The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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September 13, 2013

Murder suspects among Fayette indictments

Two men accused of two separate murders are among the indictments handed up by the September term of the Fayette County Grand Jury.

William Frederick Cody, 63, of Fayetteville, admitted to police June 25 that he had murdered Santanae Byers, 24, of Scarbro, according to 1st Sgt. G.A. Duckworth.

Cody and Byers reportedly were in a relationship, and Byers’ mother filed a missing persons complaint at the Oak Hill detachment June 24, noting that her daughter had last been seen with Cody.

When police initially interviewed Cody on June 24, he denied he was involved with Byers’ disappearance, but when he was interviewed again the following day, he admitted he had killed her.

Police reported Cody told them that he disposed of Byers’ body in an outbuilding on Blaketown Road in Greentown near Hilltop. When police searched the building, they found a body that matched Byers’ description.

Cody was charged with first degree murder and is being held at Southern Regional Jail.

Matthew Paul Gravley, 29, allegedly shot and killed Gary Wayne Smith, 22, April 3 after a fight in a Fayette County mobile home park.

Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said Smith and Gravley were neighbors in the Mountainair Mobile Home Park in Glen Jean. The shooting happened after a physical altercation between the two, according to the preliminary investigation, and Kessler said investigators believe Gravley fired at least two shots and one struck Smith.

Smith was transported to Plateau Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

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The following individuals are to report at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, before Fayette County Judge Paul M. Blake Jr. in the Fayette County Courthouse Annex for arraignment.

Crystal G. Benger, destruction of property causing a loss of a value of more than $2,500; driving without a license

Crystal G. Benger, conspiracy to commit a felony, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts; possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Russell L. Taylor, conspiracy to commit a felony, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Johnnie J. Berry Jr., sexual abuse in the first degree, 8 counts; sexual abuse by a parent, guard-ian, custodian or person in position of trust to a child, 4 counts

Justin A. Bowyer, attempted murder, malicious assault

Lloyd B. Brooks II, manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Denny R. Calvert, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Alesha M. Canfield, delivery of a controlled substance

Bryan D. Cline, child abuse resulting in injury

Joseph J. Combs II, sexual abuse in the first degree, 3 counts; sexual abuse by a parent, guard-ian, custodian or person in position of trust to a child, 3 counts

Mark A. Foster, delivery of a controlled substance

Jordan J. Goard, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, fleeing from an officer on foot

Corey Goodman, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Matthew P. Gravley, murder

Adam Jared Dale Graybeal, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, second offense driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing from an officer in a vehicle

Clinton H. Hall, breaking and entering, 10 counts; grand larceny, 8 counts; burglary, petit larceny, 2 counts

Clinton H. Hall, conspiracy to commit a felony, breaking and entering, grand larceny

Vernon A. Estep, conspiracy to commit a felony, breaking and entering, grand larceny

Clinton H. Hall, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny

Jeffrey S. Maynard, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny

Travis A. Hopkins, delivery of a controlled substance, 3 counts; delivery of an imitation controlled substance

David L. James, obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception of subterfuge, 6 counts

Jimmie E. Johnson, robbery in the first degree

Cody R. King, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts; possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver

Charity R. Leady, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts

Nathan J. Davis, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts

Martin L. Wrack, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts; transportation of a controlled substance into the state

Jason D. Manns, wanton endangerment involving a firearm, 2 counts; third offense domestic battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Billy J. Neal, sexual abuse in the first degree, 3 counts

Jesse A. Ramsey, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Ciarai D. Ratliff, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny

Jacqueline E. Fortner, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny

Andre L. Riley, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, transportation of a controlled substance into the state, delivery of a controlled substance

James F. Cosby, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Evan L. Evans, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, transportation of a controlled substance into the state

Kaitlyn B. Cogar, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, transportation of a controlled substance into the state

Grady W. Shutts Jr., conspiracy to commit a felony, attempted robbery in the first degree, assault during the commission of a felony

Danielle M. Moul, conspiracy to commit a felony, attempted robbery in the first degree, assault during the commission of a felony

Chris E. Spears, wanton endangerment involving a firearm

Steven R. Sullivan, robbery in the first degree, burglary

Jeremy S. Bailey, robbery in the first degree, burglary

Eric M. Taylor, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Robert E. Toney, delivery of a controlled substance

Joshua C. Treadway, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, delivery of a controlled substance, 4 counts

Annette M. Johnson, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts; delivery of a controlled substance, 4 counts

Rodney W. Underwood Jr., fraudulent use of an access device, 3 counts

Paul D. Wale, malicious assault

John P. Watson, obtaining money by false pretenses

Russell A. Weis, conspiracy to commit a felony, burglary, petit larceny

Russell A. Weis, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Russell A. Weis, breaking and entering, 2 counts

Earl K. Withrow, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

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The following individuals are to report at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, before Fayette County Judge John W. Hatcher Jr. in the Courtroom of the Fayette County Courthouse for arraignment.

