Pocahontas Grand Jury Indicts Fifteen People On 30 Counts
Marlinton, WV – Pocahontas County Prosecuting Attorney Donna M.Price reports that 30 indictments were returned Tuesday, Dec 1st by the December 2009 term of the Pocahontas County Grand Jury. The indictments allege that 15 persons committed 29 felonies and 1 misdemeanor.
Terrence Cook of Marlinton is indicted on one count of Manufacture of a controlled substance (schedule 1).
Steven Kelley Bennett of Marlinton is indicted on one count of a prohibited person with a firearm.
Melonie Riffe (aka Melonie Kimble) and Trisha Muratore (aka Trish Osborne) both of Durbin, are each indicted for one count of Burglary and one count of conspiracy to commit burglary.
Gary Dannegger of Slatyfork, is indicted for one count of attempt to disarm a law enforcement officer.
Jeremy Fitzgerald of Green Bank is indicted on one count of Grand Larceny and one count of Fleeing while DUI.
Dale Edward Tincher of Buckeye is indicted on one count of Burglary and one misdemeanor count of Stalking.
Thomas Robinson of Marlinton is indicted for 3 counts of Delivery of a Controlled substance (schedule II,IV).
Larry Turner and Tara Turner, both of Marlinton are both indicted on one count each of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.
Daniel Mace (aka DL)of Tampa, Fla, is indicted on 3 counts of delivery of a controlled substance (schedule I,II) and one count of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.
Musa Ortiz, of Tampa, FL, and David Bradley Moyers and Patti Moyers of Marlinton, are all indicted on 2 counts each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (schedule I,II), and one count each of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.
Larry Potvin, Jr. of Marlinton is indicted on one count of Conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.
Pocahontas resident Norman Alderman also presented a case before the Grand Jury alleging that the PBOE misused government funds. However, the Grand Jury was not swayed to issue an indictment based on the evidence presented.
There was no indictment handed down Tuesday concerning suspended Pocahontas Co Sheriffs deputy Ben Wilfong. Patrick Via, special prosecuting attorney from Greenbrier County, is expected to present some kind of prosecutorial action against Wilfong within the next two weeks.
It is important to remember that an indictment simply means that there is enough evidence to go trial. All those indicted are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.