Calhoun County grand jury indicts 12

GRANTSVILLE -The Calhoun County grand jury issued a dozen indictments Monday.

Calhoun County Prosecutor Shannon Jones said officials were in court past 9 p.m. Monday as jurors considered charges.

Among those indicted was Christopher Lamp, 21, who was indicted on six sex charges. He is accused of sexual contact with a 13-year-old female.

Lamp was indicted on two counts of third-degree sexual assault, two counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian and two misdemeanor counts of third-degree sexual abuse.

This case was investigated by Sr. Trooper J.A. Newman of the West Virginia State Police. Lamp’s bail was set at $130,000. He remains incarcerated at the Central Regional Jail. He has a pretrial hearing set for July with jury selection and trial set for July 23.

The grand jury also returned the following indictments:

* John Frederick Fisher, 34, was indicted on one count of operating and attempt to operate clandestine drug laboratories, a felony; one count of possession and purchasing precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, a felony; and one count of exposing children to the manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony. The allegations against Fisher were investigated by Cpl. J.E. Kincaid of the West Virginia State Police.

* Melvin Howell, 56, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to deliver and delivery of a controlled substance, a felony. Howell’s indictment alleges he sold hydrocodone on March 30, 2012. The charge was investigated by Kincaid of the West Virginia State Police.

* Dustin Hillegas, 26, was indicted on five counts of possession with intent to deliver and delivery of a controlled substance, all felonies. The indictment alleges that Hillegas sold klonopin, clonazepam and hydrocodone on several occasions from April 4, 2012, to April 10, 2012. These charges were investigated by Chief Andrew Walker of the Grantsville Police Department and Kincaid.

Hillegas also was named in a joint indictment with Nancy Roberts Hillegas, 29. The indictment charges both Hillegases with burglary and conspiracy, both felonies and petit larceny, a misdemeanor. That case was investigated by Walker.

* Michael Williamson, 35, was indicted on two counts of possession with intent to deliver and delivery of a controlled substance, all felonies. Williamson’s indictment alleges that he sold Xanax and valium on April 22, 2012, and May 10, 2012. This case was investigated by the late Trooper E. M. Workman of the West Virginia State Police and Officer C. Stevens of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.

* Richard Blake, 47, was indicted on one count of operating and attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratories, a felony; one count of possession and purchasing precursors to manufacture methamphetamine, a felony; one count of exposing children to the manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony; and one count of conspiracy, a felony.

* Felicia Jarvis, 29, was indicted on one count of operating and attempt to operate clandestine drug laboratories, a felony; one count of exposing children to the manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony; and one count of conspiracy, a felony.

This case involving Blake and Jarvis was investigated by Sgt. O.S. Starsick of the West Virginia State Police.

* Zachary Thomas, 19, was indicted on one count of breaking and entering, a felony; one count of receiving and transferring stolen goods, a felony; one count of grand larceny, a felony; one count of possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; one count of no insurance, a misdemeanor; and one count of no registration, a misdemeanor. The charges allege that Thomas broke into a hunting camp on Hattie’s Run Road in August 2012. These charges were investigated by Trooper D.C. Moore of the West Virginia State Police.

* Patricia Connell, 50, was indicted on one count of first-degree arson, a felony; malicious assault, a felony; and destruction of property, a felony. These charges stem from an incident on Sept. 6, 2012, and were investigated by Moore.

* Eric Ray Jones, 21, was indicted on one count of burglary, a felony, and one count of petit larceny. The indictment alleges that he broke into a family member’s home on Jan. 18. These charges were investigated by Newman.

* Allen Ray Nelson, 28, was indicted on one count of malicious assault, a felony. In another indictment, Nelson was indicted on one count of first-degree arson and destruction of property, both felonies. The malicious assault allegedly occurred on April 14 and was investigated by Newman. The other incident allegedly occurred on Nov. 7, 2012, and was investigated by Moore.