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Grand jury returns 85 indictments

Dec. 18, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Prosecutors secured 85 indictments this month in cases presented to the Cabell County grand jury, according to information unsealed late afternoon Monday.

Among the 110 defendants indicted were Jacob Allen Wolfe and Duane Scott Maynard, both of Huntington and charged in separate, unrelated cases. Both are set to appear before a circuit judge for arraignment in coming days.

Wolfe, 28, faces a single count of possessing material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The indictment stems from allegations he possessed more than 180 pieces of child pornography. Those items, five videos and 179 photographs, were found on various pieces of computer hardware. The items were seized in late July 2012 from Wolfe's apartment complex along Country Club Drive near Huntington, according to a state trooper who testified in April.

Maynard, 27, faces separate counts of first- and second-degree robbery. Those cases involve the Jan. 9 assault of a Marshall University medical student and a June 13 incident that victimized a woman at a grocery store near 7th Avenue and 1st Street.

Maynard rejected a plea agreement in September. It would have netted a conviction in the January case in exchange for a dismissal of the June charge. The arrangement would have included a 40-year prison sentence.

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