PARKERSBURG - Four hearings took place in Wood County Circuit Court Thursday.
* Joshua Eugene Smith, 34, 1134 Lynn St., Apt. 2, Parkersburg, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to a charge of grand larceny as charged by the January 2013 grand jury. Judge J.D. Beane sentenced him to one to 10 years in prison with credit for 130 days served. A motion for probation or alternative sentencing was denied. He will be allowed to submit forms for admission to the drug court program and if accepted he may be released to enter the program.
* Timothy Wayne Hughes, 37, 206 Forest Way, Waverly, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory. His sentencing was set for 9 a.m. Oct. 7 before Judge Jeffrey Reed. His sentencing may be deferred if he is accepted into the drug court. All other charges in the January indictment against him have been dismissed.
* James Miller Johnson III, 25, 566 Davids St., Marion, Ohio, was granted a motion to reduce his bond from $200,000 to $5,000 by Reed. He was indicted by the July 18 special grand jury on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
* Nathan Charles Davis, 27, 12330 Emerson Ave., Lot 21, Parkersburg, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to a charge of unlawful assault, a lesser included offense to a charge of malicious assault as charged by the May 2013 grand jury. A motion for probation or alternative sentencing was taken under advisement. Davis' sentencing was set for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15 before Reed..