Phelps among Grand Jury indictments | News, Sports, Jobs
A man from Marietta who allegedly shot his wife on September 19 was one of 19 real defendants indicted this week by the Washington County grand jury.
Clay Nathan Phelps, 58, of 2100 Glendale Road, has been charged with three counts arising from an argument the day before the shooting, Washington County District Attorney Nicole Coil said.
He was charged with one count of attempting to commit an offense, a felony in the first degree; one count of attempting to commit an offense, a felony in the second degree; and one count of tampering with evidence, a felony in the third degree.
“Clay Phelps said he wanted to kill (the woman) and she should just leave the house” said Bobine. “She did it the evening after she began to fear for her life, when Mr. Phelps continued to be belligerent with her.”
She said as the woman walked away from the residence, he shot her at least six times based on the holes found in his vehicle.
“Which corresponds to bullets hitting the vehicle”, said Bobine.
Phelps informed the Washington County Sheriff’s Office that he shot the woman, but refused to provide them with the 9mm gun that had been used.
“He still has not been located” she added.
Coil said the woman had not applied for a protection order, but the state had requested an ex parte protection order based on the state’s concerns for her safety.
Phelps was arraigned Friday afternoon on bail set at $ 75,000.
Other indictments include:
¯ Michael L. Michaels, 27, 1601 Hill Street Apt. B, Belpre, has been charged with five counts, including one count of disobeying an order or signal from a police officer, a third degree felony; one count of non-arrest after an accident, a first degree misdemeanor; a chief operating officer with willful and unjustified disregard for the safety of persons or property, a minor offense; one count of speed limit violation, a minor offense; and one count of right of way at a stop sign or yielding of way, a minor misdemeanor. The charges stem from an accident on August 10.
¯ Eric Parkins, 40, of 608 Pike St., Parkersburg, has been charged with one count of failure to appear pursuant to the recognizance, a fourth degree felony. He would not have appeared in Washington County Common Pleas Court on September 8 on a felony charge.
¯ Jeremy John McFall, 42, last known address of 817 Grandview Ave., New Matamoras, has been charged with two counts of non-appearance as required by the recognizance, both felonies in the fourth degree. He would not have appeared in the Common Plea Court on June 11 or August 27 on a felony charge.
¯ Ashley M. Holdren, 30, of 50755 State Route 248, Long Bottom, has been charged with one count of failure to appear pursuant to the recognizance, a fourth degree felony. She was reportedly not appearing in common plea court on September 10 on a felony charge.
¯ David Lee Golden Jr., 49, of 194 Red Fox Drive, Belington, W.Va., has been charged with one count of failure to appear pursuant to the recognizance, a felony fourth degree. He would not have appeared in common plea court on September 15 on a felony charge.
¯ Joseph V. Turpin, 22, homeless, was charged with falsifying evidence, a third degree felony; one count of aggravated drug trafficking, a felony in the fourth degree; and one count of aggravated drug possession, a fifth degree felony. He was arrested after he was allegedly found August 29-30 in the 300 block of Ohio Street in Marietta with less than most of the methamphetamine.
Anthony B. Klintworth Sr., 51, last known address of 240 Hillcrest Drive Apt. 9, Marietta, has been charged with two counts of gross sexual imposition, both of which are third degree felonies. He allegedly had sexual contact from January 1 to 25 with a 10 and 12-year-old child at his residence.
¯ Gregory H. Cappadona, 64, of 14 Oakbrook Drive, Mineral Wells, has been charged with one count of robbery, a fourth degree felony. He allegedly stole oil and gas production equipment from Andrew R. Allphin and / or Genesis Resources LLC between April 1 and April 30.
¯ Rocky S. Simmons, 49, of 1 Thaxton St., Ravenswood, has been charged with one count of opportunism and possession of criminal tools, both fifth degree felonies. He was arrested on August 1 in the 100 block of Gross Street, Marietta, after soliciting sexual activity from a law enforcement officer posing as a person between the ages of 13 and 16. Subject to forfeiture is a cell phone allegedly used in the offense.
¯ William Charles Kiggans II, 36, of Marietta, has been charged with one count of disruption of public services, a felony in the fourth degree; and two counts of domestic violence, both first degree offenses. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to a report of domestic unrest on April 16. Kiggans allegedly assaulted a male family member and as the man attempted to call 911, Kiggans allegedly snatched the phone from the victim’s hand.
¯ Amanda R. Hatcher, 30, of 568 Carnian Ford Road, Ripley, was charged with one count of drug possession, a felony in the third degree, and one count of aggravated drug possession, a felony in the fifth degree. She was reportedly arrested in March on Interstate 77 in Macksburg after being found with methamphetamine and an amount of tramadol that was five times the bulk amount but less than 50 times the bulk amount.
¯ Alexis L. Clatterbuck, 21, of 240 Hillcrest Drive Apt. 72, Marietta, was charged with one count of theft, a fifth degree felony. She allegedly stole a credit card belonging to another person.
¯ Laura Jean Burns, 29, of 114 Shady Lane, Marietta, has been charged with one count of illegal drug transport leading to abuse on the grounds of a specified government facility, third degree felony and ‘one count of possession of a fentanyl product. compound, a fourth degree felony. She reportedly took a compound linked to fentanyl to the Washington County jail on January 1.
¯ Dirk Edward Filon, 37, of 120 Wells Ave., Marietta, has been charged with one count of failure to verify address, a fourth degree felony. He allegedly failed to verify a current address with the sheriff’s office in February. He was convicted of sexual contact without consent in Adams County, Colorado, in 2007.
Homeless Dawn Marie Pugh, 47, has been charged with motor vehicle theft, a fourth degree felony. She allegedly stole a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu from Moss Run Road, Marietta, in August.
¯ Colten Wyatt Pugh, 30, of 1110 Moody Ridge Road, Vincent, has been charged with driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or d ‘a combination of these – OVI, a third degree felony, and one count of misconduct, a minor misdemeanor. He was reportedly arrested after driving while intoxicated on September 11. He had already been found guilty of OVI in 2017 by the common plea tribunal.
¯ Willie Hays Nash IV, 41, of 1803 Court St., Columbus, has been charged with two counts of driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse or d ‘a combination of these-OVI, two fourth degree crimes. He is said to have driven drunk in July. He had already been convicted in March 2019 by the municipal court of Marietta for driving a moving vehicle while intoxicated.
¯ Baxter Lee Grimes, 45, of 817 Grandview Ave., New Matamoras, has been charged with one count of theft from a person of a protected class, a fifth degree felony. He allegedly stole a wallet with cash on September 11 from an elderly man.
Michele Newbanks can be contacted at [email protected]
Possible prison terms and maximum fines:
¯ First degree crime: 3 to 11 years; $ 20,000.
¯ Second degree crime: Two to eight years; $ 15,000.
¯ Third degree crime: One to three years; $ 10,000.
¯ Third degree crime involving a sexual act or violence: One to five years; $ 10,000.
¯ Fourth degree crime: 6 to 18 months; $ 5,000.
¯ Fifth degree crime: Six months to one year; $ 2,500.
Source: Washington County Court of Common Pleas.