21 people indicted by January Grand Jury
Twenty-one people were indicted by the Morgan County Grand Jury last week on charges ranging from grand larceny to burglary to prescription drug fraud.
The grand jury met on Tuesday, January 3, the opening day of the January Term of Morgan County Circuit Court.
Those indicted will be arraigned before Judge Gina Groh on Tuesday, January 17. At that time, they will enter pleas, have trial dates scheduled and, if necessary, have bonds set.
Assault & battery
Matthew J. Bollman, 38, of Eastern Regional Jail, was indicted for a third offense of domestic battery. He was also indicted for disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer and brandishing a weapon, stemming from his interactions with police who responded to the domestic call at his home last October.
Travis J. Garcia, 26, of Magnolia Road, Paw Paw, was indicted for breaking and entering and assault, stemming from an October incident when he allegedly enter-ed a private home and threatened to beat someone up.
Burglaries & thefts
David B. Fultz, II, 19, of Fearnow Road, Berkeley Springs, was indicted on 11 counts of forgery and 10 counts of uttering, fraudulent schemes and petit larceny for allegedly writing and cashing more than $3,000 worth of checks on someone else’s account last October and November.
James C. Weddle, Jr., 34, of Hedgesville was indicted on two counts of burglary, two counts of grand larceny and destruction of property, stemming from two break-ins in the Hedgesville area.
Weddle allegedly broke into homes last August and September, and stole assorted jewelry, change jars and tools.
Nathan D. Spielman, 32, of Eastern Regional Jail was indicted for burglary and grand larceny, both last July. Spielman is accused of stealing several thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a local home while he and another man were at the house allegedly selling meat products.
Michael A. Athey, 26, of Eastern Regional Jail, was indicted for breaking and entering and attempted petit larceny for allegedly stealing a cash till from an office at the Berkeley Springs Bowlerama last December.
William J. Sager, 43, of Sand Mine Road, Berkeley Springs was indicted for two counts of breaking and entering, conspiracy, petit larceny and attempted petit larceny, for allegedly stealing two tires from an old tire shop on Harrison Avenue last October.
James T. Zell, Jr., 23, of Tri-Lake Park, Berkeley Springs was indicted for breaking and entering and petit larceny in September. Zell allegedly broke into a neighbor’s shed and stole a variety of tools, which later turned up in a local pawn shop.
Zell is being held in Pennsylvania, awaiting extradition to Morgan County on a murder charge.
Grand larceny of copper
Daniel L. Stonebraker, 38, of Cross Junction, Va. was indicted for grand larceny, removal and injury to railroad property and damage of railroad company property for allegedly stealing copper signal wire from a CSX rail line last November. He was also indicted for conspiring with his brother, David Stonebraker, to commit the crimes.
David M. Stonebraker, 44, of Paw Paw was indicted on the same charges. The brothers allegedly pulled the live copper signal wire from the eastbound track near the Orleans signal, disrupting train movement.
Charles J. Campbell, 49, of Cross Junction, Va. was indicted for attempted grand larceny for allegedly trying to steal copper wire from the CSX railroad last June. He was also indicted for conspiring with Earl Nicholson to commit the crime.
Earl M. Nicholson, 50, of Winchester was indicted for attempted grand larceny and conspiracy, stemming from the same incident.
Colleen F. Stender, 27, of Rainbow Hill Road, Berkeley Springs was indicted for manufacturing a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession with the intent to distribute the drug.
She was also indicted for conspiring with her husband to commit the crimes last October. The couple allegedly had been growing 46 large marijuana plants with a value of $100,000 at their home.
Michael P. Stender, 38, of Rainbow Hill Road, Berkeley Springs was indicted on the same drug charges as his wife.
Stender was also indicted on two counts of sex offender registration violations. He allegedly failed to notify registry officials last September that his employment had changed. Stender also allegedly lied to police, saying he had no online or internet screen names or identities when he had a Facebook profile under a similar name.
Charles W. Decker, 31, of Martinsburg was indicted for attempted prescription fraud and uttering, after he allegedly tried to pass a forged prescription for Roxicodone, a narcotic, at Reed’s Pharmacy last September.
Anthony W. Ray, 24, of Swallow Place, Berkeley Springs, was indicted for prescription fraud and petit larceny, after he allegedly picked up his brother’s prescription for morphine at Reed’s Pharmacy and kept the pills himself.
James M. Brandenburg, 45, of Orleans Road, Great Cacapon, was indicted for manufacturing a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession with the intent to deliver the drug last December.
DUI & reckless driving
David S. Pavlic, 60, of South Park, Pa. was indicted for possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless driving, speeding, fleeing with reckless disregard for safety, all when he led police on a high-speed chase after allegedly stealing a truck in Hancock last November.
Pavlic was also indicted for defective equipment and passing in a no-passing zone, associated with the same incident.
Adam M. Bright, 28, of Slanesville was indicted for DUI third offense, driving while his license was suspended, defective equipment and driving left of center last November.
Daniel C. Courtney, 24, of Eastern Regional Jail, was indicted for DUI and fleeing police who attempted to stop him during a traffic incident in November.
Courtney was also indicted for reckless driving, speeding, left of center, failure to maintain control of his vehicle, obstructing an officer, driving while his license was suspended, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to use his turn signal, all related to a police pursuit when Courtney failed to stop when signaled to do so.
Earl H. Spears, 59, of Valley Road, Berkeley Springs was indicted for DUI third offense and driving while his license was revoked for DUI last October.