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On the Record

Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG — The following cases were heard Sept. 1-3 in Wood County Circuit Court:

Judge J.D. Beane:

∫ Herbert M. Boyles, 42, Parkersburg, did not appear for a sentencing hearing on misdemeanor charges of abuse of an incapacitated adult and neglect of an incapacitated adult. A state motion to revoke his bond was granted and a capias warrant was issued. Boyles pleaded guilty in July to the charges, which were lesser included offenses to the felonies with which he and his wife, Christina Boyles, were charged related to the alleged abuse of her disabled adult son.

∫ Counsel for Dustin Eugene Wright, 34, appearing via Skype from the North Central Regional Jail in Doddridge County, made a motion for a personal recognizance bond. It was not granted, but the judge reduced his bond from $150,000 surety to $75,000. Wright is scheduled to stand trial Oct. 14 on charges of first- and second-degree arson, causing injury during an arson-related crime, destruction of property, burglary and unlawful entry of a building other than a dwelling. He is accused of setting a fire in March at 1113 Latrobe St., Parkersburg. A city firefighter sustained second-degree burns while extinguishing the fire.

∫ Isaac P. Holdren, 24, appearing via Skype from the North Central Regional Jail, admitted to the allegations in a petition to revoke probation and the court approved an agreement between the defense and the state for him to serve a 180-day sanction in jail, then return to probation. Holdren was on probation after serving a prison sentence for third-degree sexual assault.

∫ Phillip Edward Butler, 37, appearing via Skype from the Regional Jail, was re-sentenced to one to five years in prison with credit for time served. According to court records, he received that sentence in May on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, but it was suspended for home confinement in Monongalia County. He did not appear for a status hearing on Aug. 6.

∫ Eric Touvell, 38, Parkersburg, did not appear for a status hearing, and the court granted a motion to revoke his bond an issue a capias warrant. He was previously charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

∫ The trial of Frank A. Carper, 30, Parkersburg, was reset for Nov. 18. He is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, receiving stolen property, use or presentation of a firearm during commission of a felony and illegal possession of a destructive device.

∫ Tajuan Stanley, 22, appeared via Skype from the regional jail. His trial on three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and three counts of conspiracy to commit possession with intent was reset for Nov. 18.

∫ Lindsey R. Quick, 31, Coolville, did not appear for a trial status hearing and was given until the end of the day to appear. If not, bond would be revoked and a capias issued. Quick is charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and petit larceny.

∫ April Honey Youst, 39, in custody at the regional jail, pleaded guilty to an information charging her with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5.

∫ Angela Dawn Duelley, 32, in custody at the regional jail, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance, and was scheduled for sentencing at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 5.

Before Judge Robert Waters:

∫ Ashley Tanner, 21, of Athens, pleaded guilty to charges of false pretense and worthless check. Her sentencing was scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Nov. 2. Two other worthless check counts and one false pretense charge were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

∫ Bobbie Sue Davis, 36, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. A charge of prohibited person in possession of a firearm was dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Sentencing was set for 10 a.m. Nov. 2.

∫ Kenneth E. Sewell, 53, appearing by video from jail in Washington County, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering and misdemeanor destruction of property, a lesser included offense to the felony count on which he was indicted, as well as an information charging him with breaking and entering. His sentencing was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 2. Two counts of entering without breaking and one count each of breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit entering without breaking and grand larceny were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

∫ Trial was set for Dec. 1 for Laron C. Fuller, 38, Parkersburg. He is charged with eight counts of delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance.

∫ Pierre Mims, 43, appeared via Skype from the regional jail and admitted to allegations in a petition to revoke his supervised release. He was sentenced to two years in prison, with credit for eight days. He was released from prison in August 2019 after serving a term for three counts of third-degree sexual assault and placed on 20 years of supervised release.

∫ Raymond Lawrence Chapman, 39, appeared via Skype from the regional jail and pleaded guilty to an information charging him with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Sentencing is 11 a.m. Nov. 2.

Before Judge Jason Wharton:

∫ Melissa Anne Smith, 41, Washington, W.Va., pleaded guilty to fleeing with reckless disregard and a misdemeanor count of child neglect creating risk of injury, a lesser included offense of the original felony charge. Sentencing is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9.

