Record 55 people indicted by Grand Jury
A busy Morgan County Grand Jury handed down indictments on September 11 against 55 people for felony charges ranging from sexually abusing a preschooler to armed robbery and assorted thefts, burglaries and frauds.
Grabbing most of the attention were the 24 people indicted on drug charges arising from Operation Opiate Overdose, a three-month undercover investigation by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department.
Those indicted on drug charges by the September Grand Jury are named in a separate article in this week’s Morgan Messenger.
Arraignments of those indicted last week were held before Circuit Judge Andrew Frye in Morgan County Circuit Court on Monday, September 17.
Child sexual abuse
John Michael Perry, 26, of New Hope Road, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for sexual abuse (first degree), sexual abuse by a custodian and displaying obscene material to a minor.
Perry allegedly had sexual contact with a 3-year-old girl in his care last month. At last report, he was in the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of the $50,000 bond set in Magistrate Court at the time of his arrest.
David Allen Lewis, 56, was indicted for robbery, obstructing an officer and fleeing on foot. He is accused of using a handgun to rob Dollar General Store last spring.
Lewis is in the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of $32,000 bond.
Joshua A. Schrider, 20, was indicted for robbery, petit larceny, brandishing a weapon and two counts of conspiracy.
Schrider is accused of robbing a man at knifepoint and taking $22 and a cellphone last fall.
He allegedly conspired with Mercedes McCarty and Joey Jackson to commit the crime. McCarty was indicted for the alleged conspiracy, as well.
At last report, Schrider was in Huttonsville Correctional Center.
Three men were indicted for unlawful assault, destruction of property and conspiracy in the severe beating of a fourth man last April.
Indicted were Thomas W. Bailey, 28, of Concord Avenue, Berkeley Springs; Randy M. Miller, 30, of Hunter’s Camp Road, Great Cacapon; and Robert L. Twigg, 36, of Cacapon Road, Great Cacapon.
Neil W. Hershey, 41, of Calypso Trail, Great Cacapon, was indicted for abuse of an incapacitated adult relative who was in his care, domestic battery and domestic assault in May.
Gregory Bryan, 23, was indicted for destruction of property in connection with a spree of vandalisms of buildings and cars in Berkeley Springs in May.
Bryan was also indicted for conspiring with a 14-year-old juvenile to commit the crimes. At last report, he was in the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of $35,000 bond.
Two young Paw Paw men were indicted for destruction of property in connection with vandalism at Paw Paw School in May.
Nicolas T. Collins, 18, of Amelia Street and Tyler Hardt, 20, of Winchester Street were also indicted for conspiring with a third person, a 17-year-old juvenile, to vandalize the school.
Burglaries & thefts
Levi Cody Clark, 19, of Clone Run Road, Hedgesville, was indicted for breaking into two homes and three apartments in February.
In addition to five counts of burglary, Clark was indicted for two counts of grand larceny for items stolen; three counts of destruction of property for damage done; and two counts of conspiring with others to commit the crimes. Clark is free on $3,000 personal recognizance bond.
Brandon Andrew Roach, 23, was indicted for three counts of entering-without-breaking into a home and two structures in June. He was also indicted for grand larceny, destruction of property and fleeing on foot from police.
At last report, Roach was in the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Carl Theodore Burton, 48, of Pasadena, California was indicted on two counts of grand larceny in connection with the theft of anchor bolts, rods and drilling steel from Hard Rock, LLC last fall.
At last report, Burton was in the Eastern Regional Jail.
Jared N. Citarelli, 24, address unknown, was indicted for burglary, petit larceny, destruction of property and public intoxication. He allegedly stole electronic items from a home in April.
Danielle M. Dusing, 22, was indicted for two counts of stealing and cashing checks in July, engaging in a fraudulent scheme and petit larceny, Dusing was also indicted for destruction of property for allegedly damaging the vehicle of the check owner.
In a separate case, Dusing was indicted for burglary of a home, grand larceny and destruction of a safe. Drug charges against her are reported in a separate article.
Dusing is in the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond.
Erin B. Yost, 20, of Biser Street, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for four counts of fraudulent use of another woman’s credit card at businesses in March. She is free on $4,000 bond.
Mistey Dawn Stilley, 32, of High Street, Hancock, Md. was indicted for fraud and attempted fraud. She allegedly used another person’s credit card at local businesses in May 2010.
Stilley is free on $2,500 personal recognizance bond.
Anthony Daniel Soustek, 26, of McHenry Lane, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for identity theft, driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages, driving while his license was suspended and having no insurance.
Soustek allegedly used another man’s name & ID in making a financial transaction in January. Drug charges against him are reported in a separate article.
Soustek is free on $12,200 bond.
Gerald L. Roberts, 44, of Black Bear Road, Needmore, Pa., was indicted for forgery, uttering, speeding and having no operator’s license.
Roberts is accused of signing a traffic ticket using another person’s name in January, 2011. He is free on $2,000 personal recognizance bond.
Steven Eugene Rogers, 42, was indicted for possession of a stolen Geo Tracker, driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages (second offense) and driving while his license was revoked for DUI in July. Rogers is free on $25,000 bond.
Nathan Eugene Mead, 28, was indicted for bringing stolen electronic items into the state and conspiring to commit the crime. At last report, he was in the Eastern Regional Jail.
Christopher Samuel Moore, 25, was indicted for being in possession of a stolen 1992 Ford Festiva in June.
Roger L. Harvey, 51, of Winchester Grade Road, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for a felony third offense of driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages, as well as for driving while his license was revoked for DUI and having no inspection sticker.
Harvey is free on $20,000 bond.
Eddie W. Wills, 48, of Sandmine Road, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for a third DUI offense (felony) and for driving while his license was revoked for DUI in March.
Shannon W. Hill, 50, of Wilkes Street, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for sex offender registration violations for failing to update his information with police from October 2011 to July 2012. He is free on $10,000 bond.
Carrie B. Lowe, 28, was indicted for failing to appear for a May hearing about a drug case in which she was indicted earlier this year.
Michael D. Watkins was indicted for failing to appear for two hearings about a 2011 indictment charging him with traffic offenses and fleeing from police. At last report, he was in the Eastern Regional Jail.