Two sentencings in Wood circuit court

PARKERSBURG – A man arrested and charged in connection to a convenience store robbery in 2010 was in Wood County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Matthew Scott Moore, 21, 1822 Cameron Ave., Parkersburg, was placed on three years probation after he successfully completed the program at the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders. He was placed there after his October 2012 guilty plea to a charge of first-degree robbery as charged by the January 2011 grand jury.

His original sentence of 15 years in prison with credit for 731 days served was suspended after he was released from the Anthony Center.

On Oct. 10, 2010, Parkersburg Police Department uniformed officers were dispatched to the 7-Eleven at the corner of Seventh Street and Park Avenue in reference to an armed robbery.

Officers spoke to employees and were told they had been held up by a male, 17 to 20 years old, who presented a small silver firearm and demanded money. The employees complied, gave the individual an amount of cash from the business and the individual walked out, police said.

A short time later, officers were called to a residence on 17th Street where the resident reported two individuals were attempting to hide clothing on his property.

Police officials said the items recovered led them to a room at a Seventh Street motel. There they found a firearm from the room that matched the description from the store robbery, police said.

Moore and Nathan Lee Manley of Parkersburg were arrested. Police said Moore appeared to be the one who went into the store and wielded the gun while Manley waited outside.

On Nov. 4, 2012, Manley was sentenced after he failed to complete the program at the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders. In May 2012, he pleaded guilty to a bill of information charging him with conspiracy to commit robbery and was sentenced to one to five years in prison with credit for 390 days served.

In another plea hearing Wednesday, Carla Sue Griffin, 45, 2100 Division St. Extension, Parkersburg, was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Reed to one year in the regional jail to be served on home confinement after her October 2012 plea to petit larceny, a lesser included offense to grand larceny as charged by the May 2012 grand jury.