17 indictments returned in county
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Seventeen indictments were issued by the Upshur County Grand Jury when it met Nov. 7, out of 23 cases presented for consideration.

One case was no-billed, five were passed for future consideration, and eight cases remain sealed because those charged have not been arrested yet.

Cases were presented by District Attorney Billy Byrd, and bonds were set by 115th District Judge Lauren Parish.

Those named in unsealed indictments, the charges against them, and their bonds included:

• Douglas Edward Gilliam, 58, Gilmer, bail jumping and failure to appear, habitual criminal, a first-degree felony. No bond was set. He was already in jail on other charges.

• Marcellous Valentine, 18, Diana, aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. Bond was set at $50,000, and he remains in the Upshur County Jail.

• Caleb Henry Fifita, 18, Gilmer, evading arrest/detention with a vehicle, a third-degree felony. He had a $5,000 surety bond.

• Eric James Phillips, 23, Diana, assault against a public servant, a third-degree felony.

• Carol Ann Cato, 39, Ore City, possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, a state jail felony. She posted a $5,000 surety bond.

• Matthew Blaine Murchison, 25, Gilmer, prohibited weapons, a third-degree felony. Bond was set at $35,000, and he remains in the county jail.

• Shannon Michele Poole, 52, Avinger, driving while intoxicated-subsequent offense, a third-degree felony. She posted a $3,500 surety bond.

• Morgan Andrew McCaslin, 21, Gilmer, assault against a public servant, a third-degree felony, and attempting to take a weapon from a peace officer, a state jail felony. Bond was set at $35,000, and he remains in the county jail.

Sealed indictments included the following charges:

• Aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony.

• Failure to register as a sex offender, a state jail felony, two cases.

• Forgery, a third-degree felony, two cases.

• Unlawful restraint, a third-degree felony.

• Debit card abuse, a state jail felony.

• Continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony.
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