The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

September 14, 2013

Grand jury hands up indictments

FAYETTEVILLE — Two men accused of two separate murders are among the indictments handed up by the September term of the Fayette County Grand Jury.

William Frederick Cody, 63, of Fayetteville, admitted to police June 25 that he had murdered Santanae Byers, 24, of Scarbro, according to 1st Sgt. G.A. Duckworth.

Cody and Byers reportedly were in a relationship, and Byers’ mother filed a missing persons complaint at the Oak Hill detachment June 24, noting that her daughter had last been seen with Cody.

When police initially interviewed Cody on June 24, he denied he was involved with Byers’ disappearance, but when he was interviewed again the following day, he admitted he had killed her.

Police reported Cody told them that he disposed of Byers’ body in an outbuilding on Blaketown Road in Greentown near Hilltop. When police searched the building, they found a body that matched Byers’ description.

Cody was charged with first degree murder and is being held at Southern Regional Jail.

Matthew Paul Gravley, 29, allegedly shot and killed Gary Wayne Smith, 22, April 3 after a fight in a Fayette County mobile home park.

Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said Smith and Gravley were neighbors in the Mountainair Mobile Home Park in Glen Jean. The shooting happened after a physical altercation between the two, according to the preliminary investigation, and Kessler said investigators believe Gravley fired at least two shots and one struck Smith.

Smith was transported to Plateau Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

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The following individuals are to report at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, before Fayette County Judge Paul M. Blake Jr. in the Fayette County Courthouse Annex for arraignment.

Crystal G. Benger, destruction of property causing a loss of a value of more than $2,500; driving without a license

Crystal G. Benger, conspiracy to commit a felony, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts; possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Russell L. Taylor, conspiracy to commit a felony, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Johnnie J. Berry Jr., sexual abuse in the first degree, 8 counts; sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in position of trust to a child, 4 counts

Justin A. Bowyer, attempted murder, malicious assault

Lloyd B. Brooks II, manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Denny R. Calvert, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Alesha M. Canfield, delivery of a controlled substance

Bryan D. Cline, child abuse resulting in injury

Joseph J. Combs II, sexual abuse in the first degree, 3 counts; sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in position of trust to a child, 3 counts

Mark A. Foster, delivery of a controlled substance

Jordan J. Goard, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, fleeing from an officer on foot

Corey Goodman, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Matthew P. Gravley, murder

Adam Jared Dale Graybeal, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, second offense driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing from an officer in a vehicle

Clinton H. Hall, breaking and entering, 10 counts; grand larceny, 8 counts; burglary, petit larceny, 2 counts

Clinton H. Hall, conspiracy to commit a felony, breaking and entering, grand larceny

Vernon A. Estep, conspiracy to commit a felony, breaking and entering, grand larceny

Clinton H. Hall, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny

Jeffrey S. Maynard, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny

Travis A. Hopkins, delivery of a controlled substance, 3 counts; delivery of an imitation controlled substance

David L. James, obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception of subterfuge, 6 counts

Jimmie E. Johnson, robbery in the first degree

Cody R. King, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts; possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver

Charity R. Leady, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts

Nathan J. Davis, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts

Martin L. Wrack, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts; transportation of a controlled substance into the state

Jason D. Manns, wanton endangerment involving a firearm, 2 counts; third offense domestic battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Billy J. Neal, sexual abuse in the first degree, 3 counts

Jesse A. Ramsey, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Ciarai D. Ratliff, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny

Jacqueline E. Fortner, conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny

Andre L. Riley, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, transportation of a controlled substance into the state, delivery of a controlled substance

James F. Cosby, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver

Evan L. Evans, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, transportation of a controlled substance into the state

Kaitlyn B. Cogar, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, transportation of a controlled substance into the state

Grady W. Shutts Jr., conspiracy to commit a felony, attempted robbery in the first degree, assault during the commission of a felony

Danielle M. Moul, conspiracy to commit a felony, attempted robbery in the first degree, assault during the commission of a felony

Chris E. Spears, wanton endangerment involving a firearm

Steven R. Sullivan, robbery in the first degree, burglary

Jeremy S. Bailey, robbery in the first degree, burglary

Eric M. Taylor, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

Robert E. Toney, delivery of a controlled substance

Joshua C. Treadway, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, delivery of a controlled substance, 4 counts

Annette M. Johnson, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, 2 counts; delivery of a controlled substance, 4 counts

Rodney W. Underwood Jr., fraudulent use of an access device, 3 counts

Paul D. Wale, malicious assault

John P. Watson, obtaining money by false pretenses

Russell A. Weis, conspiracy to commit a felony, burglary, petit larceny

Russell A. Weis, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Russell A. Weis, breaking and entering, 2 counts

Earl K. Withrow, delivery of a controlled substance, 2 counts

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