Grand Jury returns 29 indictments

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, 29 indictments were returned by the Grand Jury during the December Term of Court.

The following cases were heard before the Honorable Judge James J. Rowe and arraignments for these individuals will be held December 13 beginning at 9 a.m.

Lonnie Lee Garcia, age 40, of Beckley, Count I, obtaining money by false pretense, a felony.

Brandy D. McCleese, age 30, of Marlinton, Count I, operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, a felony; Count II, conspiracy to commit a felony, a felony.

Lisa J. Eikler, age 36, of Oak Hill, Count I, operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, a felony; Count II, conspiracy to commit a felony, a felony.

Tracy L. Ferrell, age 51, of Oak Hill, Count I, operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, a felony; Count II, conspiracy to commit a felony, a felony.

Dustin Lloyd Viars, age 33, of Marlinton, Three Counts, wanton endangerment involving a firearm, a felony.

Jeremiah G. Smith, age 32, of Hillsboro, Count I, failure to register as a sex offender, a felony.

Anita Mae McCartney, age 32, of Webster Springs, Count I, operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, a felony.

Robert A. Wolf, age 43, of Mill Creek, Count I, fraudulent registration, a felony; Count II, false certificate, a misdemeanor.

Matthew D. Walton, age 34, of Raphine, Virginia, Count I, attempting to flee from officer in a vehicle, a felony.

Carolyn Ann McMillion, age 58, of Hillsboro, Count I, third offense shoplifting, a felony.

Andrea D. Woody, age 28, of Marlinton, Count I, Welfare fraud, a felony.

Joshua Wiley, Jr., age 28, of Hillsboro, Count I, grand larceny, a felony; Count II, daytime burglary, a felony.

Ina B. Pennington, age 40, of Marlinton, Count I, delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance, a felony; Count II, possession with the intent to deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance, a felony.

Darin Shane Ramsey, age 25, of Buckeye, Count I, Malicious Assault, a felony.

The following cases were heard before the Honorable Joseph C. Ponponio, Jr. Arraignments in these matters will be held January 8, 2014.

Tammy M. Akers Shearer, age 36, of Hillsboro, Two Counts, breaking and entering, a felony; Two Counts, grand larceny, a felony; One Count, entry of a building other than a dwelling, a felony.

Birthel Scott Kennedy, age 46, of Marlinton, Count I, Domestic Battery third offense, a felony.

Patrick Ray Wall, age 37, of Marlinton, Count I, burglary, a felony.

Russell Sharp, age 28, of Cass, Count I, burglary, a felony.

Jamie M. Moffitt, age 23, of Battle Creek, Michigan, Count I, Two Counts malicious assault, a felony.

Thomas W. Pennington, age 40, of Mt. Olive Correctional Center, Count I, escape from custody of the Commissioner of Corrections, a felony.

Larry L. Morehead, age 48, of Mt. Olive Correctional Center, Count I, escape from custody of the Commissioner of Corrections, a felony.

Gregory W. Arbogast, age 32, of Slaty Fork, Count I, burglary, a felony.

Angelina M. Wilt, age 36, of Maysville, Count I, burglary, a felony.

Rebecca J. Schepleng, age 48, of Marlinton, Count I, Welfare fraud, a felony.

Ashley R. Feury, age 26, of Marlinton, Count I, manufacture of a controlled substance, a felony; Count II, child neglect resulting in injury, a felony.

Robert E. Kilmer, age 46, of Ronceverte, Count I, operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, a felony.

Steven K. Bennett, age 38, of Marlinton, Two Counts, possession with intent to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, a felony.

Danny R. Baldwin, age 53, of Marlinton, Two Counts, possession with intent to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, a felony.

James F. Tawney, age 55, of Marlinton, Two counts, breaking and entering, a felony; Two Counts, grand larceny, a felony; One Count, entry of a building other than a dwelling, a felony.

An indictment is not proof of guilt. Defendants are considered innocent until proven otherwise by a jury of their peers.

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