KEYSER - A busy Mineral County Grand Jury handed down indictments against over 40 defendants Monday, with the charges ranging from drug-related incidents to sexual abuse of a minor and identity theft.


By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - A busy Mineral County Grand Jury handed down indictments against over 40 defendants Monday, with the charges ranging from drug-related incidents to sexual abuse of a minor and identity theft.
All charges are felonies unless otherwise indicated.
Among those indicted were:
Jeremy Travis Whetzel, 685 Hawks Nest Dr., Baker, West Virginia, reckless fleeing in a vehicle, gross neglect of a child, and misdemeanor charges of driving while suspended for DUI, driving left of center, failure to obey a traffic control device, and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
Charles Richard Williams, South Water Street, Keyser, grand larceny and a misdemeanor charge of destruction of property.
Terrell Tyrique Turmon, 8 Peachtree Court, Baltimore, possession with intent to deliver CDS.
Dakota William Currier, 41 Virginia St., Keyser, strangulation and a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.
Nicole Ann Braithwaite, North Davis Street, Keyser, currently in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail, two counts of possession with intent to deliver CDS and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing.
Justin Randolph Rinker, 7885 Fort Ashby Rd., Keyser, third offense shoplifting.
Andrew Allen Aronhalt, Northwestern Turnpike, Burlington, six counts of fraudulent use of an access device.
Kevin Hayes Knight, Fair View Road, Ridgeley, grand larceny, a misdemeanor charge of breaking and entering a vehicle and two misdemeanor charges of destruction of property.
Candy Dawn Dove, 5507 Slanesville Pike, Points, West Virginia, embezzlement.
Andrew William Champ, 403 Nancy Hanks Dr., New Creek, 13 counts of third degree sexual assault, 19 counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian, five counts of first degree sexual abuse, two counts of third degree attempted sexual assault, and one count attempted sexual abuse by a parent.
Gary Allen Simmons, 629 Hollywood Rd., Keyser, six counts first degree sexual abuse, four counts third degree sexual assault, six counts sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian, two counts of incest, and two counts of attempted employment or use of a minor to assist in doing sexually explicit conduct.
Matthew Isaac Twyman, 51 W. Harrison St., Piedmont, two counts of fraudulent use of an access device.
Tyler Cloud Dixon, 258 Sherwood Dr., Wiley Ford, two counts of making threats of terrorist acts and two misdemeanor charges of threatening communications by electronic communication devices.
Courtney DeAndrew Pittman, 642 Wildwood Parkway, Baltimore, taking the identity of another person and conspiracy.
Jennifer Lynn Hudson, 642 Wildwood Parkway, Baltimore, taking the identity of another person and conspiracy.
Andrew Scott Custer, 4 Wabash St., Ridgeley, two counts of child abuse resulting in bodily injury, one count of conspiracy, and one misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.
Angel Catherine Custer, 4 Wabash St., Ridgeley, two counts of child abuse resulting in bodily injury, one count of conspiracy.
John Tyler VanMeter, 550 W. Piedmont St., Keyser, grand larceny and a misdemeanor charge of second offense DUI.
Ryan Lee Winkler, 421 Arch St., Cumberland, fraudulent use of an access device and attempted fraudulent use of an access device.
Jillian Lee Cook, 1040B Trenum Dr., Keyser, two counts of conspiracy.
Hunter Matthew Edwards, 4306 Frankfort Hwy., Ridgeley, delivery of CDS.
Paul Jay Dolly, 463 Grandview Dr., Keyser, sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian.
Brenda Lee Karalewitz, 24 Jones St., Piedmont, Obtaining money by false pretenses, embezzlement, uttering of a lottery ticket and conspiracy.
Gary Francis Bradley, 72 Mile Stone Rd., Morgantown, obtaining money by false pretenses, embezzlement, uttering of a lottery ticket, and conspiracy.
Michael Dwayne Cosner,  18053 Northwestern Turnpike, Elk Garden, breaking and entering and grand larceny.
Levi Dalton Lyons, 17334 George Washington Hwy., Mt. Storm, principle in the second degree to grand larceny.
Christopher Alan Platter, 631 Brookfield Ave., Cumberland, first degree robbery and conspiracy; first degree robbery and conspiracy.
Sandra Annette Degrange, 631 Brookfield Ave., Cumberland, two counts of principle in the second degree to first degree robbery and conspiracy.
Angela Michelle Barb, 631 Brookfield Ave., Cumberland, two counts of principal in the second degree to first degree robbery and conspiracy.
Kevin Dean Hutzel, 21 Valley St., Wiley Ford, false pretenses and conspiracy.
Kimberly Dawn Guthrie, 21 Valley St., Wiley Ford, false pretenses and conspiracy.
Kayla Cheyenne Blackburn, 49 Thompson Alley, Brandywine, West Virginia, four counts each of grand larceny and conspiracy.
Anthony Michael Yokum, 25 S. Liberty St., Harrisburg, Virginia, four counts each of grand larceny and conspiracy.
Bryan Alexander Struck, 49 Thompson Alley, Brandwine, West Virginia, two counts each of grand larceny and conspiracy.
Erica Lucinda Taylor, 205 Baltimore St., Keyser, currently in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail, grand larceny and conspiracy.
Robert Henry Groves, 115 S. Buddy Lane, Ridgeley, two counts each of third degree sexual assault, sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian, and incest.
Philip Ryan Williams, 175 Meadow View Dr., Grantsville, Maryland, currently in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail, deliver of a controlled substance.
Jeremy Allen Davy, 401 Rada Rd., Purgitsville, grand larceny and misdemeanor charges of trespassing and destruction of property.
Robert Edward Lee Portmess, 282B Poplar Dr., Keyser, grand larceny and misdemeanor charges of breaking and entering of a vehicle and destruction of property.
Demond Arthur Scott, Brockbridge Correctional Facility, Jesup, Maryland, murder and attempted burglary.
Phillip Richard Shipley, 11 Buddy Lane, Carpendale, attempted murder and wanton endangerment.