Teenagers charged with rape, among 18 people indicted by Grand Jury
Two Berkeley Springs teenagers charged with sexual assault were among 18 people indicted by the Grand Jury on Tuesday, April 8, the opening day of the April Term of Morgan County Circuit Court.
Nicholas J. Campanelli and Blair A. McCann, both 18, were each charged with several felonies in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl after a party on Saturday night, February 2.
Campanelli, of Mawani Village Lane, was indicted for three counts of second degree sexual assault.
McCann, of Cubby Hole Lane, was indicted for two counts of second degree sexual assault and two counts of aiding and abetting a sexual assault.
Each of the young men was also indicted for possession of marijuana, underage consumption of alcohol and conspiring with the other to sexually assault the girl, who was described as physically helpless in the court documents.
Physical assault cases
Edward C. Gunneau III and Ashley R. Aylestock, both of Butlers Chapel Road, Martinsburg, were indicted in connection with the January 28 break-in of a Morgan County home during which a woman was physically attacked.
Gunneau, 35, was indicted for burglary, domestic assault and violating an Emergency Protective Order. He is presently free on $5,000 bond.
Aylestock, 22, was indicted for burglary and assault.
Paul E. Gilbert, 44, of McCusker Lane, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for the domestic battery of a woman, wanton endangerment with a firearm and brandishing a weapon. The charges all came out of a January 12 incident. He is free on $2,500 bond.
George Rice, 22, of Kensington Drive, Hagerstown, was indicted for malicious assault, He is accused of hitting and kicking a man in a January 28 incident.
Tina E. Hammerbacher, 43, and Penny Baber, both of Paw Paw, were each indicted for delivering a controlled substance (Klonopin) on February 18.
Hammerbacher was also indicted for three counts of illegally possessing prescription drugs — clonazepam, oxycotin and vicodin — with intent to deliver on March 1.
Christina J. Hayes, 22, of Hermitage, Pa. was indicted for leaving the scene of an accident and for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
Hayes was also indicted for three counts of illegal possession of prescription drugs (morphine, oxycodone and diazepam). The charges all arose after an accident on November 28, 2007. Hayes is presently free on $7,500 bond.
Richard L. Early, 24, was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance (morphine) and possession of marijuana on February 27. He is in the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.
David L. Hull, 41, of New Guilford Road, Martinsburg, was indicted for a third, felony offense of driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages and a second offense of driving while his license was revoked. The charges stemmed from a March 3 traffic stop. Hull is free on $2,500 bond.
Franklin D. Keener, 31, was indicted for fraudulently obtaining lodging at the Best Western during February and for a string of offenses from a March 17 incident.
The charges against Keener included fleeing from police causing injury, reckless driving, speeding, fleeing on foot, driving without insurance and improper use of registration.
Keener is in the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond.
Bobbie J. Kesner and Eric E. Kesner, both of Flowing Water Lane, Berkeley Springs, were indicted for crimes related to forging and passing stolen checks.
They allegedly stole blank checks and $2,500 cash from a local couple in January and then forged and passed the checks in January and February.
Bobbie J. Kesner, 25, was indicted for six counts of forging checks and six counts of aiding and abetting uttering (passing bad checks).
Eric E. Kesner, 25, was indicted for six counts of uttering and six counts of aiding and abetting forgery.
Each of the Kesners was also indicted for grand larceny and conspiracy.
Burglaries & thefts
Heath R. Weller, 25, of Berkeley Springs was indicted for the burglary of a home in March and for grand larceny of handguns, ammunition, holsters, personal documents, old coins and money from the residence.
Matthew R. Wilson, 18, of Bradley Borrk Lane, Hedgesville, was indicted for the burglary of a home last fall and for grand larceny of a collection of old money and coins as well as two bottles of whiskey.
Christopher S. Moore, 21, of Berkeley Springs was indicted for the burglary of a home in January and for the theft of $200 cash and two frozen pizzas.
Moore was also indicted for allegedly transferring a stolen Honda generator last summer. He is free on $5,000 bond.
Richard L. Fishel, Jr., 22, of Slanesville was indicted for the petit larceny of copper wiring from Scrap Brothers in Paw Paw in March. He is free on $2,500 bond.
April 21 arraignments
Those indicted by the Grand Jury last week are scheduled to be arraigned before Circuit Judge Gina Groh on Monday, April 21, at 9 a.m.
At that time, the accused persons will enter pleas to the charges against them and have trial dates set.