(11/15/2019)
RELEASE PROSECUTOR SHANNON JOHNSON

Judge Anita Harold Ashley held Circuit Court in Calhoun County on Monday, November 4, 2019.

Rick Boatright appeared for sentencing following his plea of guilty to two counts of Illegal Possession of Explosive Devices, both felonies. The Court sentenced Mr. Boatright to one to ten years in the state penitentiary for each felony. Those sentences are to be served concurrently. Mr. Boatright was given credit for sixty five days time served.

Brian Burrows appeared for sentencing on his plea of guilty to Grand Larceny, a Felony, and Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle, a Misdemeanor. The Court deferred the imposition of sentence for a period of one year and placed Mr. Burrows on supervised probation. His case will be reviewed on October 27, 2020.

Angela Yoak appeared for a Final Sentencing pursuant to her plea of guilty to Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, a felony, and Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle, a misdemeanor. The Court found that Ms. Yoak had successfully completed one year of supervised probation, and dismissed the felony charge against her. She was sentenced to one year supervised probation for the misdemeanor charge.

Jedidiah Stutler was not transported to his sentencing hearing, so it was continued to November 6th.

Patty Sampson appeared for sentencing on her plea of guilty to Possession with Intent to Deliver and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Felony, and to Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Misdemeanor. The Court deferred sentencing on these charges for a period of one year and placed Ms. Sampson on supervised probation. Her case will be reviewed on October 27, 2020.

Seth Wease appeared for a status hearing. The Court found that Mr. Wease was not competent to stand trial at this time and ordered that he be committed to the custody of Sharpe Hospital until such time as he has regained competency.

Billy Ray Hardway appeared for a status hearing. The parties reported to the Court that a competency evaluation had been scheduled, but the results had not yet been received by the parties. The Court necessarily continued the case to January 23, 2020.

Ethan Arnold, James Scott Morford, Roxie Troup, and Zachary Troup all appeared for a Pre-Trial Hearing. The State noted that Mr. Troup had agreed to enter a plea and moved to continue trial in the remaining cases. Upon hearing no objection, the Court set Mr. Troup for a plea hearing on November 5th. The other cases were set for a pre-trial hearing on December 2, 2019 and for trial on December 10th.

Loralee Lamp appeared for sentencing on her conviction of Attempt to Commit a Felony, a Felony, and to Petit Larceny, a Misdemeanor. The Court sentenced Mrs. Lamp to five years supervised probation for the felony charge and two years supervised probation for the misdemeanor charge, to be served concurrently.

Zachary Bell appeared for sentencing following his plea of guilty to Fleeing in a Vehicle with Reckless Disregard, a Felony; Fleeing from an Officer by Any Means Other than the Use of a Vehicle, Misdemeanor; Driving while license suspended, a Misdemeanor; and Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Misdemeanor. Mr. Bell was sentenced to the Anthony Correctional Center for Youthful Offenders for a period of six months to two years. He was also fined $1000.00 for Fleeing with Reckless Disregard and $100.00 for Driving on a Suspended License.

Brandy Carpenter appeared for arraignment. She entered a plea of not guilty to her charges of Burglary, two counts of Domestic Battery, Destruction of Property, two counts of Obstructing an Officer, and Public Intoxication. She was set for a Pre-Trial Hearing on December 12th and for Trial on February 4, 2020.

Christopher Lamp appeared for Sentencing on his conviction of Attempt to Commit a Felony, a Felony, and Petit Larceny, a Misdemeanor. Mr. Lamp was sentenced to five years supervised probation on the felony and two years supervised probation on the misdemeanor, to be served concurrently.

Johnny Blosser appeared for Sentencing on his conviction of Driving while license suspended, Third Offense, a Misdemeanor. The court sentenced Mr. Blosser to ninety days home confinement and fined him $150.00.

Dennis Bailey appeared for a pre-trial hearing. There being no pre-trial issues, this Court set the matter for trial on December 10th.

Tara Metz appeared for sentencing following her plea of guilty to Destruction of Property, a Misdemeanor, and Trespass, a Misdemeanor. The court sentenced her to one year supervised probation for Destruction of Property and fined her $100.00 for Trespass.

Robby Lamp appeared for sentencing following his plea of guilty to Possession with Intent to Deliver and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Felony. The Court sentenced Mr. Lamp to one to five years in the state penitentiary.

