Jarvis faces Ohio robbery, murder counts

PARKERSBURG – The charges against a city woman arrested this week as a fugitive from Columbus, Ohio, stem from an alleged robbery and kidnapping that resulted in the death of another Parkersburg resident two months ago.

Heather Chantelle Jarvis, 22, of 1900 27th St., Parkersburg, is charged with an unscheduled felony count of murder, two first-degree felony counts of kidnapping, first-degree felony counts of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary and a third-degree felony count of tampering with evidence, according to an indictment filed with the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

The murder charge says Jarvis “did cause the death of Larry N. Mausali, as a proximate result of the offender committing or attempting to commit an offense of violence that is a felony of the first or second degree.”

Larry Niko Vince Masauli, 24, died April 25 in Columbus after being shot by 46-year-old Kenneth Owens. Columbus Police said at the time that Masauli held Owens at gunpoint, took his wallet and forced him to drive to an ATM to withdraw more money. Owens drew his own handgun during the drive to the machine and shot Mausali, police said.

Charges were not filed against Owens.

The indictment against Jarvis lists Owens as a victim of the robbery, burglary and one of the kidnapping counts. All the charges against Jarvis happened “on or about” April 25.

Calls to the Columbus Police were not returned Friday.

The indictment does not go into detail about the circumstances surrounding the charges.

The Columbus Dispatch reported Friday that the car the men were traveling in was located with Jarvis and another woman in it. The other woman claimed she was abducted and wasn’t charged, the article says.

The indictment identifies the other kidnapping victim as a woman named Shannon Wade.

Jarvis was apprehended by Parkersburg Police Wednesday on Oak Street. She remains in custody at the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County, awaiting an extradition hearing.