Wood County Circuit Court

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

* William R. Sayles III, 51, 1341 Brandywine Place, Apt. 315, Zanesville, Ohio, had his trial set before Judge Jason Wharton for March 3 on a charge of fleeing from an officer with reckless disregard.

* Jeffrey Caplinger Jr., 31, 193 Kesterson Rd., Parkersburg, had his trial set before Judge Robert Waters for Feb. 16 on a charge of first-degree robbery.

* Zachary L. Davis, 29, 1015 Lynn St., Apt. A, Parkersburg, had his trial set before Waters for March 9 on two counts of DUI with injury.

* Eric W. Tennant, 27, 724 Forest Way, Waverly, was sentenced by Waters for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Tennant was initially sentenced to one to five years in state prison to run consecutively with another sentence he is already serving. That sentence was suspended and he will be placed on three years probation. He will be required to participate in a long-term treatment program once his current sentence is completed. If necessary, he would be placed on 120 days of home confinement if his probation officer deems it necessary depending on how treatment goes.

* Jessica Pappas, 32, 1009 29th St. Apt. 1, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to uttering and false schemes before Waters. She was initially sentenced to two concurrent sentences of one to 10 years with a credit of eight days for time served for each count. That sentence was suspended and she was placed on three years probation with all the terms and conditions. She was ordered to pay a total of $2,505 in restitution to three local Piggly Wiggly stores.

* Stephen R. Gray, 39, 413 8th St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Waters to a charge of destruction of property. Sentencing is set for Feb. 19 at 9:30 a.m. Gray is asking for probation and a pre-sentencing investigation has been ordered.

* Erica C. Thompson, 30, 71 South Fifth St., Parkersburg, was sentenced by Waters to six months in jail with nine days credit for time served for child neglect. Thompson had completed treatment for substance abuse. The initial sentence was suspended and Thompson was placed on two years probation with the requirement of doing additional follow-up treatment programs if deemed necessary by her probation officer.

* Justin D. Deems, 30, 725 Seventh St., Marietta, was found guilty before Waters of breaking and entering and attempted breaking and entering. A request for probation was denied. He was sentenced to one to three years in state prison with a credit of 121 days for time served. He is recommended to get severe substance abuse treatment while in custody. He was placed in the custody of the North Central Regional Jail.

* Kevin Allen, 205 Kesterson Rd., Parkersburg, had a trial set before Waters for March 23 on charges of delivery of drugs that resulted in death, failure to render aid and three counts of delivery of a controlled substance. Pre-trial motions have to be made by March 2.


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