Wood Circuit Court
PARKERSBURG — The following cases were handled recently in Wood County Circuit Court:
* Carl Lee Martin III, 33, 710 28th St., Vienna, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering before Circuit Judge Jason Wharton. A motion for alternative sentencing is being delayed while he participates in treatment. A status hearing is set for June 14 at 11 a.m.
* William A. Nutter, 41, 1324 Broadway Ave., Parkersburg, is charged with the murder of his brother Charles Ryan Cottle, 29, on Mother’s Day 2020. The 4th Circuit Public Defender’s Corporation made a motion before Wharton to withdraw from the case after Cottle “fired” them. Cottle is scheduled to go to trial on May 4 before Wharton.
* Daniel Troy Rose, 37, P.O. Box 1 c/o Huttonsville Correctional Center, Huttonsville, has a plea hearing before Circuit Judge J.D. Beane on April 26 at 11:15 a.m. regarding a charge of escape.
* James Grant Zinkle, 880 Lucas Rd., Shinnston, W.Va., had the court deny bond reinstatement relating to a charge of third-offense shoplifting in a case before Wharton.
* Dustin M. Windland, 34, 14 Rolling Hills Court, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Wharton with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. A motion was made for alternative sentencing and a pre-sentencing investigation ordered. Sentencing is set for June 14 at 10:30 a.m.
* Frank A. Carper, 30, 606 Division St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Beane to felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and a misdemeanor offense of receiving stolen property. He agrees to enter a long-term drug treatment program (six months). If successful, the state will recommend probation. If not, the court goes forward with sentencing. He also agreed to pay restitution.
* Airrion A. Smith, 47, 1614 Pearcy Ave., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver before Beane. Sentencing is set April 26 at 9:30 a.m.
* Rachael Ann Bunner, 1006 George St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver before Beane and was sentenced to one to five years in prison. Bunner was also ordered to pay court costs.
* Brandon Cumpston, 31, 419 Warrior Dr., Vincent, was sentenced to 120 days with 19 days credit for a charge of conspiracy to commit fraudulent use of an access device by Wharton. Once completed he will be readmitted to probation for six months in a inpatient rehabilitation program.
* Calvin L. Gibson II, 669 Montgomery Hill Road, Walker, who is charged with fraudulent scheme, conspiracy to commit fraudulent scheme, taking the identity of someone else, fraudulent use of an access device, conspiracy to commit fraudulent use of and access device, forgery (two counts), uttering (two counts) and shoplifting third-offense had trial set when another court case moved forward at the same time. A new trial date before Wharton is scheduled for May 21. A status hearing will held April 27 at 10 a.m.
* Jerri Kay Rose-Gates, 41, 1805 Liberty St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (fentanyl). A pre-sentencing investigation is ordered. Sentencing has been deferred while the defendant undergoes treatment. Sentencing before Wharton is set for Aug. 2 at 10:30 a.m.
* Edker Doyle Carpenter, 51, 1009 George St., Parkersburg, was found guilty of second-offense failure to register and sentenced by Wharton to one to five years in prison with 31 days credit for time served, the sentence to run consecutively with the sentence in another case. A motion for alternative sentencing was denied. He was assessed $277 in court costs that have to be paid within two years of his release.