Jury indicts 23

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BUCKHANNON — A man who allegedly took over $100,000 from his employer in a 20-month period was indicted Monday by an Upshur County Grand Jury.
Rodney C. Flint, 42, of Philippi, was indicted for fraudulent schemes, a felony; 10 counts of forgery, a felony and 10 counts of uttering, a felony. Flint allegedly took $106,190 from his employer, Taylor Trucking and Dozer Service and R&R Oil and Gas LLC, by altering the paychecks he received between October 2015 and June 2017.
Twenty-three people were indicted by the Upshur County Grand Jury.
Joshua Wayne DeJesus, 27, of Buckhannon, was indicted for two counts of sexual assault in the third degree, a felony; and displaying obscene matter to a juvenile, a felony. On June 4, DeJesus allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old and allegedly sent texts with explicit images to the 15-year-old.
Breanna Burr, 23, of Buckhannon, was indicted for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, a felony.  On two dates in September and October, Burr allegedly delivered oxycodone to another person.
Christina F. Brady, 34, of Buckhannon, was indicted for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, a felony, and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school or college, a felony. Brady allegedly delivered meth near West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Russell Eugene Hann, 39, of Buckhannon, was indicted for shoplifting, third or subsequent offense, a felony, for stealing an item from Artistry on Main.
Christopher Michael Confere, 21, of Buckhannon, was indicted for strangulation, a felony; two counts domestic battery, a misdemeanor; possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony. On June 7, Confere allegedly grabbed the victim by the neck and hair and slammed her face against a partially opened car window. In March, Confere also allegedly pinched the arm of the same victim. In a separate case, Confere allegedly possessed with the intent to deliver to another, methamphetamine, on March 27.
Joseph Joshua Ward, 33, of Buckhannon, was indicted for strangulation, a felony, and domestic battery, a misdemeanor.   On May 9, Ward allegedly grabbed the victim by the throat and applied force and pressure on the neck and throat and covered the mouth of the victim. Ward also allegedly pushed the victim into the wall and bathtub.
Tyler Joseph Canterbury, 23, of Buckhannon, was indicted for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony. In November 2016, Canterbury allegedly possessed with the intent to deliver methamphetamine.
Bryce Allen Guseman, 19, of Buckhannon, was indicted for fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference to the safety of others, a felony; destruction of property, a felony; and person under 21 with measurable alcohol, a misdemeanor; stemming from a July 25 incident in which Guseman fled from the Buckhannon Police Department and backed into Sgt. William Courtney’s cruiser causing $2,500 in damage.
Corbin Dale Chewning, 23, of Buckhannon, was indicted for fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference to the safety of others, a felony; and false evidence of registration.  Chewning allegedly fled from Deputy Tyler Chidester on April 30.
Jenna Renee Friend, 33, of Buckhannon, was indicted for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony, and conspiracy, a felony. Friend allegedly possessed meth with the intent to deliver to another on June 2.
Kevin Edward McCloy, 36, of Clarksburg, was indicted for grand larceny, a felony, for allegedly taking $4,000 from another individual.
James Hugh Lipps, 43, of Jane Lew, was indicted for fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference to the safety of others, a felony. Lipps led sheriff’s deputies on a chase that started in Upshur County and ended in Harrison County on April 20.
Sondra Rae Sprouse, 24, of French Creek, was indicted for forgery, two counts, a felony; and uttering, two counts, a felony. On two different dates, Sprouse allegedly prepared bank checks to other individuals written on the account of another person without permission. The two checks were each written for $250.
Colton Darrell Lester, 33, of Rock Cave was indicted for fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference to the safety of others, a felony; fleeing in a vehicle while under the influence of controlled substances, a felony; fleeing on foot, a misdemeanor; and possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. On July 2, Lester allegedly fled from local law enforcement at a high rate of speed on Main Street and allegedly possessed methamphetamine.
Amanda Mae Bachman, 33, of French Creek, was indicted for taking the identify of another person, a felony; forgery, a felony; uttering, a felony; and receiving or possessing a stolen vehicle, a felony.
Bachman allegedly used the name of another person in Sept. 2016 to enter into a rental agreement with Enterprise. In a separate indictment, Bachman allegedly had in her possession a stolen 2005 Chevy Equinox.
Eric Wayne Lewis, 42, of Hacker Valley, was indicted for failure to appear, a felony. Lewis was previously indicted in the May Grand Jury for malicious assault, a felony, and domestic battery, third or subsequent offense, a felony. On July 6, Lewis failed to appear for his pre-trial hearing.
Allaina Blanche Hope, 18, of Buckhannon, was indicted for three counts of breaking and entering or entering without breaking, a felony, and three counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor. Hope allegedly broke into a building owned by the Upshur County Youth Baseball Organization on June 3 and took a plastic bag containing money and merchandise. Hope allegedly broke into the building on two occasions afterwards and took items.                                                                                                                
Travis McNeal Mullins, 25, of Buckhannon, was indicted for failure to report change in child abuser registry information second offense, a felony, three counts. Mullens failed to notify the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police within 10 days of his moving to a new residence and of a change in employment.
James A. Smith, 57, of Denton, Texas, was indicted for failure to register as a sex offender, life registrant, a felony. Smith failed to register as a sex offender in 2015 on his annual registration.
Phillip Elmer Herbert Jr., 58, of Crawford, was indicted for two counts of failure to provide change in sex offender registry information, a felony, and providing false sex offender registry information, a felony. Herbert allegedly failed to notify WVSP of changes in his residence or of a new registered vehicle.

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