TV appearance didn't pay off

By David Hedges, Publisher

A man on probation saw his term get a little longer after his probation officer saw him on television.

Jason Lee Marks, 29, of Grantsville was placed on three years probation last year after he pled guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. In entering the plea, Marks admitted that police found over 700 grams of marijuana in his vehicle.

As part of the probation, Marks was not allowed to leave the state without permission.

When his probation officer, Patsy McCartney, was watching the West Virginia University football team play in a bowl game on television Dec. 27, she saw Marks on TV. The problem was, the game was being played in Charlotte, N.C.

"Of all the luck," said Roane prosecuting attorney Josh Downey. "I would have painted my face, worn sunglasses, pulled my ball cap down over my face or done something so I wouldn't be recognized."

WVU won the game, but Marks did not fare as well.

In a hearing Monday, Roane Circuit Judge David Nibert extended his probation by six months.


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