FAIRMONT — Four people were indicted Tuesday for the Aug. 3, 2019, near-fatal assault of a Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club member that occurred at BFS Foods in White Hall.
According to a news release from the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney, Marion County Grand Jurors indicted:
— James Cody Biggie, 38, 202 Skyline Dr., Rivesville, for conspiracy to commit a felony; attempted murder in the first degree; malicious assault
— Bruce Evan Davis, 55, 135 Pine Ln., Fairmont, for conspiracy to commit a felony; attempted murder in the first degree; malicious assault
— Jason Edward Harris, 50, 509 Old Monongah Rd., Fairmont, for conspiracy to commit a felony; attempted murder in the first degree; malicious assault
— Daniel Lester Ryan, 25, 469 Crawford Ave., Star City, for conspiracy to commit a felony; attempted murder in the first degree; malicious assault
Police described the melee as a fight between the Hells Angels and Pagan’s motorcycle clubs. At 1:50 p.m. on Aug. 3., a Monongalia Emergency Centralized Communication Agency 911 report stated there was “a fight/stabbing in Fairmont between Hells Angels club and Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, and that one of the Hells Angels members was being transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital.”
According to a criminal complaint, the men took part in a pre-planned physical confrontation with several other men in the BFS Foods parking lot in White Hall.
The complaint states that the victim, Kenneth Murphy of Hilton, New York, was struck with a baseball bat and cut and stabbed with a knife during the physical confrontation.
Police unveiled in Ryan’s criminal complaint that the Aug. 3 fight included a second victim.
“Anthony Chafel, also a victim was struck by a silver or grey in color Jeep which was driven by Biggie, knocking him down causing injury to his arms and legs which were treated at the scene,” the complaint states.
Arlie Hetrick III, 25, of 601 Walnut St., Fairmont, was indicted for concealment or removal of a minor child from custodian or person entitled to visitation.
In his case, which drew much attention, police say Hetrick abducted his daughter, Gracelynn June Scritchfield. He was extradited from Texas to Marion County and charged.
The 4-year-old Marion County girl was returned safely to Fairmont on Aug. 3. According to the complaint, Hetrick arrived at his ex-girlfriend’s residence July 6 on the Husky Highway to pick up his daughter for his scheduled visitation weekend. He was scheduled to return the girl by 6 p.m. on July 7, the complaint states.
On July 17, Summer Scritchfield, the girl’s biological mother and custodial parent, contacted the West Virginia State Police and said that Hetrick hadn’t returned the child nor made any contact with her about his whereabouts or welfare of the child, according to the court papers.
State police issued an Amber Alert by July 22 and a search was launched for the child and her safe return to Marion County. Then, on Aug. 1, Alex P. Neville Sr., chief deputy U.S. Marshal for Northern West Virginia announced that the girl was recaptured safely in Pecos, Texas at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Another indictment was Robert Haislip, 42, 113 Skyline Drive, Fairmont, for delivery of a controlled substance resulting in death
Fairmont Police arrested Haislip on Nov. 7 after an investigation found 38-year-old Kimberly Jo Riley died from an overdose of methamphetamine. According to the court papers, a Fairmont Police Department officer was called to Fairmont Regional Medical Center on Oct. 19 after a woman was reported unresponsive and showed drug overdose symptoms.
The complaint states that two of Riley’s female friends found Riley and transported her to the hospital. According to the complaint, the women said Riley was found responsive inside Haislip’s residence at 113 Skyline Dr. in Fairmont.
Police said witnesses who found Riley inside the residence said Haislip told them not to call emergency services while Riley was inside.
According to the complaint, Riley’s cell phone was later searched during the execution of a Marion County Magistrate search warrant, and an audio statement produced by Haislip was found on the phone. The complaint states that Haislip outlined the night of Oct. 19, and admitted that Riley was at his residence.
“Haislip advised he gave Riley methamphetamines while she was inside of his residence,” the complaint states. “According to Haislip, Riley went unconscious while inside his residence after the methamphetamine use.”
The complaint states Haislip said he did not seek medical assistance for Riley for more than 12 hours.
Riley’s toxicology report showed that she tested positive for amphetamines and opiates. She was diagnosed with drug overdose with unresponsiveness secondary to polysubstance abuse and was later transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. There, she was admitted to the intensive care unit.
According to the complaint, she remained unresponsive until her death Nov. 1 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
In another case, Leonadus Chaney III, 52, 2 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairmont, was indicted for attempted first degree murder.
A criminal complaint states that on Sept. 29, 2019, Chaney attacked the victim on the victim’s property in Fairmont with a large combat-style knife, causing a laceration across the victim’s lower abdomen and exposing the victim’s internal organs. The victim was flown by medical helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital, the complaint states.
