Wood County grand jury indicts 68 for January

PARKERSBURG – Friday’s Wood County grand jury report for the January court term contained indictments for 22 people arrested on charges of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab.

Overall, 68 people were indicted by the grand jury, said Wood County Prosecutor Jason Wharton.

Four people arrested for allegedly operating a lab in a house on 16th Street in Parkersburg were among those indicted. Cathy Mae Birt, 32; Kenneth Steven Butler, 27; Gregory Scott Edwards Jr., 25, and David Allen Lipscomb, 28, all in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, were named as co-defendants on charges of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and conspiracy to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug lab.

They were arrested after employees of the Wal-Mart at 2900 Pike St., Parkersburg, noticed suspicious activity in the store by the group of individuals, officials said. Their suspicious behavior led employees to believe the three people were attempting to purchase or steal items associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine, officials said.

Butler, Lipscomb and Birt were arrested at the store and Edwards was arrested at the 16th Street residence. Officials said their investigation into the residence led task force agents to discover items including reaction vessels, cut lithium batteries, solvents, instant cold packs, pseudoephedrine packaging, coffee filters, scales, tubing, drain cleaners and suspected meth.

Others indicted on charges including operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab were:

* Michael Butcher, 59, 1009 Kemper St., Parkersburg, and Dennis Crockett, 36, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, were named as co-defendants on charges of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and conspiracy to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug lab.

* Thomas Carpenter, 41; James Cowan, 39; Tessa Hebb, 23, and William H. McBrayer, 28, all in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, were indicted on four counts of exposure of children to methamphetamine manufacturing and one count each of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and conspiracy to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug lab. McBrayer was indicted on charges of third-offense DUI or a controlled substance and third-offense driving while license revoked for DUI of alcohol.

* Jennifer Jorgensen, 32, 308 Dempsie Ave., Parkersburg, was indicted on charges of possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to use in the manufacture of methamphetamine, operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and conspiracy to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug lab.

* Michael Paul Rhodes, 34, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, Ginny Rhodes, birthdate and current address unknown, and Bradley L. Long, 24, 2864 McGraw Run Road, Sandyville, were indicted on two counts of exposure of children to methamphetamine manufacturing and one count each of possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to use in the manufacture of methamphetamine, operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and conspiracy to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug lab.

* Regina Starr Smith, 30; Matthew Jay Ginn, 34, and Lanikka White, all in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, were indicted on charges of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and conspiracy to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug lab. White was indicted on four counts of exposure of children to methamphetamine manufacturing.

* Victor Thompson, 36, and Dennis Crockett, 36, and Kendra Pryor, 19, all in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, were named as co-defendants in an indictment charging them with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and conspiracy to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug lab.

* Joshua Whitlock, 29, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, and Nicole Hesson, birthdate and current address unknown, were named as co-defendants charging them with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and conspiracy to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug lab.

Others indicted by the grand jury:

* Jason Dean Alfstad, 38, 1616 Club Drive, Washington, W.Va., was indicted on charges of second-degree sexual assault and third-degree sexual assault from January 2013.

* Ashley Nicole Berry, 23, 5022 1/2 Fourth Ave., Parkersburg, was indicted on two counts of child neglect creating substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death from June 2012.

* Henry Olan Bullough, 36, 4400 Lincoln St., Parkersburg, was indicted on a charge of second-degree robbery.

* Joseph Jack Burdette II, 35, 673 E. Maple St., Davisville, was indicted on charges of third-offense DUI of alcohol and third-offense driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater.

* April N. Calvert, 27, 407 Eighth St., Belpre, was indicted on three counts each of forgery and uttering.

* George Lee Carpenter Jr., 34, 2670 Meadowview Drive, Parkersburg, was indicted on a charge of grand larceny.

* Charles Edward Carver, 40, 38 Mitchell Way, Washington, W.Va., was indicted on a charge of fleeing from an officer while under the influence of a controlled substance or drugs.

