FAYETTEVILLE — For whatever reason, vans seemed to play a serendipitously prominent role as the getaway conveyance of choice in this month’s Fayette County grand jury indictments, Prosecutor Carl Harris quipped.

Of the 46 indictments returned by the grand jury late Wednesday afternoon, the three Harris considered the most intriguing or bizarre involved the use of a van.

“This case is so bizarre,” he said of first-degree robbery charges against Jeffrey A. Evans Jr. and Harry C. Coleman.

According to Harris, the pair stole a van in June from a parking lot at WVU Tech after unsuccessfully attempting to retrieve something from a safe. They allegedly made their way to Smithers and robbed an Exxon station at gunpoint.

They were taken into custody in Fayetteville, Harris said, where Evans escaped and stole another van from the Fayette County Board of Education. He was later picked up on W.Va. 61.

“That is the most unique case this term,” Harris added. “It’s just kind of crazy.”

In addition to each man’s robbery charge, Evans is accused of breaking and entering, two counts of grand larceny, escape from custody, fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing on foot, and assaulting a police officer. Coleman faces charges of breaking and entering and grand larceny.

In a separate case, Anthony J. Vargas is said to have stolen — you guessed it — a van from Southern Appalachian Labor School in Page. After wrecking the vehicle in Oak Hill, knowing that police were on their way, Vargas allegedly jumped into a woman’s car and insisted that she drive him somewhere.

Vargas now stands accused of kidnapping, grand larceny, and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The three suspects mentioned above, as well as those listed below, face arraignments next Friday, Sept. 22.

The following individuals are to report at 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge John Hatcher in the courtroom of the Fayette County Courthouse.

- Douglas K. Bowles, second-degree sexual assault; two counts of second-offense domestic battery, kidnapping, brandishing a deadly weapon and fleeing from an officer.

- Amber N. Bunting, four counts of forgery of a credit card, 10 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and fraudulent schemes.

- Michael R. Clark, escape from custody.

- Jeffrey A. Evans Jr., first-degree robbery, breaking and entering and grand larceny.

- Karen J. Davis, aka Karen Chambers, obtaining money by false pretenses.

- Christopher M. Shepherd, burglary and grand larceny.

- Billy J. Kenney, entering without breaking and petit larceny.

- Michael A. Elmore, possession of a stolen vehicle.

- Robert D. England, using a license plate knowing the same to have been altered or falsified, driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to maintain insurance and fleeing from an officer.

- Jeffrey A. Evans Jr., escape from custody, grand larceny, fleeing in vehicle, fleeing on foot and assault on a police officer.

- Bobby E. Gardner III, four counts of fraudulent use of a bank conveyance or access device.

- Celeste A. Hairston, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

- Ernie E. Huckoby, entry of a dwelling without breaking and grand larceny.

- Charles H. McQueen, possession of a stolen vehicle.

- Kenneth S. Morrison, third-offense driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, second-offense driving under the influence of alcohol.

- Michael R. Pierson, third-offense driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol and petit larceny.

- Jason W. Sexton, third-offense domestic battery.

- Steven R. Sullivan, third-offense shoplifting and obstructing an officer.

- Barbara A. Trail, third-offense driving under the influence of alcohol.

- Charles R. Tucker, grand larceny.

- Sandy L. Wells Sr., four counts of first-degree sexual abuse, five counts of sexual abuse by a parent guardian or custodian, second-degree sexual assault and incest.

- Terri M. Whitlow, third-offense domestic battery and battery.

- Angela L. Wood, three counts of forgery and three counts of uttering.

The following individuals are to report at 1 p.m. before Circuit Judge Paul Blake in the courtroom of the Fayette County Courthouse Annex.

- Christopher S. Adkins, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and petit larceny.

- Douglas K. Bowles, grand larceny and manufacturing a controlled substance.

- Michael R. Clark, four counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

- Harry C. Coleman, first-degree robbery, breaking and entering and grand larceny.

- Karen M. Crisco, two counts of child neglect creating risk of injury, driving under the influence of a controlled substance and driving under the influence of a controlled substance while having an unemancipated minor within the vehicle.

- Kenneth W. Dooley, burglary and grand larceny.

- Charity F. Dufour, entering without breaking and petit larceny.

- Guy E. Dwier Jr., possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing from an officer in a vehicle and reckless driving.

- Michael E. Elmore, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, battery on a police office and obstructing an officer.

- Jeffrey A. Evans Jr., burglary, petit larceny and two counts of second-offense domestic battery.

- Sammy J. Fragale, delivery of a controlled substance.

- Ahmad Rasheed Gray, aka Rocky Gray, malicious wounding.

- Samuel L. Harrah, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, attempted first-degree sexual abuse.

- Debra A. Massey, third-degree sexual assault and two counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian.

- Darnell D. Mitchell, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

- Charles E. Mullins, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

- Timothy C. Ritchie, manufacturing a controlled substance.

- James Adam Sizemore, three counts of breaking and entering and two counts of petit larceny.

- Mark A. Thomas, malicious assault.

- Brian M. Tucker, grand larceny.

- Anthony J. Vargas, kidnapping, grand larceny and driving under the influence of alcohol.

- Marvin L. White, fleeing from an officer in a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, fleeing from an officer in a vehicle causing bodily injury, driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving.

- Angela L. Wood, two counts of obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge and causing false, fraudulent or fictitious claims.

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