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Grand jury indicts for shooting, overdose death

Thompson

From staff reports

Attempted murder, involuntary manslaughter and major drug offenses were among the two dozen indictments recently handed down by a Washington County grand jury.

Two weeks after he was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery and felonious assault, Jamal Edward Thompson was indicted on three charges in a new case.

Thompson, 25, last known address 9075 State Route 377, Chesterhill, was indicted on one count of attempted murder, a first-degree felony; one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony; and one count of having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony.

According to Marietta Police reports, on May 15 officers were dispatched to a physical disturbance at Sierra Apartment #8, 836 Pike St., Marietta. When they arrived, they found a man who had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim, Cory Kelly, 43, of Newark, was treated and released from Marietta Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm.

Thompson was later arrested for the shooting. There are 1-year and 3-year specifications for the firearm as Thompson had previously been convicted for a felony domestic violence charge in Morgan County.

In the previous indictment, he was charged for assaulting a Cutler man with a handgun on May 28.

Meanwhile, William J. Saylor, 40, and Jessica R. Crabtree, 35, both of 731 Glendale Road Apt. 2, Marietta, were indicted as a result of the death of Tyler J. Steed in late April. They are accused of supplying the drugs that led to a fatal overdose.

Saylor was indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony, and one count of trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony.

Crabtree was indicted on three charges, including one count of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; and two counts of trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound, both fifth-degree felonies.

Two Samsung cell phones are subject to forfeiture.

Others indicted include:

• Andrew R. Johnston, 41, of 1572 Elizabeth St. Apt. C, Belpre, was one of seven people indicted after three locations in Belpre and Marietta were included in a drug bust earlier this month. During the search, 4.5 kilos of a fentanyl/heroin mix, $40,000 in cash and several handguns were found.

Johnston was indicted on five charges, including one count of trafficking in heroin, one count of possession of heroin, one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, and one count of aggravated possession of drugs, all first-degree felonies; and one count of receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings, a fifth-degree felony. He was specified as a major drug offender and $5,086 in cash is subject to forfeit.

• Tytus L. Shields, 31, of 1572 Elizabeth St., Apt. A, Belpre, was the second indicted as a result of the drug bust. He was indicted on 10 charges, including two counts of trafficking in heroin, both first-degree felonies; one count of possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony; one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a first-degree felony; one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a first-degree felony; one count of receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings, a fifth-degree felony; three counts of having weapons while under disability, all third-degree felonies; and one count of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. He was specified as a major drug offender. A BMW, Ford Mustang, a Springfield XD 45 handgun, a 25 Taurus Pt 25 automatic, a Springfield XD 9mm handgun and $18,587 in cash are subject to forfeit.

• Steven A. Siegel, 31, of 1 ½ Eighth St., Belpre, was the third person indicted as a result of the drug bust. He was indicted on three charges, including one count of possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony; one count of receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings, a fifth-degree felony; and one count of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. Subject to forfeiture are $2,801 in cash and a stolen West Virginia license plate.

In a separate case, he was indicted on one count of failure to appear as required by recognizance, a fourth-degree felony. He was to appear in court on Jan. 10.

• Kyleigh Danielle Rymer, 29, of 107 Virginia St., Ravenswood, W.Va. , was the fourth person indicted from the drug bust. She was indicted on three charges, including one count of receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings, a first-degree misdemeanor; one count of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony; and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. Subject to forfeiture is $650 in cash.

• Kelci Leann Wise, 19, of 1572 Elizabeth St. Apt. C, Belpre, was the fifth to be indicted from the drug bust. She was indicted on five charges, including one count of trafficking in heroin, a first-degree felony; one count of possession of heroin, a first-degree felony; one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a first-degree felony; one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a first-degree felony; and one count of receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings, a fifth-degree felony. Subject to forfeiture is $1,083 in cash, and she is specified as a major drug offender.

• Timothy Edwin Payne Jr., 39, of 949 Lancaster St., Marietta, was the sixth indicted in the drug bust. He was indicted on 12 charges, including one count of trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound, a first-degree felony; one count of possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a first-degree felony; one count of trafficking in heroin, a first-degree felony; one count of possession of heroin, a first-degree felony; one count of receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings, a fourth-degree felony; one count of receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings, a fifth-degree felony; one count of possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony; one count of endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor; three counts of having weapons while under disability, all third-degree felonies; and one count of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. He is specified as a major drug offender.

