ROBERT STARCHER SENTENCED TO STATE PEN

(01/04/2007)

Judge Richard Facemire of Braxton County has sent former Calhoun resident Robert Starcher, Jr. to prison to begin serving a 2 to 20 year term.

Special prosecuting attorney Gerald Hough petitioned the court to revoke Starcher's probation in a Braxton hearing.

Starcher had been placed on probation following a March, 2005 conviction on the offense of uttering.

The young man has a long list of charges in at least thee counties for various offenses.

Judge Facemire had sentenced Starcher to 1 to 10 years at the Anthony Center, after which he was placed on five years probation.

Prosecutor Hough told the court that on October 17, 2006 the defendant violated the terms of that probation when he was charged in Calhoun County with grand larceny, the theft of an ATV, driving with revoked operator's for DUI, no proof of insurance and failure to dim lights.

Facemire revoked the defendant's probation and sentenced him to not less than one nor more than ten years on the Braxton County charge of obtaining property under false pretenses.

He further sentenced Starcher to not less than one nor more than ten years for the felony offense of uttering that occurred in Gilmer County.

The Court also ordered that the sentences would run consecutive to those in Roane and Calhoun Counties.

Calhoun prosecutor Matt Minney said Starcher is yet to be sentenced in Calhoun for stealing an ATV.

Starcher was sent to Central Regional Jail pending transfer to the State Penitentiary.


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