31 people indicted by September Grand Jury
More than 30 people were indicted by the Morgan County Grand Jury on Tuesday, September 7, the opening day of the September Term of Morgan County Circuit Court.
Among those indicted were people charged with attempted murder, malicious assault and the sexual assault of a minor. In addition, more indictments were brought against Stephen Tamburo, who is in jail facing murder charges for the slaying of his father.
A number of people were indicted for thefts, break-ins and assorted frauds and forgeries as well as drug offenses.
The accused persons are to appear before Circuit Judge Gina Groh on Monday, September 20. At that time, they will enter pleas and have bonds and trial dates set.
New Tamburo charges
Stephen J. Tamburo III, 40, was reindicted for the murder of Stephen Tamburo, Jr., and for concealing his father’s body in December, 2008.
Tamburo was also indicted on three new forgery counts and three counts of uttering, or passing a forged check.
He allegedly forged and passed three checks — totaling $2,592 – on his father’s account. One check for $396 was dated before the murder while checks for $2,000 and $196 were dated after the murder.
Sexual assault of teen
Ralph George Edwards, 43, was indicted for 13 counts of sexual abuse by a custodian and nine counts of sexual assault, third degree.
Edwards is accused of having sexual intercourse with a teenaged girl in his care between December 2008 and November 2009. He is in the Eastern Regional Jail, Martinsburg, in lieu of $50,000 bond.
David W. Maybearry, 31, of St. Louis, Missouri was indicted for attempted murder, attempted malicious assault and two counts of child neglect.
Maybearry is accused of grabbing the steering wheel while his wife was driving, causing the vehicle to go over an embankment on June 7. The couple’s two children were in the backseat. He is free on $75,000 bond.
Jennifer A. Korrell, 38, of Farmwood Lane, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for malicious assault and assault with a vehicle in the beating of a man in February. She was also indicted for conspiring with her husband to commit the crime.
Fleet E. Korrell, Jr., 42, was incited for aiding and abetting the malicious assault, assault with a vehicle and conspiracy.
Indicted in five incidents
Brandon W. Kidwell, 18, of Greenway Drive, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for possession of material depicting a minor in sexual activity, a charge dating to February.
In addition, Kidwell was indicted for aggravated DUI;
driving with no insurance, an expired license and no inspection sticker; underage consumption of alcohol and simple possession
of marijuana, all in an April incident.
And, Kidwell was indicted for battery in another April incident, for shoplifting on June 11, and for public intoxication and
fleeing on foot to avoid arrest on June 14.
Domestic battery Charles E. Welch, 24, of Miranda Lane, Hedgesville, was indicted for burglary, domestic battery and destruction of property. The charges all stem from a break-in at a relative’s home on March 28.
Michael A. Howell, 29, of Ranson was indicted for the
domestic battery (third offense) of his girlfriend in May.
Michael J. Burton, Sr., 34, of McCoy Ferry Road, Hedgesville, was indicted for concealing a child in April and May from the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources.
Burton was also indicted for driving while his license was revoked for DUI (second offense) and with no insurance and improper registration on May 3. He was also indicted for contributing to the delinquency of minor for allegedly letting a 20-year-old drive without a license at that time.
Kimberlie A. Schrider, 21, was indicted for breaking and entering, grand larceny and conspiring with Charles Barker to commit the crimes. She is accused of stealing a cash register & $750 from Maria’s Garden in March.
Schrider is presently in the Eastern Regional Jail. Barker expected to enter a plea and be sentenced in November.
Donald D. Rutherford, Jr., 31, of Libby’s Ridge Road, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for burglary and grand larceny. He is accused of stealing a garden tractor, bicycle, gas cans, tools and computer games from a home in August.
Jamie Clutter, 18, of Sandmine Road, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for breaking and entering, petit larceny of assorted computer games and conspiring with a 15-year-old to commit the crimes. The charges are all related to a break-in at the Boys & Girls Club in June.
John F. Wills Jr., 33, was indicted for grand larceny and destruction of property. He is accused of stealing and damaging a motorcycle in July. Wills is in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.
Hope Twigg, 37, was indicted for the grand larceny of an electric guitar, amplifier, tools, a shot gun and wedding rings in May.
Cody Miller, 23, of Congress Street, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of petit larceny and two counts of destruction of property. He is accused of twice stealing copper wire from Allegheny Power in July.
Fraud & forgery
Shawna J. Dillon of Berkeley Springs was indicted for six counts of identity theft. She is accused of pretending to be another woman and setting up phone, TV and other accounts in the woman’s name between April 2009 and August 2010.
Joseph P. Ray, 52, of Woodmont Road, Great Cacapon, was indicted for false pretenses, or falsely taking $8,000 for services not given in February.
Bobbi Jo Starry, 45, of Pious View Court, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for two counts of forgery and two counts of uttering. She is accused for forging and passing two checks totaling $6300 in May and June.
Danielle Norris, 24, of Orleans Road, Great Cacapon, was indicted for embezzlement and fraud with an access device. She is accused of wrongly using a credit card for $302 in June. Norris is free on $5,000 personal recognizance bond.
Kimberly A. Spiker, 35, was indicted for three counts of forgery and three counts of uttering. Spiker is accused of forging and passing three checks, totaling $261, in June. She is currently in the Eastern Regional Jail.
Ashley Rucker, 21, of Fruithill Farm Lane, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for the fraudulent use of a stolen credit card in June.
Samantha Bilka was accused of uttering for allegedly passing a $200 check on a Jefferson County man’s account in July. Bilka was also indicted for conspiring with Bettie Nester of Berkeley Springs to commit the crime.
In addition to conspiracy, Bettie Nester was indicted for aiding and abetting Bilka’s uttering offense.
Deborah L. Hirth, 49, was indicted for delivery of a controlled substance (clonazepam) and making a false emergency report that her home was broken into and her medication stolen in April. She is presently in the Eastern Regional Jail.
Donald E. Enos, Jr., 48, of Kent Avenue, Cumberland, was indicted for two counts of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine and crack cocaine) with intent to deliver, plus simple possession of marijuana. The charges stem from a January incident.
Timothy C. Keller, 20, of Oakridge Lane, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver in August.
Brandon Elliott Carnes, 29, was indicted for driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages (second offense), fleeing from police under influence of alcohol and reckless driving, all during a June incident. Carnes is presently in the Eastern Regional Jail with bond set at $25,000
Kenneth F. Tritapoe, 40, of Sir Johns Run Road, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages (third offense) and driving with an expired license, no seatbelt and defective equipment in April.
Kevin D. Gramling, 50, of Eschwinger Lane, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for having a concealed weapon (second offense), driving while his license was suspended and driving with no inspection sticker, improper registration and defective equipment. All charges arose from an incident in June.
No child support
Cory J. Henry, 29, of Venetian Lane, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for failing to pay child support for two children between June 2009 and June 2010.
Billy L. Murphy, 49, of Earl Drive, Hedgesville, was indicted for two counts of failing to pay child support from July 2008 to July 2009.