Wood Circuit Court
PARKERSBURG — The following cases were handled recently in Wood County Circuit Court:
* Michael Forman, 40, 815 14th St., Parkersburg, pleaded guilty through an Alford plea before Judge Robert Waters to fraudulent use of an access device. He was sentenced to state prison for two years with a credit of 351 days credit for time served. He has to pay $959.81 in restitutions to Discover within one year. He was also ordered to pay $1,272 in fines and court costs.
* Jason Knowlton, 23, 2604 11th Ave., Parkersburg, had a motion for reconsideration of sentence denied by Waters. He had previously pleaded guilty to unlawful assault and was sentenced to one to five years in prison. Court records said the motion was denied because of Knowlton’s criminal record, the seriousness of the crime, a history of acts of violence and being dishonest with his parole officer as reasons for the denial.
* Pierre Mirris, 44, of Parkersburg, received a two-year sanction with credit of eight days for time served by Waters and will be sent back to prison. Court records indicated he did not meet the conditions of his probation in having contact with a minor under the age of 18 and not meeting requirements on computer use. Mirris was on 20 years probation after serving time for pleading guilty to sexual assault in the third degree from 2012. He was originally released from prison in August 2019.
* Benjamin Nash, 912 16th St., Vienna, is set to go on trial before Judge JD Beane on Jan. 5 on one count of manufacturing of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance. A status hearing will be held on Jan 3.
* Donald G. Hardway, 593 Lynn Camp Rd., Palestine, is set to go to trial on Nov. 17 before Beane on charges of soliciting a minor via computer and travel to engage the minor in prohibited sexual activity and distribution and exhibition of material depicting a minor engaged in sexual activity. A plea offer was made on a charge of fraudulent use of an access device. A status hearing will be held 9 a.m. Nov. 12.
* Jalon Delane Bivins, 19, 4408 Ninth Ave., Parkersburg, did not appear for a recent trial status hearing before Beane. Records indicated he cut off his home confinement bracelet and cannot be located. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, fleeing from officers in a vehicle with reckless indifference and forgery of a public record or certificate.
* Audrey D. Thompson, 40, Pioneer Circle, Apt 205, Elizabeth, was taken off of home confinement by Beane as she is doing well in treatment. The court extended her probation by two years. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and grand larceny in April.
* Joshua Howard Hedges, 43, 1110 Beeman Rd., Washington, pleaded guilty before Beane to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. He was sentenced to one to 15 years with 146 days credited for time served and ordered to pay court costs. the sentence will run concurrent with another charge from Pleasants County.
* Robert T. Williams 31, of Elizabeth, has his trial set for Dec. 1 before Beane on charges of receiving/transferring a stolen vehicle and receiving stolen property. A status hearing is set for 1:45 p.m. Nov. 29.
* Harry A. Johnson, 62, 2906 29th St. Apt. 1, Parkersburg, will have a sentencing hearing before Beane Nov. 4 at 10:15 a.m. He was originally sentenced to one to 15 years with a credit of seven days for time served for a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one to 15 years with a credit of seven days for time served which will run concurrently. The court will allow Johnson to serve his time on home confinement The final sentencing hearing was delayed until he found a place to live in Parkersburg/Wood County.
* Timothy M. Sampson, 30, 206 Brentwood St., Marietta, had his trial continued before Waters to Nov. 16. He is charged with fleeing from an officer in a vehicle with reckless indifference and fleeing from a police officer. Motions are due by Oct. 21.
* Alan M. Wilson Jr., 35, 1529 20th St. Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Waters to fleeing and wanton endangerment. Sentencing is set 9:30 a.m. Dec. 3. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered.
* Jaclyn Finley, 34, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty before Waters to fraudulent use of an access device and was sentenced to 10 years in jail with 93 days credited for time served. The sentence was suspended and Finley was placed on three years of probation and ordered to pay court costs and $629 in restitutions.