Others announced in the list of indictments were:
Joseph Maes, 49, 2230 Grafton Rd., Morgantown, carrying a concealed firearm by a prohibited person
Damien A. Connell, 22, 12 Underwood St. No. 1, Baxter, grand larceny and fleeing in a vehicle in reckless indifference to the safety of others
Jamie Lamont Little, 47, 204 Lehman Ave., Fairmont, malicious assault
James D. Maze, 31, 1865 Owens Ave., Fairmont, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana)
Tomias L. Robinson, 44, 15356 Fielding St., Detroit, second or subsequent offense delivery of a controlled substance (fentanyl)
Nathan Cortez Duncan, 40, 149 Pilgrim St., Highland Park, Mich., delivery of a controlled substance (fentanyl, heroin); possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine); possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
Jason H. Jones, 39, 113 Baltimore St., Mannington, financial exploitation of an elderly person, protected person or incapacitated adult
Tabib Donald Broomfield, 48, 430 Overlook Way, Braddock, Pa., two counts of forgery of a public record
Jackson S. Steinbrecher, 23, 24 Fairhaven Circle, Fairmont, wanton endangerment
Brian Mafield, 34, 1915 Dents Run Rd., Mannington, receiving or transferring stolen goods
Randy Thomas Whitehair, 57, 433 1/2 Walnut Ave., Fairmont, attempted employment or use of a minor to produce obscene matter or assist in doing sexually explicit conduct
Charles William Chaney, 46, PO Box 780, Barrackville, malicious assault; felon in possession of a firearm (misdemeanor)
Melanie Ann Blake, 46, 29 Benton Ave., Parkersburg, receiving or transferring stolen goods
Jason Carl Pownell, 44, PO Box 477, Rivesville, malicious assault
Errol Edward Newsome, 42, 419 Walnut Ave., Fairmont, intimidation of and retaliation against public officers and employees, jurors, and witnesses
Brian R. Gatto, 40, 908 Aston Estates, Morgantown, sexual assault in the first degree; sexual abuse in the first degree; sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, or custodian
Vanessa Markley, 31, 221 Brick Hill, Four States, welfare fraud
Joshua Robinson, 39, 508 Walnut Avenue, Fairmont, burglary
Christopher Alan Prahl, 46, 819 Center Street, Monongah, burglary
Keisha Culbreth, 35, 200 Fitzgerald Avenue, Fairmont, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance fentanyl and cocaine and conspiracy to violate drug laws
Daryl Waychoff, 56, 210 W Grant Street, Houston, Pa., robbery (armed bank bobbery)
Lynette Ellis, 32, 403 Walnut Avenue Fairmont, two counts of child neglect resulting in injury and 5 counts child neglect creating risk of injury
Bryan Nielsen, 58, 403 Walnut Avenue, Fairmont, one count of child neglect resulting in injury and 5 counts child neglect creating risk of injury
Dylan Lee Heldreth, 30, 200 Heldreth Rd., Fairmont, wanton endangerment; strangulation; domestic battery; prohibited person in possession of a firearm
Fred Rundle IV, 31, 2676 Bunners Ridge Rd., Fairmont, forgery; uttering
Regano Harley Jones, 27, 26863 Nagel St., Rowesville, Mich., possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (crack cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin/fentanyl); conspiracy to violate drug laws
Tyrese Deandre Marsh, 28, 15768 Coyle St., Detroit, Mich., possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (crack cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin/fentanyl); conspiracy to violate drug laws
Dejaun Bernard Williams, 28, 17832 Maine St., Detroit, Mich., possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (crack cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin/fentanyl); conspiracy to violate drug laws
Kimberly A. Self, 39, 678 Sugar Lane, Rivesville, third offense driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, controlled substance, or drugs
Samuel Karl Leonard, 28, 171 Hecks Run Rd., Fairmont, sexual assault in the second degree; sexual abuse in the first degree
Carrie Jean Wiant, 34, 8876 George Washington Hwy., Bridgeport, forgery of a public record
Carolyn Jean Sims, 69, 83 Frederick Dr., Rivesville, unlawful assault
Michael Adam Duncil, 38, 228 Five Forks Rd., Fairmont, fleeing from an officer
Jason Carl Pownell, 44, P.O. Box 477, Rivesville, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (methamphetamine)
Charles Eugene Sockey, 56, P.O. Box 53, Smithfield, delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
Charles Eugene Sockey, 56, PO Box 53, Smithfield, delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
Christopher Martin, II, 39, 644 Madison Ave., Morgantown, burglary; kidnapping; robbery in the first degree
Jack Woodson Boley, 45, 214 Norval St., Fairmont, sexual assault in the first degree; sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust to a child; sexual abuse in the first degree
Chaz Stapleton, 30, 3899 Country Club Rd., Grafton, entering without breaking
Daniel Funovitz, 55, 31 Sanctuary Lane, Worthington, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others
Brandon Michael Carroll, 30, 1 Brookside Dr. Apt. 8, Fairmont, burglary
Rhonda Kay Swiger, 57, 910 Dickson St., Mannington, sexual assault in the first degree
Shaquille Lee Evans, 27, 559 Four States Rd., Worthington, domestic battery, third offense
Ronald Atwell, 33, 804 Emerson St. Apt. 1, Fairmont, soliciting a minor via computer
Leah Marie Stackhouse, 34, 409 Clayton St., Fairmont, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver ( heroin, methamphetamine, buprenorphine); conspiracy to commit felony controlled substance violation
Devion Darrell Warnsley, 22, 821 Emerson St., Fairmont, sexual assault in the second degree
Michael J. Moore, 39, 311 Norway Rd., Fairmont, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others; driving while license revoked (miscellaneous)
Joseph Fleming, 39, 1004 Fritz St., Fairmont, sexual assault in the first degree, incest and sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust