Buckhannon man indicted for murder

BUCKHANNON — A Buckhannon man has been indicted for murder by an Upshur County grand jury.

Timothy McWilliams, 65, was arrested for allegedly killing his father, Leo McWilliams. Police reportedly found Leo McWilliams with his throat cut in the residence the two men shared in Buckhannon on March 8.

Timothy McWilliams was convicted of murder and malicious wounding in the 1980 Morgantown shooting of three teenagers, one of whom died. The West Virginia Supreme Court threw out the conviction in 1986, however, saying the state hadn’t proved Timothy McWilliams was competent to stand trial.

When police arrived at the McWilliams’ residence on March 8, in response to a call about an alleged self-inflicted wound, officials found Leo McWilliams lying on the floor with a laceration wound to the neck. Officers at the scene reported Timothy McWilliams had suffered a laceration wound to his forearm.

According to officials, Timothy McWilliams was transported by EMS to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon and was treated and released to the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department.

Also indicted by the Upshur County grand jury, according to information released Tuesday afternoon by Prosecuting Attorney David E. Godwin’s office:

• Howard Allen Rakes, 46, Buckhannon, three counts child neglect creating substantial risk of death or serious injury.

• Samantha Dawn Rakes, 36, Buckhannon, three counts child neglect creating substantial risk of death or serious injury.

• Michaelina F. Sarne, 42, Sicklerville, New Jersey, conspiracy, kidnapping, first-degree robbery.

• Lamere S. Troup, 25, Camden, New Jersey, conspiracy, kidnapping, first-degree robbery, malicious assault.

• Takiese Naceer Bethea, 23, Camden, New Jersey, conspiracy, kidnapping, first-degree robbery, malicious assault.

• Joshua Lee Cole, 28, Walkersville, two counts first-degree sexual abuse, one count first-degree sexual assault, one count sexual abuse by parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust.

• William David Brown, 44, Buckhannon, three sex-related counts, 12 counts sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust.

• John Franklin Arbogast, 49, Buckhannon, burglary, grand larceny; possessing a stolen vehicle, fleeing with reckless indifference, fleeing while under the influence of a controlled substance, and driving under the influence of a controlled substance; and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

• Matthew Gail Paugh, 36, Elkins, fleeing with reckless indifference, fleeing while under the influence of a controlled substance.

• Christopher Allen Schwable, 48, Buckhannon, three counts sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust.

• Joseph Kenneth Schwable, 52, Buckhannon, two counts sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust.

• Howard Joseph Landers II, 28, Weston, malicious wounding.

• Jaquan Marquis Brock, 21, Charleston, possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

• Nathan Mark Lewis, 32, Belington, third-offense driving while license revoked for DUI.

• Ibrahim Sakho, 19, Washington, D.C., conspiracy, delivery within 1,000 feet of a school.

• John Ryan Henson, 23, Elkins, two counts conspiracy, one count possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

• Christy Suzette Farrar, 44, Buckhannon, two counts third-offense shoplifting, one count escape or attempted escape.

• Mark Christopher Heater, 48, Buckhannon, misdemeanor destruction of property, two counts failure to comply with the state’s sex offender registry law.

• Kenneth Steven Shipman, 47, Buckhannon, third-offense driving on license revoked for DUI.

• Patrick Bryan Stafford, 36, Buckhannon, possession of firearm by prohibited person.

• David Jay Lipps, 29, French Creek, burglary, grand larceny.

• Carl Dale Shobe, 35, Elkins, two counts third-offense shoplifting.

• Violet Marie Collins, 46, Philippi, third-offense shoplifting.

• Jesse Barnett, 76, Buckhannon, fraudulent scheme.

• Robert Edward Sprouse, 31, French Creek, grand larceny.

• Roger Gooden, 32, Tallmansville, burglary.

• Jacob Nottingham, 28, Buckhannon, two counts burglary.

• Jeremy Allen White, 33, Fairmont, three counts fraudulent use of an access device.

• Caleb Ryan Corder, 20, French Creek, forgery, uttering; fraudulent scheme, embezzlement, four counts misdemeanor using a credit card without authority.

• Dale Wayne DeBarr, 44, Buckhannon, failure to comply with state’s sex offender registry law.

• Sydney Marie Williams, 22, Buckhannon, conspiracy, fraudulent scheme.

• Carly S. Arbogast, 22, Buckhannon, conspiracy, fraudulent scheme.

• Johnna Dee Courtney, 37, Buckhannon, conspiracy, fraudulent scheme.

• Tyler Lynn Wolford, 26, Buckhannon, failure to comply with state’s sex offender registry law.

• Alayna N. Puglia, 23, Erial, New Jersey, conspiracy.

• Christina Sunshine Casada, 39, Buckhannon, possession with intent to deliver meth, conspiracy.

• David Edwin Posey, 42, Buckhannon, fleeing with reckless indifference, third-offense driving while license revoked for DUI.

• John Osler Darnell III, 28, Volga, possession with intent to deliver meth, conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, conspiracy.

• Marcus Anthony Harrison, 23, French Creek, possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing with reckless indifference, misdemeanor fleeing by means other than a vehicle, escape from custody; grand larceny; conspiracy.

• Michela Destiny Long, 20, French Creek, grand larceny; conspiracy, offenses related to adults in custody.

• Daniel L. Carter, 37, Clarksburg, third-offense driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

• Joshua Lynn Hinchman, 22, Elkins, breaking and entering, grand larceny, transferring stolen property.

• Michael J. Gregory, 54, Buckhannon, fleeing with reckless indifference, fleeing while under the influence of a controlled substance, misdemeanor obstructing, unlawful wounding of a police officer, escape from custody.

• Nathaniel Gage Confere, 20, Buckhannon, possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

• Katrina Louise Stalnaker, 35, Buckhannon, possession with intent to deliver meth.

• Gary Lee Nelson Jr., 40, Roanoke, third-offense domestic assault.

• Jessica Nicole Snider-Sears, 37, French Creek, third-offense shoplifting.

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