Police: Second woman charged in Parkersburg shooting

PARKERSBURG — Another Parkersburg woman was arraigned recently in Wood County Magistrate Court for conspiracy in her involvement in an incident where a house on Virginia Avenue that was shot at on June 11.

Elizabeth D. Leek, 18, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of conspire to commit any offense against the state and was held on $200,000 bond.

According to the criminal complaint, a shooting occurred on June 11 at a Virginia Avenue residence. A vehicle was observed by the victim fleeing the scene and caught by a dash cam video at a neighbor’s house nearby.

“It is now known (Leek) was the driver of the vehicle during the shooting,” according to the criminal complaint by Det. M. Brown of the Parkersburg Police Department. “(Leek) was driving her mother’s black Chevy four-door with (West Virginia registration).

“There was also fired bullet casings recovered from (the mother) to police.”

The mother also stated she had observed another fired shell casing in the vehicle which she had told her daughter to get rid of, the complaint said, adding the fired casings matched one recovered at the scene.

Last week, Emma Mayanna Wallbrown, 18, was arraigned on a charge of conspiracy and released on $75,000 bond in relation to the incident. She is accused of going to the Virginia Avenue residence with another girl and telling the homeowner her boyfriend “had something for him” which is what the boyfriend previously said to the homeowner while making a gun gesture at him, according to court records.

Dakota Heckert, 23, Parkersburg, was arraigned a couple weeks ago on four counts of wanton endangerment and one count of conspiracy for the shooting. According to his criminal complaint, he got into an altercation with the homeowner after the homeowner tried to stop an altercation between Heckert and another person. Heckert came onto the property and said “I got something for you” and made gun gestures, according to the criminal complaint.

After the shots were fired, Heckert was seen getting into a vehicle and the homeowner discovered his home had been shot multiple times. Heckert is still being held on $250,000 bond at the North Central Regional Jail.


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