Carroll grand jury issues 89 indictments

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It is still unknown whether charges in fatal shooting are among 15 sealed indictments

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — A question remained after the grand jury met Monday: Would a charge arise in the case of a Carroll County man who was shot and killed in October?
Law enforcement responded to a call at 70 Rippey Hollow Road in early October, where an accidental shooting had been reported.
Dead at the scene was Kevin Heath Frazier, 29, who appeared to have a gunshot wound to the head fired from a relatively close range. Deputies recovered a 9 mm handgun at the scene.
During the initial investigation, it appeared that a physical confrontation happened at the scene between Frazier and a woman. The woman, whose name was not released by law enforcement, cooperated with the investigation that ensued.
Whether a charge will come out of this meeting of the grand jury won’t be generally known until the 15 sealed indictments are released by the court. The court generally seals indictments until the persons named in the papers are served with arrest warrants.
The grand jury also issued 89 indictments Monday. An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.
Those named in the indictments include:
• Matthew Dwayne Akers - possession of Methadone, a schedule II drug
• Gerald Dwayne Alderman - driving under the influence of alcohol for the third time in 10 years
• James Louis Anthony - possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug; carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon; possession of ammunition after being convicted of a felony
• Gary Lee Ayers Jr. - possession of meth
• Brent McKinley Bell - statutory burglary from the home of Katherine Stevens
• Jennifer Leigh Bowman - possession with intent to distribute 10-20 grams or more of a meth mixture; possession of cocaine, a schedule II drug;
• Jonathan Allen Wayne Caviness - bad check
• Joshua Lee Cloud - shoplifting
• Larry Dale Crotts - malicious wounding against a juvenile
• Jeremy Douglas Dalton - possession of stolen property
• Michael Wayne Dalton - possession of meth
• Zachary Lee Funk - statutory burglary from Midway Baptist Church ; possession of stolen property
• Joseph Andrew Goins - possession of meth; possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule II drug
• Timothy Andrew Hagee - petit larceny third offense
• Matthew Charles Hall - assault and battery on Investigator S.A. Greer; conspiracy to distribute a schedule II drug
• Andrew Justin Hill - abuse and neglect of a child
• Robert Louis Hill Jr. - grand larceny from Amy Marie Mays; unauthorized use of a 2010 Hyundai Accent
• Douglas Olen Leonard - violation of the habitual offender statute
• Angela Marie Lind - grand larceny from Rand Darwin Marshall
• Lucy Jane Martin - shoplifting third offense
• Joseph Iven McMillian - failing to register as a sex offender or providing false information to the registry (two counts)
• William Issac Melton - obtaining drugs by false pretenses
• Douglas Elmo Nester - grand larceny from Randy Darwin Marshall
• Patrice Tailor Obenhofer - shoplifting
• Krista Renee Peaks - petit larceny third offense (two counts); forgery and uttering (10 counts each)
• Charles Robert Rigney - attempted rape and object sexual penetration
• Michael Chad Shipley - three counts each of statutory burglary and grand larceny from Daniel Ayers and Elsie Jones and Danny Beamer
• Zachary Skyler Simmons - statutory burglary (four counts) from Joseph Boyles and Floyd Richardson; grand larceny (four counts)
• Tommy Joe Strother - manufacture of marijuana
• Tory Leigh Waller - shoplifting
• Brian Ellison Workman - eluding a law enforcement officer; possession of meth with the intent to distribute; destruction of property.

Direct Indictments
• Howard Lee Calvin Jr. - grand larceny (two counts)
• Marvin Jason Hawks - grand larceny from Samuel Patton; larceny with intent to sell
• Tammy Roxann Hicks - grand larceny
• Kevin Lee Hitchens - malicious wounding of Brian W. Parnell
• Terry Lynn Jones - grand larceny
• Tamara Lynn Muse - grand larceny (two counts)
• Jeffery Ryan Pilkerton - grand larceny from Kerry L. Griffin
• Deloris Clayton Smith - grand larceny (two counts)
• Toby Lee Vaughn - grand larceny from Kerry L. Griffin
• Shawn Travis Zenner - grand larceny from Kerry L. Griffin