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Man accused of killing adopted daughter among Kanawha indictments

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Roy Rodger Pittman, accused of gunning down his adopted daughter with a shotgun before shooting his adopted son and then turning the gun on himself, was indicted Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and malicious wounding.

In May, police say Pittman, 69, shot his 15-year-old daughter, Brittany, in the chest at their home on Keystone Drive near Charleston after a family argument.

According to a criminal complaint on file in Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Pittman then walked across the street and told his adopted son, Matthew, 18, that he was going to shoot him, as well.

Matthew Pittman was shot in the leg, the complaint states. Roy Pittman shot himself in the face when confronted by sheriff's deputies, according to the complaint.

He was arraigned in June with his jaw wired shut after being released from the hospital. He was taken to the South Central Regional Jail, where he has remained without bail.

Brittany and Matthew Pittman were among six adopted children living in the Pittman household.

Police have not released a possible motive in the shootings.

In the days immediately after the shooting, family members rallied around Roy Pittman, saying the shooting was out of character for the father.

Pittman's is one of 115 indictments returned by a Kanawha grand jury Tuesday. He will be arraigned at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 in front of Kanawha Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.

An indictment is not a finding of fact. It only means that grand jurors have decided that enough evidence exists to warrant a criminal trial.

Judge Jennifer Bailey, Sept. 23, 1 p.m.

Kimberly Diane Anderson, 42, of St. Albans, child neglect creating substantial risk of serious bodily injury and death; Paul Ray Naylor, 32, of St. Albans, child neglect creating substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death, domestic battery and domestic assault; Brittany Lynn Bowcott, 28, of Charleston, fraudulent schemes; Jessica Ann Haynes, 28, of Charleston, fraudulent schemes; Jessica Ann Haynes, 27, of South Charleston, fraudulent schemes; Joshua Benjamin Davis, 19, of St. Albans, conspiracy, first-degree robbery, malicious wounding and second-degree robbery; Andrew Ryan Elsea, 20, of St. Albans, conspiracy, first-degree robbery, malicious wounding and second-degree robbery; Donovan Allen Goodwin, 19, of St. Albans, conspiracy, first-degree robbery, malicious wounding and second-degree robbery; Aaron Bodie, 19, of Tornado, conspiracy, first-degree robbery, malicious wounding and second-degree robbery; Darryl Keith Duncan, 48, of Charleston, wanton endangerment, malicious wounding and attempted murder; Donnie Gooding, 32, of Elkview, conspiracy, methamphetamine charge; Brittany Bridwell, 24, of Elkview, methamphetamine charge; Nicholas Antonio Jackson, 46, of Charleston, breaking and entering and grand larceny; Michelle Cummings, 42, of Charleston, breaking and entering and grand larceny; Richard Howard King II, 18, of Charleston, wanton endangerment; Richard Keith Kirk, 35, of Elkview, fleeing while DUI, destruction of property and second offense driving while license revoked non-DUI; Johnie Wesley Mason IV, 40, of Huntington, drug, conspiracy charges; Jason Edward McClanahan, 35, of Cross Lanes, drug, conspiracy charges; Tammy Phillips, 40, of St. Albans, exposure of minor to methamphetamine and drug, conspiracy charges; Shawn A. Tackett, 38, of St. Albans, conspiracy, methamphetamine charges; Rebecca Lynn Robinson, 36, of Charleston, obtaining by false pretense; Robert Brian Silva, 32, of Elkview, drug, conspiracy charges; Melanie Lynn Hart, 36, of Fairmont, drug, conspiracy charges; Brandi J. Martin, 19, of Charleston, drug, conspiracy charges; Leonard M. Simpson, 54, failure to register as a sex offender, and Sarah Theresa Withrow, 36, of St. Albans, drug charge and bringing a controlled substance into the jail.Judge Charles E. King Jr., Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m.

