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Grand jury indicts man nabbed in Weirton in shootings

August 8, 2013
By MARK LAW - For The Weirton Daily Times (mlaw@heraldstaronline.com) , Weirton Daily Times

STEUBENVILLE - Carl J. Cason Jr., 21, of 1150 Oregon Ave. was indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday in connection with three separate shootings in the city.

Cason, John T. Wise, 25, of Steubenville and Calree D. Rose, 21, of Steubenville, were indicted in connection with a shooting in the 400 block of South Fifth Street in the early morning hours of June 24.

Law enforcement officials reported Sean D. Loveless was taken to a Pittsburgh area hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower back.

Linda Surface also was transported to a Pittsburgh hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg.

According to City Police, Loveless and Surface said they were sitting on the front porch of Surface's residence at 431 S. Fifth St. when someone shot at the house approximately six times from across the street.

Cason and Wise each were indicted on one count of attempted murder and two counts of felonious assault, all with firearm specifications, and one count of having a weapon under disability. Rose was indicted on two counts of complicity to attempted murder, four counts of complicity to felonious assault and one count of complicity to tampering with evidence.

Cason also was indicted in connection with a shooting outside the Hawk Gas Station on South Seventh Street on June 25.

Police believe Cason fired a shot that struck a juvenile in the leg and fired another shot that missed an adult male at the gas station.

Cason was indicted in that case on two counts of felonious assault, with specifications of a firearm and discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle, and having a weapon under disability and tampering with evidence.

Cason also was indicted in connection with a shooting outside Club 106 on South Street on Oct. 27.

County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin said a man was grazed in the head with a bullet in the shooting.

Cason was indicted on four counts of felonious assault, each with a firearm specification, having a weapon under disability and tampering with evidence.

Cason was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on Aug. 1 at 405 Garden Ave. in Weirton after law enforcement officials received information Cason was residing in Weirton.

The grand jury also returned an indictment against a Toronto man in connection with a case in which a county sheriff's deputy was almost run over by a vehicle.

Kenneth L. Jett, 35, of 609 Trenton St., Toronto, was indicted on two counts of felonious assault.

A city police officer and sheriff's deputy were called to the 400 block of Dock Street around 1 a.m. on June 23 about a loud radio and children running around vehicles.

According to a deputy's report, a Dodge Durango driven by Jett, rammed vehicles parked in the front and rear of the Durango while trying to flee the scene. The vehicle also hit a sheriff's cruiser. According to reports, the Durango brushed up against the deputy, leading the deputy to fire shots into its passenger side tire in an attempt to disable it. The city officer also discharged his weapon.

According to reports, the vehicle was so close to the deputy that city patrolman and two witnesses initially thought the deputy had been run over.

According to the reports, Jett also nearly struck the city officer. The officers said Jett didn't respond to repeated orders to stop.

The vehicle was found several blocks away with a tire flattened from the shots fired.

Sir Damien L. Harris, 30, of 702 Rosswell Ave. was indicted on a felonious assault charge.

Hanlin said Harris threw a woman through a glass window in the city on Sept. 30. The woman had shards of glass in her head, Hanlin said.

Paul C. Clayton, 38, of 416 Rosslyn Blvd. was indicted on single counts of kidnapping and domestic violence in connection with a domestic incident involving his wife.

Hanlin said Clayton had hog-tied his wife at the home on July 8. Another person in the home called police, she said.

Kimberly L. Williams, 31, of Apartment H, 817 Market St., was indicted on a charge of felonious assault. Hanlin said Williams hit another woman in the head with a golf club in the city on Dec. 15.

Montyel Barnes, 31, of 1525 Oregon Ave. was indicted on a charge of having a weapon under disability.

Barnes was arrested by City Police and the U.S. Marshals Service on May 6 at a home at 423 S. Fifth St.

There were arrest warrants out for Barnes for failing to appear in February in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court for a plea change hearing and for failing to meet with his parole office.

Barnes was sentenced in 2006 to four years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of drug possession. He then was given a lifetime weapons disability.

During the raid, Barnes was found sitting on a bed in an upstairs bedroom, police reported. He was searched and two .40-caliber bullets were found, police reported. A .40-caliber handgun was found nearby in a box. Police reported Barnes admitted the gun was his.

The grand jury also returned the following indictments:

Amanda D. Miller Star, 24, of 117 Basil Drive, Weirton, carrying a concealed weapon.

Caroline M. Campbell, 27, of 3214 Orchard St., Weirton, theft, illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility and two counts of drug possession.

Donald G. Sulzer, 25, of 134 Belmont Court, Toronto, rape.

Todd M. Jackson, 28, of 238 S. Eighth St., gross sexual imposition.

Michael L. Pannell Jr., 18, of 1402 State St., carrying a concealed weapon and attempted tampering with evidence, Pannell and a juvenile were arrested by police on July 12 after they were seen waiving guns at the Heritage Place Apartments. Police reported two handguns were recovered.

 
 

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