Grand Jury in one-day session
by Charlotte Sanders Senior Writer
WILLIAMSON The Mingo County Grand Jury met in a one-day session Tuesday, returning two new indictments in separate murder cases and also producing a sealed indictment.
County Prosecuting Attorney C. Michael Sparks said the jury returned a new two-count indictment in which Roger David Stroud, 39, of Kermit is charged with first degree murder and concealment of a deceased human body. He said the new indictment was to correct a minor clerical error.
Stroud is accused of premeditatively and feloniously murdering Vadie Michelle Stroud, 29, his estranged wife, with the use of a firearm on Sept. 21, 2009. The second charge accuses him of concealing her body following the murder.
The other two-count indictment accuses Tommy Blaine Vance II of wanton endangerment by performing an act with a firearm, which created a substantial risk or death or serious bodily injury to Jason Andrew Lee and Amy Hammonds on Nov. 14, 2009. The second count charges him with first degree murder of Jason Andrew Lee.
The nature of the sealed indictment was not revealed by the prosecutor.
Stroud's trial date is set for Aug. 24 and Vance's trial is scheduled for Aug. 10.
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