Two local residents indicted in Lewis County

WESTON — Two Upshur County people were indicted by a Lewis County Grand Jury Monday.

Corey Shane Bailey, 26, of French Creek was indicted for grand larceny, a felony, and conspiracy to commit grand larceny, a felony.

Robert Michael Allman III, 20, of Buckhannon, was indicted for fleeing with reckless indifference, a felony.

Twelve true bills were returned by the grand jury, according to a press release from prosecuting attorney Christina Flanigan’s office.

In other crime news, a Montrose woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing a surveillance system from Walmart last fall.

Meriah K. Souter, 39, entered the Buckhannon Walmart at 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 17, 2016, picked up a surveillance system from the shelf and began shopping around in the store, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office.

Souter allegedly went into the lawn and garden department, removed the system from its packaging and concealed it in her purse, according to the complaint. The surveillance system cost $279.

The asset protection associate advised Patrolman Joshua Wilson with the BPD that the surveillance system was the only one of its kind in Walmart.

Souter has several prior shoplifting charges: March 2014 in Upshur County, January 2016 in Harrison County and June 2006 in Harrison County and December 2011 in Harrison County.

Souter was arrested for shoplifting, third offense, a felony. Magistrate Kay Hurst set bond at $10,000. If convicted, Souter faces a fine between $500 and $5,000 and confinement in prison for one to 10 years, of which at least one year shall actually be spent in confinement and is not subject to probation.


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