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Phelps among Grand Jury indictments

A Marietta man who allegedly shot at his wife Sept. 19 was one of 19 true-billed defendants indicted this week by the Washington County Grand Jury.

Clay Nathan Phelps, 58, of 2100 Glendale Road, was indicted on three charges stemming from an argument the day before the shooting, said Washington County Prosecutor Nicole Coil.

He was indicted on one count of attempting to commit an offense, a first-degree felony; one count of attempting to commit an offense, a second-degree felony; and one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

“Clay Phelps stated that he wanted to kill (the woman) and that she should just leave the home,” Coil said. “She did so in the evening after she began to fear for her life, when Mr. Phelps continued to be belligerent with her.”

She said when the woman was driving away from the residence, he shot at her at least six times based on the holes found in her vehicle.

“Which were consistent with bullets striking the vehicle,” Coil said.

Phelps advised the Washington County Sheriff’s Office he shot at the woman, but refused to provide them with the 9mm firearm that was used.

“It still has not been located,” she added.

Coil said the woman did not ask for a protection order, but the state asked for an ex parte protection order based on the state’s safety concerns for her.

Phelps was arraigned Friday afternoon, with bond set at $75,000.

Other indictments include:

¯ Michael L. Michaels, 27, of 1601 Hill St. Apt. B, Belpre, was indicted on five charges, including one count of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; one count of failure to stop after an accident, a first-degree misdemeanor; one count of operation in willful and wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property, minor misdemeanor; one count of violation of speed limits, minor misdemeanor; and one count of right of way at a stop sign or yield sign, a minor misdemeanor. The charges stem from an accident on Aug. 10.

¯ Eric Parkins, 40, of 608 Pike St., Parkersburg, was indicted on one count of failure to appear as required by recognizance, a fourth-degree felony. He reportedly did not appear in Washington County Common Pleas court on Sept. 8 in connection with a felony charge.

¯ Jeremy John McFall, 42, last known address of 817 Grandview Ave., New Matamoras, was indicted on two counts of failure to appear as required by recognizance, both fourth-degree felonies. He reportedly did not appear in common pleas court on June 11 or Aug. 27 in connection with a felony charge.

¯ Ashley M. Holdren, 30, of 50755 State Route 248, Long Bottom, was indicted on one count of failure to appear as required by recognizance, a fourth-degree felony. She reportedly did not appear in common pleas court on Sept. 10 in connection with a felony charge.

¯ David Lee Golden Jr., 49, of 194 Red Fox Drive, Belington, W.Va., was indicted on one count of failure to appear as required by recognizance, a fourth-degree felony. He reportedly failed to appear in common pleas court on Sept. 15 in connection with a felony charge.

¯ Joseph V. Turpin, 22, homeless, was indicted on one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony; and one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He was arrested after allegedly being found Aug. 29-30 in the 300 block of Ohio Street, Marietta, with less than the bulk amount of methamphetamine.

¯ Anthony B. Klintworth Sr., 51, last known address of 240 Hillcrest Drive Apt. 9, Marietta, was indicted on two counts of gross sexual imposition, both third-degree felonies. He allegedly had sexual contact Jan. 1 through Jan. 25 with a 10-year-old and 12-year-old at his residence.

¯ Gregory H. Cappadona, 64, of 14 Oakbrook Drive, Mineral Wells, was indicted on one count of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony. He reportedly stole oil and gas production equipment from Andrew R. Allphin and/or Genesis Resources LLC between April 1 and April 30.

¯ Rocky S. Simmons, 49, of 1 Thaxton St., Ravenswood, was indicted on one count of importuning and one count of possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies. He was arrested Aug. 1 in the 100 block of Gross Street, Marietta, after soliciting sexual activity from a law enforcement officer posing as a person who was between 13- and 16-years-old. Subject to forfeit is a cell phone allegedly used in the offense.

¯ William Charles Kiggans II, 36, of Marietta, was indicted on one count of disrupting public services, a fourth-degree felony; and two counts of domestic violence, both first-degree misdemeanors. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on April 16. Kiggans allegedly assaulted a male family member and as the man tried to call 911, Kiggans reportedly knocked the phone out of the victim’s hand.

¯ Amanda R. Hatcher, 30, of 568 Carnian Ford Road, Ripley, was indicted on one count of possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, and one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. She was reportedly arrested in March on Interstate 77 in Macksburg after being found with methamphetamine and an amount of Tramadol that exceeded five times the bulk amount, but less than 50 times the bulk amount.

¯ Alexis L. Clatterbuck, 21, of 240 Hillcrest Drive Apt. 72, Marietta, was indicted on one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony. She allegedly stole a credit card belonging to another person.

¯ Laura Jean Burns, 29, of 114 Shady Lane, Marietta, was indicted on one count of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto grounds of a specified governmental facility, a third-degree felony, and one count of possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a fourth-degree felony. She reportedly took a fentanyl-related compound into the Washington County Jail on Jan. 1.

¯ Dirk Edward Filon, 37, of 120 Wells Ave., Marietta, was indicted on one count of failure to verify address, a fourth-degree felony. He reportedly failed to verify a current address with the sheriff’s office in February. He was convicted of sexual contact-no consent, in Adams County, Colorado, in 2007.

¯ Dawn Marie Pugh, 47, homeless, was indicted on one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. She allegedly stole a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu from Moss Run Road, Marietta, in August.

¯ Colten Wyatt Pugh, 30, of 1110 Moody Ridge Road, Vincent, was indicted on one count of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them-OVI, a third-degree felony, and one count of disorderly conduct, a minor misdemeanor. He reportedly was arrested after driving intoxicated Sept. 11. He was previously convicted of OVI in 2017 in the court of common pleas.

¯ Willie Hays Nash IV, 41, of 1803 Court St., Columbus, was indicted on two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or a combination of them-OVI, both fourth-degree felonies. He allegedly drove intoxicated in July. He was previously convicted in March 2019 in Marietta Municipal Court of operating a moving vehicle while intoxicated.

¯ Baxter Lee Grimes, 45, of 817 Grandview Ave., New Matamoras, was indicted on one count of theft from a person in a protected class, a fifth-degree felony. He allegedly stole a wallet with cash on Sept. 11 from an elderly man.

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

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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