Davis pleads not guilty

By Chad Clem

Staff Writer

ELKINS – An Elkins man pleaded not guilty to six sexual abuse charges in Randolph County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Lawrence Edward Davis, 40, pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, a felony, and three counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian, a felony. Davis’ jury selection was set for May 7 and his trial was scheduled for May 27.

West Virginia State Police officials received a complaint on Sept. 7, 2013, from a woman who advised them she had sometimes left her daughter alone with Davis between April 2011 and Aug. 4, 2013.

The woman told police her daughter told her that “Mr. Davis ‘touched her down below’ two times,” according to the criminal complaint.

The girl would have been 11 at the time, the complaint states.

The following individuals also appeared in Randolph County Circuit Court Wednesday:

Christopher Rosier, 27, of Elkins, pleaded not guilty to one count of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and one count of malicious assault, both felonies.

Rosier was arrested after an incident in August 2013 where he allegedly left a 17-month-old infant unattended in a bath tub “for about three minutes” to tend to another child, and returned to find the alleged victim was “face down in the water with her head under the faucet,” according to the criminal complaint. Medical officials later found multiple injuries that “include but are not limited to multiple skull fractures, retinal hemorrhaging in both eyes, multiple bruises on the body and face, and a fracture to the left humorous bone that was already in the healing stages.”

Rosier is set to have jury selection on May 7 and his trial is scheduled for May 14-16.

David Clifford Moore, 26, of Elkins, pleaded not guilty to three counts of child abuse resulting in bodily injury, a felony.

Moore was arrested after allegedly inflicting wounds on a four-year-old victim in November. The criminal complaint indicated the alleged victim had gone to school with visible bruises and injuries to her face and neck area on Nov. 4, 2013.

Moore’s jury selection is set for May 7 and his trial is scheduled for May 8-9.

David Allan Arbogast, 33, of Valley Bend, pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary, a felony, and one count of petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Arbogast was arrested for allegedly breaking and entering into the residence of Jerry Lee Bender Jr. and stealing an orange Stihl MS 311 chainsaw, worth $500 on July 22 and 23.

Arbogast’s jury selection is set for May 7 and his trial is scheduled for May 27.

Debora Rowback, 26, of Elkins, pleaded not guilty to one count of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana), a felony.

Rowback’s jury selection is set for April 2 and her trial is scheduled for April 4.

Devin Wade Cook, 24, of Elkins, pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary, one count of grand larceny, one count of conspiracy to commit burglary, and one count of conspiracy to commit grand larceny, all felonies.

Cook was arrested after allegedly stealing items worth more than $1,000 from the residence of Larry Cook in October.

Cook’s jury selection is set for Aug. 13 and his trial is scheduled for Aug. 14.

Cook, in a separate and unrelated case, along with Markie Leeann Jefferies, 26, of Montrose pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary, one count of conspiracy, both felonies, one count of petit larceny and one count of conspiracy to commit petit larceny, both misdemeanors.

Jefferies and Cook were arrested after allegedly breaking into the residence of Wilma Leary and taking more than $300 worth of property.

Their jury selection is set for May 7 and their trial is scheduled for May 8-9.

Erik James Wesoloski 46, of Elkins, and Randy Kim Kinzy, 32, of Elkins both pleaded not guilty to one count of fraudulent schemes and one count of conspiracy, both felonies.

Kinzy and Wesoloski were arrested after allegedly plotting to unlawfully obtain approximately $2,800 worth of merchandise from the Elkins Kmart in October 2013.

Their jury selection is set for June 4 and their trial is scheduled for June 24-25.

The case of Gary Cool, 30, on Monterville, was continued due to a conflict of interest for Randolph County Circuit Court Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong, who said that Cool was a client of hers several years ago. The matter will require a special judge. No date was set for the continuance in court Wednesday.

Cool was indicted on one count of driving while his driver’s license was revoked for DUI, third offense, a felony and one count of giving false information to a member of the Department of Public Safety, a misdemeanor.

Gregg Scott Haymond, 40, Rock Cave, pleaded not guilty to two counts of failure to register as a sexual offender or provide notice of registration changes, a felony.

Haymond’s jury selection is set for May 7 and his trial is scheduled for May 16.

James Edman Hoskinson, 48, of Dailey, pleaded not guilty to one count of driving under the influence, third or subsequent offense, a felony and one count of driving revoked for DUI, a misdemeanor.

Hoskinson’s jury selection is set for May 7 and his trial is scheduled for May 27.

Jared Michael Iseli, 20, of Beverly, pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault in the first degree, a felony.

Iseli was arrested after allegedly having sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old girl on two occasions.

Iseli’s jury selection is set for June 4 and his trial is scheduled for June 5-6.

Jeremy Allan Roberts, 40, of Elkins, pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of possession of precursor with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and one count of conspiracy, both felonies.

Roberts was arrested after allegedly buying materials to make methamphetamine between December 2012 and August 2013 and for allegedly conspiring with others to manufacture the drug.

Roberts’ jury selection is set for May 7 and his trial is scheduled for May 25.

Jonathan David Cochran, 19, an inmate of the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, and Cameron Paul Loudin, 20, of Ellamore, pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary, a felony, one count of grand larceny, and two counts of conspiracy, both felonies.

Cochran wished to plead guilty against the advice of counsel Wednesday, but Wilfong entered a not guilty plea for him, informing Cochran that, if he did wish to plead guilty, he should consult his counsel before doing so.

