Sealed indictments are opened
Seven sealed indictments were opened Tuesday morning during Tyler County Circuit Court.
Debbie A. Oliver (no address/age available) and Michelle Wright, 31, (no address) were each indicted on one count of conspiracy, and four counts, delivery of a controlled substance. Also indicted in an earlier hearing on the same matter was Louis Wright.
Oliver entered a plea of not guilty through her attorney, Thomas White. Bond was set a $7,500 cash, surety and a trial date of June 1 was ordered. Wright, who was represented by attorney Roger Weese, also entered a not guilty plea. Trial date was set for June 1, and bond set at $7,500 cash, surety.
Ryen M. Archer (no address available) was indicted on two counts, delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana) and ordered to stand trial May 16. Bond was set at $5,000 cash, surety.
Joshua A. Ebert (no address available), 19, appeared before Judge Hummel on and indictment of one count, delivery of a controlled substance and a trial date of May 16 was set. Bond was set at $5,000 cash, surety.
Kevin A. Ebert (no address available) was indicted on one count, delivery of a controlled substance and entered a not guilty plea through his attorney, John Gainer. Bond was set at$5,000 cash, surety and a trial date set for May 18.
Indicted on two counts delivery of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), Maranda Yost (no address available) pleaded not guilty through her attorney, John Gainer and a trial date of May 16 was set. Yost was released on $5,000 cash, surety bond.
Jeffery S. Tanley (no known address), represented by attorney Thomas White, pleaded not guilty to one count, delivery of a controlled substance (oxycontin). Bond was set at $5,000 cash, surety and a trial date ordered for June 1. As a condition of bond, Tanley was ordered a 9 p.m. curfew.
John M. Vancamp, 313 Main St., Middlebourne, who was indicted on two felony counts, unlawful purchase of substance/precursor to methamphetamine and operating a clandestine laboratory, appeared in court Tuesday morning for a bond reduction hearing.
Vancamp requested, through his attorney Thomas White, that he be given a temporary “furlough” from NCRJ in order to have dental work done in New Martinsville. White stated that Vancamp has “extreme dental problems” and petitioned that the defendant be allowed out on a temporary bond reduction March 31.
The prosecution raised no objection to the request, but added that “very specific directions as to what he could do while on furlough” be stressed. “If he fails to comply, his problems with the court could exponentially increase,” prosecuting attorney Luke Furbee commented.
Vancamp was granted the request, with the stipulation that he was not to leave Tyler/Wetzel counties and that all conditions of bond applied. “No frolics or detours,” commanded Judge David W.Hummel, Jr. “Simply go to the dentist and return.
In other matters, Michael R. Riggle, who is charged with failing to register as a sex offender, was ordered to appear in court of April 5, while a capias order was issued for Thomas Hayhurst, who did not appear in court.
A trial date of June 21 was set for Shawn W. Long versus the State of West Virginia. Long, 40, of Middlebourne, has appeared in court on a number of occasions and has already pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of battery on a police officer and DUI.
The arraignment of Monte Karen Koerber-Timmons was bound over to Wetzel County’s jurisdiction. A special prosecutor, Timothy E. Haught, has been appointed to the pending case.