The Tyler County grand jury met Feb. 11 and returned 21 true bills against six defendants.
William B. Neff, 51, of Rt. Box 13 B, Middlebourne, was indicted on five new felony counts. He is facing one count of incest and four counts of sexual abuse by a parent. All counts are alleged to have occurred sometime in 2011 in Tyler County.
Tanya A. Smith, 46, of Paden City faces three felony counts of first degree arson and one misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals. These incidents are alleged to have occurred on or about June 21, 2013, in Paden City following a fire at her residence in Tyler County.
Matthew Douglas Witsoe, 25, of Rt 1 Box 156-2 Beverly, W.Va., was indicted on four counts, all to have occurred on June 16, 2013. He allegedly committed the felony offense of breaking and entering a building other than a dwelling belonging to Valley Grange #519. He is also charged with two misdemeanor offenses of destruction of property, one against Valley Grange and one against an individual, by damaging windows, doors, and a wooden cabinet. His other charge is the felony offense of conspiracy to commit an offense against the state in that he allegedly conspired with Seth Morris for the purpose of committing the felony offense of entering without breaking a building other than a dwelling.
Seth M. Morris, 25, of Middlebourne, received four three bills. Count one charges him with the felony offense of breaking and entering a building other than a dwelling. Count two charges him with the misdemeanor offense of destruction of property. Count three is for felony conspiracy to commit an offense against the state and count four charges him with the misdemeanor offense of destruction of destruction of property belonging to an individual. All are to have occurred on June 16, 2013, in Tyler County.
Dewayne Andrew Nutting, 29, presently incarcerated, is facing three counts from the February term of the grand jury. Count one alleges that Nutting did commit the felony offense of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury against a child under the age of 18. Count two charges him with the felony offense of malicious assault by kicking the child in the abdomen with steel toe shoes. Count three charges Nutting with domestic battery, a misdemeanor offense, all having occurred on Dec. 4, 2013, in Tyler County.
An indictment of felony offense failure to meet an obligation to provide support to a minor that allegedly occurred on or about Nov. 1, 2013, in Tyler County was brought against Randy Lee Kuehne, 43, of South Bloomfield, Ohio.