, 22, of Follansbee, WV, was indicted on one count of Grand Larceny;

Keith Richard Bartlett, Sr., 51, of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on two counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretenses and one count of Fraudulent Scheme;

Ashlei Beaird, 28, of Weirton, WV, was indicted on one count of Breaking and Entering;

Jonathan Beall, 41, of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on one count of Embezzlement and one counts of Falsifying Accounts;

Joseph Anthony Cassella, 26, of Toronto, OH, was indicted on Burlgary, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Bringing into this State Property Stolen in Another State;

Ricky Dickson, 25, of Follansbee, WV, was indicted on Shoplifting Third;

Ronald Emery of Weirton, WV, was indicted on four counts of Delivery of a Schedule II;

Terry Michael Hall, 44, of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on Delivery of a Schedule I within 1,000 feet of a school;

Tommy Harter, 22, of Follansbee, WV, was indicted on Possession With Intent to Deliver a Schedule II;

Patricia Hawthorne, 34, of Rayland, OH, was indicted on Child Neglect Creating Risk of Death or Serious Bodily Injury;

Joseph Anthony Henderson, 38, of Follansbee, WV, was indicted on Entry of a Building other than a Dwelling with the Intent to Commit a Larceny Therein, and Petit Larceny;

Michael Marino, 53, of Wheeling, WV, was indicted on Attempted Malicious Wounding, Resisting Arrest, Possession, Brandishing, and Domestic Assault;

Joshua Paul McClain, 27, of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on two counts of Sexual Abuse by a Custodian and two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree;

Michael McCloud, 42, of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on six counts of Incest, one count of Sexual Assault in the Third Degree, and one count of Sexual Abuse by a Custodian;

Donald E. Mount, 25, of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and two counts of Sexual Abuse by a Custodian;

Christian Parr, 33, of Colliers, WV, was indicted on Aiding and Abetting Attempted Murder and Malicious Assault;

Gary Roseberry, Jr., 33, of Weirton, WV was indicted on Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance;

Andre Sims, 21, of Weirton, WV, was indicted on Daytime Entering Without Breaking and Unlawful Assault;

Matthew Smiley, 28, of Burgettstown, PA, was indicted on Fleeing in a Vehicle with Reckless Disregard for the Safety of Others;

Daniel Michael Spear, 25, of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on two counts of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree;

Dustin Sperringer, 27, of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on Attempted Murder and Aiding and Abetting  Malicious Assault;

Matthew Michael Stevens, 28, of Follansbee, WV, was indicted on Malicious Assault;

Michael Garfield Stevens, III, 22, of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on two counts of Possession of Material Depicting a Minor Engaging in Sexually Explicit Conduct and two counts of Use of a Minor in Filming Sexually Explicit Conduct;

Lucy Thompson, 30, of Weirton, WV, was indicted on Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and Child Neglect Creating Substantial Risk of Injury;

Derek Wallace, 21, of Colliers, WV, was indicted on Robbery in the First Degree, Conspiracy, and Assault During Commission of a Felony;

Roman Wild, 22, of Follansbee, WV, was indicted on Robbery in the First Degree and Conspiracy;

Christopher Winters, 33, of Weirton, WV, was indicted on two counts of Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses and one count of Fraudulent Schemes.

June 2017 Indictments

On Monday, June 5th, 2017, the Brooke County Grand Jury Indicted the following:

Morgan Aracich, 23, of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on one count of fraud by an access device, one count of attempted fraud by access device, and one count of burglary;

Shawna Bellum, 25, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, was indicted on three counts of fraud in connection with an access device, and one count of conspiracy;

Ashley Bryan, 25, of Follansbee, WV, was indicted on one count of fleeing in a vehicle from a law enforcement officer with reckless disregard to the safety of others and one count of driving while suspended;

Shawn Castner, 57, of Steubenville, OH, was indicted on three counts of fraud in connection with an access device and one count of conspiracy;

Frank DeFede, Jr., 45, of Colliers, WV, was indicted on one count of delivery within 1,000 ft of a school and one count of delivery of a controlled substance;

Steven Dillard, 49, of Washington, PA, was indicted on four counts of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance;

Craig Harms, 33, of Colliers, WV, was indicted on two counts of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance;

William Hunter, 25, of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on one count of entering without breaking and one count of fleeing;

