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Grand jury indicts man accused in shooting while out of jail on bond

A Kanawha grand jury last week indicted a man who was out of jail on bond when he was accused of shooting another man in Dunbar.

Brian Marquell Nelms-Jolly was one of 77 people whom the grand jury indicted, according to a news release from Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Chuck Miller.

Nelms-Jolly, 22, of Dunbar, is charged with malicious wounding, use or presentment of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and wanton endangerment.

Nelms-Jolly has been incarcerated at South Central Regional Jail since Dunbar Police arrested him on April 16.

That evening, a witness reported seeing two men fighting, Officer A. Ashworth wrote in the criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

When one of the men got up to walk away, the second man stood up and began shooting, the witness told Ashworth.

Based on the physical description the witness provided to him, the officer identified the shooter as Nelms-Jolly, whom he’d seen earlier in the evening.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his arm, and he was treated at Thomas Memorial Hospital.

At the time of the shooting, Nelms-Jolly was out of jail on bond for an unrelated wanton endangerment charge and a drug charge.

He is set to be arraigned for the new charges before Judge Charles King at 1:30 p.m. July 10.

An indictment does not mean a person committed a crime; it means only that grand jurors have decided enough evidence exists to warrant a criminal trial.

Below is the list of the other 76 indictments handed up by the grand jury on June 28.

Judge Jennifer Bailey 9:30 a.m., July 24

Courtney Shawn Wallace, 21, of Dunbar, murder, first-degree sexual abuse; Justin David Bryant, 35, of Charleston, breaking and entering, petit larceny, conspiracy, drug charges; Johnathan Douglas Gillispie, 40, of South Charleston, possession of stolen vehicle, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others, fleeing causing bodily injury, attempted murder; Dakota Tyler Larch, 21, of Dunbar, strangulation, domestic battery, unlawful restraint; and James Corey McConihay, 29, of Charleston, possession of stolen vehicle, fraud and related activity in connection with an access device.

Judge Charles E. King Jr., 1:30 p.m., July 10

Donald E. Bocook, 39, of Cardington, Ohio, conspiracy, drug charges; Sean Paul Burdette, 26, of Charleston, conspiracy, drug charges; Beth Ann Chapman, 53, of Elkview, second and subsequent offense battery on a law enforcement officer; Marlina Davis-Harmon, 42, of Charleston, child neglect creating a substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death; Brian Wayne Gillispie, 46, of Alum Creek, distribution and exhibiting of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, prohibiting child erotica; Dieon Love, 37, of Charleston, burglary, petit larceny, battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, conspiracy, drug charges; Brian Marquell Nelms-Jolly, 22, of Dunbar, malicious wounding, use or presentment of a firearm during the commission of a felony, wanton endangerment; Larry Edward Patton Jr., 48, of Gallagher, attempted grand larceny, destruction of property; Henry Lee Chapman, 58, of Ravenswood, attempted grand larceny, destruction of property; Susan Marie Scott, 54, of St. Albans, attempted first-degree arson setting fire to lands; and Timothy Clark Stafford, 60, of East Bank, attempted murder, wanton endangerment, prohibited person in possession of a concealed firearm, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Judge Duke Bloom, 9:30 a.m., July 9

Tonya Ann Devitt, 46, of South Charleston, prohibited persons carrying a concealed firearm; Kenneth Price Cottrill, 50, of Nitro, burglary, grand larceny; Robert Lee Eads, 36, of St. Albans; attempted murder, malicious wounding, attempted malicious wounding, obstructing an officer; Solomon Gebretekle, 27, of Columbus, Ohio, conspiracy, drug charges; Michael Lee Hoover, 57, of St. Albans, third and subsequent offense domestic battery; Jaycee Stanley Keeney, 22, of Sissonville, malicious assault; Jesse Lee Lovejoy, 27, of Smithers, conspiracy, drug charges; Charles W. McClanahan Jr., 27, of St. Albans, conspiracy, drug charges, burglary; Jerry K. McNealy, 29, of South Charleston, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others, third offense driving while license revoked for DUI; Jonathan M. Price, 31, of Charleston, breaking and entering, grand larceny; Brittani Ciara Rose, 28, of Winfield, third offense driving while license revoked for DUI; Billy Joe Vance, 34, of Clendenin, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others, grand larceny, possession of stolen vehicle, prohibited person in possession of a firearm; Christopher Michael White, 33, of St. Albans, malicious wounding, prohibited person carrying a concealed firearm, prohibited person in possession of a firearm; and David Matthew Wilson, 41, of St. Albans, burglary and petit larceny.

