By Shawn Stinson
Seven individuals were indicted on 14 charges by members of a Pendleton County grand jury.
The members of the grand jury met on July 11 at the courthouse in Franklin.
Jacqueline N. Anderson, 28, of Brandywine, was indicted of one count of child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury related to an incident in Pendleton County.
Authorities allege Anderson between April 2020 and November 2020 failed “to exercise a minimum degree of supervision and care to assure physical safety or health of a minor child and as a result did cause serious bodily injury to said child.” The child was less than a year old at the time of the incident.
Kristina Dawn Bennett, 42, of Circleville, was indicted of a third offense of shoplifting related to an incident on March 16 in Pendleton County.
Authorities allege Bennett did “unlawfully and feloniously commit the offense of shoplifting with the intent to appropriate merchandise without paying the merchant’s stated price of $71.52 for such merchandise and did knowingly conceal merchandise from the T and K Market.” Bennett was previously convicted of shoplifting in October 2016 in Highland County, Virginia, in February 2017 in Pocahontas County, in June 2017 in Mineral County, in September 2017 in Hardy County and in April 2021 in Grant County.
Jerry Franklin Campbell, 43, of Elkton, Virginia, was indicted on two felonies and two misdemeanors related to an incident on March 5 in Pendleton County.
Authorities allege Campbell attempted to flee in a vehicle from West Virginia State Police Senior Trooper Kevin C. Raymond who was “acting in his official capacity after he gave a clear visual or audible signal to stop and did operate the vehicle in a manner showing a reckless indifference to the safety of others.” They also allege Campbell used “intimidation, harassment or did threaten to do so against Raymond” and is “directed at inciting or producing imminent lawless action of a violent nature that could cause bodily harm and is likely to incite or produce such action or attempt to do so with the intent to impede or obstruct Raymond from performing his official duties and did so by repeatedly telling his girlfriend to shoot Raymond” during a lawful arrest.
Authorities allege Campbell did “unlawfully and intentionally flee or attempt to flee by means other than the use of a vehicle” from Raymond who was attempting to make a lawful arrest. They added Campbell “knew or had reason to believe that the officer was attempting to arrest them.” Campbell is also alleged to have “unlawfully and knowingly given false or misleading information to Raymond.”
Jack Eldridge Eye Jr., 30, of Brandywine, was indicted on one count of child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury related to an incident occurring between April 2020 through November 2020 in Pendleton County.
Authorities allege Eye did “unlawfully and feloniously as a parent, guardian or person voluntarily accepting a supervisory role towards a minor child, neglect a child and by said neglect did cause serious bodily injury to the child. They added Eye failed “to exercise a minimum of degree of supervision and care to assure the physical safety or health of a minor child.” The child was less than a year old at the time of the incident.
William Scott Frame, 51, of Moorefield, was indicted on one count of a second offense of failure to register as a sexual offender related to an incident on March 8 in Pendleton County.
Authorities allege Frame did “knowingly refuse to provide accurate information or did knowingly fail to provide notice of a change in his place of employment or occupation within 10 business days, having previously been convicted of a qualifying offense involving a minor or other qualifying offense requiring registry for life by order dated May 19, 1994, in the Circuit Court of Pendleton County.”
Frame was previously convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in February 1999 and January 2005 with the Superior Court in Cleveland County, North Carolina. Frame was also convicted of failure to register as a sexual offender or provide notice of registration charges in April 2014 in the Circuit Court of Pendleton County.
Adam Gregory Keller, 28, of Sugar Grove, was indicted on three counts of second or subsequent offense of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance related to an incident on May 10 in Pendleton County.
Authorities allege Keller did “unlawfully and feloniously possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance – methamphetamine, a schedule II non-narcotic drug.” They allege Keller did “unlawfully and feloniously possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance – oxycodone, a schedule II narcotic drug.” Authorities also allege Keller did “unlawfully and feloniously possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance – cocaine, a schedule II-controlled substance.”
Keller was convicted of “the same or similar offense” in September 2012 in Pendleton County and in February 2019 in Monongalia County.
Thomas William Wimer, 33, of Circleville, was indicted on two felony counts of child neglect creating risk of serious bodily injury or death and one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence with minors in the vehicle related to an April 24 incident in Pendleton County.
Authorities allege Wimer did “unlawfully and feloniously, as a parent, guardian or custodian of a minor child, grossly neglect a minor child and by said gross neglect created a substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death to minor child by operating and crashing a vehicle where the minor child was a passenger” when Wimer was “under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine.”
Wimer was also alleged to have driven a vehicle “while under the combined influence of alcohol and controlled substances and had an alcohol concentration in his blood of .08 or more by weight and when so driving had on and within the motor vehicle one or more persons who were unemancipated minors.”
Authorities added the children inside of the vehicle were 6 and 3 years of age at the time of the incident.