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Grand Jury returns 32 true bills, 4 are sealed

February 16, 2011
BY LISA POST, Staff Writer

Tyler County grand jurors returned 32 true bills last week against seven defendants, with four other felony cases indicted with records sealed.

Donald J. Weekley, Jr., 32, of 128 Kirchner St., Middlebourne, was indicted on 8 felony counts: four counts of felony sexual abuse in the first degree; one count of sexual abuse by a parent: two counts of sexual abuse of a custodian; and one count of sexual abuse by a person in a position of trust.

Weekley was accused of one felony count of sexual abuse in the first degree which allegedly occurred in June, 2005. He is accused of "subjecting a minor child to sexual contact for the purposes of gratifying his sexual desires" with the minor child less than 11 years of age at the time.The second incident allegedly occurred in June, 2009. Weekley is accused of sexual contact with a minor child without her consent, which lack of consent resulted in forcible compulsion. Another incident took place in July, 2009, with Weekley subjecting a minor child to sexual contact with no consent, resulting in forcible compulsion. The final felony count of sexual abuse in the first degree allegedly occurred in November of 2010. Weekley is again accused of subjecting a minor child to sexual contact without her consent, resulting in forcible compulsion.

One felony count of sexual abuse by a parent was entered against Weekely, stemming from an alleged assault in June, 2005. The indictment stated that Weekley had unlawfully and feloniously engaged in sexual contact while the child was under his care or control.

Two felony counts of sexual abuse by a custodian were returned against Weekley as well. One count was alleged in June, 2009 and one count in July, 2009.

One felony count of sexual abuse by a person in a position of trust was also entered against Weekley. The incident reportedly took place in November, 2010. The felony charge states that Weekley, being a person in a position of trust to a child under the age of 18 years, unlawfully and feloniously attempted to engage in sexual contact with a minor child while said child was under his care and control.

Arnold Hartline, 46, of 665 Maple Lane, Sistersville, was indicted on felony charges of possession of a firearm on the premises of an educational facility. The incident allegedly took place on Nov. 18, 2010 at Sistersville Elementary School.

Kent Moore, 519 N. 9th Ave., Paden City, was indicted on one felony count of burglary. Moore is accused of breaking and entering a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime in August, 2010.

Harry M. Strudwick, 2875 S. Energy Highway, Friendly, was indicted on the felony offense of malicious assault, which is said to have occurred in Sept., 2010. Strudwick is accused of unlawfully, feloniously and maliciously causing bodily injury to another person, David E. Dronsfield, by biting his face, with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable or kill. He was also charged with entry of a dwelling, felony offense, with the intent to commit a crime, on the same date.

Samantha Anderson, Rt. 2, West Union, is under indictment on one felony count of burglary and two misdemeanor counts, petit larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, resulting from a September, 2010 incident. Anderson is accused of breaking and entering a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime on the felony burglary charge.

On the misdemeanor offense of petit larceny, Anderson is accused of unlawfully "stealing, taking and carrying away property having a value of less than $1,000" with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of said property. The items alleged to have been taken were a drill set valued at $100, a DVD/VCR valued at $60, and a Dale Earnhardt "touch" lamp valued at $30. The items were reportedly taken from Ocia Adams and Tressie Phillips. The third charge, the misdemeanor offense of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, states that Anderson unlawfully aided and enticed a minor child in criminal conduct by aiding in the commission of the other two offenses (burglary and petit larceny.)

Also charged with one felony count of burglary and one misdemeanor count of petit larceny as part of the same Sept. 2010 incident was Connie Anderson, West Union.

Charlotte J. Kimball, address unknown, was indicted on 10 counts of felony offense entry of a dwelling without entering or breaking (in the daytime) with the intent to commit a crime. The incidents occurred during the period of July - October, 2010. Kimball was also charged with 10 counts of misdemeanor petit larceny, allegedly taking items valued less than $1,000. Kimball is reputed to have entered the home of Joseph and Janet Kimball on several occasions over the period with the intent to commit a crime.

 
 
 

 

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