Wood County Circuit Court hears five cases

PARKERSBURG – The following cases appeared in Wood County Circuit Court on Feb. 4:

* Ryan Scott Watson, 23, Mineral Wells, was sentenced Monday on charges of breaking and entering and petit larceny.

He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to one-to-10 years in prison with credit for time served on the breaking and entering charge and was sentenced to one year in jail on the petit larceny charge, with both to run consecutively. The sentences were suspended and Watson was placed on probation for four years. He was assessed court costs, fees and restitution.

An information containing the charges was filed against Watson on Sept. 17, 2012.

* Christina Ann Cole, 38, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of welfare fraud, a lesser included charge of felony welfare fraud, and her sentencing is scheduled for April 5.

Cole was indicted May 14, 2010, on one count of felony welfare fraud.

* Tyler James Ash, 20, Elizabeth, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of grand larceny and one count of escape. He was committed to the Anthony Center, with further sentencing to be deferred.

Ash was indicted Sept. 21, 2012, on eight counts of grand larceny and one count of escape.

* Steven A. Siegel, 23, Vienna, was sentenced Monday to one-to-15 years in prison with credit for time served on one count of delivery of a controlled substance and to one-to-five years in prison on a charge of conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance. The sentences will run consecutively and he was assessed court costs, fees and restitution.

Siegel pleaded guilty to the charges on Nov. 30, 2012, following his indictment on Sept. 21, 2012, on four counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance.

* Julie Lynn Kimball, 28, St. Marys, was sentenced Monday to one-to-15 years in prison on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public elementary school after pleading guilty to the charge on Nov. 28, 2012. The sentence was suspended for three years probation and she was assessed court costs, fees and restitution.

She was indicted Jan. 13, 2012, on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public elementary school and conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public elementary school.