Wood County Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Circuit Court heard the following cases on Jan. 3.

In Judge Robert Waters court, Christian Kyle Cottrell, 27, was sentenced on one count of cruelty to animals, a felony. He was sentenced to one to five years at the West Virginia Department of Corrections with credit for 215 days.

According to court records, on March 12 Cottrell was staying at the Comfort Inn at 401 37th St. where he threw his two-month-old puppy out the second-floor window.

Parkersburg Veterinary Hospital reported the puppy was sore but had no broken bones. Wood County Sheriff’s Deputy B.A. Pickens later said the puppy has been placed in foster care through the Humane Society.

Cottrell was ordered to pay $546 to the Parkersburg Humane Society.

Also in Judge Robert Waters court:

* Christopher Brian O’Dell, 46, 4828 15th Ave., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to uttering and will be sentenced on March 8 at 3:30 p.m.

In Judge J.D. Beane’s court:

* Matthew J. Hunter, 44, in custody for burglary, has been given a new trial date of March 26, due to a conflicting trial next week.

* Paul Adkins, 36, in custody, pleaded guilty to an information charge on conspiring to commit delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and will be sentenced on March 8 at 9 a.m.

* Ryan Scott Watson, 29, in custody on four charges of burglary and one charge of battery, had his bond reduced from $50,000 to $25,000 with the condition of upon posting bail being placed on home confinement.

* Amber Pettry, 22, in custody, was found guilty of conspiring to commit fraudulent use of an access device. She was sentenced to five years at the West Virginia Department of Corrections with credit for 168 days.

* Scott Edward Joy, 39, 4008 Second Ave., Parkersburg, was found guilty on the charges of brandishing, obstruction and assault. He was sentenced to two years and six months on home confinement.