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24 indicted by Upshur County grand jury

May 15, 2013
By John Wickline - Upshur Bureau Chief , The Inter-Mountain

An Upshur County grand jury handed down a six-count indictment on sexually related charges to a local couple accused of getting a teenaged girl drunk and photographing her in explicit acts.

Timothy Allen Sargent, 42, of Route 1, Box 180B, French Creek, and Rachel Nicole Sargent, 25, of 89 Sago Road, Buckhannon, were each indicted on three counts of conspiracy and single counts each of permitting, using, persuading, inducing, enticing or coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, photographing a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, and using a minor to produce sexually explicit material.

Both are being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail. Timothy Sargent is being held on a $100,000 bond, while Rachel Sargent is being held on a $75,000 bond. Upshur County Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Reger said the Sargents were married at the time of their arrest.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Upshur County Magistrate Court following their arrest in January, the Sargents are accused of giving a 16-year-old girl alcohol to the point she is reported to have passed out. The complaint stated that Timothy Sargent engaged in sexual intercourse in a Buckhannon motel, and that Rachel Sargent took photographs.

They will be arraigned in Upshur County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. Monday.

Others indicted by the grand jury include Thomas Lee Casto, 36, of 7 Marjorie Ann Drive, Buckhannon, on a felony charge of domestic battery-third or subsequent offense and misdemeanor charges of being a prohibited person possessing a firearm and two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol-first offense.

Chris Lee Howes, no age or address listed in the indictment, was indicted on a charge of failing to provide support to a minor.

Sherry Marie Ramirez, no age or address listed in the indictment, was indicted on a charge of DUI-third or subsequent offense.

Bruce Wayne Hicks, 43, of 269 Featherbed Road, Walkersville, was indicted on three counts of the fraudulent use of an access device and one count each of burglary and grand larceny.

Dustin Joel Mills, 25, of Route 1, Box 163F, French Creek, was indicted in separate matters on five felony counts of breaking and entering, three felony counts of grand larceny, a single felony count of conspiracy and misdemeanor charges of conspiracy and petit larceny.

Rodney A. Harper, 25, of Route 4, Box 615A, Buckhannon, was indicted on a felony charge of breaking and entering and misdemeanor charges of petit larceny and conspiracy.

Troy Anthony Cook, no age or address listed in the indictment, was indicted on a felony grand larceny charge.

Scott Isaac Freeman, no age or address listed in the indictment, was indicted on a felony charge of fraudulent schemes.

Inisia Marina Moore, no age or address listed in the indictment, was indicted on 28 counts of the fraudulent use of an access device.

Ashley Lantz, no age or address listed in the indictment, was indicted on 24 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge.

Todd Vincent Lee, 19, of Route 4, Box 621A, Buckhannon, was indicted on 31 counts of forgery and 30 counts of uttering.

Colton Lee Foster, 19, of HC 36, Box 103, Buckhannon, was indicted on two felony counts of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of petit larceny.

Roger L. Tiffner II, no age or address listed in the indictment, was indicted on a felony charge of unlawful assault.

Ashley L. Bailey, 25, of 1836 U.S. Highway 33, Weston, was indicted on two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of conspiracy.

Tonya S. Montgomery, 37, of 4 Norvell Drive, Buckhannon, was indicted on two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of conspiracy.

Robert H. Sprouse Jr., no age or address listed in the indictment, was indicted on a felony charge of driving while having a license revoked for DUI-third or subsequent offense.

Kayla Ranee Golden, 22, of 840 Left Laurel Lick Road, Weston, was indicted on six counts each of the fraudulent use of an access device and conspiracy. A co-defendant,Travis Wayne McQuain,of 347 Liggett Addition, Buckhannon, was indicted on the same charges.

Edward Matthew Williams, 27, of Route 4, Box 456A, Buckhannon, was indicted on felony charges of burglary, grand larceny, breaking and entering, two counts of child neglect creating the risk of serious bodily injury and misdemeanor charges of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, destruction of property and petit larceny.

Joseph R. Loudin, no age or address listed in the indictment, was indicted on a felony charge of unlawful assault.

Barbara J. Starkey, 55, of Route 6, Box 208B, Buckhannon, was indicted on a charge of DUI-third or subsequent offense.

Walter Lee Grimmett, 59, of 78 Renny's Mobile Home, was indicted on a felony charge of DUI-third or subsequent offense and a misdemeanor charge of driving while license revoked for DUI-second offense.

Joseph Arthur Wood, 39, of Route 1, Box 296, Buckhannon, was indicted on a felony charge of DUI-third or subsequent offense and a misdemeanor charge of driving while having a license revoked for DUI-first offense.

 
 

 

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