Upshur County Grand Jury returns 26 indictments
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
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The Upshur County Grand Jury on Wednesday returned 26 indictments, 13 of them sealed, and passed two cases, said District Attorney Billy Byrd.

Defendants, charges and bond information in the open indictments was as follows, Byrd’s office reported:

• Brandon Reo Westin, 20, of Gladewater, evading arrest/detention with vehicle on April 21, $5,000 surety bond.

• Sean Mickal Renfroe, 41, of Big Sandy, sexual assault of a child on May 25. He remained in county jail under $150,000 bond.

• Eric Joseph Nicholas, 34, of Ore City, driving while intoxicated-subsequent offense on Nov. 12, 2013, $10,000 surety bond.

• Jessica Nichole Porter, 24, of Pittsburg, possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) on March 31, $10,000 surety bond.

• Roger Dale Brigmon, Jr., 46, of Gilmer, robbery on May 26, $20,000 surety bond.

• Cullen James Haines, 27, of Bullard, possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver on Aug. 24, 2013, $25,000 surety bond.

• Trent Lamar Taylor, 48, of Jefferson, possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) on May 7. Although a $45,000 bond was set on this charge, he remained in county jail without bond on an additional charge of parole violation.

• James Kelley Young, 43, of Gilmer, possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) on May 11. While a $40,000 bond was set on the charge, he remained in county jail without bond on a parole violation charge.

• Jacob Andrew Wade, 24, of Gilmer, possession of controlled substance (methamaphetamine) on April 26, $25,000 surety bond.

• Ricky Don Morris, 48, of Gilmer, possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) on April 25, $5,000 surety bond.

• Christopher Willis Garrett, 41, of Gilmer, charged in one indictment with two counts of indecency with a child on May 17. Bond was set at $25,000, but he remained in county jail without bond on a parole violation charge.

• Lucas Ryan Walker, 34, of Gilmer, debit card abuse on Jan. 10, $5,000 surety bond.

• William Eric Potter, 27, of Gilmer, burglary of habitation on March 20. He remained in county jail under $50,000 bond.

The other indictments were sealed because no arrest had been made in those cases, Byrd said.

They included three for delivery of controlled substance (methamphetamine); two each for delivery of controlled substance (cocaine), and assault• family violence (occlusion); and one which contained one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child, his office reported.

Other sealed indictments, Byrd’s office said, included one with five counts of debit card abuse; and one each for aggravated assault with deadly weapon, forgery, evading arrest/detention with vehicle, and theft of property of the value of $1,500 or more but less than $20,000.

Nature of the passed cases wasn’t disclosed.
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