(01/21/2016)
Three are set to appear for arraignment before Judge Thomas Evans III in Calhoun Circuit Court Thursday with one pre-trial hearing with court opening at 9:30 a.m.

Joseph Kute,32, is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing.

Kute was indicted on one count of illegal possession of destructive devices, explosive materials or incendiary devices, a felony. Also one count of wanton endangerment involving destructive devices, explosive materials or incendiary devices, a felony. One count of obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor.

One count of fleeing from an officer by means other than the use of a vehicle, a misdemeanor and one count of brandishing a deadly weapon, a misdemeanor.

It is alleged that Kute possessed a blasting cap without a proper license and used the device during a stand-off with State Police on February 13, 2015 while they were attempting to execute an arrest warrant on him. Corporal J. B. Hunt presented the case to the Grand Jury.

Kute was indicted earlier on one count of malicious assault, a felony, and one count of battery, a misdemeanor. Kute allegedly attacked Johnny Capps and Geoffrey Shaffer in the parking lot of the Y Restaurant on June 17, 2014.

ARRAIGNMENTS

Levi Harris, 23, was indicted on one count of Destruction of Property, a Felony. It is alleged that Mr. Harris destroyed a vehicle belonging to Rose Smith on November 2, 2014. This case was investigated by Senior Trooper D. C. Moore of the West Virginia State Police.

Brittany Kearns, 21, was indicted on one count of Child Neglect Resulting in Bodily Injury, a Felony. The indictment alleges she neglected a one and a half year old child, B.H., and that the neglect resulted in injuries to the child in July of 2015.

The case was investigated by Corporal J. B. Hunt of the West Virginia State Police.

Zachary Shook, 23, was indicted on one count of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree, a Felony. It is alleged that Mr. Shook engaged in sexual intercourse with a female juvenile. This case was investigated by Chief Andrew Walker of the Grantsville Police Department.

Fourteen Juvenile cases.


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