MIDDLEBOURNE -- The Tyler County Circuit courtroom was full this past Thursday when the new list of Grand Jury indictments were called in to hear their arraignments. D'Ann R. Montrose, Franklin E. Connor, Bryan C. Shannon, Kevin D. Leek, Robert E. Wilkinson, Lewis R. Anderson, James V. Wells, Jessica N. Stine, Jamie L. Villono, and Deandre D. Nickerson were all called before Judge David W. Hummel Jr., where they all set forth with a non-guilty motion. All trial dates will be set for the week of May 15 and all hearings for pre-trial will be held on April 20.
Stine, 34, of Woodsfield, Ohio, was arraigned for two felony counts of soliciting a minor by computer and two felony counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Tyler County Magistrate Court, the state police's Crimes Against Children Unit investigation began in June after troopers learned that two male juveniles allegedly had received multiple nude images of Stine via Instagram, an online application. The complaint also states the two juveniles received inappropriate, sexually suggestive text messages from Stine.
Villono, 36, was arraigned for grand larceny, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and misdemeanor possession of firearm by a person who is prohibited from possessing these weapons. According to court documents, Villono allegedly stole three gold rings, a gold watch, two rifles, two muzzle loaders and two other firearms in October from Robin Daquilante and Ronald Lattanzio.
Wells, 28, was arraigned for breaking and entering, petit larceny and destruction of property. According to court documents, when Wells allegedly broke into Middlebourne Park's concession stand in October, his alleged haul consisted of $5 in currency, 2 boxes of Nutrigrain bars (total value $7.18), one box of fruit gushers (total value $2.88) and a $2.88 box of the candy Fruit by the Foot.
Wells stood before Judge Hummel on a revocation of probation order because of the most recent charges.
Montrose of Middlebourne was arraigned for grand larceny, fleeing from a police officer while under the influence of alcohol, both felonies, and driving under the influence-second offense, driving while license revoked and domestic battery, all misdemeanors. The grand larceny charge stems from when Montrose allegedly stole Opal Clark's dodge caravan in May. The other charges arise from an alleged incident in October.
Leek, 40, and Shannon, 29, both of Sistersville were arraigned for nighttime burglary. Leek and Shannon were arrested in January for allegedly burglarizing Robert Kincaid's cabin in October.
Nickerson of Sistersville was indicted for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana) charges from December.
Wilkinson, 52, was arraigned for domestic battery-third offense the charge arising from an incident in January.
Anderson, 22, was arraigned for domestic assault-third offense the charge stemming from an incident in July.
Marci J. Myers stood before Judge Hummel for a preliminary hearing. Myers then waived her rights to a preliminary hearing. She is to return March 10 to hear state's evidence against her probation violation and continue the proceedings.