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Rachel Dove-Baldwin


Staff Writer


WILLIAMSON — Multiple arrests took place on Friday of last week, as law enforcement officials within Mingo County hit the streets before dawn to begin serving warrants on numerous individuals who had been indicted by the Grand Jury on drugs and other criminal charges. Several defendants were easier than most to locate, however, as the officers had to look no further than the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden, where they were being held on other charges.


Information on those who were arraigned on Monday before the Honorable Judge Michael Thornsbury is listed below.


• Indictment J13-F2; Melissa Marie Forbes, 1 count of child neglect resulting in serious injury. Forbes, who has been incarcerated since September of 2012, was represented by Attorney Dave Foley and will remain in jail unless she can meet the requirements of her $50,000 bond. (Additional details about this case will appear in a future edition of the Williamson Daily News.)


• Indictment J13-F3; Robert Ryan Hager, 5 counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian. Hager was represented by Attorney Marsha Webb-Rumora for the arraignment process only, and was remanded to jail on a $50,000 full cash bond. (An in-depth article about Hager will be published in Wednesday’s edition of the Williamson Daily News.)


• Indictment J13-F4; Paul Silas Jenkins; 4 counts of 1st degree sexual assault and 1 count of 1st degree sexual abuse. The defendant was represented during his arraignment by Attorney Josh Ferrell, and will remain behind bars on a $125,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F5; Dustin Keith McCoy, 1 count of malicious assault. McCoy was represented by Attorney Marsha Webb-Rumora and was transported back to the Southwestern Regional Jail where he remains on a $25,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F9; Donnie Allen West, 1 count of entry of a building other than a dwelling, 1 count of grand larceny and 1 count of conspiracy to enter a building other than a dwelling. Attorney Dave Foley was appointed to represent the defendant. He is currently being held without bond based on a prior parole violation.


• Indictment J13-F18 and J13-F19; John S. Bland IV, 1 count of conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule I controlled substance (Marijuana), 1 count of attempt to manufacture a Schedule I Controlled Substance (Marijuana) and 2 counts of delivery of a Schedule I controlled substance (Marijuana). Bland was represented in court by Attorney Wes White and remains incarcerated on a $110,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F20; Albert W. Childress, 1 count of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to deliver and 1 count of conspiracy to possess a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver. Jerry Lyall is the defendant’s court appointed attorney but he was not available for the hearing so Attorney Marsha Webb-Rumora filled in for the arraignment process. Childress will remain in jail on a $100,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F22; Christopher A. Cline, 1 count of possession of a controlled (marijuana) by an inmate and 1 count of attempt to transport a controlled substance onto jail grounds. Cline’s Attorney was Susan VanZant. He was remanded back to jail on a $50,000 bond on these charges and also has another bond in the amount of $35,000, for a total of $85,000.


• Indictment J13-F32 and J13-F33; Charles Ray Hubbard, 1 count of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone) and 1 count of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone) with intent to deliver. Hubbard was denied a public defender based on information provided in his financial statement but was appointed Attorney Kathryn Cisco-Sturgell to represent him during his arraignment hearing. Hubbard was transported back to jail on a $75,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F36 and J13-F37; Loretta B. Kennedy, 1 count of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone), 1 count of conspiracy to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone), 1 count of delivery of a Schedule IV controlled substance (Alprazolam), 2 counts of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone) and 2 counts of conspiracy to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone). Kennedy was represented by Attorney Josh Ferrell and was remanded to jail on a $100,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F38; Paul K. Kennedy, 1 count of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone), 1 count of conspiracy to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone) and 1 count of delivery of a Schedule IV controlled substance (Alprazolam). Kennedy was represented by Attorney Diana Carter-Weidel. He remains in jail on an $80,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F41; Bria Samples, 1 count of delivery of a Schedule III controlled substance (Hydrocodone) and 1 count of conspiracy to deliver a Schedule III controlled substance (Hydrocodone). Attorney Wes White was appointed as legal counsel for the defendant. She was transported back to the regional jail where she will remain on a $60,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F49 and J13-F; Granvel Vance, 2 counts of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone) 1 count conspiracy to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone), 1 count of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone) with intent to deliver and 1 count of manufacturing a Schedule I controlled substance (marijuana). Vance was represented by Attorney Ron Rumora and is incarcerated on a $200,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F52; Nathan “Whitey” Vance, 1 count of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone), 1 count of conspiracy to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone) and 1 count of conspiracy to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone). Vance’s attorney is Diana Carter Weidel and his bond was set at $100,000.


• Indictment J13-F53; Wilma Vance, 2 counts of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone) and 1 count of conspiracy to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone). Her attorney, Mark Hobbs, was unable to appear for her arraignment hearing so Attorney Kathryn Cisco-Sturgell represented the defendant. Vance is currently held on a $70,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F54 Willis Wallen Jr., 2 counts of delivery of a Schedule I controlled substance (Marijuana) and 1 count of conspiracy to deliver a Schedule I controlled substance (Marijuana). Wallen was represented by Attorney Susan VanZant and remains behind bars on a $75,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F56 and J13-F57; Larry Waller, 1 count of delivery of a Schedule I controlled substance (Heroin), 1 count of conspiracy to deliver a Schedule I controlled substance (Heroin), 1 count of possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (Heroin) with intent to deliver and 1 count of conspiracy to possess a Schedule I controlled substance with intent to deliver. Attorney Josh Ferrell represented the defendant. He was remanded back to jail on a $125,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F59; George White, 3 counts of delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance. White was represented by Attorney Charles “Butch” West and was released from custody and placed on home confinement after meeting the conditions of his $80,000 bond.


• Indictment J13-F60; Robert Dwayne Wilson, 1 count of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (Cocaine) with intent to deliver and 1 count of conspiracy to possess a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver. Attorney Josh Ferrell represented the defendant. Wilson is being held at present time without bond.


Additional arraignments are scheduled for this morning at 10 a.m. and will be reported in Wednesday’s edition of the Daily News.



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