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Grand Jury indicts 16

A Washington County man arrested in July after transporting a teenager across state lines for sexual intercourse was indicted on eight counts this week by the Washington County Grand Jury.

James A. Sabolick, 56, of 7415 Germantown Road, Lower Salem, was indicted on one count of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor or impaired person, a second-degree felony; five counts of illegal use of minor or impaired person in nudity-oriented material or performance, all second-degree felonies; one count of illegal use of minor or impaired person in nudity-oriented material or performance, a fifth-degree felony; and one count of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Washington County Assistant Prosecutor David Silwani said Sabolick may be charged with more offenses.

“There is potentially more coming as the case progresses, but this is what we’re sticking with now,” he said.

He said the nudity-oriented material were all images of the victim.

The teenager Sabolick was transporting was found as a result of a traffic stop on Interstate 77 near mile post 1.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported the patrolman from the Marietta Police Department advised when he approached the vehicle, he observed what he thought was someone hiding in the back seat.

Sabolick denied anyone was in the back seat, however the individual was eventually identified as a teenager from West Virginia. The Southeastern Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force was advised and responded to the scene.

The juvenile was interviewed by investigators and admitted she snuck out of her residence approximately five times, maybe more, to have sex with Sabolick. The day of Sabolick’s arrest, the victim said he had picked her up again and took her to a cabin in Washington County.

She reported she had sexual intercourse with Sabolick, as well as other sexual acts.

When Sabolick was transported to the jail, he was read his Miranda Rights. He confirmed he “went down and got her,” but insisted everything done was consensual. He had also taken and received nude photographs of the juvenile.

Subject to forfeit are the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and iPhone 8+ which contained images.

Others indicted are:

¯ Ashlee N. Haught, 29, of 489 Sandhill Road, Marietta, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. She was arrested after allegedly being found in January 2020 with methamphetamine.

¯ Nevin A. Clark, 33, last known address of 213 Elm St., Marietta, was indicted on one count of possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was arrested after allegedly being found in February at 131 N. Third St., Marietta, with the fentanyl-related compound and alprazolam, also known as Xanax, without a prescription.

¯ Daniel Trevy Mowrey, 44, of 611 1/2 B Elm St., Belpre, was indicted on two counts of fourth-degree felony counterfeiting. He was arrested after allegedly being found with counterfeit money in June.

¯ Crystal D. Seevers, 37, of 100 Del Ray Circle, Marietta, was indicted on one count of failure to appear as required by recognizance, a fourth-degree felony. She reportedly failed to appear July 12 in Washington County Common Pleas Court after being released on her own recognizance in connection with a felony charge. She was facing a charge of complicity in the commission of an offense, a fifth-degree felony, in conjunction with the theft of a check from L&K Enterprises in July 2020.

¯ Iesha R. McFadden, 25, of 41 E. Spring St., Marietta, was indicted on two counts of failure to appear as required by recognizance, both fourth-degree felonies.

On the first count, she reportedly failed to appear on Oct. 19, 2020, in Washington County Common Pleas Court, and on the second count, she reportedly failed to appear on July 2 in court, both in connection with felony charges.

¯ Cody M. Knotts, 30, homeless, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He was arrested after allegedly being found in March at Colegate Drive and Greene Street with methamphetamine.

¯ Michael D. Slonaker, 37, of 316 Main St., New Matamoras, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony. He was arrested after allegedly being found in August 2020 with methamphetamine and a fentanyl compound at 817 Grandview Ave., New Matamoras.

¯ Roy James Campbell III, 34, homeless, was indicted on one count of failure to verify address, a fourth-degree felony. He reportedly failed to verify his address between Dec. 19, 2020, through Feb. 17 with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He was previously convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony, in November 2011.

¯ Dustin Dewain Wade, 34, of 701 Montgomery Hill Road, Walker, W.Va., was indicted on one count of burglary, a second-degree felony, one count of disrupting public services, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of theft of drugs, a fourth-degree felony. According to Marietta Police reports, a patrolman was dispatched to Greene Street on May 3 in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival and after investigation, it was learned that Wade allegedly forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment. An argument took place during which Wade kicked the victim’s dog and shoved her to the ground. When the victim tried calling for help, Wade grabbed the phone out of her hand, trying to prevent her from calling 911 and fled. Later the same evening, Wade returned and was captured.

¯ Michael V. Richards, 44, of 1361 McGill Road, Vincent, was indicted on one count of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony. He allegedly did not stop when signaled on June 25.

¯ Dale J. Mincks, 31, of 270 Greenlawn Lane, Lowell, was indicted on one count of trespass in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony. Mincks allegedly trespassed at 416 Mulberry St., Marietta, in July.

¯ Christina J. Dotson, 44, of 801 Huggins Road, Williamstown, was indicted on one count of vandalism, a fifth-degree felony. She allegedly caused harm to property belonging to LeeAnn Poling at 450 Pike St., Marietta, in May.

¯ Chadwick D. Lamp, 32, of 27317 State Route 7 Apt. C, Marietta, was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He was arrested after allegedly being found with methamphetamine in February.

¯ Mario A. Puma, 32, homeless, was indicted on one count of domestic violence, a fifth-degree felony. He reportedly caused harm to a woman he knew was pregnant at the time of the violation in May.

¯ Randall Eugene Cunningham, 65, of 10770 State Route 550, Vincent, was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. He allegedly disposed of catalytic converters owned by Corilyn Gary from Jan. 2 through Jan. 30.

Michele Newbanks can be reached at mnewbanks@mariettatimes.com.

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