24 named in second day of indictments

ELKINS – Twenty-four individuals were named in indictments by a Randolph County grand jury Tuesday, on charges ranging from drug manufacturing to violent offenses.

Those indicted Tuesday join the 21 individuals named in indictments by the grand jury Monday.

Two individuals, Willard Marvin Lobb, Jr. and Holly Lynn Galenis, were indicted Tuesday on charges stemming from an incident in which both were accused of operating a methamphetamine laboratory.

Lobb, Jr., 33, of Beverly, was charged with one felony count of operating and attempting to operate clandestine drug laboratories, two felony counts of possession of precursor with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and one felony count of conspiracy.

Galenis, 34, of Beverly, was charged with one felony count of operating and attempting to operate clandestine drug laboratories, one felony count of attempt of possession of precursor with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, two felony counts of possession of precursor with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and one felony count of conspiracy.

Information from a local child led the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office to a methamphetamine lab, allegedly run by Lobb, Jr. and Galenis, in East Dailey in late February, police said.

“Deputies were granted a search warrant from the Randolph County Magistrate Court after a CPS (Child Protective Services) worker and a deputy interviewed the child,” Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady said.

After obtaining the warrant, deputies located the home in East Daily and found a meth lab in a utility room, along with precursors to manufacture the drugs, police said.

Brady said precursors for manufacturing methamphetamine found inside the home included batteries, tobacco pipe cutters, iodized salt, home/camp fuel, fast dry thinner, drain opener, ice packs, lye, mason jars, bottles and glass tubes.

“Deputies also recovered hand-written instructions on how to produce meth,” he said. “A search through pharmacies showed the couple bought suphedrine on two occasions in 2014.”

Brady said two children under the age of 15 in the home were taken into CPS care. He said dogs were also removed by the Randolph County dog warden.

Deputies were assisted on the scene by Elkins Police Department Cpl. Brandon Tice, who is trained to deconstruct meth labs.

Also indicted Tuesday were:

– Brandon Lee Currence, 29, of Beverly, was charged with one felony count of driving under the influence, third or subsequent offense, one misdemeanor count of battery on a governmental representative, one misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer, one misdemeanor count of destruction of property, one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of expired registration.

According to the criminal complaint, police pulled Currence over on a routine traffic stop April 29. The officers noticed, after speaking with him, that Currence’s eyes “were red and glassy, his speech was slurred, and an odor of an alcoholic beverage was emitting from the vehicle” and his breath, according to the complaint.

Hebb wrote he “noticed that (Currence) concealed something between the seats of the vehicle” and discovered it was a “marijuana bowl with residue” which was then seized. The officers asked Currence to submit to some sobriety tests, but he refused, according to the complaint. Hebb wrote that he “then placed (Currence) in the rear seat of (the) cruiser” where Currence “kicked the center console repeatedly, damaging Wetzel’s cell phone charger and a radio microphone chord.”

Wetzel then restrained Currence and the officers transported him to the Elkins City Police Department, but when asked to get out of the cruiser, Currence cursed at the officers and refused, the complaint states. Currence had to be “physically restrained after being ordered several times to exit the cruiser,” and officers eventually had to carry him inside, the complaint states.

Hebb wrote that he “attempted to unrestrain (Currence) when (he) was attempting to slide the handcuffs around his legs and kicked (Hebb) in the leg.” Hebb then “used his OC spray…to get (Currence) to comply,” the complaint states.

After refusing another breath test, Currence was transported to Davis Medical Center, where “it was found that his ethanol serum was 163 MG/DL,” more than twice the legal limit, according to the complaint.

Hebb discovered that Currence had three prior DUI convictions dating back to Sept. 22, 2005, the complaint states.

– Gary Allen Gibson, 58, an inmate of Huttonsville Correctional Center, was indicted on one felony count of possession of a controlled substance by an inmate of a state correctional facility and one felony count of conspiracy.

