Grand Jury returns over 40 indictments


TAYLOR COUNTY— The Taylor County Grand Jury met Monday, September 9, and handed down indictments to individuals for multiple charges.

In total, the Grand Jury returned over 40 indictments, including one for Timothy A. Trott, 44, of Grafton, who is being charged with four counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm.

James Lee Lance, 84, of Webster, was also charged with wanton endangerment involving a firearm.

Christopher Walter, 27, of Grafton, was indicted on one count of possession of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, as well as one count of distribution and display of obscene material.

John M. Bodkins, 18, of Philippi, is charged with one count of possession of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and one count of distribution and display of obscene material.

Thorus W. Hawkins, 29, of Grafton faced indictment on six separate counts of sexual assault in the second degree.

Justin A. Vincent, 30, of Fairmont, was charged with abduction of a child.

Sara Lynn Roby Duke, 59, of Grafton, was charged with one count of burning, etc. of other buildings or structures; second degree arson.

Brandon S. Hays, 28, was indicted on one count of strangulation and one count of domestic battery.

Jason Lee Cain, 32, of Grafton, faced indictment for one count of malicious assault, one count of burglary and two counts of destruction of property.

Michael Todd Lohr, 43, of the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, was indicted on one count burglary and one count of violation of a protective order.

Derek J. Higgins, 37, of Grafton, was charged with one count of breaking and entering and one count of petit larceny.

Robin L. Mercer, 48, of Flemington, was indicted on one count of grand larceny.

Mercer was also charged with one count of forgery, one count of uttering, one count of computer fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Brian D. Tinker, 35, of Morgantown, was charged with transferring or receiving of stolen vehicle.

Bryan Allen Johnson, 29, of Grafton was charged with one count of driving while licensed suspended or revoked for driving while under the influence, third or subsequent offense.

Dylan L. Peters, 26, of Grafton, was indicted for one count of fleeing in a vehicle from law enforcement showing reckless indifference for the safety of others, as well as one count of first offense driving while in an impaired condition.

Donald Gene Parks, 44, of Grafton, was charged with one count of driving while licensed suspended or revoked for DUI, third offense, one count of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, second offense, and one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Jeffrey L. Morris, 56, of Grafton, was indicted on one count of driving while licensed suspended or revoked for driving while under the influence, third or subsequent offense.

Morris was also charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of delivery of a controlled substance.

Harlin Richard Felton, 35, of Flemington, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, one count of persons prohibited from possessing firearms and two counts of persons prohibited from possessing a concealed weapon.

Megan C. Froggatt, age and address unknown, was indicted for one count of transport of a controlled substance onto the grounds of a correctional facility and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Tommy G. Rushing, 42, of Grafton, faced indictment for one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Patrick R. Thompson, 24, of Flemington, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Sarah M. Quinn, 35, of Rosemont, was indicted on one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Kelly L. Arbogast, 36, of Mable, WV, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Tyler Ray Gorrell, 30, of Grafton, was indicted for one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Lucas Samuel Talerico, 30, of Shinnston, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver—methamphetamine and one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver—marijuana.

Zachary Dale Stevens, 34, of Grafton, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver—methamphetamine.

Wayne Francis Worden, 42, of Clarksburg, was indicted on one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver—methamphetamine.

Lisa Marie Shaffer, 50, of Grafton, was indicted for one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Briston Edward Skidmore, 33, of Grafton was charged with two counts of forgery of a public document, two counts of forgery and four counts of uttering.

December D. Lantz, 29 of Clarksburg, was indicted on three counts of forgery, three counts of uttering, three counts of fraudulent use of an access device, along with one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Candy Nelson, 32, of Newburg, WV, was indicted on three counts of forgery and three counts of uttering.

Charles G. Gibson, 59, of Angola, IN, was charged with obtaining property by false pretenses.

Barry Hall, 54, of Nemacolin, PA, was indicted for fraudulent schemes.

Keith R. Maley, 28, Grafton, was indicted on six counts of fraudulent use of an access device.

Jocelyn N. Jones, 36, of Fairmont, was charged with one count of fraudulent use of an access device.

Heather A. Adkins, 32, of Cross Lanes, was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

Jessy Ruffy, 37, of Huttonsville Correctional Facility, was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

John E. Copley, Jr., 32, of Huttonsville, was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

Philip Cowden, 50, of Mount Olive, was indicted on one count of felony escape.

Those indicted are presumed innocent unless convicted, and will have hearings set in Taylor County Circuit Court in the upcoming months.

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