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PARKERSBURG – Five hearings took place in Wood County Circuit Court Tuesday.

* Heather S. Jarvis, 22, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, appeared for a habeas corpus hearing but decided to go forward and waived extradition to Franklin County, Ohio, to face charges of two counts of kidnapping, aggravated robbery with a specification, aggravated burglary with specification, murder with specification and tampering with evidence.

* Timothy Michael Morton, 25, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, appeared for an arraignment on a petition to revoke probation. He was set for a preliminary hearing in Wood County Magistrate Court at 2 p.m. Dec. 19 before Magistrate Joe Kuhl and a final hearing at 2 p.m. Jan. 5, 2015 before Judge Robert Waters. Morton was remanded to custody without bond.

* Willis Dale Starcher Sr., 68, 201 S. Oak St., Washington, W.Va., was to appear for a status hearing but the court was informed a plea has been reached. Waters ordered the plea recorded but not accepted pending a presentencing investigation. A plea and possible sentencing was set for 11:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 2015.

* Traci L. Schwendeman, 42, 205 Bohl Drive, Marietta, was sentenced after her plea of guilty to a bill of information charging her with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, forgery or deception. Waters sentenced her to one to four years in prison with a recommendation for substance abuse treatment. A motion for alternate sentencing and probation was denied.

* Brett Douglas Davis, 43, 217 Cloverleaf Road, Parkersburg, was sentenced to complete his original sentence of one to three years in prison with credit for time served. On June 25, 2013 he was sentenced to one to three years for third-offense DUI and six months in the regional jail with credit for two days served for driving on a suspended or revoked license for DUI, a lesser included offense to the charge of second-offense driving on a suspended or revoked license for DUI.

Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG – The following cases appeared in Wood County Circuit Court on Nov. 24:

* Casey Gabriel Hornbeck, 23, Parkersburg, was sentenced Monday on a burglary charge. Due to successful completion of a drug court program, he was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison with credit for time served and had the sentence suspended for five years of probation. He was assessed court costs and restitution.

Hornbeck was indicted March 7, 2013, on charges of burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, unlawful entry, conspiracy to commit unlawful entry, grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny. He pleaded guilty May 12, 2013, to a burglary count and entered the drug court program.

* Benjamin Andrew Berry, 29, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of uttering and his sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 19, 2015. He will enter a drug court program and if he completes it successfully, the charge will be changed to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit uttering for his sentencing.

Berry was indicted July 12 on five counts of uttering. The information containing the conspiracy charge was filed Monday.

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PARKERSBURG – Three hearings took place in Wood County Circuit Court Friday.

* Brenan Alexandra Molden, 21, 609 Gladstone St., Parkersburg, was to appear for the execution of a governor’s warrant from Ohio, but she did not appear. Judge Robert Waters granted state motions to revoke her bond and for it to be forfeited. He also issued a capias for her arrest. When she is apprehended she is to be held without bond. She was facing a charge of theft in Washington County.

* Abby Lynn Roach, 21, 804 Fourth St., Marietta, was sentenced after his guilty plea to a charge of conspiracy to commit burglary as charged by the September 2013 grand jury. Judge Jeffrey Reed sentenced her to one to five years in prison with credit for seven days served suspended for three years probation.

* Rodney Louis Wayne Jr., 33, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was sentenced after his August guilty plea to charges of third-offense DUI and third-offense driving on a suspended or revoked license for DUI as charged by the May 2014 grand jury. Reed sentenced him to six months in the regional jail with credit for 96 days served for the driving on a suspended or revoked license for DUI charge and one to three years with credit for 20 days served to be served after he serves the sentence in the regional jail.

Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG – The following cases appeared in Wood County Circuit Court on Nov. 17:

* Thomas Valentine, 32, Marietta, was sentenced Monday to one to three years in prison on a charge of third-offense driving under the influence. He was given credit for time served and was assessed court costs. He was indicted May 16 on charges of third-offense DUI and driving under suspension. He pleaded guilty to the DUI charge on Aug. 21.

* Jessica Ann Teters, 19, Parkersburg, was arraigned Monday on charges of child neglect creating risk of injury, fleeing an officer with reckless indifference and escape. The charges stem from an Oct. 27 indictment. She entered a not guilty plea and trial has been scheduled for Jan. 20, 2015.

* Larry Gale Owens, 45, Parkersburg, was arraigned Monday on a murder charge. The charge stems from an Oct. 27 indictment. He entered a not guilty plea and trial has been scheduled for March 15, 2015.

* Ashley Curry, aka Ashley Vaughn, 36, Parkersburg, was arraigned Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The charge stems from an Oct. 27 indictment. She entered a not guilty plea and trial has been scheduled for Feb. 11, 2015.

* Stephen Michael Wells, 25, Parkersburg, was arraigned Monday on charges of child neglect creating risk of injury, fleeing from an officer with reckless indifference, fleeing on foot, malicious assault, driving under suspension and receiving or transferring stolen property.

The charges stem from an Oct. 27 indictment. He entered not guilty pleas and trial has been scheduled for Jan. 20, 2015.

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PARKERSBURG – The following cases appeared in Wood County Circuit Court on Nov. 3:

* Devonn Curtis, 55, Marietta, was sentenced Monday to one to five years in prison with credit for time served on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance. He was also assessed court costs.

Curtis was indicted May 16 on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance and pleaded guilty to one of the counts on Aug. 13.

* Heather M. Morrell, 41, Parkersburg, was sentenced Monday to one to five years in prison on a charge of child neglect creating substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death. She received credit for time served and the sentence was suspended for five years probation followed by 10 years of supervised release. She was ordered to register with the West Virginia State Police child abuse registry and was assessed court costs.

Morrell was indicted May 16 on charges of brandishing and child neglect creating substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death and pleaded guilty Aug. 15 to the neglect charge.

* Carlos Maurice Oates, 29, Columbus, was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison on a charge of aiding and abetting delivery of a controlled substance. He received credit for time served and was assessed court costs, fees, fines and restitution.

Oates was indicted May 16 on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of aiding and abetting delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He pleaded guilty Aug. 8 to the aiding charge.