(10/17/2013)
Thomas Lee Husk will appear in Calhoun Circuit Thursday for a pretrial hearing before Judge David W. Nibert.

Husk is charged with the 2011 murder of John Dale Cyrus.

The Husk trial is set for December 3.

In July, for a second time their was a mistrial, with efforts to seat a jury failing because the pool of potential jurors told the court they had preconceived beliefs regarding the case, had acquaintances or relationships with either Husk or the victim Cyrus, or other connections or reasons that could influence their impartial decision.

Prosecutor Shannon Jones, following the last mistrial said, "We will make one more attempt to seat a jury in Calhoun. We're hopeful that a jury can be seated." The 2011 shooting death of Cyrus resulted in what has been reported in a criminal complaint as a bitter dispute between the two men over family issues.

OTHER CASES

- Patricia Connell, 50, will appear for a forensic status hearing. She was indicted on one count of Arson, 1st Degree, a Felony; Malicious Assault, a Felony; and Destruction of Property, a Felony. These charges stem from an incident on September 6, 2012 and were investigated by Trooper D. C. Moore of the West Virginia State Police.

- Melvin Howell, 56, will appear for a pre-trial hearing, his trial set for December 13. He was indicted on one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Felony. Howell's indictment alleges that he sold Hydrocodone on March 30, 2012. The charge was investigated by Cpl. J. E. Kincaid of the West Virginia State Police.

- Zachary Thomas, 19, will appear for a pre-trial hearing, trial set for December 13. He was indicted on one count of Breaking and Entering, a Felony; one count of Receiving and Transferring Stolen Goods, a Felony; one count of Grand Larceny, a Felony; one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Misdemeanor; one count of No Insurance, a Misdemeanor; and one count of No Registration, a Misdemeanor.

The charges allege that Thomas broke into a hunting camp on Hattie's Run Road in August of 2012. These charges were investigated by Trooper D. C. Moore of the West Virginia State Police.

- Allen Ray Nelson, 28, will appear for a pre-trial hearing, trial set for December 3. He was indicted on one count of Malicious Assault, a Felony. In another indictment, Nelson was indicted on one count of Arson, 1st Degree, and Destruction of Property, both Felonies. The Malicious Assault allegedly occurred on April 14, 2013 and was investigated by Sr. Trooper J. A. Newman

The other incident allegedly occurred on November 7, 2012 and was investigated by Trooper D. C. Moore of the West Virginia State Police.

- Nancy Roberts Hillegas, 29, will be before the court regarding a plea. Hillegas was indicted for Burglary and Conspiracy, both felonies, and Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor. That case was investigated by Chief Andrew Walker of the Grantsville Police Department.

- Eric Ray Jones, 21, will have a pre-trial hearing, with a trial scheduled for December 3. He was indicted on one count of Burglary, a Felony, and one count of Petit Larceny. The indictment alleges that he broke into a family member's home on January 18, 2013. These charges were investigated by Sr. Trooper J. A. Newman of the West Virginia State Police.

- Richard Blake, 47, will appear for a pre-trial hearing, with trial set for December 3. He was indicted on one count of Operating and Attempt to Operate Clandestine Drug Laboratories, a Felony; one count of Possession and Purchasing Precursors to Manufacture Methamphetamine, a Felony; and one count of Exposing Children to the Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a Felony; and one count of Conspiracy, a Felony.

- Felicia Jarvis, 29, will appear for a pretrial hearing, with a trial set for December 3. She was indicted on one count of Operating and Attempt to Operate Clandestine Drug Laboratories, a Felony; one count of Exposing Children to the Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a Felony; and one count of Conspiracy, a Felony.

This case involving Blake and Jarvis was investigated by Sgt. O. S. Starsick of the West Virginia State Police.

- Jerry Glenn McKown, 26, will appear regarding a plea request. He is facing multiple charges regarding meth making.

- Kenneth Rush will appear for an annual review.

- Richard Allen Wayne, 45, will appear related to a filing of information. He was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy.

- David Allen Bailey, 26, will appear regarding a motion for reconsideration on parole. He has been charged related to DUI, 3rd offense.

- In a civil case, Thomas Ullum vs. Mt. Zion PSD, hearing on motion to satisfy judgment and objections to suggestion of judgment.

- Civil case, Ramsey vs. White, pretrial hearing with trial set on November 12.

- Twelve juvenile cases.


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