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Shriver arraigned

By Staff | Feb 20, 2013

A Fairmont man was arraigned Tuesday in Tyler County Circuit Court on 12 charges, one of which included attempted murder.

Howard Paul Shriver, 33, is charged with attempted malicious wounding and domestic battery after he allegedly attempted to shoot his wife, Shannon M. Shriver with a BB gun on Aug. 18. The majority of indictments presented to Shriver stem from an incident occurring on Oct. 9, when he allegedly violated his protective order by entering the home of his estranged wife and two children and attempting to harm his children and murder his wife.

The Oct. 9 incident resulted in charges of burglary, violation of a protective order, two counts of retaliation against a witness, unlawful restraint, two counts of domestic assault, destruction of property, attempted murder and domestic battery. Shriver pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Tyler County grand jurors returned indictments against eight other defendants on Feb. 12. The following defendants were arraigned on Tuesday.

– Damien E. Baker, 19, of 407 Dodd St, Middlebourne, pleaded not guilty to three felony charges. Charges included breaking and entering a building other than a dwelling, petit larceny and destruction of property. In April 2012, Baker allegedly broke a window out of a building owned by Rupert and Sylvia Dawson. Upon entrance of the building, he is accused of stealing two grenade shape lighters and a spoon collector set, valued at $110.

He was remanded to the North Central Regional Jail and will return on March 18 at 10 a.m.

– Vincent M. Kochanowski, 24, of 425 South Third Avenue, Paden City, pleaded not guilty to entry of a building other than a dwelling. On Oct. 13, Kochanowski allegedly entered a building owned by Douglas R. Tracy.

– Quinten M. Keller, 18, of 202 3rd Street, Middlebourne, pleaded not guilty to grand larceny. On July 29, Keller allegedly stole numerous pieces of jewelry valued at $11,160, two gold coins totaling $100, $20 worth of miscellaneous U.S. coins, 20 Prozac and 10 Xanax from an individual. He was remanded to the NCRJ and is to return to court on March 17.

-Dwayne Ueltschey, 33, of 40031 State Route 26, Woodsfield, Ohio, pleaded not guilty to seven counts of forgery and two counts of uttering. On Oct. 29, Ueltschey allegedly wrote two checks totaling $200 to Kevin Thompson and the Tasty Freez in Paden City. On Oct. 29 and Nov. 1, Ueltschey allegedly forged his signature on five checks totaling $500 that he made payable to Kae Cornell.

Kae Cornell, James V. Wells and Curtis Lemasters will return for arraignment on March 7 at 10 a.m.

-Kae Lee Cornell, 40, of 42 South Third Avenue, was charged with five counts of uttering. On Oct. 29 and Nov. 1, Cornell allegedly cashed forged checks totaling $500.

-James V. Wells, 24, of 314 1/2 Main Street, Middlebourne, was charged with entry of a dwelling and grand larceny. On Nov. 30, Wells allegedly entered the home of Louis J. Wells and stole $1,370 worth of jewelry. Wells was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and will return for arraignment on March 7 at 10 a.m.

-Curtis Lemasters, 27, of North Second Avenue, Paden City, was charged with third offense or subsequent offenses of driving while his license was revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol and second offense DUI on Dec. 29.

A capias was issued for the arrest of Telma M. Morgan. Morgan, age and address not available, did not appear for her return on Tuesday. She is charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing a 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck belonging to Darrell Morgan.

Robbie L. Harlan, 30, of 53 Chestnut Street, Sistersville, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance (oxycontin, a Schedule II narcotic) with intent to deliver. He was sentenced to one to 15 years in the W.Va. Division of Corrections. If he remains on good behavior, Judge Karl will consider probation.

A May 15 jury trial date was set for Ronald A, Morgan III. Morgan, 36, of HC 60 Box 92, Pine Grove. Morgan is charged with two counts of grand larceny, conspiracy to commit an offense against the state, and destruction of property.