Tucker grand jury indicts 12

PARSONS – A Davis man was indicted on 12 counts of sexual abuse Tuesday by a Tucker County grand jury.

Philip A. Phillips Sr., 54, of 265 7th St., Davis, was indicted originally in February, but the charges were dismissed in March as a result of incorrect dates listed in the original indictment. Those charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning they could be brought up again.

On Tuesday Philipps was charged with three counts of second degree sexual assault, one count of first degree sexual abuse, six counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian and two counts of third degree sexual abuse.

Also indicted Tuesday were:

– Charles W. Miller, 60, of Thomas, was indicted on three counts of sexual assault in the third degree, three counts of sexual abuse of an incapacitated adult and three counts of sexual abuse by a parent, custodian or guardian.

– James Ray Waybright, 47, of 458 Smokey Hollow Road, Parsons, was indicted on one count of sexual assault in the second degree, a felony. Waybright allegedly had intercourse with the alleged victim on July 4, after she told him she did not want to have sex with him.

– George Lee Keihl, 28, who is currently lodged in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, was indicted on one count of filing a false claim for medical assistance and one count of making a false statement for medical care, both felonies, and one count of reporting a false emergency, a misdemeanor. Keihl was arrested in early February.

Arraignments will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Tucker County Circuit Court. Indictments are accusations and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.