Brian P. Bailey, 33, of St. Albans, grand larceny; Deanna Marie Belcher, 27, of Ashford, drug charge; Joseph Michael Coulter, 40, of Cottageville, methamphetamine, conspiracy charges; Christopher Wesley Neeley, 40, of Charleston, methamphetamine, conspiracy charges; Shirley Lou Conley, 23, of Sissonville, methamphetamine, conspiracy charges; Scott Allen Deal, 39, of Nitro, forgery and uttering and obtaining by false pretense; Carlton James Galloway, 50, of Charleston, failure to register as a sex offender; Kimbrelea Gray, 34, of Nitro, welfare fraud; Martez D. Hicks, 22, of Detroit, Mich., drug charge; Kristina Marie Johnston, 25, of Hugheston, methamphetamine, conspiracy charges and exposure of a minor to methamphetamine; James Robert Ford II, 52, of Cedar Grove, methamphetamine, conspiracy charges and exposure of a minor to methamphetamine; Phillip Ray Mace II, 28, of Hugheston, methamphetamine, conspiracy charges and exposure of a minor to methamphetamine; Jason Ray McKeown, 34, of Nitro, methamphetamine charges; David Brian Myers, 38, of Charleston, obtaining by false pretense; Dewayne S. Nomar, 31, of Charleston, burglary, breaking and entering and petit larceny; Walter J. Olden Jr., 56, of Charleston, drug charge; Craig Rogers, 33, of Elkview, grand larceny and fraudulent schemes; John Allen Swift Jr., 58, of Charleston, fraud and related activity in connection with an access device, and Jamond Girland Tillett, 35, of Charleston, drug, conspiracy charges.

Judge Louis H. Bloom, Sept. 24, 1:30 p.m.

Crystal Dawn Castle, 37, of Charleston, third-offense shoplifting; Corey Joseph Hudson, 24, of Lakewood, person prohibited from possessing firearm, transferring and receiving; Michelle Huey, 46, of Charleston, forgery and uttering; Mark Kessel, 52, of Cross Lanes, drug and conspiracy charges, transferring and receiving; Loynda Boggess, 38, of Kenna, drug, conspiracy charges; Lisa C. Landers, 42, of Tad, grand larceny and conspiracy; Erica Dawn Ratliff, 29, of Charleston, grand larceny and conspiracy; Codey Augusta Shaffer, 23, of South Charleston, burglary and a drug charge; Clinton Carl Simpson, 59, of Charleston, first-degree arson and violation of a protective order; Laura Ellen Thayer, 40, of St. Albans, drug charge; Heather Vilain, embezzlement by banking institution employee; Angela Renee Walker, 44, of Charleston, DUI causing death, and Amy Lee Yeager, 29, of Charleston, third- and subsequent-offense shoplifting.

Judge Tod J. Kaufman, Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m.

Jonathan Lee Casto, 33, of Belle, first-degree robbery; Lisa Jane Eikler, 36, of Shrewsbury, fraudulent use of an access device, attempted fraudulent use of an access device, conspiracy, forgery and uttering; Tracy Lynn Ferrell, 51, of Shrewsbury, fraudulent use of an access device, attempted fraudulent use of an access device, conspiracy, forgery and uttering; Brittani Michelle Faber, 26, of Charleston, third-offense shoplifting; Kevin A. Hudson, 28, of Sissonville, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others; Clayton Deshon Matheney, 18, of Charleston, drug and conspiracy charges and destruction of property; Tevin Christopher Williams, 19, of Charleston, first-degree robbery, burglary and wanton endangerment, and Larry Keith Wolfe Jr., 26, of Sissonville, drug, conspiracy charges.

Judges James C. Stucky, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.

Christopher Wayne Botkins, 34, of Nitro, burglary, destruction of property, petit larceny and stalking; Joshua Paul Caudill, 27, of Charleston, burglary, grand larceny, attempted burglary and petit larceny; Dianna Eastman, 33, of Eskdale, welfare fraud; Douglas Kidd III, 28, of Charleston, drug charge, burglary, destruction of property and assault; Anthony Wayne Miller, 45, of Charleston, second-offense battery of a government representative and threatening retaliation of a government representative; Marvin Lynn Roberts, 54, of St. Albans, drug charge; Richard Lee Roton, 49, of Charleston, drug charge; Joshua Thomas Wilkerson, 29, of Nitro, drug charge, and Rodger Alan Wooten, 47, of Cross Lanes, drug, conspiracy charges.

