Former deputy among 14 indicted Tuesday
A former deputy sheriff was among 14 people indicted on a variety of charges, including drug and theft charges, according to Circuit Clerk Connie Carr.
Bradley C. Totten, a former deputy sheriff, was indicted on three counts sexual assault in the third degree; five counts sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian; one count sexual abuse in the second degree; one count sexual abuse in the first degree; one count attempted sexual abuse in the first degree; one count intercourse with an incarcerated person by a person who is acting as a deputy sheriff.
Totten left the sheriff's department last fall, and was placed on administrative leave prior to that when Sheriff David Jonese was made aware of the investigation into Totten's alleged actions.
The presentment to the Grand Jury was made by Brian Parsons, an assistant prosecuting attorney from Fayette County. Pocahontas Prosecuting Attorney Donna Price recused herself from the investigation because of her working relationship with the sheriff's department.
Carr said Price presented the following cases:
Philip Moyers-one count failure to support a minor, one count grand larceny, receiving or transferring stolen goods, being a principal in the second degree.
Steven Moore-delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, XX conspiracy to commit a felony.
Steven L. Adkison-two counts delivery of a controlled substance.
Karen Cutlip-two counts delivery of a controlled substance.
William Warren McLaughlin-one count delivery of a controlled substance.
Bryan Blechl-one count delivery of a controlled substance.
Christina Taylor-two counts delivery of a controlled substance.
Travis Loudermilk-one count delivery of a controlled substance.
George T. Underwood-one count DUI, third degree or greater, one count bypassing an alcohol test and lock program (misdemeanor), refusal to submit to a preliminary breath analysis (misdemeanor).
Luca J. Byrd- one count breaking and entering, one count petit larceny, one count burglary, one count grand larceny.
John Wolfe-one count breaking and entering, one count grand larceny
Shane L. Currence-one count grand larceny
Gary Tacy-one count grand larceny
Indictments are not proof of guilt, but are merely accusations of a crime. All the defendants listed are innocent until proven guilty.
Judge James Rowe will preside over arraignments Friday; Chief Judge Joseph Pomponio will hold arraignment hearings Wednesday, April 11.