Subject to forfeit are $10,755 in cash, all funds in three Chase Bank accounts, a Cobra Model CB22M .22 caliber derringer, a Masterpiece Arms 9mm Uzi-style firearm and a stolen Glock 23 .40 caliber handgun. He was not to have weapons, as he was convicted of the felony offense distribution of a cocaine base on Sept. 3, 2002.

• Haley Noel Hull, 25, of 949 Lancaster St., Marietta, was the seventh person arrested during the drug bust. She was indicted on nine charges, including one count of trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound, a first-degree felony; one count of possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a first-degree felony; one count of trafficking in heroin, a first-degree felony; one count of possession of heroin, a first-degree felony; one count of receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings, a fourth-degree felony; one count of receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings, a fifth-degree felony; one count of possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony; one count of endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor; and one count of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony.

She was specified a major drug offender. Subject to forfeit are $10,755 in cash, and all funds in two accounts at Chase Bank. She and Payne were charged with endangering children as their infant child was present at their residence during the search.

• Michael R. Tabor, 44, of 7375 Dalzell Road, Lower Salem, was indicted on four charges, including three counts of sexual battery, all third-degree felonies; and one count of attempted sexual battery, a fourth-degree felony. The alleged incidents occurred with a juvenile girl between Sept. 1, 2019 and June 15.

• Raymond F. Goodwin, 26, of 26935 State Route 7 Apt. 2B, Marietta, was indicted on one count of failure to appear as required by recognizance, a fourth-degree felony. He was to appear in court May 13.

• Brett S. Edwards, 30, of 165 Cornerstone Drive, Marietta, was indicted in two cases. The first was one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony. He allegedly stole a Chase debit card on May 24 from 415 Matthew St., Marietta. The second case was one count of grand theft when the property is a firearm of dangerous ordnance, a third-degree felony. He allegedly stole an AR-15 pistol from Clinton William Campbell in July 2019.

• Jennifer V. Sample, 26, of 506 Caroline Ave., Williamstown, was indicted in three cases, the first two with Brett S. Edwards. The first was on one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony. She also allegedly stole a Chase debit card on May 24 from 415 Matthew St., Marietta. The second was one count of grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordnance, a third-degree felony. She allegedly stole an AR-15 pistol from Clinton William Campbell in July 2019. The third case was one count of escape, a third-degree felony, and one count of identity fraud, a fifth-degree felony. She was arrested in June at 820 Pike St., Marietta.

• James H. Ridgeway, 55, of 324720 Hopewell Ridge Road, Wingett Run, was indicted on three charges, including one count of burglary, a second-degree felony; and two counts of violating a protection order, both first-degree misdemeanors. He allegedly broke into a residence at 1308 Williamson Ave. Apt. 7-F, New Matamoras in June, twice violating a protection order at the same address.

• Bradford J. Boyer, 29, of 1567 Reese Road, Fleming, was indicted on three charges, including one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony; one count of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony; and one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. He allegedly broke into a residence at 21740 State Route 676, Warren Township, in January, and stole a Walmart credit card.

• Samuel E. Moore, 81, of 5432 Schoolhouse Road Apt. 2, Belpre, was indicted on one count of disrupting public services, a fourth-degree felony. In May, a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy responded to 5432 Schoolhouse Road Apt. 1 on a report of an electric meter being removed from the property.

Amber Johnson told the deputy there is one electric meter for the home, which is actually two residences. Johnson phoned AEP about the outage and when they responded, they found the electric meter had been removed. While speaking with the landlord/owner, Moore, he stated he knew where the meter was, however, he did not know who had removed it. He also lives in the home/apartments and stated he did not need electric and if Johnson did she could pay for it. Moore did not want to speak further with the deputy and asked for him to leave the premises.

• Jason D. Lanning, 36, and Rebecca P. Lanning, 32, both of 105 Melody Lane, Marietta, were each indicted on one count of trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound, a third-degree felony. They were arrested in March at their home. The offenses were committed in the vicinity of a juvenile.

• Michael D. Pittman, 27, of Big Stone Gap, Va., was indicted on six charges, including one count of carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony; four counts of the fourth-degree felony improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle; and one count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

He was arrested in late January on Interstate 77 near milepost 7 in Muskingum Township. His concealed weapon was loaded.

Possible Prison Terms & Maximum Fines:

• First-degree felony : Three to 11 years; $20,000.

• Second-degree felony: Two to eight years; $15,000.

• Third-degree felony: One to three years; $10,000.

• Third-degree felony involving an act of sex or violence: One to five years; $10,000.

• Fourth-degree felony: Six to 18 months; $5,000.

• Fifth-degree felony: Six months to one year; $2,500.

Source: Washington County Common Pleas Court.

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