WC Grand Jury hears several cases
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.
The Washington County Grand Jury returned a number of indictments this week, ranging from first-degree attempted murder to fifth-degree possession of drugs.
Timothy M. Sampson, 29, of 27317 State Route 7, Apt. A, Marietta, was indicted on one count of first-degree felony aggravated robbery, and one count of petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.
The indictment states on Dec. 9, Sampson reportedly attempted to steal a purse from Walmart and after being caught by the Walmart loss prevention officer, he allegedly brandished a folding knife.
Washington County Assistant Prosecutor David Silwani said Sampson was a repeat violent offender, so there will be an extra penalty if convicted.
Sampson was convicted of lewd or lascivious battery, a second-degree felony, on Oct. 19, 2017, in Highland County, Florida.
The maximum penalty for the first-degree felony is three to 11 years, but if Washington County Common Pleas Judge John Halliday imposes the maximum possible sentence of 11 years, he will also have to impose an additional one to 10 years in prison. The additional prison term is imposed if there is a prior first- or second-degree felony offense of violence, Silwani said.
Sampson had a bond hearing earlier this week, where his bond was set at $15,000.
In other indictments:
¯ Joshua Lee Campbell, 20, of 102 Summit Road, Marietta, was indicted on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony.
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation into pandering obscenity revealed alleged additional sexual contact with one or more victims under the age of 18.
He is set to be arraigned the first week of March.
¯ Scott L. Carpenter, 58, of 415 1/2 Third St., Marietta, was indicted on one count of theft and one count of receiving stolen property, both fifth-degree felonies. The indictment stems from Carpenter allegedly stealing a license plate from Sabrina E. Milliron between Jan. 3 and 4.
¯ Richard Mayle, 78, and Angela Scott, 53, both of 668 Hill Road, Cutler, were indicted on four charges, including one count of trafficking in cocaine, one count of possession of cocaine, one count of possessing criminal tools, and one count of receiving proceeds of an offense subject to forfeiture proceedings, all fifth-degree felonies. He was arrested after allegedly trafficking in cocaine in February 2020, along with possessing cocaine on Jan. 14. He was allegedly found with a ledger with documentation. He also was charged with reportedly receiving $9,915, as proceeds from the offenses.
She was also charged with one count of false or fraudulent tax report or document, a fifth-degree felony.
¯ Christopher Tatalovich, 38, of Berg Church Road, Whipple, was indicted on seven counts of gross sexual imposition, all third-degree felonies; and two counts of first-degree rape.
¯ Aaron Joseph Harvey, 34, of 8655 State Route 144, Stewart, was indicted on one count of attempted tampering with records, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of false voter registration, a fifth-degree felony. The indictment stems from an arrest after allegedly assuming the name of Leetha M. Adams Harvey on a voter registration form in late October.
¯ Christopher S. Holder, 36, of 115 Buells Circle, Marietta, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; one count of possessing drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor; one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor; and one count of possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor.
Holder was reportedly found with methamphetamine, syringe and marijuana in late August in the 300 block of Second Street, Marietta.
¯ Domanick J. Haught Sr., 27, of 106 Fay Ave., Marietta, was indicted on one count of identity fraud, a fifth-degree felony. He allegedly tried to use the name Logan Hill in November at 100 N. Seventh St., Marietta, without Hill’s consent.
He was also indicted on two counts of forgery, both fifth-degree felonies. He allegedly wrote checks on an account owned by Lori Hodge for more than $660.
¯ Shon M. Howell, 21, of 33199 State Route 260, New Matamoras, was indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. He allegedly stole a Ford F-150 in March 2020.
¯ Aaron W. Cain, 39, of 16687 Crooked Tree Road, Dexter City, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He was arrested after being found with methamphetamine in February 2020.
¯ Justin E. Wolfe, 27, last known address of 138 Harmar St., Marietta, was indicted on one count of trespass in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony; one count of criminal damaging or endangering, a second-degree misdemeanor; and one count of domestic violence, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. He reportedly broke into a residence at 129 Franklin St. and damaged a vehicle at the residence.
¯ Four Flint, Mich., residents were indicted on one count each of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second-degree felony, and one count each of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony.
The four, Ziontay Kevon Black, 21, of 1214 W. Moore St., Darius Montrae Givens, 20, of 1910 Gilmartin St., Marquis Jaquan Thomas, 20, of 3701 Brownell Blvd., and Christopher Lee Wine Jr., 20, of 3198 Huggins Ave., were arrested after allegedly stealing $16,514.07 worth of electronics from Walmart in October.
¯ Jeremy Eugene O’Brien, 36, of 331 Hill Road, Cutler, was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony; one count of violating a protection order, a first-degree misdemeanor; and one count of obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor.
In January, O’Brien allegedly received a 2016 Honda Foreman Rubicon 500 4-wheeler, the property of Chad Conn.
¯ Misty Dawn Deem, 34, of 2176 Slate Run Road, Belleville, W.Va., was indicted on one count of theft from a person in a protected class and one count of identity fraud, both fourth-degree felonies. In August 2019, she allegedly stole money from Phyllis D. Mulligan and allegedly used Mulligan’s name and identifying information without her consent.
¯ Jessica Fawn Strode, 36, of 204 Seventh St., Beverly, was indicted on one count of assault, a fifth-degree felony. She allegedly assaulted a woman at the Washington County Jail in January.
¯ Dennis Allen Nealet, 48, and Wanda Kay Whitehouse, 65, both of 52 Coal Run Hill, Waterford, were indicted each on one count of cruelty to companion animals, a fifth-degree felony; three counts of cruelty to companion animals, all first-degree misdemeanors; and two counts of cruelty to companion animals, both second-degree misdemeanors.
The indictments stem from the two allegedly harming cats which required surgery, tormenting dogs found on the property, torturing cats found on the property, and holding cats and dogs in crates and cages without food or water.
¯ Steven A. Osborne, 19, of 529 Federal Road, Little Hocking, was indicted on four charges, including one count of first-degree felony attempted murder; one count of second-degree felonious assault; one count of third-degree felony tampering with evidence; and one count of third-degree having weapons while under disability.
He and Sierah L. Caldwell, 18, of 3645 Blue Knob Road, Marietta, were involved in the beating of Devon Ours. Caldwell 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 tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.
Osborne, if convicted, would receive additional prison time for having a weapon while committing the offenses. He is under indictment in Sevier County, Tenn., for aggravated assault. His Mossberg 20 gauge shotgun is subject to forfeit.
Michele Newbanks can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.