(09/21/2016)
The Grand Jury of Calhoun County met on September 19, 2016. After hearing cases presented by Prosecutor Shannon S. Johnson and after due deliberation, the Grand Jury returned the following indictments:

Candace Cash, 34, was indicted on one count of Grand Larceny, a felony, and one count of Obstructing an Officer, a misdemeanor. It is alleged that Mrs. Cash stole a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo belonging to Ruby Prusack. This case was investigated by Andrew Walker, the former Grantsville Police Chief.

Bryant Hall, 27, and Michael Hall, 34, were indicted on two counts of Burglary, both felonies, and two counts of Conspiracy, both felonies. Also named in the indictment was Talia Brady, 25, who was indicted on one count of Burglary, a felony, and one count of Conspiracy, a felony. It is alleged that the Halls broke into the home of Hazelen Anderson on February 23, 2016, and that the group broke into the home of John Russo on March 8, 2016. This case was investigated by Trooper S. A. McDonald of the West Virginia State Police.

Ronald Huffman, 60, was indicted on one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana, a felony, and one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver and Delivery of Methamphetamine, a felony. This case was investigated by Trooper B. K. Shingleton of the West Virginia State Police.

Daniel Mark Johnson, 30, was indicted on one count of Driving on a Revoked License for DUI, 3rd or subsequent offense, a felony, and Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle, a misdemeanor. It is alleged that he took a vehicle belonging to Kellie Stevens without her permission. This case was investigated by Senior Trooper D. C. Moore of the West Virginia State Police.

Phillip Knicely, 27, was indicted on one count of Grand Larceny, a felony. It is alleged that Mr. Knicely stole a Honda UTV from his grandfather, William Knicely, Sr., on January 22, 2016. This case was investigated by Sergeant M. S. Godfrey of the West Virginia State Police.

Paula McAtee, 32; Casey Pettry, 31; and Robert Pritt, 22, were indicted on five counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and two counts of Conspiracy, all felonies. It is alleged the three sold buprenorphine, a narcotic, and marijuana, to confidential informants and to former Grantsville Chief of Police Andrew Walker. This case was investigated by Andrew Walker.

Justin McKinney, 29, was indicted on one count of Grand Larceny, a felony; one count of Fraudulent Use of an Access Device, a felony; and one count of Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor. It is alleged that Mr. McKinney stole a 2006 Jeep Liberty, a debit card, and cash from Sherrie Carter. It is also alleged that Mr. McKinney used the debit card to withdraw cash from Ms. Carter's accounts. This case was investigated by Chief Deputy Jeff Starcher of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.

Travis Wayne Sampson, 36, was indicted on one count of Obtaining Money by False Pretenses, a Felony. It is alleged that Mr. Sampson received payment from James and Theresa Guess to complete home repairs to their residence, but Mr. Sampson did not complete the repairs. This case was investigated by Trooper B.K. Shingleton of the West Virginia State Police.

Aaron Spaur, 32, was indicted on one count of Operating or Attempt to Operate a Clandestine Methamphetamine Drug Laboratory, a felony, and one count of Manufacture of Marijuana, a felony. This case was investigated by Trooper B. K. Shingleton of the West Virginia State Police.

Andrew Woodring, 29, was indicted on three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, all felonies. This case was investigated by Andrew Walker, former Grantsville Chief of 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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