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Wood Magistrate

PARKERSBURG — The following cases appeared in Wood County Magistrate Court on March 4:

* Alisha Small, 38, 55480 Second Ave., Reedsville, Ohio, was arraigned on charges of third offense shoplifting, fleeing with reckless indifference and child neglect creating risk of injury. She was being held at the North Central Regional Jail on a $40,000 surety bond. Small had been driving with an infant in the front seat that was not in a secured car seat when Vienna Police Officer A. McAfee began pursuit and turned on sirens to initiate of traffic stop, police said.

Small continued south on Grand Central Avenue and begin switching lanes weaving in and out of traffic, according to the criminal complaint. The complaint said the vehicle was traveling around 45 miles per hour while failing to yield. According to the criminal complaint, the vehicle then began passing southbound traffic and ran a red light.

McAfee followed the vehicle from a distance with lights and sirens while the vehicle continue to flee into Parkersburg, police said. According to the complaint, the Parkersburg Police then took over the pursuit and the vehicle continued to flee from officers while running stop signs. The complaint said the vehicle eventually became blocked in traffic on Ohio Avenue near McDonald’s, where Small ignored officers commands to unlock the vehicle, turn off the vehicle and to step out of the vehicle. According to the complaint, Parkersburg Police officers were forced to break the rear passenger window to stop the vehicle from continuing to flee.

* John Scott, 55, 68 Orem Road, Belleville, pleaded guilty to a charge of person prohibited to possess firearms. He was sentenced to 90 days of unsupervised probation and assessed $195.25 in court costs and fines.

* Jennifer Hopkins, 23, 800 Jackson Ave., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to a charge of battery; she was sentenced to 30 days of unsupervised probation and assessed $170.25 in court costs and fines.

* Benjamin Carpenter, 25, 811 Dickle Ave., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to a charge of shoplifting. He was assessed $205.25 in court cost and fines and ordered to pay a civil penalty of $69.94 to the victim.

* Rhonda Hill, 46, 3410 12th Ave., Vienna, was arraigned on the charge of fraudulent use of a credit card. She was released on a $3,500 personal recognizance bond.

* Hope Chute, 22, 1102 Broadway Ave., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and was released on a $2,000 surety bond.

* Justin Fernandez, 32, 413 Eighth St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of petit larceny and was released on a $2,500 surety bond.

* Jacob Gibson, 23, 111 Keith St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to charges of driving while suspended, a third offense. He was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement to run concurrently to two other cases and was assessed $170.25 in court costs and fines. In a separate case he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while suspended, a third offense, and no insurance. He was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement, to run concurrently to two other cases and assessed $540.50 in court costs and fines.

In a third case, he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving on suspended license, a third offense. He was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement to run concurrently to both previous cases and was assessed $170.25 in court costs and fines.

Gibson was dismissed on charges of: four counts of improper registration; six counts of driving while suspended or revoked; one count of driving while suspended, a second offense; one count of defective equipment; two counts of left of center; one count of no seat belt; one count of operation without certificate of inspection and one count of no proof of insurance as part of a plea agreement.

Gibson was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of petit larceny. He was released on a $2,500 personal recognizance bond.

* Harry Swagger, 68, 644 Madison Ave., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to a charge of shoplifting and as part of a plea agreement was dismissed on a charge of shoplifting. He was assessed $195.25 in court costs and fines and ordered to pay a civil penalty to the victims of $95.46 and $256.92

* Brandon Irons, 25, 2601 Lincoln Ave., Parkersburg, was dismissed on a charge of violation of a protective order because the arresting officer failed to appear.

* Greg Yetzer, 58, 1137 Lynn St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct and as part of a plea agreement was dismissed on a charge of obstruction and failure to render information. He was assessed $220.25 in court costs and fines.

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PARKERSBURG — Wood County Magistrate Court heard the following cases on March 5:

* Michael Clay, 35, and Shelby Walker, 25, of Parkersburg were each arraigned on a charge of domestic battery and child abuse causing injury after allegedly using a belt to strike their child, the 6-year-old victim, leaving bruising and lacerations on the victim’s body. They were both released on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond.

* Lindsey Morrison, 20, 1803 Nash St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of DUI first offense and was released on a $1,000 surety bond.

* Charles Persinger II, 31, 1922 Cameron Ave., Parkersburg, was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, methamphetamine, and was released on a $1,000 surety bond.

* Jane Sponsler, age unavailable, 1406 22nd St. Apartment B, Vienna, pleaded guilty to two charges of making or issuing a worthless check. She was assessed $340.50 in court costs and fines and ordered to pay $397.90 and $71 in restitution to the victims.

* Joseph Modisette, 61, 1419 1/2 20th St., Parkersburg, was arraigned on charges of failure to maintain control, failure to obey traffic device and DUI, a first offense,. He was released on a $700 personal recognizance bond.

* Cynthia Myers, 45, 1415 Lancaster St., Marietta, was arraigned on the charges of driving while suspended, a third offense, no insurance, failure to stop and driving while suspended, a second offense. She was released on a $1,200 surety bond.

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