Jury returns 24 true bills
A Tyler County Grand Jury returned 24 true bills against eight defendants on Tuesday.
The indictments for the June 2011 term are as follows:
– Crystal Krizo was indicted on one felony count of domestic battery (third offense) and one felony count of battery on a governmental representative (third offense).
It is alleged that on or about April 6, Krizo committed the felony offense of domestic battery by unlawfully and intentionally making physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with a sexual or intimate partner. Allegedly, the incident is Krizo’s third offense of this nature, having been previously convicted for the same crime in Magistrate Court on Jan. 22, 2000 and in Circuit Court on Oct. 23, 2000.
The indictment also alleged that on the same day, Krizo committed the felony offense of battery on a governmental representative by unlawfully, knowingly and intentionally making physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with a Sistersville Police Officer acting in his official capacity. Krizo was convicted of a similar crime on April 24, 1997 and Oct. 23, 2000, making the incident in question her third offense.
The case was presented by Chief Benjamin Placer of the Sistersville Police Department.
– Larry E. Bennett was indicted on five counts.
Counts one and two allege that on or about May 22, Bennett committed the felony offense of wanton endangerment with a firearm by unlawfully, feloniously and wantonly performing an act with a firearm which created a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to another, by coking and pointing a shotgun at another person.
Count three alleges that on the same day, Bennett committed the misdemeanor offense of domestic battery by unlawfully and intentionally attempting to commit a violent injury against a member of his household.
The last two counts (four and five) of the indictment allege that Bennett committed the felony offense of assault on a governmental representative.
The case was presented by Deputy J.K. Maston of the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office.
– Joshua Toothman was indicted on one count of breaking and entering a building other than a dwelling and one count of destruction of property stemming from a March 13 incident. The case against Toothman alleges that on the day in question, Toothman attempted to break into HPS Pharmacy in Sistersville with the intent to commit a crime.
Count two alleges that, while in the process of breaking into the pharmacy, Toothman committed the felony office of destruction of property by intentionally destroying property in an amount greater than $2,500.
– David W. White was indicted on six counts.
Count one alleges that on March 8, White committed the felony offense of malicious assault by unlawfully, feloniously, and maliciously causing bodily harm to another by striking her in the face with a baluster.
The remaining counts in the indictment were as follows: Count two, child abuse resulting in injury; Count three, malicious assault; Count four, domestic battery; Count five, domestic battery; and count six, destruction of property.
– Laura J. Smith was indictment on one count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver (marijuana) to have occurred on or about Oct. 29, 2010.
– Jason E. Smith was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the state after allegedly conspiring with another person for the purpose of committing the felony offense of manufacturing a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine).
The case was presented by Deputy M.A. Corley of the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office.
– Barbara A. Wells-Mease was indicted on one count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver (hydrocodone). The indictment alleges that on or about March 11, the accused committed the felony offense by unlawfully and feloniously possessing hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5/500, a schedule III substance, with the intent to deliver.
– Richard J. Fletcher was indicted on one count of attempting to obtain possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, deception, forgery or subterfuge. It is alleged that on or about Feb. 3, Fletcher unlawfully and feloniously attempting to acquire possession of Vicodin (hydrocodone), a schedule III controlled substance, by misrepresentation.
– Naaman Nathan Bassett was indicted on seven counts.
Counts one, three and five allege that Bassett committed the felony offense of burglary in March 2011 by breaking and entering a dwelling belonging to someone other than himself with the intent to commit a crime.
Counts two and four allege that Bassett committed the misdemeanor offense of petit larceny by unlawfully stealing, taking and carrying away certain property having a value of less than $1,000. The items in question were a .40 caliber pistol and a Ruger M-77 25-06 rifle.
Count six alleges that on or about March 3, Bassett committed the felony offense of grand larceny by unlawfully stealing, taking and carrying away certain property having a value of more than $1,000. Among the items believed to have been stolen were one air compressor; one rubber flex air hose; one Black and Decker 1/2 drill; one Skill saw 2.3 HD; one compound miter saw; one torpedo heater; and one air framing nailer.
Count seven alleges that on March 13, Bassett committed the felony offense of grand larceny by stealing a 1998 Dodge Intrepid with a value of $2,500.