Weirton residents indicted on murder charges
NEW CUMBERLAND-Two Weirton residents were indicted on charges of murder Wednesday by a Hancock County grand jury.
Leslie Craig Arnold, 47, of Weirton, faces felony charges of murder and concealment of a human body in connection with the death of Tanya Garan, 51, on Nov. 25, 2013, according to the indictments.
Arnold also was indicted on charges of first-degree robbery and prohibited person being in possession of a firearm in connection with another incident on Dec. 7.
Arnold was arrested two days after an armed robbery outside Gabriel Brothers on Three Springs Road in Weirton in which he is alleged to have stolen a woman’s purse, car keys and 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, according to reports.
Police investigating the robbery searched Arnold’s Cove Road apartment and discovered Garan’s body wrapped in garbage bags, reports said. Garan had been reported missing and was identified by an autopsy in Charleston.
Arnold is being held at the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville on a $100,000 bond.
Also indicted on a charge of murder Wednesday was Debra S. Parr, 50, of Weirton, wife of Scott E. Parr, who died on Sept. 2, 2013. Parr also faces four counts of fraudulent use of an access device for allegedly using someone else’s credit card in July and August 2013 to pay bills to Comcast, Mountaineer Gas, Guglielmo Investments and AT&T, according to the indictment.
Scott Parr, 43, of Weirton, was a track hoe operator and a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 132, according to his obituary.
Hancock County Prosecutor Jim Davis could not be reached for comment.
The grand jury also indicted:
Dino A. Campisi, 43, of Massillon, Ohio, on one count each of defrauding a lottery table game and conspiracy. He allegedly kept a $7,200 overpayment from a table game at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
Kimberlee Taylor, 44, of Weirton, on one count of conspiracy in connection with the charges against Campisi.
Brandon Speece, 20, of Newell, on one count each of first-degree arson and conspiracy in connection with a mobile home fire on Aug. 24, 2013.
Deborah L. Streets, 49, of Newell, on one count each of first-degree arson and conspiracy in connection with the charges against Speece.
Andy Streets, 41, of Newell, on one count each of first-degree arson and conspiracy for allegedly offering to pay Speece and a juvenile to set fire to the mobile home.
Gregory R. Brown, 24, of New Cumberland, on one count of grand larceny in connection with the Sept. 27, 2013, theft of 14 gold and gemstone rings and a 20-inch gold necklace valued at more than $1,000.
Adam C. Strapazzon, 30, of New Cumberland, on one count of violation of a protective order.
Kimberly A. Lamp, 43, of New Cumberland, on two counts of house burglary in connection with the theft of prescription medicine and a necklace from two separate residences in September 2013.
Sheldon Robinson, 50, of New Manchester, on four counts of house burglary in connection with the theft of jewelry, jewelry boxes and a .22-caliber revolver from four separate residences in April 2013.
Brandon K. Marker, 34, of Monaca, Pa., on one count of house burglary in connection with an April 9, 2013, break-in.
Thomas A. Jones, 39, of New Cumberland, on one count each of second-degree sexual assault, domestic battery, house burglary and petit larceny.
Jessica L. Summers, 33, of Carnegie, Pa., on one count of grand larceny in connection with the theft of electronic monitoring equipment from Hancock County Home Confinement.
James G. Sesto II, 39, of Weirton, on one count of grand larceny in connection with the theft of 60 steel rods from Thayer Power and Communication Line Construction Co.
Joshua M. Glasure, 24, and Howard J. Glasure Sr., 25, both of Weirton, on one count each of house burglary and conspiracy.
Christopher C. Nixon, 34, of Newell, on one count of conspiracy to deliver cocaine.
Frank J. Harshey, 23, of Weirton, on one count of delivery of a controlled substance, to wit: methadone.
Morgan Chestnut, 31, of New Cumberland, on one count of petit larceny.
Mystie “Hunt” Huggins, 30, of Wellsville, on two counts of conspiracy to deliver cocaine and one count of delivery of a controlled substance, to wit: cocaine.
Dameon C. Moore, 22, of Chester, on two counts of conspiracy to deliver heroin.
Adam Graham, 26, of Newell, on one count each of conspiracy to deliver cocaine and delivery of a controlled substance, to wit: marijuana.
Rocky Lee Ewing, 27, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, on one count of destruction of property.
Christopher W. Bert, 19, of Weirton, and Nathan Reven, 19, of Bethany, W.Va., on one count each of first-degree robbery and conspiracy.
Brittany N. Ressenger, 25, of Weirton, on one county of fraudulent use of access device.
Arraignments are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Jan. 29 in Hancock County Circuit Court.