30 indicted by Brooke County grand jury

WELLSBURG – A Steubenville man charged with attempted murder in connection with a drive-by shooting in Weirton and individuals involved in two separate meth lab explosions were among 30 indicted by a Brooke County grand jury on Monday.

The grand jury on Monday returned indictments against Jevante Childs, 24, of Steubenville, for attempted murder, conspiring and two counts each of wanton endangerment and possession of a controlled substance, specifically marijuana and heroin.

Brooke County Prosecutor Joseph Barki III said while riding in a vehicle on Three Springs Drive near AmeriHost Drive on March 26 Childs used a handgun to fire several shots into another vehicle.

Barki said none of the shots directly struck anyone in the other vehicle. He said the case against Childs was investigated by West Virginia State Police and several other area law enforcement agencies, and Childs’ motive hasn’t been confirmed at this time.

Jenna Brown, no age or address listed, was indicted for conspiring with Childs and aiding and abetting him in the wanton endangerment because she was the driver, according to the indictment.

The drug-related charges against Childs stem from separate incidents.

In another case, Daniel E. Yost Jr., 33, and Shawna Roach, 35, both of Wellsburg, were each indicted for operating a clandestine meth lab and conspiring to do so earlier this year.

The lab was discovered when a small explosion arose from the meth lab they allegedly kept in the basement of a Northview Road, Wellsburg, home on April 13.

According to the West Virginia State Police, the blast blew out windows of the home and left Roach with severe burns to her face.

Yost also was indicted for fleeing in a vehicle causing property damage for a separate incident.

Also indicted for operating a clandestine meth lab and conspiring to do so were Antonio Diserio, 28, of 23 Gullette Lane, Wellsburg; and Kaitlyn Clark, 19, of 406 Coss Lane, Wellsburg.

Brooke County Assistant Prosecutor David F. Cross said a Feb. 3 explosion that destroyed the basement lab blew out the windows also but no one was seriously injured.

Also indicted were:

Dennis Frank McQuillan Jr., 35, of 50 Dream Lane, Wellsburg, for two counts of battery, five counts of wanton endangerment and one count of shooting near a home for striking a man and woman and firing a rifle in the direction of five people during a domestic dispute at his home on May 23.

Charles R. Ball, 31, of 3719 state Highway 151, Mingo Junction, for grand larceny and six counts of entering without breaking for stealing a total of $1,000 between Nov. 28 and Jan. 9.

Mark A. Blackburn, 39, of RD 3, Wellsburg, for daytime entering without breaking and fraudulent scheme for stealing more than $1,000 from a man known to him.

David J. Cox, 39, of 4366 Cross Creek Road, Wellsburg, for five counts of forgery of a credit card, three counts each of forgery and uttering of a check and two counts of larceny of a check.

Randall A. Triplett II, 27, of 218 Sunny Acres Drive, Wellsburg, for two counts of burglary for robbing a Beech Bottom home.

Cody Colley, 24, of 220 Elmer Ave.,Weirton, for delivering heroin and escape from house arrest.

John A. Sinkowski Jr., 69, of 836 Wood St., Follansbee, for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

Desirae Tennant, 32, of 736 Virginia Ave., Follansbee, for forgery of a public record for signing a false name to a traffic citation.

Justus Fuller, 34, of 637 North Fifth St., Steubenville, for four counts of delivering heroin, three counts of delivering cocaine and conspiring.

Jerome Chambers, 35, of Lorain, Ohio, for possession of heroin with intent to deliver and conspiring.

Malik Dickson, 30, of Bronx, N.Y., for possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and transporting it into the state.

Pierre Demond Currenton, 29, of 213 Sarah St., Weirton, for two counts of delivering cocaine and one of delivering an imitation of crack cocaine.

Gerald Leflore, 25, of 1220 Pennsylvania Ave., Steubenville, for delivering heroin and transporting it into the state.

Hassan Delon McNair, 39, of 313 Kentucky St., Weirton, for two counts of delivering cocaine.

Sheba Lynn Stevens, 26, of 727 Cove Road, Weirton, two counts of delivering heroin.

Earl Ray McAbee, 40, of Weirton, failure to register as a sexual offender.

Ronald C. Bottorf III, 27, of 173 Ginger Lane, Colliers, driving under the influence and driving while suspended for DUI.

Zac Glenn Tost, 32, of 110 Scenic Drive, Follansbee; and Craig Allen Harms, 31, of 40 Overlook Terrace, Colliers, both for attempted grand larceny, larceny of a check and conspiring.

Zacchery R. Benedict, 23, of 766 Clifton St., Follansbee, for attempted burglary and escape from house arrest.

Zachary M. Bettinazzi, 29, of 1260 Elmherst Drive, Weirton, attempted burglary, destruction of property and trespassing.

Nathan W. Riggs, 24, of 117 Hunter Lane, Colliers, burglary, larceny of a check and uttering a forged document.

Mackenzie Minor, 27, of 252 Jenna Lane, Wellsburg, grand larceny, obtaining by false pretenses, fraudulent scheme and exploitation of an elderly person for saying he needed money because of financial difficulties, then using $1,000 he received to purchase heroin.

(Scott can be contacted at wscott@heraldstaronline.com.)


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