∫ Kaitlin J. McMullen, 22, of Parkersburg, did not appear for a bond revocation hearing. Her bond was revoked and a capias warrant issued. She had previously pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit grand larceny, and her sentencing was scheduled for Oct. 9.

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PARKERSBURG — The following cases recently appeared in Wood County Circuit Court:

∫ Cody Lee Buzzard, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, appeared Friday on a competency hearing. The court received a report from Aug. 15 which found he was not competent to stand trial. Buzzard was committed to a facility or no less than three years.

∫ Billy Ray Johnson Jr., 55, in custody at the regional jail, had his trial rescheduled Thursday to be held Dec. 16. He was indicted Jan. 15 on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the November 2019 death of Kevin Arnott.

∫ Shane Stanley, in custody at the regional jail, appeared for a competency hearing Wednesday and was deemed to be not competent but could possibly recover. The court ordered a three-month restorative period at Sharpe Hospital.

Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court released the following reports Sept. 9:

∫ A charge of receiving/transferring a stolen vehicle was dismissed against Matthew Shane Bailey, 33, 488 Federal Road, Apt. B, Little Hocking.

∫ Andrew Shawn Nuzum, 30, 623 Lulu St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was assessed $220.25 in fines and court costs. A charge of public intoxication was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

∫ Keith Allen Miller, 34, 2701 Fairlawn Ave., Lot 11, Dunbar, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana, less than 15 grams, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, suspended for one year of unsupervised probation. He was also assessed $170.25 in court costs.

∫ William Leon Winstanley, 34, 4406 Jefferson St., Parkersburg, was found not guilty of violation of a protective order in a bench trial.

∫ David Andrew Walker, 2836 Sealy Ridge Road, Vincent, pleaded guilty to no insurance and was assessed $370.25 in fines and court costs. Charges of driving on a suspended/revoked license, general; improper registration; and defective equipment were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

∫ David Michael Carpenter, 811 1/2 Belrock Ave., Belpre, pleaded guilty to shoplifting, was assessed $180.25 in court costs and was ordered to pay a $256 civil penalty to Walmart.

∫ Jacob Sterling Ross, 35, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of violating a protective order and released on a $1,000 bond.

∫ Richard Lee Roy, 35, 32 Martin Circle, Elizabeth, was arraigned on charges of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance and released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond.

∫ Deanna Givens, 46, 615 13th St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on four counts of child neglect by a parent/guardian and released on a $4,000 surety bond.

∫ Mylisha Sue Stephens, 29, 1341 Spring St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of child concealment and released on a $10,000 surety bond.

∫ John Alan Sattler, 30, 650 13th St., Apt. 1, Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of possession of fentanyl and bond was set at $200,000 surety.

∫ Airrion Antwoin Smith, 46, 1614 Pearcy Ave., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm and released on a $35,000 surety bond.

∫ Chad Michael Wilson, 34, 2602 26th Ave., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of shoplifting and released on a $500 personal recognizance bond.

∫ Russell Allen Lawrence, 45, 151 Gracy St., Princeton, was arraigned on a fugitive from justice charge and held without bond pending a hearing in Wood County Circuit Court.

∫ Mack D. Garrett, 46, 11053 Lee Creek Road, Rockport, waived preliminary hearings on four charges of child abuse resulting in injury, and the case was bound over to circuit court.

∫ Austin Lee Hayes, 19, 601 Stephenson Ave., Parkersburg, waived a preliminary hearing on a charge of failure to appear, and the case was bound over to circuit court.

∫ Kevin Leroy Swiger, 35, 2510 39th St., Apt. B, Parkersburg, waived a preliminary hearing on a charge of fleeing from an officer, and the case was bound over to circuit court.

∫ Justin Paul Lowther, 30, 12286 Staunton Turnpike, Smithville, pleaded no contest to a charge of no seat belt and was assessed a $25 fine.

∫ Cody R. Whitecotton, 23, 820 Burk St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty so speeding, 10 mph or less above the limit, and was assessed $175.25 in fines and court costs.

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