Brandon Lancaster, 27, of Weirton, WV, was indicted on ten counts of distribution of obscene matter to a minor;

Christopher MacGregor, 42, of Steubenville, OH, was indicted on one count of failure to appear;

Justin Moore, 31, of Weirton, WV, was indicted on three counts of delivery of schedule I controlled substance 1,000 ft of a school;

Anthony Paulding, 43, of Weirton, WV, was indicted on three counts of delivery of schedule II controlled substance, two counts of delivery of schedule I controlled substance, and one count of possession with the intent to deliver;

Jennifer Roberts, 40, of Weirton, WV, was indicted on four counts of Financial Exploitation of an incapacitated adult;

Robert Sayre, 58, of Follansbee, WV, was indicted on one count of delivery of schedule II controlled substance within 1,000 ft of a school, one count of delivery of schedule II controlled substance, and one count of transporting a controlled substance into the State with the intent to deliver;

Darly Steenson, 39, of Moundsville, WV, was indicted on one count of Sexual Assault in the first, fifteen counts of sexual abuse by a custodian, and seven counts of sexual abuse in the first;

Cory Stevens, 27, Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on three counts of fraud by access device;

Glenn Stewart, Jr., 53, of Follansbee, WV, was indicted on one count of entering without breaking;

NOTICE

The Brooke County Prosecuting Attorney is seeking to employ a legal secretary for part-time employment by the Brooke County Commission. Successful applicants will be required to work 20 hours a week on a flexible schedule between 9:00-5:00 Monday through Friday at a pay rate starting at $9.50 per hour. Applicants may submit a resume’ and letter of application by fax at 304-737-4187 or by mail to 727 Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV 26070 until April 24, 2017.

March 2017 Grand Jury

The March 2017 Grand Jurors returned the following Indictments:

Randall Adams of Weirton, WV was indicted on one count of Driving Under the Influence, Third Offense.

Brian Benton of Richmond, OH was indicted on one count of Malicious Wounding.

Michael Colley of Weirton, WV was indicted on one count of Fleeing in a Vehicle From an Officer Showing Reckless Disregard for the Safety of Others, one count of Fleeing Under the Influence and one count of Fleeing on Foot.

Justin Collins of Colliers, WV was indicted on twenty-four counts of Sexual Assault in the Third Degree.

Logan S. Daugherty was indicted on two counts of Sexual Assault 3rd Degree, six counts of Incest, and twelve counts of Sexual Abuse by a Parent.

Brenda Green of Wintersville, OH, was indicted on one count of Escape.

Nora Haspel of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on two counts of Deliver of a Controlled Substance.

William Holt of Mingo Junction, OH, was indicted on one count of Delivery and one count of Possession with Intent.

Jesse Hubbard, Jr., of Steubenville, OH, was indicted on nine counts of Sexual Abuse by a Custodian.

Anthony Hurst of New Cumberland, WV, was indicted on one count of Grand Larceny-auto, one count of DUI, 3rd, and one count of Driving Revoked for DUI.

Laken Jordan was indicted on one count of Conspiracy.

Jim Gene Kadin, Lamarque, TX, was indicted on two counts of Sexual Assault 1st Degree and two counts of Sexual Abuse by a Custodian.

Travis Knight of Adena, OH, was indicted on one count of Counterfeiting and one count of Conspiracy;

Michael McWha of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on one count of Breaking and Entering and one count of Escape;

Mark Mitchell of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on three counts of Sexual Abuse by a Custodian.

Linsey Siudak of Follansbee, WV, was indicted on one count of Shoplifting, one count of Failure to Appear, one count of Entering a Building, and one count of Conspiracy;

William Smith, III, of Weirton, WV, was indicted on one count of Strangulation, one count of Domestic Battery, and one count of Destruction of Property;

James Stevey of Wellsburg, WV, was indicted on one count of Operating a lab and one count of Conspiracy to Operate;

Blaise Torrance of Steubenville, OH, was indicted on one count of DUI, 3rd Offense;

Charles Yost, Jr, of Weirton, WV, was indicted on one count of Operating a Lab and one count of Conspiracy to Operate;

September 19, 2016

David F. Cross advises that Daniel Yost, Jr., plead guilty today to “Fleeing with Reckless Indifference to the Safety of Others” and “Operating a Clandestine Drug Laboratory”.  He received a sentence of not less than one nor more than five years and a sentence of not less than two nor more than ten years in the Division of Corrections.

