(01/14/2012)
Christopher Todd Smith, 40, 2708 Lenore Street, Parkersburg, was arraigned in a Wood County magistrate court for Calhoun County on a harassment charge and released on a $1,000 bond.

Smith was charged over the alleged harassment of Grantsville resident Vickie J. Shaver, mother of Kelli Lawson, Smith's deceased girlfriend.

In a criminal complaint filed in Grantsville by Sgt. O. S. Starsick of the WV State Police, Shaver "stated she believed defendant (Smith) killed her daughter, and that (he) was well aware of the belief."

Shaver, according to the complaint, says Smith harassed her by sending Facebook messages regarding her daughter and had been observed parked near her residence, a location she described as "isolated."

Shaver said, according to the complaint, she had attempted to block Smith's Facebook messaging, further alleging that Smith had telephoned her residence during early morning hours, with nothing said.

Shaver provided State Police with a list of received calls, who confirmed it was Smith's cell phone number, according to the complaint.

The complaint indicated Smith, who has a long criminal record, is on bond related to a previous legal problem.

He was indicted in Calhoun in September, 2011 for retaliation against a public official, related to the theft of decorations placed on the grave of Mike McCartney by his wife, former probation officer Patsy McCartney.

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