(02/21/2018)
Calhoun prosecutor Shannon Johnson said two Calhoun residents are facing prison sentences.

Douglas Lynch appeared for a Hearing on the State's Motion to Revoke his Home Confinement. Mr. Lynch admitted to violating his home confinement and the court sentenced him to one to five years in the state penitentiary for "Conspiracy," a felony.

Andrea Simmons appeared for a hearing on the State's Motion to Revoke her Home Confinement. Ms. Simmons admitted to violating her home confinement requirement and the court sentenced her to serve the remainder of her two to ten year sentence in the state penitentiary for "Operating and Attempt to Operate Clandestine Drug Laboratories, a felony.

Travis Moore appeared for trial. His case was continued to April 3, 2018.

Dennis Sears appeared for trial in February. A jury was empaneled in his case for a trial.

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On February 14, Judge Anita Ashley heard other cases.

Melissa Sue West, 39, appeared for trial and her case was continued to March 13.

West was indicted in 2017 on two counts of forgery, a felony; two counts of uttering, a felony; and one count of grand larceny, a felony. It is alleged that West stole cash and checks, which she then forged and cashed, from Harold Wilson during her employment as a caregiver for him.

Jamie Lee Miller, 31, of Crummies Creek, appeared for a hearing on his Motion to set bond. After hearing objections from the State and noting that this was an extremely serious case, the court denied his motion and returned him to the custody of the Regional Jail Authority to await further action in his case.

Miller is facing charges of first degree murder, armed robbery and conspiracy in the death of a Calhoun man, Eugene Stevens.

James Edward Nichols, 26, appeared for a Pre-Trial Hearing. The parties announced that they had reached a plea agreement in the matter, but the defendant noted that he was not prepared to enter the plea yet. The court set the matter for entry of plea on March 18.

Nichols was indicted on one count of Failure to Meet an Obligation to Provide Support for a Minor, a felony. The case was investigated by April Chapman of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Child Support Enforcement.

On February 15, Judge Anita Ashley appeared in the Circuit Court.

Dylan Paul Little appeared for a Pre-Trial Hearing. The parties noted that there were no matters to be heard at this time and the court set the matter for Pre-Trial Hearing and Trial on March 13.

Little is facing multiple charges in Calhoun and Roane.

Joshua Michael Settle, 19, appeared for a Pre-Trial Hearing. Upon noting that the parties did not have any motions, this court set this matter for trial on March 13.

Settle had been indicted on Attempt to Disarm a Law Enforcement Officer, a felony; Obstructing an Officer, a misdemeanor; Fleeing from an Officer, misdemeanor; Battery on an Officer, a misdemeanor; Defective Equipment, a misdemeanor; Driving while license suspended, Third Offense, a misdemeanor; Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor; and Destruction of Property, a misdemeanor.

Paula McAtee appeared for sentencing related to drug charges. After review of the presentence investigation and after arguments from the parties, the court accepted the plea agreement as entered.

The court adjudged Ms. McAtee guilty of "Possession with Intent to Deliver and Delivery of a Controlled Substance," a felony, and "Possession of a Controlled Substance," a misdemeanor.

The court placed Ms. McAtee on one year supervised probation and set this matter for a final sentencing hearing in one year.

Nathaniel Lane appeared for sentencing related to drug charges. After review of the presentence investigation and after arguments from the parties, the court accepted the plea agreement as entered. The court adjudged Mr. Lane guilty of "Possession with Intent to Deliver and Delivery of a Controlled Substance," a felony, and "Possession of a Controlled Substance," a misdemeanor.

The court placed Mr. Lane on one year supervised probation and set this matter for a final sentencing hearing in one year.

George Parsons appeared for a Hearing on the Status of a Competency and Criminal Responsibility Evaluation. The Defendant did not object to the findings of the report that Mr. Parsons was competent to stand trial and that he could potentially be found criminally responsible at the time of the crime. The Court set Mr. Parsons's case for trial on April 3.

Heather Davis, who is charged related to the murder of Eugene Stevens, appeared for a Hearing on her Motion for Reduction or Modification of Bond. After hearing objections from the State to the motion, the Court denied the motion.

The Court also heard nineteen juvenile cases.


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