Rhonda L. Wade, Prosecutor
Joseph Canestraro, Asst. Prosecuting Attorney
Eric Gordon, Asst. Prosecuting Attorney
Adam Barney, Asst. Prosecutor
Andrea Poling, Asst. Prosecutor
John Parr, Asst. Prosecutor
Bryan Gaus, Investigator
Tifany Giovengo, Victims Services Coordinator
Jennifer Terry, Legal Assistant
Jill Filben, Legal Assistant
Dana Mele, Legal Assistant
Sharon Fankhauser, Legal Assistant
600 7th Street
Moundsville, WV 26041
Ph: (304) 845-3580
Fx: (304) 843-0320
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Marshall County Courthouse
600 7th Street
Moundsville, WV 26041
Duties of the Prosecutor’s Office
- Represent the State of West Virginia before the Marshall County Circuit Court, Grand Jury and Magistrate Court.
- Represent petitioners in all juvenile delinquency proceedings and abuse/neglect proceedings.
- Act as a legal advisor for various state and local governmental entities.
- Provide services to victims of crime.
- Investigation and prosecution of violation of state criminal laws in Marshall County, WV.
Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior used to maintain power and control in a relationship. This abuse can be physical, sexual, or emotional. Besides relatives, a "relationship" can include anyone you currently live with, have lived within the past, or anyone you are or used to be intimately involved with. To get more information on Assistance for Domestic Violence click here.
Victim Assistance Program
The Marshall County Victim Assistance Program was created as a part of the Prosecutor's Office in 2005 to help ensure the victims of crime receive fair and compassionate treatment throughout the judicial process. For more information on Victim Assistance Programs click here.
Sex Offender Registry information
The West Virginia State Police releases the following information pursuant to state law §15-12-5 which authorizes the State Police to inform the public of a sex offender's release when the offender is a sexually violent offender, the offender has multiple convictions of a sexual offense, the offender's victim was a minor or if the offender has been determined to be a sexually violent predator. These sex offenders have served the sentence imposed by the courts and have advised the state police that they will be living in the location indicated.
THESE PERSONS ARE NOT WANTED BY THE POLICE AT THIS TIME. THIS NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO INCREASE FEAR; RATHER, IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT AN INFORMED PUBLIC IS A SAFER PUBLIC.
Law enforcement has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may or may not live. Unless court ordered restrictions exist, these offenders are constitutionally free to live wherever he/she chooses.
Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it wasn't until passage of the Sex Offender Registration law that law enforcement even knew where they were living. In many cases, law enforcement is now able to share that information with you. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated. Further, such abuse could potentially end law enforcement's ability to provide community notifications. We believe the only person who wins if community notification ends is the sex offender, since sex offenders derive their power through secrecy.
If you have information regarding current criminal activity of any offender, please call your local law enforcement agency
View the WV State Police Sex Offender Registry
WV Regional Jail Authority
WV Dept. of Corrections
Federal Bureau of Prisons