The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


January 16, 2009

Raleigh County indictments released by prosecutor’s office

Two Boone County residents accused of concealing a dead body and a Beckley man accused of attempted first-degree murder were among those indicted by a Raleigh County grand jury, the prosecutor’s office said Friday.

Marsha M. Bias, 37, of Jeffrey, and David W. Hunter, 57, of Seth, are charged with concealment of a deceased human body as well as conspiracy.

William Harvey Barrett, 54, of Beckley, faces charges of malicious wounding and attempted first-degree murder.

The individuals listed below must report to the Raleigh County Courthouse (Courtroom) B at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, to answer indictments before Judge H.L. Kirkpatrick.

Each individual charged should appear with his or her attorney.

Anderson, Michael Lynn, 44, Cool Ridge, 3rd-degree sexual assault.

Bennett, Eric David, 29, Cool Ridge, destruction of property, 7 counts; stalking while a final protective order is in effect; nighttime burglary; daytime burglary, retaliating against a person appearing as a witness, battery, obstructing a police officer, violation of temporary protective order.

Brannon, Leah Nicole, 23, Princewick, cultivation of marijuana, obstructing a police officer, fleeing.

Brown, Gregory Leon, 43, Beckley, malicious wounding, first-degree robbery.

Collins, John Nathan, 29, Flat Top, fraud, failure to return rental property.

Crawford, Alexander Jackson, 33, Bolt, attempted petit larceny; driving under the influence of alcohol; obstructing a police officer; battery on a police officer; destruction of property, 2 counts; misdemeanor conspiracy; attempted breaking and entering; felony conspiracy, 2 counts; breaking and entering; destruction of property.

Crawford, Timothy Eugene, 29, Naoma, driving without a license, 2nd offense; attempted petit larceny; misdemeanor conspiracy; attempted breaking and entering; felony conspiracy, 2 counts; breaking and entering.

Duncan, Raymond Layne, 26, Coal City, distribution of a controlled substance, to-wit: oxycodone, 2 counts

Farley, Thomas Junior, 65, Coal City, distribution of a controlled substance, to-wit: marijuana

Garner, Samuel Ryan, 27, Beckley, grand larceny, petit larceny.

Goodson, Holly Marie, 25, burglary, petit larceny.

Gullett, Kathryn Louise, 42, Beckley, uttering, attempt to commit a felony, to-wit: acquisition of a controlled substance by fraud, to-wit: hydrocodone.

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