Man who shot mom indicted
A Parma man accused of shooting his mother and stepfather at a Fourth of July gathering at the family’s New Matamoras cabin was indicted this week by a Washington County grand jury.
Andrew Denavich, 26, of 6630 State Road Apt. 306, Parma, was indicted on second-degree felony counts of felonious assault, one second-degree felony count of improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation and one first-degree misdemeanor count of using a weapon while intoxicated.
“These assault charges come from him using a 12-gage shotgun that he shot three times before hitting his mother and stepfather and fracturing his arm,” said Washington County Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Rings. “The other hit a wall, which is where the fifth count comes from.”
Denavich is accused of shooting both his mother and stepfather, Phyllis and Dale Huntsman, and shooting toward his brother, James Denavich, and a friend while celebrating the holiday at the remote cabin in New Matamoras.
“There was also strong evidence that Denavich was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time, but the lab results have not yet been returned,” Rings said.
In early July when Denavich’s bond was being set, his mother was noted to be in critical condition and his stepfather was reported to be in recovery after being treated and released at the scene.
“She left the hospital on the day grand jury met, which was 25 days in the hospital, which is a good long stay,” Rings said. “And (Dale) still has a fractured arm that is still in a splint.”
Phyllis Huntsman was shot in the abdomen.
Partly because Denavich’s mother was found to be out of mortal danger, his bond was reduced July 10 from $650,000 to $200,000.
Other indictments included:
Jane A. Dearth, 42, of 74 Oxford Lane, St. Marys, W.Va., was indicted on one fourth-degree felony count of theft. Dearth allegedly stole about $40,500 from Riverview Credit Union’s Marietta and Belpre locations while she served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. According to Washington County prosecutors, Dearth was allegedly overcompensating herself for mileage using company credit cards for personal use.
Jonathan R. McAllister, 26, of 140 Washington Square, Williamstown, was indicted on two fourth-degree felony counts of assault. McAllister allegedly assaulted a pair of Marietta squad personnel at the Walmart in Marietta on April 10. Rings said Pat Molden and Matt Hively of the Marietta City Fire Department were on the scene to treat McAllister after he passed out inside the store. McAllister became violent, spitting on both of them, punching Molden in the face and scratching Hively.
Joseph L. Slider, 24, of 1222 Williamson Ave., New Matamoras, was indicted on one first-degree felony count of aggravated robbery. Slider’s charge stems from a June 18 incident when he allegedly robbed the Par Mar store in New Matamoras.
Justin Oliver, age not given, of 409 Caywood Road, Marietta, was indicted on one fifth-degree felony count of possession of drugs. Oliver was stopped by law enforcement on April 4 and was allegedly in possession of liquid fentanyl, for which he did not have a prescription.
Brandon J. Robinette, 29, of 1137 Little Eight Mile Road, Marietta, was indicted on one third-degree felony count of having weapons while under disability. Robinette allegedly was in possession of a rifle that was discovered by law enforcement Jan. 7, which violated a sentencing agreement from a 2008 rape charge out of Wayne County.
Barbara E. Quillin, 38, of 238 N. Sixth St., Cambridge, was indicted on one third-degree felony count of drug tampering and one first-degree misdemeanor count of possession of drugs. Quillin was stopped in her vehicle in December 2013 by law enforcement on Interstate 77, where she was allegedly found to be in possession of Vicodin without a prescription.
Ian S. Patterson, 20, of 104 Riley Drive Apt. 1, Marietta, was indicted on one fifth-degree felony count of domestic violence and one second-degree misdemeanor count of criminal damaging. Patterson allegedly hit his pregnant girlfriend and damaged several pieces of furniture and a television set in her home on May 20.
Elizabeth A. Russell, 26, 2379 Moyis Road, Coolville, was indicted on one fourth-degree felony count of theft of dangerous drugs stemming from a March 1 incident. Russell allegedly had her grandmother’s hydrocodone pills transferred to a different pharmacy and then obtained 60 pills and refused to give them to her grandmother and her grandmother’s legal guardian, Russell’s aunt. Prosecutors said Russell was no longer allowed to pick up the prescription after she was determined to have a drug problem, but was able to convince CVS Pharamcy to allow the transfer anyway.