July 13th, 2016

Assistant Prosecutor John Kyle advises Kelly Painter plead guilty to “Possession” and “Shoplifting, 2nd”.  Ms. Painter was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 60 days probation. Ms. Painter is to self report to the Northern Regional Jail on July 18th, 2016, to begin serving her sentence.

March 2016 Grand Jury

The March 2016 Grand Jurors returned the following indictments:

Scott Allison of Toronto, Ohio, was indicted on two counts of Delivery and one count of Transporting.

Logan Atkins of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on Robbery in the First Degree, Daytime Entering without Breaking, and Conspiracy.

Jonathan Boyer of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was indicted on Shoplifting, 3rd Offense, and Entering without Breaking.

Jeremy Buchanan of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on DUI, 3rd Offense, and Fleeing.

Julia Anne Chandler Columbus, Ohio, was indicted on Transporting and Conspiracy.

William Kingsley Clark of Rayland, Ohio, was indicted on Sexual Assault in the 2nd Degree, Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, and Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree.

Jason Darby of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Delivery, two counts of Transporting, and two counts of Conspiracy.

Ashley Guiler of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Shoplifting, 3rd Offense.

Joel Kerr of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was indicted for Grand Larceny and Entering without Breaking.

Travis Landis of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on Delivery, Transporting, and Conspiracy.

Ralph Liggett of Wheeling, West Virginia, was indicted on four counts of Wanton Endangerment, one count of prohibited person with a firearm, and one count of Domestic Battery.

Kerry Looman of Colliers, West Virginia, was indicted on Driving Revoked for DUI, 3rd Offense.

Lorena Mercer of Toronto, Ohio,  was indicted on three counts of Fraud in Connection with an Access Device and one count of Conspiracy.

Jason Mitter of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was indicted for DUI, 3rd Offense.

Carl Lee Nixon of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and one count of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree.

Kayla Persad of Wellsburg, West Virginia was indicted on one count of Child Abuse Resulting in Injury, two counts of Child Neglect Resulting in Injury, and one count of Malicious Assault.

Alyssa Satathite of Follansbee, West Virginia, was indicted for Transporting and Conspiracy.

Samuel Stenger, Jr., of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on Robbery in the First Degree.

Matthew Summers of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on two counts of Shoplifting, Third Offense.

Krystal Surrency of Columbus, Ohio, was indicted for Transporting, Conspiracy, and Child Neglect Creating Injury.

Mary K. Swiger, aka Mary K. Wells, aka Mary K. Jordan, of Van Wert, Ohio, was indicted for Fraudulent Schemes, Obtaining Property Under False Pretenses, and Grand Larceny.

Dean Timblin of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted on two Counts of Sexual Assault in the 3rd Degree and one count of Sexual Assault in the 2nd Degree.

Robert Tingler of Grove City, Ohio, was indicted for Delivery, Transporting, and Conspiracy.

Shane Wilson of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was indicted for Unlawful Assault and Domestic Violence, 3rd Offense.

Alexander Wudarski of Weirton, West Virginia, was indicted for two counts of Transporting and two counts of Conspiracy.

Charles Russell Yost of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was indicted for one count of Fraudulent Scheme and four counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretenses.

Daniel E. Yost, Jr. of Wellsburg, West Virginia, was indicted for three counts of Fleeing.

Roxie Yost of Follansbee, West Virginia, was indicted for Burglary and two counts of Forgery.

 

Docket Day – November 9th, 2015

With all five Prosecutors present the 41 Indictees were arraigned.

The Kinker murder trial previously schedule for November, 2015, was rescheduled for May, 2016.

Marquis McClung, Jr., a petition to revoke the probation of Marquis McClung was held in regard to the matter and the Court found that he had violated his probation. The Court ordered that he serve a sanction of  45 days in the West Virginia Division of Corrections as a result of the violation and further ordered Mr. McClung’s probation extended for a period of six months following the sanction in the Division of Corrections.

Logan Daugherty’s trial has been scheduled for February, 2015.

John McGowan was sentenced to 4 years of incarceration in the Division of Corrections as a result of his conviction for “Wanton Endangerment With a Firearm”.  He was ordered to report to the Division of Corrections on November 16th, 2015, to begin serving the sentence imposed by the Judge.