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14 indicted by Hancock grand jury

NEW CUMBERLAND — A grand jury convening in Hancock County this week has issued indictments on 14 individuals, including three who are facing multiple sexual abuse and assault charges, according to information released Wednesday by county Prosecuting Attorney Steven Dragisich.

Among those indicted was Willard Gardner, 52, who currently is in custody at the West Virginia Northern Regional Jail.

Gardner is facing 10 counts of sexual abuse by a parent; 10 counts of first degree sexual assault; two counts of displaying obscene matter; three counts of use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor and 10 counts of incest.

Also currently housed in the Northern Regional Jail is Daniel Knight, 37, who was indicted on eight counts of sexual abuse by a custodian; two counts of first degree sexual abuse; six counts of second degree sexual assault and six counts of third degree sexual assault.

Gabriel Moreland, also known as Vanderwolf, age 24, faces 12 counts of sexual abuse in the first degree; 12 counts of sexual abuse in the third degree; one count of second degree sexual assault; one count third degree sexual assault and one count of entry of a dwelling.

Moreland has no known address.

Others indicted by the grand jury were:

Marc Bell, 38, 4403 Wells St., Weirton, two counts of escape

Paul Stubbs, 42, 729 Cable Road, Weirton, one count persons prohibited from possession firearms

James Budney, 49, 84 West Washington St., Washington, Pa., one count fraudulent schemes; one count conspiracy

David Budney, 51, address unknown, one count fraudulent schemes; one count conspiracy

Chad Yelich, 42, 3518 Orchard St., Weirton, delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance (fentanyl); possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver, fentanyl; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver, methamphetamine

Jordan Nicole Sponaugle, 23, address unknown, delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance, fentanyl; delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance, cocaine

Donald Myler, 47, 3347 West St., Weirton, two counts delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance, methamphetamine

Patrick Moore, 45, 530 Maxwell Ave., Apt. 1, Steubenville, grand larceny, possession of a stolen vehicle

William Thompson, 39, 308 South Cadiz St., Weirton, fraudulent schemes; bringing stolen property into the state; conspiracy

Julia Chesla, 38, 304 Statler Ave., Jewett, fraudulent schemes; bringing stolen property into the state; conspiracy

Keith Graham, 42, 567 Florida Ave., Chester, three counts delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine

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