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Kanawha indictments include 2 charged with murder

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Kanawha County grand jury indicted two men Thursday in connection with the murder of another man on the West Side in September.

Daniel O'Keith Little and Jarod Edward Washington, both 29, each face charges of attempted first-degree robbery, conspiracy and murder for the shooting death of Roy Chambliss.

On Sept. 10, Charleston police responded to a call that a man had been shot at 403 Piccadilly St. and found Chambliss, 40, with gunshot wounds to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His roommate, Natalie Sprouse, 20, suffered a gunshot wound to the arm.

Sprouse told police that Little and Washington came to the home a few days earlier and tried to sell two guns, but were told Chambliss and Sprouse did not have any money. When they went back to the house in a second attempt to sell the weapons, Washington went into a bathroom and reemerged with a gun, which he pointed at Sprouse, according to police.

Little pulled his own gun and ordered Sprouse, Chambliss and another man into the bathroom. He told Sprouse to open a safe in the home. A struggle ensued and Little shot Chambliss; Washington shot Sprouse, hitting her in the arm, and also Chambliss, according to police.

Washington also faces a malicious wounding charge for allegedly shooting Sprouse.

In all, the grand jury indicted 66 defendants. An indictment is not a finding of fact, just an accusation.

Judge Jennifer Bailey, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.

Latorsha Lotoria Allen, 30, Oak Hill, use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor; Keith Jamal Burnette, 30, brandishing, burglary, first degree robbery, malicious wounding, wanton endangerment and drug charges; Cory Evan Carvill, 21, St. Albans, burglary and transferring and receiving stolen property; Shannon E. Lewis, 42, St. Albans, drug charges; Larry B. Woodrum Jr., 40, drug charges; John Michael Lovejoy, 38, Tornado, burglary and grand larceny; Jeremy Lewis Omeara, 28, Whitesville, breaking and entering, grand larceny and conspiracy; Krista White, 26, Marmet, conspiracy; Larry J. Williams, 57, Charleston, drug charges.

Judge Charles E. King, Dec. 12, 1:30 p.m.

Jarod Edward Washington, 30, Charleston, malicious wounding, attempted first degree robbery, conspiracy and murder; Daniel O'Keith Little, 29, Charleston, attempted first degree robbery, conspiracy, and murder; Casey Taylor, 24, St. Albans, third degree sexual assault and third degree sexual abuse; Shawn Laray Walker, 40, Charleston, drug charges.

Judge Louis H. Bloom, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.

Gerald Lee Arbaugh, Jr, 34, St. Albans, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen vehicle; Barbara Banks, 26, Madison, forgery and uttering; Brandon Heath Bergum, 30, Charleston, forgery and uttering; Bradley A. Molden, 40, Neward Ohio, conspiracy and first degree robbery; Stephanie K. Hammel, 45, Utica Ohio, conspiracy and first degree robbery; Brittani C. Rose, 22, Charleston, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others; John C. Wyne, 36, Falling Rock, drug charges.

Judge Tod J. Kaufman, Dec. 18, 1:30 p.m.

Daniel Basil Burdette, 66, Charleston, drug charges; Ronnie Calloway, Jr., 36, Charleston, drug charges, fleeing and obstructing; Steven Ulan Hammon, 33, Charleston, third offense domestic battery; Adam Clayton Price, 23, Institute, wanton endangerment; Douglas Howard Ward, 34, Charleston, drug charges; Gregory White, 31, Dunbar, child neglect creating substantial risk of serious bodily injury and death, DUI with a minor; Luanne Rae Young, 48, Marmet, drug charges; Patricia L. Tyler, 54, Marmet, drug charges; Nicole D. Massenburg, 38, Marmet, drug charges.

Judge James C. Stucky, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.

Christina Marie Bargmann, 40, Charleston, burglary and petit larceny; Edna Renee Brown, 42, Charleston, third offense shoplifting; Jody Lee Dawson, 38, Belle, drug charges; Carl Dwight Evans, 41, Kenna, burglary and grand larceny; Donald Eugene Asbury, 43, burglary and grand larceny; Keith Michael Harrison, 51, St. Albans, burglary and grand larceny; Crystal Star Perkins, 25, Detroit Mich., drug charges; Shondell Dalton, 39, Columbus, drug charges; Richard Ruffin, 45, Charleston, drug charges; Matthew J. Simmons, 31, drug charges; Jason Scott Sowards, 26, Sumerco, fraud charges.

Judge Carrie Webster, Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m.

Gregory Lee Staats, 33, Charleston, burglary; Jeremy David Elswick, 36, Charleston, burglary, fraudulent use of an access device, first degree robbery, grand larceny, transferring and receiving stolen property; Joseph Allen Elswick, burglary, fraudulent use of an access device; Stephen Daniel Fleshman, 34, Charleston, drug charges; Michael Allen Kenney, 41, Hamlin, felon in possession of a firearm and drug charges; Ryan Elmer Osbourne, 19, Charleston, drug charges; Peter Smith, 56, Clendenin, embezzlement by fiduciary and embezzlement; Barbara A. Smith, 30, Clendenin, embezzlement by fiduciary and embezzlement; James Robert West III, 30, Elkview, malicious wounding and attempted murder.

Judge Paul Zakaib Jr., Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m.

Samuel L. Burkhamer Jr., 38, Elkview, first degree sexual abuse, sexual abuse by parent, guardian, custodian and person in position of trust, soliciting a minor via computer, possession of materials depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and possession of child erotica; Nicholas Allen Clark, 31, Charleston, grand larceny; Tommy Suzann Gill, 26, Charleston, grand larceny; Nicole Maria Higginbotham, 35, Belle, burglary and grand larceny; Charles Brainard Hogan, 57, Cross Lanes, first degree sexual assault, sexual abuse by parent, guardian, custodian and person in position of trust, incest, first degree sexual abuse and distribution and display to minor of obscene matter; Scott Wesley King, 38, Charleston, drug charges; James Michael Nash, 36, Charleston, drug charges; Rose Anna Davis, 39, drug charges; Stephen Kristopher Lamb, 23, third degree sexual assault and third degree sexual abuse; Adam Lockett, 52, Dunbar, drug charges; Alexander Tyganko Skeens, 23, malicious wounding and attempted murder.


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