WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A Hamlin man was indicted on charges of obstructing an officer and three counts of child neglect after fleeing a sheriff's deputy with three small children in his vehicle. His is one of 30 indictments returned by a Putnam County grand jury this week.
Michael Kenney, 42, was arrested in March after a Putnam County sheriff's deputy observed him driving erratically on U.S. 60 in Hurricane. Deputy S. Martin wrote in a criminal complaint that Kenney refused to pull over on the night of March 28 and dodged a Hurricane Police cruiser while evading Martin.
When Kenney pulled over and exited the vehicle, Martin said it appeared the driver might flee on foot. Martin was forced to physically restrain Kenney, and three children under the age of 4 were found in the back seat of Kenney's vehicle.
Kenney was charged with three counts of child neglect creating risk of injury, fleeing in a vehicle, driving on a revoked license for DUI, obstructing an officer and defective equipment.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. It only means a grand jury has ruled there is enough evidence of a crime to merit a trial.
Other indictments include:
Saundra L. Adkins, Winfield, welfare fraud; William P. Ball, Hurricane, third-offense DUI; Shawn A. Bandy, Hurricane, computer fraud; Tyler D. Beckett, Culloden, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance; Stephen S. Black, Culloden, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance; Brandon S. Bradford, Hurricane, delivery of a controlled substance; Christina A. Burks, Fraziers Bottom, receiving stolen property and a conspiracy charge.
Kason L. Casto, Red House, operating a drug lab and other meth and conspiracy charges; Jonathan D. Chapman, Scott Depot, delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy charges; Amanda V. Cochran, Red House, grand larceny; Brandon W. Cochran, Poca, operating a drug lab and possession of a meth precursor; Harold R. Cole III, Red House, delivery of a controlled substance, conspiracy charges and grand larceny; Jason D. Combs, Leon, fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device; Christopher W. Cottrell, St. Albans, grand larceny.
Angelica D. Evans, Pliny, welfare fraud; Richard A. Farley, Hurricane, manufacturing a controlled substance; Jason D. Fields, Robertsburg, first-degree robbery and a conspiracy charge; Quinton W. Funk, Sod, grand larceny, obstructing an officer, possession of a controlled substance and a conspiracy charge; Lindsay M. Hoel, Charleston, conspiracy to operating a drug lab, possession of meth precursors and a conspiracy charges; Rodney L. Holt Jr., St. Albans, grand larceny and a conspiracy charge; Roger A. Horn, Hurricane, delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy charges; Heather M. Lambert, Hurricane, daytime burglary and petit larceny; Angela K. Lloyd, Hurricane, delivery of a controlled substance.
Richard L. Maze Jr., Fraziers Bottom, delivery of a controlled substance; James B. McConihay, Charleston, attempt to manufacture meth and possession and conspiracy charges; Catherine R. McDaniel, Scott Depot, fraudulent scheme and obtaining money by false pretense; Tyrone Moses, South Charleston, attempting to obtain property by false pretense; Anthony D. Proctor, Huntington, receiving stolen property and conspiracy; Lindsay M. Prowse, Pliny, fraud; Joshua E. Robertson, Charleston, attempt to manufacture meth and possession, conspiracy to commit manufacturing and an attempt to manufacture a drug; Danny J. Sellards, South Point, Ohio, uttering, fraud and forgery.
Misty R. Sigmon, Red House, operating a drug lab, conspiracy and charges; Jessica A. Spencer, Charleston, receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit fraudulent use of an access device; Elijah D. Terry, Hurricane, operating a drug lab and possession and conspiracy charges; Andrea B. Tucker, Hurricane, conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance; Randall S. Wilkinson, Sissonville, attempting to operate a drug lab and manufacture meth, conspiracy and possession charges.