Grand jury indicts twenty-nine
On Tuesday, February 4, the Braxton County Grand Jury convened with the Honorable Richard A. Facemire, Circuit Court Judge presiding. The jury returned indictments against 29 individuals on a total of 80 various charges. Braxton County Prosecuting Attorney Jasmine R.H. Morton presented the state’s cases.
Jacob Douglas Moats, 27 of Sutton has been indicted on one felony count of fleeing with reckless indifference and one misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer. Braxton county Sheriff’s Department Deputy Bradley Williams presented the evidence to the grand jury. The deputy was conducting road patrol on December 20 in the Gassaway area when he tried to initiate a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle. Moats, the driver of the vehicle, fled down Chapel Road to avoid the officer.