CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A second worker with the state Division of Highways has been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent as part of a larger investigation focused on the DOH’s Equipment Division.

A federal grand jury indicted Edward Matthew Tuttle, 38, of Buckhannon this week.  Currently working as the Upshur County DOH highway administrator, Tuttle previously served as a supervisor with the Equipment Division.

Tuttle allegedly lied to agents and officers with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  If he’s convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Last month, Barry Thompson, 48, of Mount Clare was indicted on a charge of making a false statement to a federal agent.  He is a DOH supervisor.

The DOH’s Equipment Division is based in Buckhannon.  Those with the U.S. Attorney’s Public Corruption Unit are handling the investigation.

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  • RM

    The DOH promotes the guilty, punishes the victims. Usually the ones in the top positions are the biggest thieves and liars. County levels. Some get favors done on their properties, mistreat most employees. Do not have a clue how to treat people like human beings! Facts!

  • ViennaGuy

    I'm anxious to see where this investigation leads. Something big is being covered up.

  • DWL

    Climbing the ladder to the Mattox connection, one rung at a time. The DoT/DoH has been a hotbed of nepotism for decades. Cousin Earl Ray knows the way! Accomplished liars all.

  • Mark

    How does a state employee get charged with stuff like this a keep his job? Hell he even came back to work today! Just shows how messed up the WVDOH is.

    • Simple

      Its really simple. Just think of the difference in being CHARGED and being found GUILTY. Innocent until being found guilty remember? Not saying he is innocent but wait and see.

  • Homer

    Two state workers could get fined and jail time? What about all the lies President Obama has been telling?

    • Bill MC

      He only lies to the American public, not to federal agents. Know why, because Eric Holder only enforces the laws he wants them to, so no agent will ever get to ask him a question he would lie too.