Pocahontas Grand Jury Hands Down 14 Felony Indictments In December
Marlinton, WV – The Pocahontas Grand Jury convened on December 6th, 2011 and has handed down 14 indictments on 8 individuals. The following indictments are all for felony offenses.
Larry A. Turner, age 32, of Marlinton, is charged with four counts; two for First Degree Arson and two for Felony Conspiracy. Turner is accused of soliciting Elmer L. Tincher to burn a dwelling owned by Ira Joe McCall, and rented by Catherine and Terry Stalnaker on 1st Avenue in Marlinton in December of 2010.
Roger W. Teter, Sr. age 59 of Marlinton, is charged with one count of delivery of a schedule III controlled substance to a confidential informant, to wit, hydrocodone; and one count of conspiracy to deliver a schedule II controlled substance, roxicodone.
Roger W. Teter, Jr. age 38 of Marlinton, is charged with one count of delivery of a schedule IV controlled substance to a confidential informant, suboxone.
Charles E. Fogus, Jr. age 42 of Buckeye, is charged with one count first degree murder. He is accused of willfully and with premeditation causing the death of Mark Workman by providing him with the controlled substance Opana, that was the direct and proximate cause of Workman’s death, according to the indictment.
Randall Bibb age 59 of Marlinton, is accused of one count of sexual abuse in the 1st degree. Bibb is accused of having sexual contact with a minor from January 2003 through December 2004. According to the indictment, the minor was born in May of 1999.
William S. DeWeese, age 46, of Marlinton, is charged with one count of Extortion. DeWeese is accused of threatening to cause serious bodily injury to Cyrus Bennett, son of Dr. Sarita and Terry Bennett if they refused to pay the sum of $2500.00 to DeWeese. The money was paid to DeWeese by Terry Bennett to protect his son.
Christopher Gumm age 32 of Marlinton, is charged with one count of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, and one count of operating a clandestine drug lab; to wit, being in possession of the precursors, pseudoephedrine, phosphorus and iodine crystals, all necessary ingredients to manufacture methamphetamines.
April Gumm, age 40 of Marlinton is charged with one count of operating a clandestine drug lab being in possession of the ingredients needed to manufacture methamphetamines. She is also charged with one count of felony conspiracy for conspiring with Christopher Gumm in participating in the operation of a clandestine drug lab.
Indictements are accusations only. All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.