Marshall Grand Jury Indicts 21; Five Accused of Sex Crimes

MOUNDSVILLE — Several people accused of sex crimes were among the indictments handed down by a Marshall County grand jury this week.

Five of the 21 people indicted Wednesday are charged with sex crimes. Among them is Tonya Edgell Rodriguez, 41, of 1533 Fourth St. in Moundsville, who faces 10 counts of sexual abuse and two of sexual assault. Rodriguez, who was arrested in August, was charged after the parents of two children she was babysitting reported to police that the children had come home with drawings on their buttocks. The children did not disclose anything that allegedly had happened, but they had begun acting out, which was unusual for the children, according to the parents.

Three months later, one child reportedly disclosed that Rodriguez allegedly had sexually abused them while in bed. That prompted police to interview both children. Both allegedly said Rodriguez had abused them on several occasions, with both saying Rodriguez’s ring, still on her finger, had scratched them in the process of the abuse. The children’s therapist allegedly told police that both showed symptoms of trauma and abuse.

Rodriguez remains free on $50,000 bond. She was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual assault, four counts of first-degree sexual abuse and six counts of sexual abuse by a custodian.

Also indicted on sex crime charges was James Carney, facing four counts of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian, two of first-degree sexual assault and two of sexual abuse. According to police records, a child accused Carney of molesting him between 30 and 50 times over the course of four years. When the child’s father confronted Carney, the accused allegedly was defiant, reportedly telling the father, “So what if I did?” when asked about the allegations, according to police records. Carney allegedly confessed to the charges, saying the child had “fondled” him first while Carney was intoxicated.

Additionally, Charles Edward Campbell Jr. faces one count of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian; Donald Adams Jr. faces one count of distribution and exhibition of materials depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct; Henry Davis faces three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, eight counts of second-degree sexual abuse, one count of misdemeanor child erotica and one count of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian; and William “Butch” South faces one charge of first-degree sexual assault and one count of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian.

Also indicted were:

∫ Donald Adams Jr., one count of manufacture of a controlled substance and one of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance;

∫ Brittany Ann Beckner, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, and two counts of conspiracy to deliver;

∫ Scott Blake, four counts of failure to register or provide notice of registration changes;

∫ Jennifer Douglas, one count of delivery of a controlled substance;

∫ Victoria Flores, two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance;

∫ Adam Justin Foster, one count of malicious assault, one count of strangulation;

∫ Gina Marie Jerrome, one count of transporting a controlled substance onto the grounds of a jail;

∫ Shalee Nicole Laquaglia, malicious assault;

∫ Joshua McWhorter, one count of strangulation, four of domestic battery, and one of unlawful restraint;

∫ Corey Paul Parsons, two counts of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance;

∫ Michael Lee VanScyoc, one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, one of conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver, and transportation of a controlled substance with intent to deliver;

∫ Theresa Lynn VanScyoc, one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and one of conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance;

∫ Shelley Wade, one count of delivery of a controlled substance;

∫ John Wells, three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, one of possession of fentanyl, one of second offense shoplifting, and one of driving under the influence;

∫ Karl Williams, one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; and

∫ Bethany Ann Wise, two counts of forgery.

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