Keith Moore appeared for sentencing following his plea of guilty to Driving revoked for DUI, Third Offense, a Felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Misdemeanor; and No Insurance, a Misdemeanor. Mr. Moore was sentenced to one to three years in the state penitentiary and a $3000 fine for Driving revoked for DUI; to six months in the regional jail and a $1000 fine for Possession; and to six months in the regional jail and a $200 fine on No Insurance. The Court ordered that these sentences be served consecutively and that Mr. Moore be given credit for fifteen days time served.

April Ball's case was called on her motion for a new attorney, but she did not appear. Her attorney also moved the Court to withdraw from the case. The Court noted that it would appoint a new attorney for Ms. Ball.

Christian Cottrell was not transported for his sentencing, so his case was continued to November 5th.

Jonathan McIntyre failed to appear for sentencing. A capias was issued for his immediate arrest.

The Court also heard the case of State of WV v. Gary Lee Nicholson. Pursuant to a petition for forfeiture of assets related to a drug arrest on May 11, 2019, the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office was granted ownership of Three Thousand Two Hundred Fourteen Dollars ($3214.00) seized from Mr. Nicholson.

The Court also heard nine juvenile cases and three civil cases.

Judge Anita Harold Ashley also held Circuit Court in Calhoun County on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Several cases were set for Jury Trial.

Travis Moore's trial was continued.

Robert Beckett's trial was continued so that a competency evaluation could be completed on Mr. Beckett to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

Christopher Sampson entered a plea of guilty to Possession with Intent to Deliver and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Felony, and to Driving on a Revoked License for DUI, a Misdemeanor. He was set for sentencing on January 9, 2020.

Darren Parsons entered a plea of guilty to Fleeing with Reckless Disregard, a Felony. He will be sentenced on January 9, 2020.

Eric J. R. Blake entered a plea of guilty to Conspiracy, a Felony, and to Fleeing on Foot, a Misdemeanor. He will be sentenced on January 9, 2020.

Zachary Troup entered a plea of guilty to two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a Felony, and to Conspiracy, a Felony. He will be sentenced on January 9, 2020.

Christian Cottrell appeared for Sentencing on his guilty plea to Child Abuse Resulting in Injury. He was sentenced to one to five years in the state penitentiary and given credit for 282 days of time served. The Court ordered that this sentence be served consecutively to his felony conviction in Wood County, WV. Upon his release, he will be required to register with the Child Abuse Registry for a period of ten years.

Judge Anita Harold Ashley returned to Circuit Court in Calhoun County on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Melissa Sue West appeared on the State's Motion to Revoke her Probation. She admitted to violating probation and the Court reimposed her sentence of one to ten years in the state penitentiary for forgery and of one to five years in the state penitentiary for possession of a stolen vehicle. These sentences are to be served consecutive to one another and concurrently with her sentence from Clay County, WV.

Dennis Keener appeared for a hearing on the Defendant's Motion to Reduce Bond. The Court reduced his bond to $5000 cash, surety, or property and ordered that he be placed on home confinement.

Joseph Southers appeared on the State's Motion to Revoke Probation. Mr. Soothers admitted to violating his probation. The Court increased his bond to $20,000 surety as approved by the Clerk.

Cody Lithe AKA Courtney Little waived extradition to the State of Pennsylvania.

Keith Lamp waived extradition to the State of Ohio.

Joshua May appeared for sentencing on his plea of guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, a Felony. The Court sentenced him to one to five years in the state penitentiary and recommended that he complete the residential substance abuse treatment program prior to parole.

Shawn Parsons appeared for sentencing on his plea of guilty to Petit Larceny, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Driving on a Suspended License, all misdemeanors. The Court suspended the imposition of sentence and placed him on two years supervised probation for Petit Larceny and Possession. He was also fined $100 for Driving on a Suspended License, a Misdemeanor.

Joseph Lamp's case was continued for trial on February 4, 2020.

Jedidiah Stutler appeared for sentencing on his guilty plea of Attempt to Commit a Felony, a Felony, and to Possession of a Counterfeit and Unauthorized Access Device. a Misdemeanor. The court sentenced him to six months to two years in the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders. The Court noted the sentence could run concurrently with Mr. Stutler's current sentences from Wood and Wirt counties.


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