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Randolph Grand Jury indicts 33

November 8, 2012
By Katie Kuba - Senior Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

A 22-year-old Elkins woman who allegedly shot a man in the back while she was under the influence of alcohol was indicted for wanton endangerment Wednesday by a Randolph County Grand Jury.

Samantha Ashley Armentrout was indicted on three felony counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm, two felony counts of assault during the commission of or attempt to commit a felony, two felony counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and two felony counts of conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Armentrout was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

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Armentrout allegedly shot Timothy Myers Jr. in the back near his right shoulder blade on May 31, according to a previous report. Armentrout had allegedly been attempting to demonstrate that a pistol was unloaded. Police reported finding a "substantial" amount of illegal narcotics at the residence and noted that Armentrout was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the alleged crime, the police report stated.

A total of 33 people were indicted by the grand jury Wednesday on crimes ranging from attempted murder to identity theft. Those indicted included:

- Whorley Jack Ayers, 71, an inmate at Mt. Olive Correctional Center, was indicted on one felony count of attempted murder, one felony count of malicious assault and one felony count of offense committed by an inmate. According to the indictment, Ayers allegedly attempted to wound and kill Phillip J. Frye on Feb. 6.

- Edward C. Slaubaugh, 64, of Montrose was indicted on one felony count of first-degree sexual assault, one felony count of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian and one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

According to the indictment, Slaubaugh allegedly forced a 5-year-old child to engage in sexual acts on Sept. 17, 2011.

- Jesse David Tolson, 26, of Harman, was indicted on three felony counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm; one felony count of child neglect creating risk of injury; three counts of assault on a governmental representative, a misdemeanor; three counts of obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor; one count of brandishing a deadly weapon, a misdemeanor; and one count of possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Tolson was arrested on June 27 after he allegedly fired shots in the air, threatened to shoot his mother, Deborah Tolson, and removed his 5-year-old daughter from his mother's house at gunpoint, according to the criminal complaint. When police arrived on scene, Tolson allegedly threatened them with a baseball bat. Tolson waived a preliminary hearing Sept. 5 in Randolph County Magistrate Court.

Clinton Dale McCauley, 21, was indicted on six felony counts of grand larceny; six felony counts of possession of a stolen vehicle; two felony counts of breaking and entering; two felony counts of conspiracy to commit breaking and entering; three felony counts of conspiracy to commit grand larceny; four felony counts of conspiracy to commit possession of a stolen vehicle; two counts of destruction of property; two felony counts on conspiracy to commit destruction of property; one felony count of third-degree arson; and one felony count of conspiracy to commit third-degree arson.

McCauley was also charged with two counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Brandon Keith Shreve, 26, was indicted on three felony counts of breaking and entering; one felony count of conspiracy to commit breaking and entering; three felony counts of grand larceny; two felony counts of conspiracy to commit grand larceny; three felony counts of possession of a stole vehicle; two felony counts of conspiracy to commit possession of a stolen vehicle; and one felony count of burglary.

Shreve was also charged with four counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor; one count of breaking and entering of a motor car, a misdemeanor; two counts of destruction of property, a misdemeanor; and one count of attempted petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Steven Allen Pritt, 23, was indicted on four felony counts of possession of a stolen vehicle; three felony counts of conspiracy to commit possession of a stolen vehicle; one felony count of breaking and entering; one felony count of conspiracy to commit breaking and entering; one count of conspiracy to commit breaking and entering; two felony counts of grand larceny; one felony count of conspiracy to commit grand larceny; one felony count of conspiracy to commit possession of a stolen vehicle; three felony counts of destruction of property; two felony counts of conspiracy to commit destruction of stolen property; one felony count of third-degree arson; and one felony count of conspiracy to commit third-degree arson.

Pritt is also charged with one count of petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Bond return for the grand jury indictments will be Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. in the Randolph County Courthouse. All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proved guilty in a court of law.

Contact Katie Kuba by email at kkuba@theintermountain.com.

 
 

 

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