Special Grand Jury Indictments

By: Phillip Hickman Email
By: Phillip Hickman Email

A special Wood County grand jury met Thursday and returned indictments against seven individuals.

Among the indictments is John Coe, the Director of Attendance for Wood County Schools.

Coe was suspended with pay last month after he was arrested and charged with his third DUI.

He was indicted on four charges including fleeing while under the influence, driving while under the influence of alcohol third offense and driving while under the combined influence of alcohol and any controlled substance or other drug third offense.

Also indicted is Dennis Burke, he's facing ten counts of possessing material depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

50 year old Burke was arrested in August on 2008 after an interview with an alleged juvenile victim.

Richard Wix of Blare was also indicted on two counts.

One for sexual abuse in the first degree and sexual assault in the first degree.

Troy Keller was indicted on two counts.

One count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse by a Custodian.


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  • by Wondering on Sep 1, 2009 at 07:30 AM
    Could someone please tell me where the justice system is when it comes to our children. I have heard that Troy Keller got a continuance on his trial. WHY??
  • by OHIO BOY Location: THE BEST STATE on Aug 20, 2009 at 09:35 AM
    I myself just had court today in Wood Co. I now know that the courts in WV are just a big joke! How do these people get in the places they work? Just in WV can you be a high school DROP-OUT and be a judge.So what I'm saing is not only is WV the joke of the great USA so is it's courts.HAHA
  • by Anonymous on Aug 20, 2009 at 09:16 AM
    Yes Troy's trial is Sept.29,2009 in Wood Co.
  • by Wondering on Aug 19, 2009 at 07:41 PM
    I was wondering about Troy's case, if anyone has heard if there is going to be a trial or when the trial is?
  • by ''REAL WORLD'' on Aug 7, 2009 at 07:51 AM
    And once again you can go right ahead & shove your head in the sand. I choose to live in the real world. With an accusation of sexual abuse only a idiot would turn the other cheek. He isnt being accused of a minor traffic violation---I couldn't care less if he'd failed to use his turn signal. He's accused of Sexual abuse...FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL!!! Only stupid people sit back after someone is accused of crossing a line like that and wait for the legal system to send down the verdict. Parents should be concered and take immediate action to ensure their children are removed from actual or perceived/potiental danger. So bottom line - innocent until proven guilty doesn't mean I should wave my right to protect the ones I love.
  • by myself Location: parkersburg on Jul 26, 2009 at 04:19 PM
    I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY EVERYONE IS SO QUICK 2 SAY THAT THIS MAN IS INNOCENT OR GUILTY MY QUESTION 2 EVERYONE IS WERE YOU THERE? NO ONE IS AROUND ANYONE 24/7 MY PRAYERS GO 2 HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN. I CANT STAND THE THOUGHT OF A INNOCENT MAN SERVING TIME BUT WHAT IS WORSE IS IF A GUILTY MAN GETS TO WALK THE STREETS AND DO IT AGAIN. AND FROM WHAT I KNOW TROY IS A GOOD MAN AND I DONT BELIEVE HE WOULD DO SOMETHING OF THIS NATURE BUT I WASN'T THERE AS IM SURE NONE OF YOU WERE EITHER.
  • by ?????????? Location: parkersburg on Jul 26, 2009 at 10:38 AM
    To Me.... I would be angry if it was me but you have to expect people to react this way about something so serious especially when this man was around 1000's of childred. If he is innocent thats great but us parents have to protect our children.
  • by anonymous Location: parkersburg on Jul 25, 2009 at 03:30 PM
    i am not here to convict him or plead his innocents, i am here to seek the truth. people only let you see what they want you to see, so (until i can read minds), hear their every thought, and know whats in their hearts i am left, in this case, hoping that the justice system really works. the fact that there are people out there that really do these things lets me know that there are people out there that make stuff up, but i would like to know how bad or to what lengths does a person go through to make someone so mad that they would make up a lie this serious, and risk messing up their own life to prove their lie is the "truth" so my question goes to all of you pleading he is innocent, you all seem to know him so well, what did he do to someone to get them to react this way?
  • by me on Jul 25, 2009 at 12:00 PM
    To ????????????? Would you feel the same way if you were the accused?If your children got taken from you and you did nothing wrong?
  • by ???????????? Location: parkersburg on Jul 25, 2009 at 05:04 AM
    U say know the evidence before u judge. What is the evidence? How r these people supposed to know what to think? they r looking out for their children. so how can u judge their opinions. alot of people know troy and r in shock about this but how r they supposed to feel about the things that were said knowing their children were around this man!!!! the people that u know and trust the most r the ones who do these things to our children. would u take your child around a man that was accused of the same?
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