Both Cochran and Loudin were arrested after allegedly breaking into the home of Sturl Waybright and stealing items worth $1,350 in October.

The jury selection for Cochran and Loudin is set for June 4 and the trial is scheduled for June 24.

Junior Christopher Howell, 40, of Dailey, pleaded not guilty to one count of manufacturing a controlled substance, a felony.

Howell was arrested on July 26 for allegedly growing marijuana.

Howell’s jury selection is set for April 2 and his trial is scheduled for April 4.

The case of Justen William Shomo, 23, of Elkins, was rescheduled for March 26 because Shomo was incarcerated and did not show up for his hearing.

Shomo was indicted on one count of grand larceny, one count of breaking and entering, both felonies, and one count of destruction of property, a misdemeanor, after allegedly stealing and damaging a 2006 Honda Foreman 200 all-terrain vehicle belonging to Christopher Rhodes.

Justin Kail Liedy, 34, of Beverly, pleaded not guilty to four counts of failure to register as a sexual offender or provide notice of registration changes, a felony.

Liedy’s jury selection is set for May 7 and his trial is scheduled for May 27.

Kimberley Rochelle Nicholson, 22, of Belington, pleaded not guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance by fraud, one count of uttering and one count of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance by fraud, all felonies.

Nicholson was arrested after allegedly forging prescriptions with a false signature of Dr. William A. San Pablo for oxycodone in April.

Nicholson’s jury selection is set for June 4 and her trial is scheduled for June 5.

Larry Thomas Gainer, 38, of Buckhannon, pleaded not guilty to one count of malicious assault, a felony.

Gainer was arrested after allegedly stabbing Steven A. Guessford on Sept. 18.

Gainer’s jury selection is set for June 4 and his trial is scheduled for June 6.

Ann Marie See, 21, of Elkins, pleaded not guilty to four counts of forgery and four counts of uttering, both felonies.

See’s jury selection is set for May 7 and her trial is scheduled for May 27.

James Wilson Falls III, 27, an inmate of Tygart Valley Regional Jail, pleaded not guilty to one count of malicious assault, one count of burglary, one count of attempted malicious assault upon an officer and one count of retaliation against a public official or employee, all felonies.

Falls was arrested after allegedly unlawfully entering the residence of Matthew D. Ray and stabbing him in November.

His jury selection is set for May 7 and his trial is scheduled for May 27.

Loretta Deborah DeShayes, of Elkins, pleaded not guilty to one count of shoplifting, third offense, a felony.

Her jury selection is set for April 2 and her trial is scheduled for April 3.

Michael Reginald Anacker, 54, an inmate of Tygart Valley Regional Jail, pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of possession of material depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, a felony.

Anacker was arrested after an investigation led authorities to believe he was downloading the materials on an Elkins Public Library computer on Aug. 1.

His jury selection is set for June 4 and his trial is scheduled for June 25.

Robert Michael Sparks, 32, of Huttonsville, pleaded not guilty to one count of driving while license revoked for DUI, third offense, a felony, and one count of obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor.

His jury selection is set for June 4 and his trial is scheduled for June 5.

Nathaniel William Bragg, 23, an inmate of Tygart Valley Regional Jail, pleaded not guilty to one count of receiving or disposing of stolen property and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle, both felonies.

Bragg’s jury selection is set for May 7 and his trial is scheduled for May 27.

The matter of Michelle Renee Skidmore, 42, of Belington, was rescheduled for March 26 due to the fact that Skidmore did not appear in court Wednesday.

Skidmore was indicted on seven counts of forgery, one count of uttering, one count of possession of a controlled substance (Alprazolam) and one count of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance by fraud, all felonies.

Skidmore was arrested after allegedly forging prescriptions with the signature of Dr. William San Pablo from March 2012 to February 2013.

Raynard Trent Parrack Sr., 49, of Huttonsville, pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault in the first degree, one count of displaying obscene material to a minor and one count of use of obscene material with intent to seduce a minor, all felonies.

Parrack was arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse and sexual intrusion with a 4-year-old victim in November and for allegedly showing a pornographic video to a minor in July 2005.

Parrack’s jury selection is set for May 7 and his trial is scheduled for May 15-16.

Nathan Joel Fields, 33, of Elkins, pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary and one count of grand larceny, both felonies.

Fields was arrested after allegedly breaking into the home of William T. Johnson and stealing items worth $3,650 in September.

Fields’ jury selection is set for June 4 and his trial is scheduled for June 5.

Timothy Adam Marshall, 26, of Elkins, pleaded not guilty to two counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm, a felony, one count of carrying a concealed deadly weapon without a license, one count of obstructing a police officer and one count of public intoxication, all misdemeanor.

Marshall was arrested after an incident at Lexy’s Bar, where he allegedly pulled a gun on James Shockey on Aug. 25.

His jury selection is set for June 4 and his trial is scheduled for June 6.

Niketa Elaine Lanham, 29, of Mill Creek, pleaded not guilty to one count of shoplifting, third offense, a felony.

Her jury selection is set for June 4 and her trial is scheduled for June 6.

Tony Boyd Pennington, 19, of Whitmer, pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary, a felony and one count of petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Pennington was arrested after allegedly breaking into the home of Mary Ruth Elza and allegedly stealing six prescription medications.

His jury selection is set for June 4 and his trial is scheduled for June 25.

Contact Chad Clem by email at cclem@theintermountain.com.