A Marietta man linked to a string of burglaries that plagued the city in September and October was one of eight people indicted this week by a Washington County grand jury.
Carl D. Robison, 19, of 235 Johnson Road, Marietta, was indicted on three second-degree felony counts of burglary, said Washington County Prosecutor Jim Schneider.
"He's the kid accused of multiple burglaries around town," he said.
Robison, two juveniles and Tiffany Conant, also known as Tiffany Johnston, 24, of 108 Riley Drive, were arrested Nov. 14 in connection with the burglaries.
Conant was initially charged with a third-degree felony count of tampering with evidence. Her case has not yet been presented to the grand jury, said Schneider.
Robison, who is still being held at the Washington County Jail, is reported to have broken into at least three homes.
He is accused of burglarizing a residence at 104 St. Clair St. on Sept. 18, burglarizing a residence at 218 E Spring St. on Oct 16 and burglarizing a residence at 145 Woodland Ave. on Oct. 30.
Robison was also initially charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. That charge was dismissed in favor of pursing the more serious charges, said Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Rings.
Other indictments included:
Audrey M. Lance, 23, of 2331 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, was charged with one third-degree felony count of abduction and one first-degree misdemeanor count of aggravated menacing. Lance is accused of holding her neighbor, Sasha Duley, at knifepoint on Oct. 30, said Schneider.
Aaron R. Fulton, 26, of 214 Wooster St., Marietta, was charged with one third-degree felony count of grand theft, one fourth-degree felony count of grand theft from an elderly or disabled person and one fifth-degree felony count of breaking and entering. On Aug. 8, Fulton allegedly entered the home of his girlfriend's grandfather, Norman Wynn, and stole three firearms and various other items, said Schneider.
Rick Mattos, 44, of 215 Sturbridge Drive, Franklin, Tenn., was charged with one fourth-degree felony count of theft and one third-degree felony count of tampering with records.
Mattos, who previously managed both Hometown Honda of Marietta and Hometown Harley-Davidson of Winterville, N.C., is accused of stealing at least $45,000 from the businesses between July 2009 and September 2011, said Schneider. Mattos would allegedly purchase motorcycles for resale at the company and then falsify receipts so that he was reimbursed for more than the amount he actually paid, he said.
Dreama Kinney, 39, of 313 Navaho Way Spring Valley, Elizabeth, W.Va., was charged with one fifth-degree felony count of theft. Kinney and a relative are accused of hiding $1,251 worth of items in a trash can and trying to smuggle them out of the Marietta Walmart on Oct. 23, said Schneider.
Billy R. Gibson Jr., 31, of 2310 Plum St., Parkersburg, was charged with one fourth-degree felony count of breach of recognizance bond. Gibson failed to show up to his Dec. 10 court date, said Schneider. The court date was related to a previous indictment, during which Gibson was given $2,500 for a roofing contract, but never provided the service or returned the funds, he said.
David L. McPherson II, 35, of Route 2, Box 1M, Waverly, W.Va., was charged with two third-degree felony counts of aggravated vehicular assault. On Nov. 17, McPherson got into an accident near the intersection of Campus Drive and Stone Road in Belpre. Two people were badly hurt in the accident, Jeannie Huss, 54, and a 7-year-old girl, said Schneider.
Schneider said he did not believe alcohol to be a contributing factor. The case would have been charged differently if alcohol were involved, he said.
Donald W. Carpenter Jr., 51, of 703 Thomas St., Belpre, was charged with a third-degree felony count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Carpenter had a previous felony drunk driving conviction in February 2007. To receive a felony OVI conviction in 2007, Carpenter had to have had either three drunk driving offenses in a five-year span or six drunk driving offenses in a 20-year span.
"Once you get charged with felony OVI, it is always a felony after that," said Schneider.
The grand jury did not indict Allen B. Biehl, 41, of 125 Rummer Road on a domestic violence charge. The victim in that case was not available to testify, so the case could be revisited next month, said Schneider.