(05/23/2018)
On May 16th, Judge Anita Harold Ashley held Circuit Court in Grantsville, according to Prosecutor Shannon Johnson.

Michael Hall, Jr., was scheduled to appear for sentencing. He was not transported to the hearing from the Regional Jail and his hearing was rescheduled to June 12, 2018.

Michael Wayne Cain appeared for a motion hearing. He entered a plea of guilty to Child Abuse Resulting in Injury, a felony, and to Domestic Battery, a misdemeanor. The Court conditionally accepted his plea and will sentence him on August 1, 2018.

Heather Davis appeared for a Motion to Revoke her Home Confinement and a first appearance. Davis did not contest that she had violated her home confinement and asked that she be returned to home confinement.

The State moved that Davis' bond be revoked. The Court revoked her bond and ordered that she be held in the Regional Jail until her arraignment on June 12, 2018.

Richard Talley appeared for a Review of his Competency Evaluation. After review of the evaluation, this Court found that Talley was competent to stand trial and could be found criminally responsible. His case was remanded to Magistrate Court for further proceedings.

George Michael Parsons appeared for sentencing. The Court ordered him to the custody of the Division of Corrections to undergo a sixty day diagnostic evaluation. The Court will sentence Mr. Parsons when the evaluation is complete.

The Court also heard twelve Juvenile cases on May 16.

On May 17th, Judge Anita Harold Ashley continued Circuit Court.

Prosecutor Shannon Johnson said that Rickey Carpenter appeared for sentencing following conviction at jury trial. Carpenter was sentenced to one to fifteen years in the state penitentiary for Possession with Intent to Deliver, Hydromorphone, a Schedule II narcotic drug, a felony; one to five years in the state penitentiary for Possession with Intent to Deliver, Methamphetamine, a Schedule II non-narcotic drug, a felony; one to three years in the state penitentiary for Driving revoked for DUI, Third Offense, a Felony; and one year in the Regional Jail for Fleeing from an Officer by Any Means Other than the Use of a Vehicle, a Misdemeanor.

Carpenter's sentences for Possession with Intent to Deliver are to be served concurrently to one another but concurrently to his sentences for Driving Revoked for DUI and Fleeing, for a total of two to eighteen years.

Carpenter was given credit for one hundred sixty days and it was recommended that he complete the residential substance abuse treatment program while incarcerated.

John Klapka; Angela Yoak; Henry Earl Stutler, Jr.; Jason McVey; Shanelle Cottrell; Melissa West; Jamie Miller; Evan Hersman; Travis Boggs; Thomas Cain; and Jason Conrad all appeared for a First Appearance following indictments.

They will all appear for arraignment on June 12, 2018. Bobby Blosser did not appear for First Appearance. A capias was issued for his arrest.

Brandon Batton appeared for a review of his plea agreement. It was reported that Mr. Batton was doing well on probation and the court extended his probation until December 6, 2018.

He was also ordered to pay, jointly and severally, seven hundred dollars restitution. Denzil Lee McKay, Jr. appeared by video conference for a status hearing regarding his competency. It was reported to the court that Mr. McKay was just admitted to Sharpe Hospital and had not yet regained competency. A review hearing was set for August 29, 2018.

The Court also heard seventeen juvenile cases.


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