Upshur County Grand Jury returns 25 indictments for January


BUCKHANNON — The Grand Jury of Upshur County convened for the January 2022 term of Circuit Court and returned 25 indictments. According to the office of Prosecuting Attorney Bryan Hinkle, true bills were issued for the following individuals:

Dylan Paul Mitchell, 22, Buckhannon. Gross child neglect creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury, a felony, one (1) count.

Harley David King, 43, Buckhannon. Driving while license revoked for DUI, 3rd or subsequent offense, a felony, one (1) count; No insurance, a misdemeanor, one (1) count; Improper use of evidence of registration, a misdemeanor, one ( 1) count.

Danolvis Nunez, 20, Suffolk, NY. Grand larceny, a felony, one (1) count; Conspiracy, a felony, one (1) count.

Kiara Dawn Casto, 22, Buckhannon. Conspiracy to commit a felony violation of chapter 61A, article 401 of the WV state code, a felony, one ( 1) count; Gross child neglect creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury, a felony, one (1) count; Conspiracy, a felony, one (1) count.

Ernie Wayne Crawford, 26, French Creek. Delivery of a controlled narcotic substance, fentanyl, a felony, one (1) count; Conspiracy to commit a felony violation of Chapter 61A, article 401 of the WV state code, a felony, one ( 1) count; Gross child neglect creating a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury, a felony, one (1) count; Conspiracy, a felony, one (1) count.

Jeremy Allan McCartney, 28, Crawford. Driving while license revoked for DUI, 3rd or subsequent offense, a felony, one ( 1) count.

Christopher Allen Linville, 28, Huntington. Grand larceny, a felony, one (1) count; Possession of a stolen vehicle, a felony, one (1) count; Attempted identity theft, a felony, one (1) count; Fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference to the safety of others, a felony, one (1) count; Fleeing by means other than the use of a vehicle, a misdemeanor, one (1) count; Destruction of property, a misdemeanor, one (1) count.

Harley David King, 43, Buckhannon. Driving while license revoked for DUI, 3rd or subsequent offense, a felony, one ( 1) count; No insurance, a misdemeanor, one (1) count; Improper use of evidence of registration, a misdemeanor, one (1) count.

Brianna Lydia Wardrope, 26, Buckhannon. Forgery, a felony, two (2) counts; Uttering, a felony, two (2) counts.

Tony Lee Metzler, 37, Buckhannon. Prohibited person in possession of a concealed firearm, a felony, one ( 1) count; Prohibited person in possession of a firearm, a misdemeanor, one (1) count; Driving while license revoked for DUI, 2nd offense charge, a misdemeanor, one (1) count.

William Earl Parker, Jr., 53, Cheat Lake. Kidnapping, a felony, one (I) count.

Eric Wade Chidester, 39, Crawford. Prohibited person in possession of a firearm, a felony, one (1) count; Possession of a stolen vehicle, a felony, one (1) count.

Johnathan Roy Peyatt, 36, French Creek. Failure to register as a sex offender, a felony, one (1) count.

Silmer Nathan White, 28, Montrose. Uttering, a felony, two (2) counts.

Kaylee M. Malcolm, 24, Montrose. Uttering, a felony, one (1) count.

Kurtis L. Carson, 20, Weston. Cruelty to animals, a felony, two (2) counts.

Presented by Special Prosecuting Attorney Savannah Hull Wilkins: Jaymie Wright, 27, Jane Lew. Attempt to kill or injure by poison, a felony, three (3) counts; Solicitation of murder, a felony, one ( 1) count.

William Patrick O’Neil, 51, Spencer. Uttering, a felony, one (1) count.

Charles William Pancake, 73, Buckhannon. Failure to provide notice of a change in sex offender registration information, life registrant, a felony, two (2) counts.

Aaron Shane Glasser, 37, Buckhannon. Failure to report changes to child abuse and neglect registry, 2nd or subsequent offense, a felony, ten (10) counts.

Thomas James Miller, 32, French Creek. Driving while license revoked for DUI, 3rd or subsequent offense, a felony, one (1) count; Fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference to the safety of others, a felony, one. ( 1) count.

Thomas James Miller, 32, French Creek. Driving while license revoked for DUI, 3rd or subsequent offense, a felony, one ( 1) count; Fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference to the safety of others, a felony, one ( 1) count; Fleeing by means other than the use of a vehicle, a misdemeanor, one (1) count.

Mark Allen Wilfong, 34, Buckhannon. Attempted grand larceny, a felony, one (1) count; Tampering with a vehicle, a misdemeanor, one (1) count; Petit larceny, a misdemeanor, one (1) count.

Christie Coy McClure, Jr., 58, Helvetia. Driving a motor vehicle while in an impaired state and causing the death of a person, a felony, one (1) count; Driving under the influence of alcohol (>.15 BAC), a misdemeanor, one (1) count.

Daniel Lee Alderman, 37, French Creek. Driving while license revoked for DUI, 3rd or subsequent offense, a felony, one (1) count; Fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference to the safety of others, a felony, one ( 1) count. No insurance, a misdemeanor, one ( 1) count; Improper use of evidence of registration, a misdemeanor, one ( 1) count. False motor vehicle inspection sticker, a misdemeanor, one ( 1) count.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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