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Two indicted for alleged murder-for-hire

January 16, 2013
By John Wickline - Staff Writer (jwickline@theintermountain.com) , The Inter-Mountain

Two men whom police allege are involved in a murder-for-hire plot were indicted Monday by the Upshur County grand jury.

Jessie Lee Heater, 29, of HC 36, Buckhannon, and Robert Eugene Siron III, 30, of 139 Brookview Drive, Weston, are both being held without bond in separate regional jails. Both men are facing charges of murder and the concealment of a deceased human body, along with two counts of conspiracy.

Both men were arrested in July after authorities unearthed 29-year-old Joshua Oberg's body from a shallow grave along Bull Run Road in Upshur County. West Virginia State Police investigators have testified they believe Rodolpho "Chino" Correa Villagomez paid Heater $5,000 to kill Oberg after Villagomez learned Oberg had become romantically involved with Villagomez' wife.

In a preliminary hearing in Upshur County Magistrate Court in August, Trooper Roy Moss testified Siron claimed in a statement to investigators that Heater gave him $500 and told him to keep his mouth shut in the days following Oberg's death.

Siron also claimed in his statement to police that Heater pointed a gun at Siron after Heater had allegedly shot and stabbed Oberg, warning Siron to keep quiet about the events of Jan. 23, 2012, according to the trooper's statement at the preliminary hearing.

Villagomez was not indicted by the grand jury. But the Buckhannon man is facing a six-count federal indictment on immigration-related charges.

Other indictments handed down by the grand jury included one for the Buckhannon man charged with leaving a threatening message with the Upshur County Board of Education. Tony Vincent Herndon, 45, of Route 3, Box 249-D, is facing a charge of making threats of terrorist acts. The indictment states that on Jan. 3, 2013, Herndon left a recorded message indicating he wanted his right to be on school property reinstated, adding that if those rights were refused that the school "knows what happened in Newtown, Conn." He is being held at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of $125,000 bond.

Jacob Quinton Powers, no age or address listed in the indictment records; Jacob Isaac Reed, no age or address listed in the indictment records; and Benjamin M. Williams, 18, of 21 Raleigh Heights, Buckhannon, were indicted on burglary and grand larceny charges, along with two counts of conspiracy.

Fallon Sue Jones, 26, of 267 Fort Hill Drive, Rock Cave, was indicted on 14 counts each of forgery and uttering and 25 counts of the fraudulent use of an access device.

Scott Isaac Freeman, 32, of 33 North Florida St., Buckhannon, was indicted on two counts of fraudulent schemes.

Marc Christopher Carson, 24, of 121 Meadowland Trailer Park No. 26, Buckhannon, was indicted on a charge of child abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian resulting in bodily injury.

Joshua David Gibson, 24, of Route 4, Box 733, Buckhannon, was indicted on a fraudulent schemes charge.

Henry Paul Albright, 18, of 110 East Main St., Buckhannon, and Brantley Hamrick, no age or address listed in the indictment records, were both indicted on four counts of conspiracy and two counts each of burglary and grand larceny.

Kristin Leigh Trippett, 32, of 26C College Ave., Buckhannon, was indicted on a felony charge of shoplifting, third offense.

Camden Williams, no age or address listed in the indictment records, was indicted on a grand larceny charge.

Mark Edward Peters, 38, of 785 Linger Run Road, Horner, was indicted on two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, third or subsequent offense.

Martin Leroy Bennett-Bertelli, 27, of 10 Fourth St., Buckhannon, was indicted on five counts of delivery of a controlled substance and a single count of conspiracy.

Joshua Alton Sandy, no age or address listed in the indictment records, was indicted on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

Gregory Lake Norris, no age or address listed in the indictment records, was indicted on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

James Ryan Riley, no age or address listed in the indictment records, was indicted on four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and a single count of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Joyce A. Arbogast, no age or address listed in the indictment records, was indicted on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance and a single count of conspiracy.

Richard Brian Smith Jr., no age or address listed in the indictment records, was indicted on charges of conspiracy and delivery of a controlled substance.

Rickie Lee Riley, 46, of 2B Maple Village, Buckhannon, was indicted on a felony charge of grand larceny, along with misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, second offense, and driving while having a license revoked.

Terry Lynn Boone, no age or address listed in the indictment records, was indicted on two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, third or subsequent offense.

Joni Lee Carder, 34, of 3492 Sinclair Road, Moatsville, was indicted on felony charges of forgery and uttering, along with misdemeanor charges of driving while a license is suspended and giving false information to a trooper.

Joshua Paul Malcolm, no age or address listed in the indictment records, was indicted on felony charges of forgery and uttering and a misdemeanor charge of driving while having a suspended license.

William John Smith Jr., 35, of 500 13th St., Apartment 35, Parkersburg, was indicted on a felony charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, third or subsequent offense, and a misdemeanor charge of driving while having a revoked license.

Christopher Lee Capehart, 20, of 1210 Nutter St., Clarksburg, and Timothy Wayne Jeffress, 29, of 1348 Philippi Pike, Clarksburg, were both indicted on two counts each of conspiracy and grand larceny.

Jason Michael Hamrick, 36, of Room 316, Buckhannon Manor, Buckhannon, was indicted on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

Arraignments for those who have been indicted will be held at 9 a.m. Friday.

 
 

 

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