WELLSBURG - A Brooke County grand jury, on Monday, returned indictments against 32 area residents, including three charged with delivering drugs within 1,000 feet of a Follansbee school and two area women accused of delivering drugs while their children were with them.
Also indicted were three men implicated in a series of robberies in Follansbee and on Hooverson Heights and a Weirton woman who has been charged with child neglect in connection with an incident at Weirton Medical Center.
Joseph Brandon Satathite, 23, of 400 Hemlock St., Follansbee, was indicted for possession of heroin and two counts of delivering the drug within 1,000 feet of a school. His wife, Alyssa Christine Satathite, was indicted for possession of heroin with intent to deliver.
The pair's home faced the parking lot of Jefferson Primary School.
The charges stem from incidents in September and October and an investigation by the Hancock-Brooke-Weirton Drug Task Force.
In an unrelated case, Arnold R. Brown, 53, of 618 Allegheny St., Follansbee, was indicted on five counts of delivering a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school for allegedly delivering marijuana near Jefferson Primary School on five occasions between Nov. 29, 2006, and Jan. 10, 2007.
Jacqueline Ann Beitter, 25, of Burgettsown, Pa. was indicted on counts of transporting heroin into the state with the intent to deliver it and of child neglect creating a substantial risk of serious injury.
Weirton Police said Beitter's 2-year-old child was with her when she and three others were arrested on drug-related charges outside Weirton Medical Center following an investigation by the drug task force.
Vikki Grimes, 35, of Apartment 62, 79 Nelson Drive, Steubenville, Ohio, was indicted on counts of possession of heroin with intent to deliver and child neglect creating a substantial risk of serious injury. Officials with the drug task force said Grimes' 13-year-old daughter was with her at the time of the July 23 incident.
Kevin Forrester, 35, of the same address has been indicted for conspiring with Grimes to deliver the drug.
Also indicted was Rexal T. Sandy II, 20, of 2019 Eldersville Road, Follansbee, on seven counts each of conspiring to commit a burglary and burglary.
The Brooke County Sheriff's Department said Sandy conspired with Cory A. Satathite, 18, and Joseph Benton Satathite, 20, both of 403 Heathermoor Drive, Weirton, to burglarize seven homes on Church, Vine and Brooke streets, Woodcrest and Eldersville roads and Burgoyne Avenue and took an undetermined amount of cash and miscellaneous items.
Cory A. Satathite was indicted on three counts of conspiring to commit three of the burglaries and one count each of aiding and abetting and burglary.
Joseph Benton Satathite faces related charges in Brooke County Circuit Court.
In another case, Amanda S. Graham, 24, of Weirton, was indicted for child neglect creating a substantial risk of serious injury in connection with an Aug. 21 incident at Weirton Medical Center.
According to the indictment, Graham accompanied a local man and children under her care to an examining room at the hospital where he received an injection. The indictment states hospital staff asked Graham to leave the room with the children but she refused and one of the children was stuck by the needle used in the injection.
The indictment states hospital staff told Graham to tell the child's mother about the incident because the child "needed to undergo testing to make sure that she did not contract any illness as a result of being stuck by the needle."
The indictment states Graham failed to promptly notify the child's mother and legal guardian, putting the child at significant risk.
David F. Cross, Brooke County assistant prosecutor, said he didn't have specific information about the type of injection received by the man or whether the child has suffered physically as a result of the incident.
Also indicted were:
Christopher J. Parker, 19; James D. Oliver, 23; and Brandon Lasure, 19, all of 71 Gullette Lane, Weirton, for conspiring to burglarize a home on Gullette Lane, where they took various prescription medications.
Parker and Oliver each were indicted on counts of burglary in connection with the Aug. 28 incident.
Jon J. Crawford, 36, of 117 Main St., Richmond, Ohio; Angela M. Dobbs, 32, of 345 Miller Ave., Weirton; and Stephen M. Kraina, 31, of 3535 Williams Drive, Weirton, each for conspiring to transport heroin into the state and possession of the drug with intent to deliver.
Salih A. Muhammad, 24, of Weirton, and Tyra Crawford, 38, of 1242 Wellesley Ave., Steubenville, each for possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and conspiring to commit the crime.
Donald Calabrese, 23, of Apartment 2, 512 State St., Follansbee for delivering marijuana.
Harmony E. Darrah, 19, of Apartment 2, 512 State St., Follansbee for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
Edward G. Vargo III, 32, of Wellsburg, for burglary for allegedly breaking into a Yankee Street home in Wellsburg on Nov. 3. Wellsburg police said a neighbor found Vargo in the home, which he had ransacked in an apparent attempt to rob it, and called the police.
Tamye Knight, 43, of 113 Wetzel St., Weirton, for second offense-petit larceny for allegedly taking eight bottles of alcohol valued at $260 from a Weirton bar on Aug. 24.
Danny Jay Maxfield Jr., 32, of 4036 Brooke St., Weirton, for possesion of marijuana with intent to deliver and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Todd Krasevec, 22, of West Liberty for delivering marijuana.
William Thompson, 30, of 930 Main St., Follansbee for delivering OxyCodone, a controlled substance.
Jerry Lee McClelland Jr., 40, of 102A St. John's Road, Colliers for bringing stolen property, allegedly a skid steer loader, into the state.
Daniel B. Alley, 21, of Wellsburg for entering without breaking into a home in the 2000 block of Commerce Street in Wellsburg and carrying a deadly weapon without a license on June 28. Wellsburg police said Alley had entered the home in an apparent attempt to rob it and was carrying brass knuckles.
Farrah Briganti of Amsterdam, Ohio, for transporting heroin into the state with the intent to deliver and conspiring to commit the crime.
Melissa Ann DeMatteis, 32, of RD 2, Colliers; Belinda S. Porter, 18, of 623 Yankee St., Wellsburg; and David R. Hoberek, 31, of 749 Logan St., Steubenville, each for entering without breaking and conspiring to enter without breaking a Washington Pike home on Oct. 9.
Shannon D. Weaver, 26, of Weirton for conspiring to deliver cocaine, possession of the drug and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Jason T. Harding, 34, of Weirton on counts of cultivating marijuana and possession of the drug with intent to deliver.
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