Joseph B. Mayle, 30, 705 Ninth St., Marietta, was indicted on two third-degree felony counts of domestic violence. Mayle allegedly began hitting his aunt and then choked his mother when she tried to intervene June 4. Mayle was allegedly extremely intoxicated when the incident occurred.
Michael A. Offenberger, 29, of 323 Pike St., Marietta, was indicted on one fifth-degree felony count of theft and one fifth-degree felony county of forgery. Offenberger was working as a manager at Fantasy to Flesh tattoo parlor where he allegedly pocketed money and forged bank receipts to an amount of less than $1,000.
Lavada L. Villegas, 67, of 109 Sixth St., Beverly, was indicted on one fourth-degree felony count of grand theft. Over a period of four years, Villegas allegedly spent about $7,500 on personal utility bills, pizza and games for her grandson on a company credit card while she was employed by an accounting firm in Beverly.
Cody A. Mugrage, 24, of 25 Radabaugh Road, Marietta, was indicted on one first-degree felony count of aggravated burglary and one first-degree misdemeanor count of domestic violence. On June 14, Mugrage allegedly became agitated after the mother of his child refused to let him see his son and kicked in the door of the mother’s home before assaulting her.
Aaron S. Glasser, 30, of 100 Water St., Lowell, was indicted on one second-degree felony count of the illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, one first-degree felony count of the illegal manufacturing of drugs, and one third-degree felony count of endangering children. Glasser’s home was raided June 4 after he allegedly had been cooking meth in the presence of his 3-year-old son.
Timothy J. Newbrough, 30, address not given, was indicted on one fifth-degree felony count of the misuse of a credit card belonging to a disabled person and one fifth-degree felony count of identity fraud against a disabled person. Newbrough allegedly took his elderly mother’s debit card information and used it to buy a collection of video games.
An additional seven people were indicted as a result of two drugs raids on June 12 and July 6 at multiple residences.
Dlontae B. Tolbert, 23, of 4397 Alter Road, Detroit, Mich., was indicted on one first-degree felony count of drug trafficking in heroin and one first-degree felony count of heroin possession. Prosecutors said the Washington County Sheriff’s Office believes Tolbert, who was arrested during a raid of 2460 Pleasant Ridge Road, Marietta, was conveying heroin from Detroit for sale in the area.
Asia D. Peterson, 24, of 4397 Alter Road, Detroit, Mich., was indicted on one first-degree felony of drug trafficking in heroin and one first-degree felony count of heroin possession. Prosecutors said Peterson, along with her boyfriend, Tolbert, was conveying heroin by bus from Detroit for sale in the area.
Earl D. Griffin II, 37, of 2460 Pleasant Ridge Road, was indicted on one first-degree count of drug trafficking, one first-degree felony county of heroin possession, one fifth-degree felony count of permitting drug abuse and one fifth-degree felony count of methamphetamine possession. Griffin was allegedly part of a trafficking ring that took place between his residence and another residence in Macksburg, where law enforcement found heroin, a small amount of meth and $4,550 buried alongside drugs that Griffin was required to forfeit.
Amber L. Addlespurger, 21, of 19604 Sherbourne Road, Macksburg, was indicted on one fifth-degree felony count of heroin possession and one fifth-degree felony count of methamphetamine possession. Prosecutors alleged that Addlespurger was at the Macksburg residence to purchase drugs, but was not involved in trafficking.
Nissa L. Keagy, 46, of 2460 Pleasant Ridge Road, Marietta, was indicted on one first-degree felony count of drug trafficking in heroin, one first-degree felony count of possession of heroin and one fifth-degree felony count of permitting drug abuse. Keagy was allegedly participating in the drug-trafficking out of her residence with Griffin.
Hill F. Smith, 48, of 1483 Dutton Hill Road, Macksburg, was indicted on one third-degree felony of drug trafficking in heroin, one third-degree felony count of heroin possession and one fifth-degree felony count of possession of meth. Smith was allegedly found in possession of heroin at his Macksburg residence during the July 6 raid.
Bobbie L. Cantwell, 40, of 407 Franklin St. Apt. B, Marietta, was indicted on one fifth-degree felony count of possession of heroin and one fifth-degree felony count of possession of the drug fentanyl. Cantwell was allegedly found in possession of heroin during the June 12 roundup and found with the fentanyl, which she did not have a prescription for, during the July 6. raid.