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.