Accused murderer among 23 indicted by jury
A Hedgesville man, accused of murdering his 13-year-old son, was one of 23 people indicted for crimes when the Grand Jury met on Tuesday, September 6, the opening day of the Morgan County Circuit Court term.
Those indicted will be arraigned before Circuit Judge Gina Groh
at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 19. At that time, they will enter pleas about the accusations against them and bail amounts and court dates will be set.
William Allan Butler, 72, was indicted for murder in the shooting death of Andrew Butler, 13, on June 18 at the Butler home in eastern Morgan County.
Butler was also indicted for child neglect resulting in death. That charge involves Butler allegedly giving a loaded gun to his son, who had no experience with firearms, and then firing at the boy.
Butler has been in the Eastern Regional Jail, Martinsburg, without bond since the shooting.
Zachary Branson Kerns, 23, was indicted for two counts of robbery, and single counts of carrying a concealed weapon, assault, wearing a mask in commission of a crime and public intoxication.
Kerns is accused of twice robbing the Sheetz Store in Berkeley Springs on August 4. He allegedly used a knife and hammer as weapons and stole beer and cigarettes.
He has been in the Eastern Regional Jail since his arrest that morning.
Forgery & fraud
Joseph L. Cirigliano, 33, was indicted for 14 counts of forgery and 14 counts of passing forged checks. Totaling nearly $9,000, the checks were drawn on the account of a local man and cashed at CNB Bank in May and June.
Cirigliano was also indicted for petit larceny of the checks as well a second count of petit larceny for allegedly stealing tools from the man in August.
In addition, Cirigliano was indicted for the burglary of a relative’s home in July and for grand larceny in connection with jewelry and other items allegedly taken during the burglary.
He is presently in the Eastern Regional Jail.
Daniel Weese, 30, of Fragrance Drive, Hedgesville, was indicted
for forging (fraudulently endorsing) and passing a $678 check last November.
He was also indicted for false
pretenses for allegedly using the forged check to buy a chain saw from a business.
James Earl Pitzer, 41, of Bernice Drive, Hedgesville was indicted
for a fraudulent scheme. He is accused of pawning guns and tools that belonged to a relative this spring.
Pitzer was also indicted for the petit larceny of signal wire from the CSX Railroad in May, and damaging railroad property.
Nicholas J. Hoffman, 19, of Amberwood Road, Great Cacapon, was indicted for two counts of
burglaries at homes in May.
Also accused of the same burglaries was John R. Schwartzbeck, Jr., 19, of Keystone Lane, Berkeley Springs.
The two men were also indicted for two counts of petit larceny of liquor and cigars in the burglaries, two counts of destroying property and conspiring with each other to commit the crimes.
Andy J. McCauley, Jr., 33, of Bravado Court, Berkeley Springs was indicted for the burglary of a home in May and for allegedly committing battery and assault and destroying property during the burglary.
Thomas Edward Dusing, 30, of Debbie Terrace, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for the burglary of a home in August and allegedly destroying a window during the burglary.
Janelle L. Kidwell, 27, of Ewing Street, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for two counts of grand larceny for allegedly stealing two pistols, 19 rings, plus other jewelry and assorted coins from an area man in February.
Adam Ginevan, 35, of Lee Street, Paw Paw, was indicted along with Kidwell for one of the grand larceny offenses.
Kidwell and Ginevan were also indicted for conspiring to commit the theft.
Donald J. Collins, 21, was indicted for the grand larceny of 10 rings and other items in February. He is presently in the Eastern Regional Jail.
Tracy L. Lambright, 39, of Youngblood Road, Great Cacapon, was indicted for three counts of delivering a controlled substance (Percocet and Opana) to a police informant in April.
Lambright was also indicted for four counts of alleged possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver in May. The drugs were said to be Percocet, Opana, Diazepam and Darvocet.
Shaylee R. Wills, 19, was indicted for three counts of possession with intent to deliver controlled substances in April. The drugs were said to be heroin, crack cocaine and Lorazepam.
In addition, Wills was indicted along with Robert C. Blevins, 24, of Derrick Court, Hedgesville, for alleged delivery of heroin to a police informant in April.
Blevins and Wills were also indicted for conspiracy to commit the crime.
Wills had been in the Eastern Regional Jail until last week when she was released to a drug treatment program in Miami.
Paula Dawn Michael, 37, of Valley Road, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for prescription fraud and attempted prescription fraud and for two counts of forgery and two counts of uttering (passing a forged prescription).
The charges arose from Michael allegedly using forged prescriptions for Oxycodone in April and May.
Lori Maguire, 35, of Dr. Spencer Lane, Paw Paw, was indicted for two counts of allegedly delivering Oxycodone in July.
Charity D. Miller, 22, of Hook Lane, Great Cacapon, was indicted for two counts of allegedly delivering Oxycodone to a police informant in April.
Dustin Thomas, 19, of Gaither Road, Great Cacapon, was indicted for delivering Hydrocodone, as well as the delivery of methadone, to an informant in August.
Brenda Gail Lee, 49, was indicted for possession with intent to deliver heroin in July. She is presently in the Eastern Regional Jail.
Michael T. Malone, 41, of Spielman Road, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for the domestic battery of his wife in April. It is an alleged third offense.
Willard W. Smith, 64, of Dusty Lane, Hedgesville, was indicted for attempting to disarm a police officer, driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages and speeding. The charges all came out of an April incident.
Thomas R. Graham, 47,
of Greenway Drive, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for a third offense of driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages, a felony. The charge arose from a March incident.