(05/08/2014)
A Calhoun Grand Jury returned indictments against a large number of individuals Tuesday, according to Prosecutor Shannon Johnson.

Billy Dunbar, Sr., 53, was indicted on twenty five counts of Sexual Abuse by a Parent, Guardian, or Custodian, all Felonies; and twenty five counts of Incest, all Felonies.

Senior Trooper J. A. Newman of the West Virginia State Police investigated these crimes which allegedly occurred from June of 2013 to September of 2013.

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James Robert Morsey, AKA James Robert Hammond, 41, was indicted on four counts of Sexual Abuse by a Parent, Guardian, or Custodian, a Felony; one count of Use of a Minor in Filming Sexually Explicit Conduct, a Felony; one count of Pimping, a Felony; one count of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, a Felony; one count of Keeping a House of Ill Fame, a Misdemeanor; one count of Obstructing an Officer, a Misdemeanor; and one count of Petit Larceny, a Misdemeanor.

These crimes allegedly occurred around the first week of September 2013 and were investigated by Trooper D. C. Moore of the West Virginia State Police.

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Clarke Douglas Patterson, 45, was indicted on one count of Sexual Abuse by a Parent, Guardian, or Custodian, a Felony, and one count of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, a Misdemeanor.

These crimes allegedly occurred in September of 2013 and were investigated by Trooper D. C. Moore of the West Virginia State Police.

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Jeremy Todd Saunders, 40, was indicted on eight counts of Sexual Abuse by a Parent, Guardian, or Custodian, all Felonies; eight counts of Incest, all Felonies; and eight counts of Sexual Assault in the Third Degree, all Felonies.

These incidents allegedly occurred from June 2013 to August of 2013. These crimes were investigated by Corporal J. B. Hunt of the West Virginia State Police.

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Richard Earl Conley, 56, was indicted in three separate indictments involving the manufacturing of methamphetamine. The first indictment contains three counts: Operating and Attempt to Operate a Clandestine Drug Laboratory, a Felony; Possession or Purchase of Precursors Used in Manufacturing Methamphetamine, a Felony; and Driving Under the Influence, a Misdemeanor.

This allegedly occurred on June 29, 2013 and was investigated by Senior Trooper J. A. Newman of the West Virginia State Police after a vehicle accident in Arnoldsburg, WV.

The second indictment involves Conley; Michael Lee Duncan, 36; and Krista Lea Farrell, 39. All three are charged with Operating and Attempt to Operate a Clandestine Drug Laboratory, a Felony; Possession or Purchase of Precursors Used in Manufacturing Methamphetamine, a Felony; Destruction of Property, a Felony; and Conspiracy, a Felony.

This allegedly occurred on December 14, 2013 at a hunting cabin owned by another person at Mount Zion and was investigated by Senior Trooper J. A. Newman of the West Virginia State Police.

In the third indictment, Conley is charged along with Jason Kyle Conrad, 34, with Operating and Attempt to Operate a Clandestine Drug Laboratory, a Felony; Possession or Purchase of Precursors Used in Manufacturing Methamphetamine, a Felony; and Conspiracy, a Felony.

This incident allegedly occurred on March 1, 2014 at Conley and Conrad's home at Mount Zion and was investigated by Sgt. O. S. Starsick of the West Virginia State Police and the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.

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Nicholas Wayne Davis, 52, and Douglas Cecil Lynch, 41, were indicted on one count of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance, Marijuana, a Felony, and Conspiracy, a Felony. This incident stemmed from an investigation completed by the West Virginia State Police in July of 2011. Officers confiscated over one thousand plants from the site.

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Ashley Mariah Easton, 21, and Jason Levi White, 19, were indicted on one count of Operating and Attempt to Operate a Clandestine Methamphetamine Drug Laboratory, a Felony; one count of Purchase or Possession of Precursors to Manufacture Methamphetamine, a Felony; and Conspiracy, a Felony.

This investigation stemmed from a car accident on April 5, 2013 and was investigated by Senior Trooper J. A. Newman of the West Virginia State Police.

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Eric Ray Jones, 22, was the subject of two indictments. In the first, Jones was charged with Burglary, a Felony, and Petit Larceny, a Misdemeanor. It is alleged that Jones burglarized the home of Howard Lowers on January 12, 2014 and stole two firearms.

This case was investigated by Chief Deputy J. D. Smith of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.

The second indictment charges Jones with Burglary, a Felony; Petit Larceny, a Misdemeanor; and Transferring Stolen Goods, a Misdemeanor. It is alleged that Jones burglarized the home of Gene Carter on October 27, 2013 and stole collectible coins.

This case was investigated by Sgt. O. S. Starsick of the West Virginia State Police.

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James Scott Morford, 30; Adam August Park, 24; Matthew William Rapp, 41; and Joshawa Lynn Whipkey, 35; were all indicted for one count of Possessing and Purchasing Precursors to Manufacture Methamphetamine, a Felony; and Conspiracy, a Felony.

This incident allegedly occurred on October 19, 2013, and was investigated by Trooper D. C. Moore of the West Virginia State Police.

Indictments returned against individuals are merely charges at this time and are not indications of guilt. All the above Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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