The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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June 10, 2010

Greenbrier County grand jury indicts 40 people

— A Greenbrier County Grand Jury returned indictments against 40 people last week.

Fourteen of those people are charged with property crimes, including Leslie Annette Jackson, 40, of Lewisburg who is accused of embezzling $36,800 from Greenbrier County Emergency Ambulance Service, Inc. According to a court file, Jackson was a payroll accountant for the company at the time the alleged embezzlement occurred, during the period July 1, 2008, to April 8, 2009.

The initial complaint against the woman was made by Gary Bland, manager of the ambulance service. Sgt. V.S. Deeds of the Lewisburg detachment of the West Virginia State Police led the investigation.

Jackson is free on a $20,000 personal recognizance bond. If convicted of the single felony charge, she faces incarceration of between one and 10 years and a fine of up to $2,500.

A court file has not yet been established for a second woman charged with an unrelated embezzlement. Lillian Tamara Russell, 38, of Lewisburg, was charged in an 11-count indictment with embezzling salary payments to which she was not entitled from her Lewisburg employer, Antique Cabins and Barns, in the amount of $10,500, as well as property purchased with a company credit card.

The complete list of indictments:

 Tammy Jane Atkins, 49, Ronceverte, delivery of a controlled substance - hydrocodone, conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance - hydrocodone

 Bolen, Lawrence E., 46, Lewisburg, delivery of a controlled substance - hydrocodone, 2 counts; delivery of a controlled substance - marijuana; conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance - hydrocodone

 Brooks, Richard A., 42, Lewisburg, obtaining money, property or services by false pretenses

 Brunty, Clarence Wayne, 54, Leslie, prohibited persons in possession of a firearm

 Chellis, Joseph L. Frankford, 32, failure to register as a sex offender or provide notice of registration changes, 2 counts

 Cornett, Robert Riley II Alderson, 38, failure to register as a sex offender or provide notice of registration changes

 Creekmore, Eric Daniel, 52, sexual assault in the second degree

 Crookshanks, Adam L. 29, Maxwelton, malicious assault, burglary

 Defibaugh, Jackie Ronceverte, 45, forgery 22 counts; uttering, 22 counts

 Drennen, Edward Neal II, 27, Clintonville, sexual abuse in the first degree, 2 counts; sexual abuse by parent, guardian or person in position of trust to a child, 2 counts; display to minor of obscene matter, 2 counts

 Fink, Charles, Jr., 32, Lewisburg, sexual abuse by parent, guardian or person in position of trust to a child, 2 counts

 Fleming, Georgio D., 23, Leslie, wanton endangerment involving a firearm

 Fleshman, Pamela Carol, 41, Asbury, delivery of a controlled substance - hydrocodone, 3 counts; conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance - hydrocodone

 Gabbert, Michael Dale, 28, Ronceverte, retaliation against public officers or employees

 Gordon, Anita Ross, 29, Ronceverte, bringing into the state, receiving or disposing of property stolen in another state more than $1,000

 Groves, Jayson Paul, 29, Nettie, burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit grand larceny, transferring stolen property more than $1,000, conspiracy to transfer stolen property more than $1,000, transferring stolen property less than $1,000 misdemeanoremeanor.; conspiracy to transfer stolen property less than $1,000 misdemeanor

Guilliams, Darrell Ray, 34, Quinwood, prohibited persons in possession of a firearm 5 counts; petit larceny misdemeanor, 2 counts; grand larceny

 Hayworth, Jeffery L., 49, Stephenson, acquire or obtain possession of a controlled substance - oxycodone by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge, acquire or obtain possession of a controlled substance - hyrdocodone by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge

 Hicks, John Edward Jr., 39, Huntersville, N.C., driving under the influence of alcohol - causing bodily injury misdemeanor; leaving scene of accident resulting in bodily injury misdemeanor

 Hiser, Arron Dale, 45, Alderson, delivery of a controlled substance - hydrocodone, 3 counts; conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance - hydrocodone

 Hunter, Steven Cody, 21, Kieffer, fraudulent schemes, conspiracy to commit fraudulent schemes

 Jackson, Leslie Annette, 40, Lewisburg, embezzlement, more than $1,000

 Lamontagne, Steven, 43, Rainelle, daytime burglary

 Leech, Michael, 23, Clintonville, child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury

 Persinger, Leonard Lee, 36, Rainelle, sexual assault in the third degree

 Plumley, Joseph Maynard, 37, Ronceverte, delivery of a controlled substance -morphine within one thousand feet of a school, 2 counts; conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance - morphine, 2 counts;

 Plumley, Joseph Maynard, 37, Ronceverte, delivery of a controlled substance - hydrocodone, 2 counts; delivery of a controlled substance - marijuana, conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance - hydrocodone

 Plumley, Julie, 40, Ronceverte, delivery of a controlled substance - hydrocodone, conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance - hydrocodone

 Propps, Melvin Arnold, 49, no hometown given, sexual assault in the first degree, 4 counts; sexual abuse by parent, guardian or person in position of trust to a child, 4 counts; incest, 4 counts

 Puffenbarger, Cynthia Ann, 39, Rupert, fraudulent schemes, conspiracy to commit fraudulent schemes

 Queen, Timothy Wayne, 61, Danese, prohibited persons in possession of firearms, 2 counts; violation of protections order; arson first degree; wanton endangerment involving a firearm, 14 counts;

 Quick, Reed Ryan, 31, White Sulphur Springs, delivery of a controlled substance - marijuana, 3 counts;

 Rader, Sarah Renee, 29, Leivasy, burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit grand larceny, transferring stolen property more than $1,000, conspiracy to transfer stolen property more than $1,000, transferring stolen property less than $1,000 misdemeanor; and conspiracy to transfer stolen property less than $1,000 misdemeanor

 Reed, James R. 39, Clintonville, cruelty to animals

 Russell, Tamera, 38, Lewisburg, embezzlement, 2 counts; fraudulent use of an access device, 8 counts; fraudulent use of a credit card

 Sims, Candace Lenee, 29, Ronceverte, delivery of a controlled substance-morphine within one thousand feet of a school, 2 counts; conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance - morphine, 2 counts;

 Spinks, Nathaniel Leem 26, Crows, Va., burglary, grand larceny

 Terry, Franklin D., 25, Rupert, child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury

 Thompson, Gregory Allen, 47, Rainelle, breaking and entering, petit larceny misdemeanor;

 Walkup, Brandon L., 21, Renick, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance - marijuana 2 counts

 Wickline, Whitney R., 20, Williamsburg, fraudulent schemes, conspiracy to commit fraudulent schemes

 Williams, James Steven, 60, Lewisburg, wanton endangerment involving a firearm, 3 counts; retaliation against public officers or employees

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