(01/12/2008)
Judge Thomas Evans III reduced bond yesterday for Christopher Todd Smith, 37, of Grantsville, who has been held in Central Regional Jail since he was arrested last week following indictments in Calhoun Circuit Court.

Smith's bond was reduced from $50,000 cash only to $25,000, with a stipulation he cannot use his grandmother's property for the surety bond.

He is charged with misuse of assets of an elderly person, reportedly his grandmother, Cosetta Smith of Grantsville.

Smith has been charged with the possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and a conspiracy count related to that charge.

Smith was initially arrested by the Grantsville Police Department, who discovered he possessed a considerable amount of marijuana. Officers also charged Smith with shooting a pellet gun at a Charleston Gazette newspaper carrier.

Smith was represented by Spencer attorney Joshua Downey.

OTHER ACTION

- State vs. Bernard Smith, status hearing, declared fit to stand trial in March, failure to register as a sex offender, represented by Rocky Holmes.

- State vs. Amber Jo Wilson, suppression hearing, plea agreement with hearing set in February, solicitation by computer, represented by Kevin Postalwait.

- State vs. Sara Beecher, pretrial, related to drug charges, continued because of medical problems, represented by Tom Whittier.

A number of civil and juvenile cases appeared on yesterday's docket, with one of the civil cases Marlin Peck vs. Kelly Peck, a bench trial, continuing into last night.

- Civil Case: Mullahan vs. WalMart, Loren Howley and Drew Patton, attorneys.


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