Drug task force commander to testify Thursday in Pratt case

CLARKSBURG — The commander of the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force has been subpoenaed by the defense for a hearing Thursday in the case of a teacher challenging her felony drug charge.The commander also has been subpoenaed for the trial of former South Harrison High School teacher Kimberly Pratt. That’s in case defense attorney Bryan Edwards doesn’t prevail in his motion … Read more

Jason Marple, former Harrison process server, sentenced to 6-3/4 years in federal prison

CLARKSBURG — Jason Marple, who dealt drugs in his process server uniform while on duty and carrying his Harrison County Sheriff’s Department-issued handgun, was sentenced to 6 3/4 years in federal prison on Thursday.U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley sentenced Marple, 36, of Clarksburg, to the mandatory minimum of five years in prison for carrying the .45-caliber Glock Model 30 semiautomatic … Read more

Bridgeport woman sentenced in federal court on drug charge

LARKSBURG — A 29-year-old Bridgeport woman was sentenced to federal prison for 13 months on Wednesday for aiding and abetting distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of Pierpont Community and Technical College.Megan Graeber could have faced 21 months in prison. However, U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley granted Federal Defender Brian Kornbrath’s motion to partially reduce the sentence in a … Read more

Five more charged in Harrison drug case

Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:23 amby Matt Harvey Assistant Managing EditorCLARKSBURG — The federal drug case against a Harrison County Sheriff’s Department process server continued to expand Friday, with additional charges against him and more codefendants arrested.Initially, Jason Marple, 35, and Casey Searcy, 33, had been the lone defendants named in the federal indictment. But … Read more

Harrison Sheriff process server jailed on drug charge, placed on unpaid leave

CLARKSBURG — A Harrison Sheriff’s Department process server accused of selling pain pills while in uniform, and his alleged supplier, have been arrested by the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force.Process Server Jason Marple, 35, and the other defendant, Casey Searcy, 33, are charged in a federal criminal complaint with aiding and abetting distribution of oxycodone.The … Read more

New interdiction team to patrol Harrison highways for drug traffickers

BRIDGEPORT — Law enforcement officials announced the formation of a new interdiction team that will patrol the roads of Harrison County in order to slow the flow of illegal drugs into the region.United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, Captain James Merrill of the West Virginia State Police, and Chief John Walker of the Bridgeport Police Department unveiled the Mountaineer Highway … Read more