PARKERSBURG - A variety of hearings were conducted Wednesday in Wood County Circuit Court.
* Christopher Conley Brown, 40, 1934 1/2 Worthington St., Parkersburg, entered a plea agreement with the state to plead guilty to embezzlement in count one of an indictment from a special session of the grand jury on Nov. 3. His sentencing was set for 1 p.m. April 21 before Judge Robert Waters.
* Chad Bosley, 35, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was arraigned on a charge from a special session of the grand jury on Nov. 3 after he was found competent. He was indicted on charges of first-degree arson and second-degree arson. He pleaded innocent to the charges and his trial was set for April 14, case No. 4 before Waters.
* Annette D. Miller, 32, 119 Cobblers Circle, Carolina Shores, N.C., was granted a continuance for her trial to the May term to give her time to hire an attorney. Her trial was set for May 25, case No. 2 before Waters. She was indicted by the September 2009 grand jury on charges of embezzlement, grand larceny by embezzlement and taking the identity of another.
* Brandon D. Thornhill, 29, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was denied a motion to reduce his bond by Judge Jeffrey Reed. He was charged with burglary on Jan. 7, 2010 and is in custody in lieu of a $50,000 surety bond. His case is in bound-over status and has not been indicted.
* Christopher Carroll Hanson, 48, 1480 Braun Road, Belpre, was granted a motion by Reed to reconsider his sentence. He was placed on home confinement to serve his sentence with credit for time served. On Aug. 24, 2009 he was sentenced to one to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to third-offense DUI and charged by a special session of the grand jury on Oct. 22, 2008.
* Danny Ray Ritchey, 48, 18 Mayfair Drive, Mineral Wells, was sentenced after his guilty plea to obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge. He was sentenced by Judge J.D. Beane to one to four years in prison with credit for seven days served, suspended for four years home confinement.