Brandyn M. Aleshire, failure to register a change of address as required of a sex offender required to register for life; failure to register as required of a sex offender required to register for life, 2 counts

Ralph A. Bostic, obstructing a firefighter, 2 counts; procuring electricity, by device, with intent to defraud

Dennis R. Brooks Jr., possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Ella A. Buckner, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts; possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Ronald L. Campbell, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, brandishing a deadly weapon, giving false information to a member of the department of public safety

Marion R. Cheney Jr., conspiracy to commit a felony, transportation of a controlled substance into the state

William F. Cody, murder

Stephen P. Cool II, operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory

Stephen R. Crist, third offense driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, operating a vehicle without certificate of inspection, a misdemeanor; operating a vehicle without evidences of registration

Lisa J. Eikler, conspiracy to commit a felony, forgery, uttering, fraudulent use of an access device

Tracy L. Ferrell, conspiracy to commit a felony, forgery, uttering, fraudulent use of an access device

Aaron D. Fortner, fleeing from an officer in a vehicle while showing reckless disregard to the safety of others, second offense driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol

Allen L. Garrett, third offense driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol

Dr. Oscar P. Gosien, constructive delivery of a controlled substance, 36 counts; sexual abuse in the first degree, 7 counts; sexual assault in the second degree, 4 counts

Dr. Oscar P. Gosien, constructive delivery of a controlled substance, 8 counts; sexual abuse in the first degree

Jessica L. Gray, fraudulent use of an access device, 2 counts

Jerry W. Hall II, conspiracy to commit, grand larceny, 2 counts

Suzanne Hall, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny

Harley Fraley, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny

Shannon Clineball, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny

James E. Housely, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Michael L. Johns, third offense shoplifting

Robert Johnson, conspiracy to commit a felony, transportation of a controlled substance into the state; possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts; delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Jarvon A. Love, conspiracy to commit a felony, transportation of a controlled substance into the state; possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts; delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Jamarr D. Thompson, conspiracy to commit a felony, transportation of a controlled substance into the state: possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts; delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Stacy L. Thomas, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts

Eugene V. Jones, fleeing from an officer in a vehicle while showing reckless disregard to the safety of others, speeding, driving while license revoked,  operating a vehicle without evidences of registration, failure to maintain insurance, fleeing from an officer on foot

Charity R. Leady, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Shandrea D. Lee, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts; possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Christopher T. McDonald, third offense driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol

Steven R. Malay Sr., sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in position of trust to a child, 8 counts; sexual abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor 3 counts; sexual assault in the third degree, 7 counts

Myles A. Mathis, conspiracy to commit a felony, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Gary R. Criss, conspiracy to commit a felony, delivery of a controlled substance

Bryant L. Murry, burglary, petit larceny

Johnny E. Raines, fleeing from an officer in a vehicle while under the influence of drugs, fleeing from an officer in a vehicle while showing a reckless disregard to the safety of others, driving under the influence of drugs; domestic assault, brandishing a deadly weapon; petit larceny

Austin L. Smith, delivery of a controlled substance

Carla S. Smith, conspiracy to commit a felony, 2 counts; distribution of a controlled substance by persons 18 years of age or over within 1,000 feet of a school, delivery of a controlled substance

Paul J. Buckner, conspiracy to commit a felony, distribution of a controlled substance by persons 18 years of age or over within 1,000 feet of a school

Jason S. Smith, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Jason S. Smith, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Jennifer M. Surrarrer, third offense driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol

Reginald L. Thomas, conspiracy to commit a felony, delivery of a controlled substance, transportation of a controlled substance into the state

Michael C. Travers, conspiracy to commit a felony, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Tanya K. Maynus, conspiracy to commit a felony, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Rodney W. Underwwod Jr., forgery of a credit card, 3 counts

Larry A. Vassil, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts; possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, delivery of an imitation controlled substance

Earl F. Ward, fleeing from an officer in a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, third offense driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol; fleeing from an officer, obstructing an officer

Kayla S. Wood, delivery of a controlled substance

Zachariah N. Woodson, distribution of a controlled substance by person 18 years of age or over within 1,000 feet of a school, 2 counts; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance

Vicky L. Wriston, delivery of a controlled substance, 5 counts

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