– Sharon Kay Gibson, 57, of Parkersburg, was indicted on one felony count of transportation of controlled substances onto the grounds of a correctional facility, one felony count of delivery of contraband to an inmate and one felony count of conspiracy.

– Ashley Dawn Simms, 29, of Kerens, was indicted on two felony counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, one misdemeanor count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of reckless driving, first offense.

– Mark Thomas Bennett, 28, of Beverly, was indicted on three felony counts of bribery, three felony counts of conspiracy to commit bribery, one felony count of transportation of a controlled substance onto the grounds of a correctional facility, one felony count of delivery of contraband to an inmate and one felony count of conspiracy.

– Kevin Scott Bennett, 24, of Beverly, was indicted on three felony counts of conspiracy to commit bribery and one felony count of conspiracy.

– Joshua Adam Dowler, 32, a former inmate of Huttonsville Correctional Center and currently residing in Parkersburg, was indicted on two felony counts of bribery and two felony counts of conspiracy to commit bribery.

– Brandon Eugene Corbin, 28, a former inmate of Huttonsville Correctional Center and currently residing in Ranson, was indicted on one felony count of bribery, one felony count of conspiracy to commit bribery, two felony counts of conspiracy and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance by an inmate of a jail.

– Jessica Nicole Gauvin, 26, of Parkersburg, was indicted on one felony count of bribery, one felony count of conspiracy to commit bribery, two felony counts of transportation of controlled substances onto the grounds of a correctional facility, two felony counts of conspiracy and two felony counts of attempted delivery of contraband to an inmate.

– Glen Jason Carsley, 42, of Elkins, was indicted on three felony counts of threats of terrorist acts and three felony counts of retaliation against a public official or employee.

– Billy Lee Isenhart, 29, of Elkins, was indicted on one felony count of failure to register as a sexual offender or provide notice of registration changes.

– Martin Patrick Linn, 30, of Elkins, was indicted on one felony count of malicious assault.

– Clarence Nekia Hornick, 36, of Elkins, was indicted on one felony count of domestic battery, third or subsequent offense, one misdemeanor count of harassment and one misdemeanor count of threatening telephone calls.

– Jason Samuel Chewning, 26, of Beverly, was indicted on four felony counts of grand larceny, five felony counts of burglary and three misdemeanor counts of petit larceny.

– Jonathan William Streets, 19, of Elkins, was indicted Tuesday on one felony count of burglary and one misdemeanor count of petit larceny.

Streets was also indicted Monday on one felony count of robbery, first degree, one misdemeanor count of battery and one misdemeanor count of petit larceny.

– David Allen Leary, 48, currently an inmate of Tygart Valley Regional Jail, was indicted on one felony count of burglary, two misdemeanor counts of possession by prohibited person of a firearm, one misdemeanor count of petit larceny and one misdemeanor count of destruction of property.

– Therese M. Black-Rader, 49, of Philippi, was indicted on one felony count of obtaining money, property and services by false pretenses, one felony count of theft of a rental vehicle and one felony count of failure to appear.

– Emmy Lou Harris, 30, of Beverly, was indicted on one felony count of shoplifting, third offense, one misdemeanor count of trespass in structure or conveyance and one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance.

– Holly Nicole Funderburk, 30, of Elkins, was indicted on one felony count of forgery and two felony counts of uttering.

– Markie Leeann Bunnell, also known as Markie Leeann Jeffries, 27, of Montrose, was indicted on three felony counts of forgery and three felony counts of uttering. This indictment was presented by a special prosecutor, Leckta Poling, Barbour County’s prosecuting attorney.

– Rebecca Lou Blankenship, 40, currently an inmate of Tygart Valley Regional Jail, was indicted on two felony counts of failure to appear.

– Kyle Brent Hoyman, 23, of Beverly, was indicted on two felony counts of shoplifting, third offense.

Bond return will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Randolph County Courthouse. The indictments are accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.