CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Bridgeport High School’s former head football coach was one of 55 people indicted by a Harrison County grand jury at the end of its January 2018 term on Thursday.
Joshua Nicewarner, 34, of Bridgeport, was indicted on one count of distribution of obscene matter to a minor, one count of soliciting a minor via computer and one count of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in position of trust.
Nicewarner was arrested on July 21 following the execution of search warrants at the two schools’ athletic facilities and charged with two felonies related to the attempted seduction of a 14-year-old girl.
Michael Loren Griffith, 31, of Clarksburg, was also indicted Thursday on one count murder, one count burglary, one count possession of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm and one count petit larceny.
Griffith was arrested in June 2016 after he shot and killed his father, Clifford Powers, 61, in the driveway of his Ithaca Drive home near Lumberport.
Also indicted Thursday were three Harrison County residents arrested in July 2017 for allegedly assaulting a woman at a Bridgeport home.
David Lee Barker, 28, of Lumberport, Amanda S. Littleton, 28, of Gypsy, and Darrell M. Wageman, 40, of Meadowbrook, on one count kidnapping, were indicted on one count strangulation, one count assault during commission of a felony, one count malicious assault, one count conspiracy to commit malicious assault and one count conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
Wageman was also indicted on one count wanton endangerment involving a firearm and fleeing in a vehicle from law enforcement, showing reckless indifference to the safety of others.
The incident happened in June 2017 at a home on Meadowbrook Road. The woman was beaten and held against her will for a period of time until she was able to get away.
Others indicted include:
— Thomas J. Burgoyne, Jr., 45, of Clarksburg, on one count robbery
Burgoyne was accused in June 2017 of robbing the MVB Bank in Clarksburg. Police say he walked into MVB Bank near the U.S. Post Office on Pike Street and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
— Michael Quentin Hawkins, 38, of Clarksburg, on one count of wanton endangerment involving a firearm and one count of possession of firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm
Clarksburg Police initially arrested Hawkins in April 2017 on charges of murder in the shooting that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Roncie Bohana. Murder charges were dropped in May 2017.
— Dakota Javins, 25, of Nellis, on one count of uttering
Javins was arrested in May 2014 after he allegedly broke into the post office in Nellis.
— Timothy Jay Kuplic, 58, of Shinnston, on two counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily injury
In October 2016, Kuplic left a bar on Junkins Avenue in Shinnston and hit two women with his vehicle. The victims were been identified as Mary Potts and Madeline King.
— James Joseph Toll, 34, of Shinnston, on one count of delivering a controlled substance
Toll was one of 35 individuals arrested in June following a drug round-up in Harrison County.