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UPSHUR COUNTY GRAND JURY HANDS DOWN 17 INDICTMENTS

The Upshur County Grand Jury on Thursday returned 17 indictments, no-billed two cases, and passed another, said District Attorney Billy Byrd. 

Six of the indictments were sealed because no arrest had been made in those cases, Byrd said in a news release. In addition, two Houston men were indicted on four charges each in cases where they are co-defendants, he reported. 

Bradley Leroy Thompson, 28, and Dale Dewyane Fisher, 35, are co-defendants on three counts of possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver (methamphetamine), and one count of unlawful possession of firearm by felon, he said. 

Each remained in county jail under bonds totaling $160,000--$50,000 on each of the drug charges, and $10,000 on the firearm charge, Byrd's office said. The pair is charged with committing the offenses last Dec. 30, the office reported.

Defendants, charges, and bonds in the other unsealed indictments were as follows, Byrd's office said:

Taylor Cash Knight, a 39-year-old Gilmer man, possession of controlled subtance (methamphetamine) on Jan. 29, $10,000 surety bond

 

Laura Jane Peterson, 50, of Gilmer, possession of controlled substance (dihydrocodeinone) on Feb. 4, $3,500 surety bond

Jimmie Wayne Daniels, Jr., who turned 37 Sunday and is from Gilmer, aggravated assault/family violence with deadly weapon on April 17. He remained in county jail under $100,000 bond, Byrd's office said. 

Charges in the sealed indictments included two for forgery (both against the same person), and one each for forgery against elderly individual, aggravated sexual assault of a child, failure to comply with sex offender registration, and bail jumping/failure to appear, the office reported.

No details of the no-billed and passed cases were disclosed.