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Barbour Grand Jury Returns Indictments

October 23, 2007
By BEN SIMMONS, Staff Writer
    A Barbour County grand jury returned felony indictments against 16 individuals Monday including two men accused of kidnapping their wives and four men accused of sex crimes.


    Kevin A. Eye, 30, of HC 66 Box 39A, Hendricks, was charged with one count each of kidnapping, attempted malicious assault and domestic assault, all felonies. According to the indictment, Eye is accused of kidnapping his wife, Samantha J. Eye on Sept. 20 and attempting to cut her in the process.


    James A. Bliss Jr., 36, of 4757 Highway 421, Bristol, Tenn., was charged with one felony count each of kidnapping and domestic assault. According to the indictment, Bliss is accused of kidnapping his wife, Bernice Bliss, on Sept. 4 and placing her “in reasonable apprehension of immediately receiving a violent injury.”


    David A. Workman of Route 3 Box 285, Philippi, was charged with four counts of first-degree sexual assault, all felonies. According to the indictment, Workman is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 11 on four separate occasions.


    Letcher L. McKinney II, 44, of 420 S. Pike St., Anmoore, was charged with seven felonies, including five counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of sexual abuse of a child by a guardian or custodian. According to the indictment, McKinney is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with two children, ages 13 and 14, on multiple occasions in 2007.


    Anthony R. Rush of P.O. Box 65, Haywood, was charged with one count each of second-degree sexual abuse and third-degree sexual assault. According to the indictment, Rush is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a person who is “mentally defective” on June 19.


    Dennis B. Myers of Route 3 Box 674, Lost Creek, and Chassidy D. Hess, of Route 3 Box 974, Lost Creek, were named in separate indictments accusing them of attempting to break into Rite Aid Pharmacy in Philippi.


    Myers is charged with one count each of attempted breaking and entering, conspiracy and grand larceny, all felonies. Hess is charged with one count each of attempted breaking and entering and conspiracy, both felonies.


    According to the indictments, Myers and Hess are accused of attempting to break into Rite Aid on July 31. Myers is also accused of taking a change box from Bryan’s Car Wash having a value in excess of $1,000 on the same date.


    Bonard E. Sinsel of Route 1 Box 77K, Bridgeport, was charged with one count of attempting to obtain possession of a controlled substance by fraud or forgery, a felony. According to the indictment, Sinsel allegedly tried to obtain a controlled substance at Rite Pharmacy, but was apprehended by Philippi Sgt. J.W. Walters before completion of the crime.


    Leslie Wolfe of Route 2 Box 265, Belington, was charged with nine felonies, including four counts each of forgery and uttering and one count of embezzlement. According to the indictment, Wolfe is accused of embezzling money from the Belington Little League while serving as treasurer. She is accused of signing the name of William R. King on four checks totaling $1,650 and cashing them.


    James E. Bolyard of P.O. Box 85, Moatsville, was charged with five counts of fraudulent use of unauthorized access device and two counts of uttering, all felonies. According the indictment, Bolyard is accused of using an Automated Teller Machine to defraud Donald Cleavenger on four occasions totaling $1,321. He is also accused of uttering two $100 checks on Cleavenger’s account.


    Paige L. Petry of 500 S. Ash St., Anmoore, was charged with one count of grand larceny, a felony. According to the indictment, Petry is accused of taking three rings from Karen Leach having a value in excess of $1,000 on Jan. 29.


    Terry E. Ramsey of 124 Coplin, Clarksburg, was charged with one count of grand larceny, a felony. According to the indictment, Ramsey is accused of taking a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier from Mitchell A. McCord on July 14.


    Julie A. Haught of Route 3 Box 608, Philippi, was charged with one count of fraudulently obtaining welfare assistance, a felony. According to the indictment, Haught is accused of obtaining welfare assistance in excess of $500 from June 2006 through January 2007 by providing false statements to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.


    Todd F. Poluck of Mimosa Street, Alley D, Idamay, was charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol contributing cause to fatality, a felony. According to the indictment, Poluck is accused of causing the death of Thomas O. Frey on June 21 because he lost control of a motor vehicle while driving intoxicated.


    Robin L. Goldsmith of P.O. Box 254, Volga, was charged with third offense driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, a felony. According to the indictment, Goldsmith is accused of driving on June 26 while his license was revoked.


    Perry G. Himes of P.O. Box 265, Junior, was charged with one count each of third-offense driving under the influence of alcohol and second-offense driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol. According to the indictment, Himes is accused of driving while intoxicated on June 30.

 
 
 

 

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