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Indictees Arraigned in Tyler County Circuit Court

By Staff | Oct 25, 2017

Judge David W. Hummel issued warrants for the arrrest of two defendants for failing to appear for Thursday’s arraignments in the Tyler County Circuit Court. Dustin E. Braucher and Sarah K Shannon were indicted by the Oct. 10 grand jury on several charges.

– Braucher, 20, of 407 Dodd St, Middlebourne is charged with child neglect resulting in bodily injury, two counts of domestic battery allegedly occurring on Jan. 15, and violation of a protective order allegedly occurring on July 16.

-Shannon, 38, 1201 South 4th Avenue, Paden City is charged with conspiracy to commit an offense against the state, nighttime burglary and grand larceny. According to the indictment, Shannon allegedly conspired with Bryan Shannon for the purpose of committing the felony offense of grand larceny. Shannon broke into a dwelling belonging to Robert Kincaid and stole 20 items, valuing $3,742.40.

Tyler County grand jurors returned indictments against four other defendants on Oct. 10. The following defendants were arraigned on Thursday:

-Brian Scott Northcraft, 33, of 2267 Arvilla Rd, Friendly, pleaded not guilty to three felony charges and one misdemeanor. Charges include burglary, battery, sexual assault in the second degree and kidnapping. Charges stem from an alleged July 5 incident involving a minor. Northcraft was remanded to the NCRJ and his bond was set to $200,000 cash only.

-Evelyn Louise Owens, 64, of 511 South Chelsea St, Sistersville pleaded not guilty to financial exploitation of an elderly person. Owens allegedly misappropriated $6,315 from Betty Tustin between June 2016 and Sept. 2016.

-Steven Douglas Southerly, 61, of 144 East St, Sistersville pleaded not guilty to possession of material depicting minors. On July 16, 2015, Southerly allegedly was in possession of approximately 600 images visually portraying minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

-William Dean Price, 36, of 914 Main St, Sistersville, pleaded not guilty to driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol-third or subsequent offense. On July 5, Price allegedly was driving in Tyler County while his license revoked for DUI for three previous convictions. Price was convicted of driving while license was revoked for DUI in Wetzel, Harrison and Marshall counties occurring Jan. 2, 2013, April 6, 2015, and Dec. 15, 2015, respectively.

The defendants are scheduled to return for pretrial hearings on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.