Kinney dismissed from offender program

PARKERSBURG – One of four men charged in connection with a January burglary was sentenced Wednesday in Wood County Circuit Court after he was dismissed from a youthful offender program.

Dustin Ray Kinney, 21, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was returned as unfit to continue at the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders in Greenbrier County. He was sentenced by Judge Robert Waters to one to five years in prison with credit for 234 days served. A motion for home confinement was denied. He is to participate in a GED program and substance abuse treatment while in custody.

In July when Kinney was sentenced to the Anthony Center, he was also ordered to pay restitution of $500 to the victims and $6,814.09 to their insurance carrier. Kinney, along with three others, took more than $18,000 in goods.

Kinney pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary of a Liberty Street residence as charged by a special session of the grand jury on March 7.

In other hearings Wednesday:

  • Austin Latrell Cross, 20, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to a charge of unlawful assault as charged by the May 2013 grand jury. After the plea, Waters proceeded to sentencing and Cross was remanded to custody to await placement for six months to two years in the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders.
  • Larry Paul Gross, 44, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit grand larceny as charged by the September 2012 grand jury. His sentencing was set for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 13 before Waters.
  • Rick Lee Stull, 54, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was sentenced after he entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to a charge of operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory. Judge J.D. Beane sentenced him to two to 10 years in prison with credit for 227 days served.
  • Timothy Jacob Linton, 39, 1001 24th St., Parkersburg, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to two counts of fraudulent use of an access device and was sentenced to concurrent terms of five years in jail suspended for three years probation.
  • Timothy Michael Morton, 24, 798 Man of War Road, Walker, was sentenced to concurrent sentences of one year in the North Central Regional Jail suspended for two years probation after his May guilty plea to charges of contributing to the neglect of a child, a lesser included offense to the charge of child neglect creating risk of injury as charged by the January 2013 grand jury. He will be required to register with the West Virginia State Police for 10 years.
  • Korey Lee Riel, 23, 402 Parmaco St., Parkersburg, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to charges of grand larceny and fleeing from an officer as charged by the May 2013 grand jury. His sentencing was deferred because he has applied to participate in the West Central Drug Court program.
  • Henry Theodore Allen, 35, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was arraigned on an indictment from a special session of the grand jury on July 18, 2012 charging him with burglary, unlawful entry and grand larceny. He entered a plea of not guilty and his trial was set for Nov. 20 before Beane. His bond was reduced to $10,000 from $75,000.