(11/25/2014)
Calhoun Circuit Court had a busy multiple day session in Grantsville with a number of offenders given prison sentences.

Appearing before Judge Thomas Evans III:

Matthew Jeffrey entered a no contest plea to one count of operating a clandestine methamphetamine drug laboratory, a felony. He was set for sentencing on January 7, following the completion of a pre-sentence investigation.

Prosecutor Shannon Johnson said Zebediah Hamrick was sentenced to two to ten years in the state penitentiary for operating a clandestine methamphetamine drug laboratory, a felony. The Court ordered that he serve this sentence consecutively to his sentence in Roane County for the same charge. He was given credit for 102 days served and ordered to pay court costs.

Alfred Starcher did not appear for a probation violation hearing. The Court issued a bench warrant for his arrest and ordered that he be held in the regional jail until the next available court date, according to prosecutor Johnson.

Dustin Hillegas's abuse case was set for a plea hearing on December 8, 2014.

Richard Conley was sentenced to two to ten years in the state penitentiary each for two counts of operating a clandestine methamphetamine drug laboratory, both felonies. These sentences are to be served concurrently and he was given credit for 340 days served.

The court also ordered that he make restitution in the amount of $8475.00 to Joe Law. He was not fined, but ordered to pay court costs.

Appearing before Judge David W. Nibert:

Prosecutor Johnson said John Fisher entered a guilty plea to attempt to operate a clandestine methamphetamine drug laboratory, a felony.

Fisher waived his right to a pre-sentence investigation and was sentenced to one to three years in the state penitentiary. The Court ordered that this sentence be served concurrently with a sentence he is currently serving from Ritchie County.

Georgie Gaglione entered into a pre-trial diversion with the State of West Virginia for a period of two years on her methamphetamine related felony charges. Her charges were dismissed, but may be re-filed by the State if she violates the agreement.

Joshua Slider's case was set for a status hearing on December 22.

Ashley Easton was sentenced to one to five years in the state penitentiary for conspiracy to operate a clandestine methamphetamine drug laboratory, a felony. This sentenced was suspended and she was placed on three years probation.

Easton is ordered to complete a Day Report Center program and to pay $2.50 community corrections fee and a $2.50 probation fee per month.

Matthew Rapp was sentenced to one to five years in the state penitentiary for two counts of conspiracy, both felonies. These sentences are to run concurrently and he was given credit for time he had already served on the charges. He was ordered to pay court costs of his case.

Christopher Lamp's case was set for a pre-trial hearing on February 5 and jury trial on March 3, 2015.

Charles Norman's bond was reduced to ten thousand dollars cash, surety, or property. He has been charged with operating a clandestine methamphetamine drug laboratory and conspiracy.

The court also heard a number of juvenile cases.


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