Pocahontas Grand Jury hands down 32 total indictments for 13 individuals following the December 9th grand jury term
The following individuals were indicted in Judge Robert E. Richardson’s court:
David Wayne Cassell, II charged with 2 felony counts of entry into a building other than a dwelling, and one misdemeanor count of petit larceny and one misdemeanor count of destruction of property. Cassell is accused of breaking into the Bear Creek Lodge/Rt 66 Outpost store, stealing cash and merchandise of less than $1000.00 value and destroying a store surveillance camera.
Chasity Chantel Gladwell, charged with one felony count of child neglect resulting in death. Gladwell is accused of negligently backing her vehicle over her infant child, resulting in the death of the child, while she was in the process of cleaning her vehicle.
Alexander N. Shelton, charged with one felony count of grand larceny. Shelton is accused of stealing cigarettes, cash and lottery tickets in the value of $1091.30 from the Par Mar in Slatyfork.
Scott E. Triplett, charged with one felony count of embezzlement and one felony count of grand larceny. Triplett is accused of embezzling $20,000.00 from the Mt Olivet United Methodist Church by virtue of this office as Treasurer for the church. He is also accused of stealing approximately $140,000.00 from the safe of Kenneth Pritt.
Travis D. Brown and Courtney E. Taylor, each charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to deliver a Schedule II narcotic substance, one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a schedule II non-narcotic substance, and one felony count of possession with intent to deliver a schedule IV non-narcotic substance. Count one is for LORTAB; count two is OXYCODONE; count three is RITALINl; and count four is XANAX.
The following individuals were indicted in Judge James J Rowe’s court:
Jonathan A. Royal, charged with two felony counts of delivery of a schedule II narcotic substance and one felony count of delivery of a scheduled I non-narcotic substance. Count one is OXYCODONE; count two is MARIJUANA; and count three PERCOCET.
Avery A. Hambrick, III charged with four felony counts of sexual assault in the 2nd degree and one felony count of sexual assault in the third degree. Hambrick is accused of sexual assault of a female under the age of sixteen against her will despite her repeated pleas that she did not give her consent to sexual activity with Hambrick.
Rhonda Marie Day, charged with one felony count of delivery of a schedule IV non-narcotic substance. Day is accused of delivering XANAX to a juvenile.
Jenna Marie Bennett, charged with one felony count of entry of a building other than a dwelling. Bennett is accused of breaking into the Greenbrier Grill with intent to commit a felony or larceny therein.
Andrea J. Buck, charged with one felony count of fraudulent schemes. Buck is accused of writing bad checks to the US Postal Service in order to obtain postal money orders in the aggregate amount of $1,561.00.
Brian J. Adams, charged with one felony count of attempted kidnapping and one felony count of attempted abduction of a person. Adams is accused of attempting to kidnap a juvenile female with the intent to defile her. She accused Adams of threatening to kill her if she did not comply with his wish to get into his vehicle and go with him. She successfully fled on foot from Adams.
Rebecca B. McCann, charged with one felony count of attempt to commit a prohibited Act C, one felony count of conspiracy and one misdemeanor count of obtaining property by false pretenses. In count one, McMann is accused of trying to refill a prescription of Tramadol, prescribed for Buster Thompson after his death. Count two is for conspiring with Henry Thompson to get the prescriptions refilled. Count three is for attempting to refill a prescription for Hydralazine, also prescribed for Buster Thompson, after his death with the intent to defraud Rite Aid pharmacy.
An indictment means that the grand jury determined that the evidence presented was strong enough to carry the case over to the Pocahontas County circuit court. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.