Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases on April 17:

* Joshua Hedges, 40, 1000 Latrobe St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of possession of a controlled substance and shoplifting. He was released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond.

* Craig Hardy, 31, 1303 St. Marys Ave., Parkersburg, was arraigned on the charge of strangulation and is being held at North Central Regional Jail on a $10,000 surety bond.

* Gregory Stanley, 36, 1728 Ohio 124, Coolville, had his preliminary hearing waived on charges of possession, manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture or deliver and shoplifting. His case has been bound over to Wood County Circuit Court for grand jury consideration.

* Charles King, 44, 1904 Sixth Ave., Parkersburg, was arraigned on the charge of obstruction and was released on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.

* Joseph Lowther, 40, 115 Cherry St., Harrisville, was arraigned on the charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, methamphetamine, and is being held at the North Central Regional Jail on a $100,000 surety bond.

* Morgan Francis, 34, 127 Victory St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on two charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, methamphetamine, and is being held at the North Central Regional Jail on a $105,000 surety bond.