Judge Carrie Webster, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.

Margaret Lynn Beitz, 29, of St. Albans, drug charge; Rasheem Aaron Echols, 33, of Cross Lanes, wanton endangerment and prohibited person in possession of a firearm; Heather Marie Foy, 33, of Buckhannon, taking the identity of another and prescription fraud; Oscar Frye III, 56, of Switzer, prescription fraud and drug charge; Michael Jarrell, 38, of Danville, fraudulent schemes and computer fraud; Timothy Allen Loudermilk, 54, of Charleston, methamphetamine, conspiracy charges; Teresa Dianne Marcus, 33, of Rainsville, Ala., methamphetamine, conspiracy charges; Shawn Ray Willis, 38, of White Lakes, Mich., methamphetamine, conspiracy charges; Gary Lee Martin, 29, of Charleston, drug charge, prohibited person in possession of a firearm and conspiracy; Lorrae Anne Church, 36, of Akron, Ohio, drug charge, prohibited person in possession of a firearm and conspiracy; Nellene Maynard, 56, of Charleston, welfare fraud; Bradley Alan Price, 35, of Elkview, third-degree sexual assault; Darius Lee Revels, 20, of Charleston, possession of stolen vehicle, destruction of property and assault during commission of a felony; Jason Lee Roton, 25, of Charleston, grand larceny and conspiracy; Ricky Dale Igo, 51, of Charleston, grand larceny and conspiracy; Frank Gunnoe Sutherland Jr., 28, of Charleston, breaking and entering; Michael Scott Taylor, 33, of Dunbar, drug and conspiracy charges and exposure of a minor to methamphetamine, and Stephanie Nicole Roberts, 26, of Dunbar, drug and conspiracy charges and exposure of a minor to methamphetamine.

Judge Paul Zakaib Jr., Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m.

Marie Bennett, 38, of Elkins, Medicaid fraud; Shaquille Dominique Burton, 20, of Charleston, malicious wounding and wanton endangerment; Mark Anthony Carte, 24, of Elkview, first-degree robbery, conspiracy and burglary; James Alfred Cochran III, 31, of Marmet, drug charge, transferring and receiving stolen property; James Thomas Coleman, 21, of East Lansing, Mich., drug charge; Gavin Depaul Edwards, 30, of Charleston, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others; Spring Fisher, 41, of Charleston, welfare fraud; Daliesha Chablea Folden, 27, of Rand, malicious wounding and attempted malicious wounding; Cody Elton Jones, 25, of Charleston, drug, conspiracy charges; James Russell Jones, 52, of Charleston, drug, conspiracy charges; Joseph Karnas, 38, of Dunbar, malicious wounding; Meleny Kranwinkel, 24, of Charleston, child neglect creating substantial risk of serious bodily injury and death; Courtney D. Martin, 27, of Johnson City, Tenn., drug charge; Daffney S. Matics, 23, of Elkview, drug, conspiracy charges; Mark Lewis Cobb, 27, of St. Albans, drug, conspiracy charges; James Howard Stump II, 27, of Rand, drug, conspiracy charges; Roy Rodger Pittman, 61, of Charleston, first-degree murder, attempted murder and malicious wounding; Jerome Thomas Pryor, 25, of Charleston, burglary and conspiracy; Dominique Dupree Sanders, 26, of Charleston, first-degree robbery and conspiracy; Jaleesha Renita Mitchell, 25, of Charleston, first-degree robbery and conspiracy; Robert Lewis Williams, 48, of Charleston, drug, conspiracy charges, and Christopher Mark Winnell, sexual abuse by a parent, guardian and custodian, first-degree sexual abuse, incest and sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian and person in position of trust.


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