Judge Tod Kaufman, 1 p.m., July 11

Danny Paul Adams II, 39, of Hurricane, conspiracy, drug charges; Chad Robert Ball, 42, of St. Albans, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others, destruction of property, possession of stolen vehicle; Lajuan C. Flood, 35, of Charleston, conspiracy, drug charges; John J. Leach, 53, of St. Albans, third offense driving while license revoked for DUI, prohibited person in possession of a firearm; Wayne Nelson Mallory, 40, of South Charleston, burglary, violation of domestic violence protective order, domestic battery; Ryan Scott Meadows, 35, of St. Albans, conspiracy to commit fraud and related activity in connection with an access device, fraud and related activity in connection with an access device; Joey Lee Ashworth, 28, of Scott Depot, conspiracy to commit fraud and related activity in connection with an access device, fraud and related activity in connection with an access device; William Lee Patton Jr., 61, Montgomery, conspiracy, drug charges; Harold James Terry, 49, of Charleston, strangulation and second offense battery; and Jamon Lewis Woodson, 36, of South Charleston, conspiracy, drug charges, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others.

Judge Tera Salango, 9 a.m., July 11

Joseph Keith Abshire, 33, of Dunbar, prohibited person in possession of a concealed firearm; Michael Anthony Ashmore, 42, of Charleston, embezzlement and computer fraud; Jeremy Dean Good, 31, of Charleston, fraud and related activity in connection with an access device; Larry Darnell Jones, 59, of Charleston, third offense shoplifting; James Alexander Johnson, 28, of St. Albans, third offense domestic battery, destruction of property; Zachary Steven Meddings, 26, of Nitro, strangulation and domestic battery; Charles Cory Michael, 36, of Charleston, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others, fleeing causing property damage; Chad Edward Smith, 40, of Sissonville, third and subsequent offense driving while license revoked for DUI, attempted murder, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others, leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage, grand larceny, possession of stolen vehicle, attempted grand larceny; Zackeory Tyler Spradling, 20, of Charleston, burglary, grand larceny, possession of a stolen vehicle; Samuel Ray Hissom, 20, of Tad, burglary, grand larceny; and Corey Dylan Neeley, 21, of Sissonville, burglary, grand larceny, transferring and receiving stolen property.

Judge Joanna Tabit, 10 a.m., July 11

Johnathan Roy Aston, 28, of St. Albans, conspiracy, drug charges; Gene Dale Dove, 33, of Dunbar, grand larceny; Josef Tyler Hoffman, 26, of Charleston, fraud and related activity in connection with an access device; Reginald Clay Jackson II, 38, of St. Albans, strangulation, second offense domestic battery; Wallace Lee Jackson, 42, of Tornado, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others, possession of stolen vehicle, third offense driving while license revoked for DUI, destruction of property, burglary, malicious wounding; Donnie Ray Kyle, 47, of St. Albans, conspiracy, drug charges; and Christopher S. Landers, 29, of Charleston, conspiracy, drug charges.

Judge Carrie Webster, 9 a.m., July 12

Elizabeth Parry Campbell, 29, of Charleston, possession of stolen vehicle, second-degree arson, destruction of property; Latrece Michelle Froe, 36, of St. Albans, fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others and persons prohibited from possessing concealed firearms; Dustin Robert Kinser, 33, of Charleston, terroristic threats; Hank Farrell Meadows Jr., 45, of St. Albans, burglary, breaking and entering, fraudulent use of an access device; Markus Troy Howard, 26, of Dunbar, burglary, breaking and entering, fraudulent use of an access device, conspiracy, grand larceny; Garrett Clark Smith, 25, of Dunbar, burglary, grand larceny; Sara Ann Groves, 24, of Ona, fraudulent use of an access device, conspiracy; Denver Keith Stevens, 46, of Charleston, fraudulent use of an access device; James Austin Santrock, 24, of Dunbar, conspiracy, grand larceny; Aric Jason Nicholson, 42, of Procious, DUI causing serious bodily injury, third offense DUI, destruction of property; Christopher Michael Norris, 28, of Bancroft, embezzlement, drug charges; Harrison Delbert Shaffer Jr., 42, of Clendenin, strangulation and domestic; Frank Randolph Smith Jr., 32, of Dunbar, third offense DUI, possession of stolen vehicle, grand larceny; Isiah Hayden Walker, 19, of Charleston, burglary; and Rodney Michael Whittington, 41, of Charleston, burglary.

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