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13 indicted by Brooke grand jury

March 6, 2013
By WARREN SCOTT - Staff writer ( , Weirton Daily Times

WELLSBURG - Two men charged with sexual assault or abuse of children were among 13 indicted by a Brooke County grand jury Monday.

Danny R. Six, 40, of 101 Fifth St., Follansbee, was indicted on 10 counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and five counts of sexual abuse by a custodian, a charge brought against individuals who allegedly abused a child in their care for incidents alleged to have occurred between November 2003 and November 2008.

Robert A. Griffin, no age given, of East Liverpool, was indicted on two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of sexual abuse by a custodian for incidents alleged to have occurred in October.

Both cases were investigated by the Brooke County Sheriff's Department.

Also indicted was:

James Hartley, 36, of RD 1, Wellsburg, on counts of first-degree robbery and unlawful restraint for allegedly obtaining money from a woman known to him by holding a knife to her throat on Jan. 19.

Shaka Jeter, 24, of 2938 Weir Ave., Weirton, on counts of nighttime burglary, unlawful restraint and second-offense domestic battery for allegedly breaking into the Weirton home of a woman known to him and restraining her while bearing a razor blade.

Eric W. Davidson, 30, of 3505 West St., Weirton, for breaking and entering for allegedly entering a Weirton home to take aluminum gutters and copper piping on Nov. 12.

Adam Yandrich, 23, of Bethel Park, Pa., for counts of delivering marijuana and transporting it into the state.

David Null, 69, of RD 1, Colliers, for cultivating marijuana.

Thelma Black, 38, of RD 2, Wellsburg, two counts of delivering a controlled substance, Percoset and Hydrocodone.

Joseph William Boyer, 48, of Burgettstown, for four counts of delivering marijuana.

Eric Lewis, 35, of 101 Rogers Way, Follansbee, for two counts each of forgery and uttering a forged writing, for writing checks on another person's account without consent.

Robert Baxter, 33, of 3203 Orchard St., Weirton, for failing to register as a sexual offender.

Keith Richard Bartlett Sr., 46, of 1302 Commerce St., Wellsburg, for a fraudulent scheme charge and three counts of obtaining by false pretenses by allegedly accepting money to install carpet for three parties and failing to do so.

Duane Aaron Whear, 25, of 200 Grandview Drive, Wellsburg, for four counts of fraudulent use of an access device for allegedly using a credit card he stole from his former employer to purchase gasoline.

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