* Tyler Daniel Crouse, 21, 1704 15th Ave., Parkersburg, was indicted on charges of burglary and petit larceny7.

* Michelle Curran, 26, and Robert Jones Jr., 33, both in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, were named as co-defendants in an indictment charging them with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Curran was also indicted on four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and three counts of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public elementary school.

* Sean Viston Davis, 23, 929 Swann St., Parkersburg, was indicted on a charge of use of obscene material with intent to seduce a minor.

* Amber Dawn Farnsworth, 27, 1710 Park St., Parkersburg, was indicted on four counts of fraudulent use of an access device and fraudulent schemes.

* James Scott Goodnow, 42, 309 W. Fifth St., Williamstown, was indicted on two counts of third-offense DUI of alcohol and second-offense driving while license is revoked for DUI of alcohol.

* Christopher Grinter, 27, 713 Hill St., Parkersburg, was indicted on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance.

* Mark R. Hickman, 36, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was indicted on charges of receiving stolen property and forgery of a public record or certificate.

* Brelen Wayne LeLeux, 21, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was indicted on counts of grand larceny, conspiracy to commit grand larceny, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit destruction of property.

* Joseph Dewayne Lemon, 24, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was indicted on counts of breaking and entering and two counts of grand larceny.

* Charles Ray Mackey, 31, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was indicted on an escape charge.

* Jeffrey Ryan Martin, 35, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was indicted on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance.

* Eric Jason McCumbers, 41, in custody a the North Central Regional Jail, was indicted on a malicious assault charge.

* Waylon James Mossor, 41, 1810 Plum St., Parkersburg, was indicted on a charges of forgery, uttering and five counts of fraudulent use of an access device.

* Tristian Frankie Newman, 27, 2503 Beverly St., Apt. 12C, Parkersburg, was indicted on a burglary charge.

* Theresa O. Opitz, 25, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was indicted on two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery.

* Cory James Parmer, 25, and William Douglas Shaffer, 27, both in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, were named as co-defendants in an indictment charging them with two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery.

* Scott Alan Phillips, 29, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was indicted on a grand larceny charge.

* John Russell Piersol, 39, 5 Nulls Lane, Davisville, was indicted on charges of breaking and entering and grand larceny.

* Ryan Seth Pittman, 25, 300 Ranis Road, Belleville, was indicted on a charge of burglary and attempted malicious assault.

* Mitchell Lee Polan, 25, 634 Liberty St., Parkersburg and Michelle Ann Kerns, 25, 118 Diamond Drive, Davisville, were named as co-defendants. Polan was indicted on two counts each of burglary and petit larceny and one count each of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit petit larceny and Kerns was charged with one count each of burglary, petit larceny, conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit petit larceny.

* Myron Alton Pringle, 37, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was indicted on two counts of burglary and one count each of unlawful entry, breaking and entering and grand larceny.

* Timothy W. Roberts, 44, 613 Riverside Drive, St. Marys, was indicted on an embezzlement charge.

* Mark W. Sims, birthdate and address unknown, was indicted on five counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

* Janelle L. Smith, 39, 1825 Cameron Ave., Parkersburg, was indicted on a grand larceny charge.

* Stephanie Louise Sturgill, 26, in custody at the Southern Regional Jail, was indicted on a charge of fleeing an officer while under the influence of alcohol.

* John Michael Teter, 32, 500 13th St., Apt. 313, Parkersburg, was indicted on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

* William K. Thompson, 56, 1912 Hamilton St., Parkersburg, was indicted on an embezzlement charge.

* Russell Lee Traugh, 31, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was indicted on a charge of first-degree robbery.

* Bret Michael Wilson, 24, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was indicted on charges of burglary and petit larceny.

* Brain Bradley Wright, 23, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was indicted on charges of grand larceny, conspiracy to commit grand larceny, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit destruction of property.