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Fourteen Indicted By Grand Jury

September 26, 2018
BY LAUREN MATTHEWS - EDITOR (lmatthews@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

Fourteen individuals were indicted by the Wetzel County Grand Jury after the jury met for its September term on Sept. 19. The grand jury session was originally set for Tuesday, Sept. 11; however, due to the possibility of river flooding from Tropical Storm Gordon, the session was postponed.

The following individuals were given the following charges:

Miranda Donn Bonner Gagnon, 37, of 129 Long Run road, Greenwood, W.Va., received a four-count indictment from the grand jury, charging her with two counts of forgery and two counts of uttering. On October 22, 2017, Gagnon allegedly issued and uttered a check payable to Walmart, on another individual's account, in the amount of $710.91. That same day, and from the same account, Gagnon allegedly issued and uttered another check to Walmart, in the amount of $112.05.

Kevin Shawn Cook, 43, of 301 N Eighth Ave., Paden City, received a one-count indictment, charging him with "obtaining money by false pretenses." Between Feb. 22 and March 20 of 2018, Cook allegedly obtained more than $1,000 from another individual by representing he would complete repairs and improvements to that person's property.

Anastasia Filatova, 27, of 601 Lynn Camp Road, New Martinsville, received a two-count indictment, charging her with escape from custody and grand larceny. On Feb. 15, Filatova, allegedly escaped from custody by removing her home confinement bracelet, rendering the bracelet unable to track her location. Filatova was allegedly unavailable at her residence when the home confinement officer tried to ascertain her location. Filatova's charge of grand larceny claims she allegedly removed and disposed of the home confinement bracelet, which had a value of more than $1,000.

Charles Ely Henderson, 36, of 32 Rock Lane, New Martinsville, is charged with three counts of forgery and three counts of uttering. The first set of forgery and uttering alleges that on June 5 Henderson forged the signature of another person to a check issued and uttered a check to Maxo's Exxon in the amount of $120. The second set of forgery and uttering charges alleges that on June 5, Henderson forged the signature of another person to a check issued and uttered to Autozone in the amount of $166.41. The third set of forgery and uttering charges alleges that on June 2, Henderson forged the signature of an individual to a check issued and cashed at Community Bank in the amount of $325.

Johnny Dean Hobson, 42, of 615 Kapple Street, New Martinsville, was given a one count indictment by the grand jury, charging him with grand larceny. Hobson is accused of taking away more than $1,000, which belonged to another individual.

Joseph Eugene Lasure, 32, of 313-1/2 Fair Street, Middlebourne, is charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver. This offense allegedly occurred on or about Jan. 17 in Wetzel County.

Thomas Burl Minger, 35, of 2193 25th Street, Akron, Ohio, is charged with attempted daytime burglary, attempted first degree arson, and destruction of property, all allegedly to have occurred on Feb. 17.

According to the indictment, Minger allegedly attempted to break and enter the residence of two individuals and attempted to set fire to the residence. He also is accused of destroying the individuals' personal property, causing a loss in an amount of less than $2,500.

Kevin Ray Morgan, 43, of 133 Miller Street, Paden City, is charged with "third offense driving revoked for DUI." This offense allegedly occurred on May 25 when Morgan was operating a motor vehicle even though his right to do so was revoked for DUI. Morgan has been previously convicted of "driving revoked for DUI" in the magistrate court of Wetzel County on September 10, 2014 and in the magistrate court of Tyler County on September 29, 2009.

Woodrow W. Nease, III, 35, of 208 North Street, New Martinsville, was charged with "entry of a building other than a dwelling," and petit larceny. These offenses allegedly occurred on April 12 when Nease allegedly broke into the Subway at New Martinsville's Walmart and took away less than $1,000.

Kimberly Dawn Quinn, 32, of 329 Maple Ave., New Martinsville, is charged by the grand jury with two counts of "failure to appear on felony bail," alleged to have occurred on July 20 when Quinn was required to appear to answer to two separate charges in circuit court.

Tylor Anthony Sheets, 26, of 477 Bud Chattin Road, Leon, W.Va., is charged with grand larceny, to have occurred on April 22. Sheets allegedly stole a Harley-Davidson FLK motorcycle, having a value of $1,000 or more.

Michael Lee Stansberry, 48, of 3885 Doolin Run Road, New Martinsville, was given a four-count indictment, charging him with "delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), "possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver," and two counts of "possession of a firearm by a convicted felon." These offenses are alleged to have occurred on or about April 24. The two latter counts state that Stansberry was in possession of a Ruger LCP .380 pistol and a Columbia Ejector 12 guage short barrel shotgun on or about April 24 in Wetzel County, even though he had been convicted of "breaking and entering" a dwelling house on or about July 18, 1997 in Frederick County Virginia.

John L. Stiles, 53, of 310 Leap Street, New Martinsville, was handed down a two-count indictment by the Wetzel County Grand Jury, charging him with two counts of "failure to update sex offender registry information." The first count, alleged to have occurred between March 6 and March 30 accuse Stiles, who is required to register as a sex offender for life, of failing to provide his new address to the West Virginia State Police. The second count of "failure to update sex offender registry information," alleges that Stiles, required to register as a sex offender for life, did not report a change in his employment to the WVSP.

Vincent W. Tustin, 81, of 1664 Pennsylvania Ave., Hundred, was handed down a five-count indictment, containing charges of "fraudulent schemes." Tustin allegedly borrowed more than $1,000 each from five different individuals, promising to repay the money borrowed, with no intent to do such.

 
 
 

 

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