Guilty plea heard in burglary case

PARKERSBURG – A fourth defendant in a January burglary of a residence pleaded guilty in Wood County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Dustin Ray Kinney, 21, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was sentenced after his guilty plea to a charge of burglary as charged by a special session of the grand jury on March 7.

Judge Robert Waters deferred sentencing and granted a motion to place him at the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders for a term of six months to two years. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $500 to the victims and $6,814.09 to the victims’ insurance.

Kinney, along with three others, took more than $18,000 in goods from the Billy Cottrill residence at 3824 Liberty St. on Jan. 13.

Two of Kinney’s co-defendants have pleaded guilty to charges related to the Jan. 13 burglary while a third pleaded guilty to a bill of information in an unrelated case.

His codefendants and the status of their cases are:

* Casey Hornbeck, 22, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, pleaded guilty to burglary on May 21, and is set for sentencing at 9 a.m. July 22.

* Thomas Michael Leroy Underwood, 18, 1718 1/2 Park St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty May 21 to a bill of information charging him with grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny in an unrelated case where he was charged with taking a change machine from the K.C. Car Wash. He was placed on supervised bond with drug testing to await sentencing at 10 a.m. July 22.

* Brian Scott Hornbeck, 21, 1617 Pike St., Parkersburg, entered an Alford plea on May 28 to a charge of burglary and sentencing was set for 9 a.m. July 24. Hornbeck was also charged in the bill of information to which Underwood pleaded guilty; however, on May 28 the information charges against him were dismissed and he pleaded guilty to a charge from the indictment.