FAIRMONT – A 57-year-old Fairmont man was among a group of 39 people who were handed criminal indictments Tuesday by the Marion County Grand Jury.

Edwin James Sutphin, of 1909 Locust Ave., Apr. 2, Fairmont, was indicted for strangulation in connection with a July 26, 2018 case handled by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

According to a previously-filed criminal complaint, sheriff’s deputies responded to Sutphin’s home after receiving a call about an alleged domestic battery.

According to the complaint, police found that Sutphin allegedly wrapped his hands around a woman’s neck the previous day during an argument and squeezed them and caused her to lose air flow and become purple in the face.

The deputy allegedly observed marks on the woman’s neck consistent with the strangulation that was described.

Here are the other indictments handed down June 4 after hearing evidence from Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey L. Freeman.

Christopher Michael Lasher, 39, of 969 Beulah Rd., Morgantown, indicted on threats of terrorist acts, brandishing a deadly weapon, second offense driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs. A second indictment was issued against Lasher for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver. The grand jury also handed down a third indictment for Lasher for one count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Clifton Lee Maple, 21, of 5883 Fairmont Rd., Fairmont, was indicted for malicious assault on a police officer, third offense.

Ernest Lyndon Marshall II, 34, of 209 Pineneedle Dr., Apt. 2, Fairmont, was indicted for possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Claude Oliver Wells, 76, of 8174 Husky Hwy., Mannington, was indicted for failure to register as a sex offender.

William Michael Copney, 32, of 1330 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairmont, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

Adonne Anthony Horton, 43, of 104 Ullom St., Apt. C, Fairmont, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and possession of buprenophine with intent to deliver.

Jeremy Hunter Smail, 23, of P.O. Box 182, Enterprise, W.Va., was indicted for nighttime burglary, conspiracy to commit a felony and battery.

Damon Leigh Sturgeon, 39, of 416 Jefferson St., Mannington, was indicted for illegal possession or manufacture of any destructive or incendiary device.

Jeremy Franklin Carpenter, 27, of 4 1/2 Celia St., Fairmont, was indicted for two counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and fraudulent use of an access device.

Connie Sue Wiles, 57, of 651 Owings Rd., Shinnston, was indicted for financial exploitation of an elderly person.

Justin Ray Marietta, 32, of 4362 Daybrook Rd., Fairview, was indicted for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

Carl Vance Waites, 47, of 900 Ogden Ave., Fairmont, was indicted for failure to register or provide notice of sex offender registration changes, second or subsequent offense.

Gordon Tray Bays Jr., 42, of 511 1/2 Rose Ave., Fairmont, was indicted for failure to register or provide notice of sex offender registration changes, second or subsequent offense.

Allen Dwaine Wisenbaler, 25, of 127 Sterling Rd., Fairmont, was indicted for failure to register or provide notice of sex offender registration changes, second or subsequent offense.

Kevin Patrick Wilson, 57, of 2706 Pilbert Ln., Bowie, Maryland, was indicted for failure to register or provide notice of sex offender registration changes, second or subsequent offense.

Richard Allen Moore II, 34, of 3204 Wiley St., Farmington, was indicted for conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny or burglary.

Summer Leigh Moore, 33, of 64 Lofty Lane D 16, Montaina Mines, was indicted for conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny or burglary.

Mary Elizabeth Browning, 38, of 419 Corbin Place, Apt. 5, Fairmont, was indicted for was indicted for conspiracy to commit a felony, fraud and related activity in connection with access device.

Mark Anthony Guido, 58, of 419 Corbin Place, Apt. 1, Fairmont, was indicted for conspiracy to commit a felony.

Airi Anna Cottrill, 29, of 406 1/2 Locust Ave., Fairmont, was indicted for conspiracy to commit a felony.

Levi Scott Opas, 38, of 4 Scratches Run Rd., Fairmont, was indicted for driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs, third or subsequent offense.

Larry Dwayne Allen II, 27, of 525 Walnut Ave., Fairmont, was indicted for failure to register or provide notice of sex offender registration changes.

Joshua Pfarr, 28, of P.O. Box 29, Gypsy, W.Va., was indicted for grand larceny and burglary.

John Swann, 40, of Mohans Run Rd., Mannington, was indicted for four counts of first-degree sexual assault and four counts of sexual abuse by parent or guardian custodian or person in position of trust to a child.

Danny Jones, 58, of 1817 Owens Ave., Fairmont, was indicted for failure to appear.

Ray Eugene Parsons II, 47, 3 Jacobs Ln., West Union, was indicted for carrying a concealed firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a concealed firearm by a prohibited person.

Brandon Lee Spencer, 37, of 1928 West Virginia Ave., Clarksburg, was indicted carrying for a concealed firearm by a prohibited person.

Karl Vincent Taylor, 57, of 40 Dylan Dr., Unit 10, White Hall, was indicted for delivery of alprazolam, delivery of clonazepam, possession of buprenorphine with intent to deliver and possession of clonazepam with intent to deliver.

Joseph Scott Hess, 29, of 46 Ross St., Fairmont, was indicted for grand larceny and fleeing other than a vehicle.

Emily Nicole McHenry, 29, f 205 Benedum Dr., Bridgeport, was indicted for entering without breaking.

Scot Arthur Arnold, 52, of 212 Paula Blvd., Clarksburg, was indicted for obtaining money, goods or services by false pretenses.

Paula Lynn Towns, 32, of 59 Brookdale Dr., Fairmont, was indicted for driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs, third offense.

Darren Eugene Irvin, 52, of 109 Greentree Dr., Shinnston, was indicted driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs, third offense.

Damon Butler, 19, of 1134 Pleasant Valley Rd., Fairmont, first-degree sexual assault, was indicted for second-degree sexual assault, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree attempted sexual abuse, possession of nude photos of minors and false swearing.

Autumn Williamson, 20, of P.O. Box 159, Worthington, was indicted for counterfeiting and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Isaac Talkington, 22, of 1592 Clifton Rd., Fairmont, was indicted on five counts of counterfeiting and one count of conspiracy.

Raven Williams, 20, 28 New Castle Ln., Farmington, was indicted on one count each of counterfeiting and conspiracy.

Brian Merchant Jones, 20, of 115 Chestnut St., Barrackville, was indicted for two counts of malicious assault.

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