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Circuit Court

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

* Dalton Arley Painter, 21, 1018 East 12th St. Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Judge Robert Waters to first-degree robbery and was sentenced to 15 years in jail with credit for 638 days for time served with no credit for time served on home confinement. That sentence was suspended and he was put on five years probation. He is required to complete a substance abuse case.

* Deanna King, 46, 3909 Sayre Ave., Parkersburg, pleaded not guilty before Waters to possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Trial is set for Jan. 4. A status hearing is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 20.

* Roy T. Tranter, 45, 811 Virginia Ave., Parkersburg, has trial set for 9 a.m. Dec. 14 before Waters on a charge of child neglect resulting in death. According to court records, on May 5, 2021, Tranter was operating a 1994 Jeep with his 5-year-old son unrestrained in the back seat. Tranter ran off the road in the 3700 block of Southern Highway rolling the Jeep over on the passenger side, ejecting the boy. The boy died as a result of an injury to the head.

* Ariana S. Clark, 27, 1000 Hade Hills Park, Cross Lanes, pleaded guilty before Waters to grand larceny. Clark was sentenced to one to 10 years in prison with a credit of 129 days for time served. That sentence was suspended and she was placed on three years of probation with the requirement that she continues substance abuse treatment. She was ordered to pay court costs.

* Robert M. Stemple, 48, 1802 Erie St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Judge JD Beane to petit larceny. Sentencing is set for 9:15 a.m. Jan. 13.

* Robert Charles Hicks Jr., 23, 702 Edwards Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, had trial set before Beane on Jan. 5 on charges of obstruction and two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. A status hearing is set for 9 a.m. Jan. 3.

* Denise Elaine Harbin, 64, 1033 Quincy St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Beane to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Court records said Harbin was in substance abuse treatment and doing well. Sentencing is set for 9:30 a.m. Feb. 17.

* Quinta Lee McKissick, 22, 217 Cotton Ridge Lane, Apt. 217, Spartanburg S.C., pleaded guilty before Beane to fleeing from an officer in a vehicle with reckless indifference and fraudulent use of an access device. He was sentenced to prison for one to five years with a credit of 106 days for time served and four years respectively. The sentences will be carried out consecutively. McKissick was ordered to pay court costs.

* Damon G. Fonner, 32, 3312 Vair Ave., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Beane to unlawful assault and was sentenced to one to five years in prison. That sentence was suspended and Fonner was placed on three years of probation and ordered to pay court costs and a monthly probation fee.

* Joseph Allen Dowler, 40, 4415 14th Ave., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Beane to possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Court records said Dowler was in substance abuse treatment and doing well. Sentencing is set for 9:45 a.m. Feb. 17.

* James Robert Kipe, 31, in custody of the West Virginia Department of Corrections, pleaded guilty before Beane to burglary and was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison with 151 days credit for time served. The sentence will run concurrent with another case. He was ordered to pay $277 in court costs and fees within five years of his release.

* Harry Antoine Johnson, 62, 2906 29th St. Apt. 1, Parkersburg, originally pleaded guilty before Beane to delivery of a controlled substance (meth) and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison with seven days credit for time served for each count. The sentences will run concurrently. That sentence was suspended and he was placed on home confinement. He was ordered to pay $362 in fines and court costs. He did not appear for a scheduled hearing. A capias warrant was issued for him and his bond was revoked.

* John Eugene Sams, 40, 89 Comer St. Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Beane to fleeing from an officer in a vehicle with reckless disregard and driving on a revoked license for DUI-second offense. He was sentenced to prison for one to five years with a credit of 13 days for time served and one year in prison with a credit of 13 days. The sentences will run concurrently. He was also ordered to pay $2,277 in fines and court costs.

* Justin K. Taylor, 26, 114 Post Mill Way Apt. 201, Mineral Wells, had trial set before Beane for Jan. 5. Taylor has been charged with three counts of distribution and exhibition of material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. A status hearing is set for 9 a.m. Jan. 3.

* Juan Rodriguez McMutary, 43, 2288 Candston Dr., Columbus, had trial set before Beane for Jan. 5. McMutary was charged with possession of a controlled substance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possessing a firearm when he has been prohibited from doing so. A status hearing was set for Jan. 3.

* Austin Hayes, 20, 601 Stephenson Ave., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Waters to failure to appear and unlawful taking of a vehicle (joyriding). A motion was made for alternative sentencing which would allow Hayes to get substance abuse treatment. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered. Sentencing is set for 10:15 a.m. Jan. 3.

* Matthew Gregory Howard, 27, 904 Smithfield St. Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Waters to battery and petit larceny. He was sentenced to one year in prison with a credit of 69 days for time served and 12 months to run consecutively. That sentence was suspended and he was placed on three years of probation. He is expected to seek substance abuse treatment and ordered to pay court costs and $300 in restitution.

* Timothy Sampson, 30, 206 Brentwood St., Marietta, pleaded guilty before Waters to fleeing an officer in a vehicle with reckless indifference. Sentencing is set for 1:15 p.m. Jan. 7

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