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Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG – The following hearings took place late Thursday in Wood County Circuit Court.

* John J. Blevins, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to a bill of information charging him with breaking and entering. Judge Robert Waters set sentencing for 9:30 a.m. July 20.

* Barbara Jean Jones, 57, 10156 Quincy St., Parkersburg, appeared for a pretrial motions hearing. Waters admitted statements in relation to the embezzlement charge. Also admitted was the Miranda rights statement with the transcript of Jones’ statement.

Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG – Two hearings took place in Wood County Circuit Court Tuesday.

* Curtis Leon Davis Jr., 41, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was continued for trial to June 23 after Judge Robert Waters granted a motion from the state to continue the trial. Davis was indicted by the January 2015 grand jury on five counts of wanton endangerment with a firearm and one count of person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

* Rodrick Pettis, 26, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to charges of second-offense possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory. Waters denied a bond or a transport order to answer charges in Ohio.

In cases from late Monday:

* Mellissa Ann Vanfossen, 31, 708 Myrtle St., Parkersburg, was sentenced after her guilty plea to a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver as charged in a bill of information. Judge J.D. Beane sentenced her to one to five years in prison with credit for two days served, suspended for three years probation.

* Randall Robert Cline III, 22, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was sentenced after his plea to three counts of uttering as charged by the May 2014 grand jury. Beane sentenced him to one to 10 years in prison for all charges with credit for 400 day served in two of the counts. Two of the counts are be served concurrently and consecutive to a third count suspended for the sentenced to be served on home confinement.

* Matthew James Cornell, 31, 1515 19th St., Parkersburg, was sentenced after his plea to a charge of failure to provide notice of registration changes as a sex offender. Beane sentenced him to one to five years in prison with credit for one day served, suspended to be served on home confinement.

Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG – Three hearings took place in Wood County Circuit Court Wednesday.

* Clinton Wesley Buffington, 37, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, appeared for a hearing on the merits of the petition to revoke his probation. He admitted to the violations and Judge Jeffrey Reed released him on bail with home confinement if he is accepted.

* Cody Tyler Keith Dillon, 21, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, appeared for a hearing after he was returned as unfit from the Anthony Center. Reed set his sentencing for 2 p.m. July 6. His sentencing for a probation revocation was deferred on September 2014 for placement in the Anthony Center. He pleaded guilty to breaking and entering as charged by the September 2013 grand jury.

* Isaac Koaloha Ikaika Mausali, 18, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, appeared for a hearing to revoke his home confinement. He denied the allegation in the petition and a hearing was set for 10:15 a.m. May 21.

Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG – Three revocation hearings took place in Wood County Circuit Court Tuesday.

* William Joshua Miller, 31, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, admitted to the allegations on the petition to revoke probation. Judge J.D. Beane imposed his original sentence from Oct. 25, 2012 of one to 10 years in prison with credit for 313 days served after Miller pleaded guilty to a charge of entering without breaking as charged by the May 2012 grand jury.

* Ashley Nichole Berry, 25, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, admitted to the allegation in the petition to revoke her probation and waived her final hearing. Beane granted a state’s motion to leave her in custody to serve the remainder of her sentence from May 29, 2014 of one year for each of two counts of contributing to the neglect of a child to be served concurrently.

* Tyler David Wright, 23, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was sentenced to served the remainder of his sentence after his home confinement was revoked. He was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison after his Dec. 12, 2012 guilty plea to a charge of incest as charged by the September 2012 grand jury. Beane sentenced him to serve the remainder of the sentence with credit for time served.

Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG – The following case appeared in Wood County Circuit Court on May 11:

* Douglas R. Bennett, 39, Cambridge, Ohio, was sentenced to one year in jail on a misdemeanor charge of false pretense. He received credit for time served and was assessed court costs and fees.

Bennett was indicted May 16, 2014, on a felony charge of false pretense. He pleaded guilty Oct. 28, 2014, to a lesser included misdemeanor charge of false pretense.

Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG – The following cases appeared in Wood County Circuit Court on May 4:

* Gregory Wayne Smith, 48, Parkersburg, was sentenced Monday on charges of third-offense driving under the influence and third-offense driving under suspension. He received one to three years in prison on each count, to run concurrently with no credit for time served. He was assessed court costs and restitution.

Smith was indicted Jan. 15, 2015, on charges of third-offense DUI, third-offense driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or greater and third-offense driving under suspension. He pleaded guilty to the DUI and suspension charges on Feb. 24, 2015.

* Joshua B. Adkins, 29, Parkersburg, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of fleeing an officer with reckless indifference and was sentenced to one to five years in prison with credit for time served. He was also assessed court costs and fees.

Adkins was indicted May 16, 2014, on charges of fleeing an officer with reckless indifference and driving under suspension.

Circuit Court

PARKERSBURG – Two plea agreements and two extradition hearings were among the cases heard in Wood County Circuit Court Thursday.

* George Edward Fonner IV, 46, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to charges of grand larceny and petit larceny, a lesser included offense to a charge of grand larceny, as charged by the July 17, 2014, special session of the grand jury. Because the presentencing report was complete, the court moved to sentencing and Judge Jeffrey Reed sentenced him to one to 10 years in prison to be served on home confinement.

* Jack Andrew Kingery, 33, 901 Dewey Ave., St. Marys, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of mental illness. He will be placed at a mental health hospital as determined by the department of corrections and will be under the court’s jurisdiction for five years, He will be allowed to self report and his bond was enlarged. He was indicted on a charge of cruelty to animals by the January 2015 grand jury.

* Lonnie Jamal Taylor, 33, 217 Fox Run Drive, Apt. 29, Mineral Wells, was granted a motion to continue his trial to the May court term. Judge Robert Waters set a new trial date for June 23 with a backup date of Aug. 12. He was indicted on charges of aiding and abetting delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public elementary school, conspiracy to commit delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public elementary school, three counts of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public elementary school, delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver by the January 2015 grand jury.

* Stephen Duane Wilder, 24, 1336 Lynn St., Parkersburg, waived extradition in a fugitive from justice hearing. He is wanted in Garrett County, Md., on charges of grand theft, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, unauthorized removal of property and driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle without a license. He was remanded to custody until Maryland officials come for him.

* Jason Lauderman, 26, 403 Park Ave., Williamstown, waived extradition to Washington County, Ohio, where he is wanted on theft charges. He was remanded to custody to await transport back to Ohio.

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