Banales acquitted in B&E, convicted on petit larceny

PARKERSBURG – After a one-day trial, a Wood County man was acquitted Wednesday on one charge and found guilty of another in Wood County Circuit Court.

Daniel Armando Banales, 34, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was acquitted of a breaking and entering charge but was found guilty of a charge of petit larceny.

Motions to reinstate bond or reduce bond were denied. He was referred to probation for a presentencing investigation. Judge Robert Waters set sentencing for 9 a.m. Sept. 25.

In other hearings Wednesday:

* Aaron Keith Farnsworth, 34, 500 34th St., Vienna, was sentenced after his May plea to a charge of possession of more than 15 grams of a controlled substance, marijuana, as charged by the May 2012 grand jury. Judge J.D. Beane sentenced him to six months in jail. A motion for probation or alternative sentencing was denied.

* Jeremiah Johnson, 20, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was arraigned on an indictment from a special session of the grand jury on Feb. 21, 2012 charging him, along with his co-defendant David Kyle Blasingame, 19, with two counts each of burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary and one count each of unlawful entry, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit unlawful entry and conspiracy to commit grand larceny. He entered a plea of not guilty and Beane set the trial date for Oct. 29.

In November 2012 Blasingame pleaded guilty to one count of burglary and was sentenced to the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders for six months to two years.

* John Allen Nelson, 26, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was granted a motion to be evaluated for mental stability. He will be arraigned on an indictment from the July 18 grand jury special session charging him with three counts each of first-degree sexual assault and sexual abuse by a custodian. His arraignment was set for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 before Beane.