|Judge Thomas Evans III took under consideration a 'gag order' request by defense attorney Ernest Skaggs in the Ashley Kreh case, Kreh has been charged with the death of her two-month-old daughter.|
The 'gag order' was directed toward Calhoun prosecutor Rocky Holmes and other officials, saying that Holmes made numerous statements that violated conduct rules on state TV media and to one or more individuals publicly.
While the ruling is not yet available, Judge Evans reportedly advised Skaggs to file a complaint against Holmes since Skaggs believes Holmes violated West Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct.
Skaggs presented his case for the 'gag order' during an arraignment proceeding Thursday in Calhoun Circuit Court.
During arraignment proceedings, Ashley Kreh and Ordie Rogers, Jr. plead not guilty to charges against them in the death of their child.
See DEFENSE ATTORNEY SEEKING 'GAG ORDER' OVER KREH DEATH CASE - Accuses Prosecutor Holmes Of Conduct Violations, "Milking" Media For Political Gain
During Thursday's proceedings:
- Danny Lockhart, the prosecutor said he was yet to receive forensic evidence regarding the case, which is set for trial on June 5.
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- Joshua Bohn plead not guilty on charges related to operating a clandestine meth lab. He is set for trial on June 5.
- Virginia Sears will appear in court again for pre-trial motions related to illegally obtaining prescription drugs.
- Daniel Mark Johnson has been scheduled to appear for sentencing on August 9.