(01/12/2016)
Calhoun Prosecutor Shannon Johnson said the court granted the motion of Dennis Sears, 34, of Nicut to continue trial. It was set for pre-trial in February and for trial on March 8.

Sears, appearing in Calhoun Circuit Court, is facing charges related to engaging in sexual intercourse and sexual contact with a juvenile in his care that was eleven years of age.

Douglas Cecil Lynch, 42, of Creston, sentencing was continued for a status hearing on January 19 at 1 p.m.

Lynch was appearing related to what State Police said was a $2.6 million marijuana grow operation on Little Creek in 2011.

Ryan Abramovich, 28, appeared for a pre-trial hearing. His case will come to trial in January.

Prosecutor Jones said Abramovich was indicted on one count of malicious assault, a felony, and one count of conspiracy, a felony.

It is alleged that he attacked Billy Ray Hardway at his home on the right fork of Crummies Creek on February 4, 2015.

Related to the same incident, Adam Parsons appeared for a pre-trial hearing. His attorney presented a motion to suppress the statement taken by the West Virginia State Police. After hearing testimony from Senior Trooper D. C. Moore, Corporal J. B. Hunt, and Adam Parsons, the court denied the motion and ruled that the statement had been lawfully obtained.

Danny Lockhart appeared for a pre-trial hearing. His case relating to the manufacture of marijuana was continued. His case relating to an alleged sexual assault will come to trial on January 19.

Levi Harris, Brittany Kearns, and Zach Shook appeared for a first appearance after having been indicted by the January Grand Jury. Their cases were set for arraignment on January 21 at 9:30 a.m.


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