The following hearings were recently held in Pocahontas County Circuit Court before the Honorable Judges Robert E. Richardson and Jennifer P. Dent:
In arraignment hearings:
Roger Warren Teter, Jr., 48, of Dunmore, pleaded not guilty to one count, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled non-narcotic substance, a felony; one count, possession with intent to deliver a Schedule III, controlled narcotic substance, buprenorphine, a felony. Teter remains on previously posted bond.
Kevin A. Withers, 38, of Marlinton, pleaded not guilty to two counts, fleeing from a law enforcement officer with reckless indifference to the safety of other persons, a felony; one count, obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor. He remains on previously posted bond.
Charles Nathaniel Irvine, 48, of Marlinton, pleaded not guilty to one count, driving revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol, third offense, a felony. He remains on current bond.
Bryan D. Thompson, 60, of Hillsboro, pleaded not guilty to one count, entry of a building other than a dwelling, a felony; one count, second degree arson, a felony; one count, trespass to structure, a misdemeanor; and one count, destruction of property, a misdemeanor. The court set Thompson’s bond at $10,000, personal recognizance.
Roy Daniel Myers, 47, of Durbin, pleaded not guilty to one count, child neglect resulting in serious bodily injury, a felony; one count, child neglect creating a substantial risk of death, a felony.
A motion hearing was held in the case the State vs Terri Bradshaw, 42, of Gandeeville, wherein the defendant presented her motion for dismissal and her motion for discovery. The court denied both motions. The state presented its motions, which were also denied. The matter is set for a final pre-trial hearing June 1. The trial is set for two days.
A second change of plea hearing was held in the case the State vs Journey Robinson, 21, of Marlinton. In the first hearing, Robinson had pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled non-narcotic substance, a felony. But after being sworn in, she asked for more time to speak with her counsel and family members about the plea. A few weeks later in the second hearing, defense counsel asked for a continuance of a month as the plea was still being contemplated. The matter is set for another change of plea hearing June 2.
Negotiations are ongoing in the case the State vs Dustin Morrison, 26, of Marlinton. The matter is moved into the April Term of court for good cause due to outstanding capias and court schedule.
A hearing to modify sentence was held in the case the State vs Robbie Harlan, 39, of Norton, wherein the defendant appeared by video from the Tygart Valley Regional Jail. Defense counsel advised the court that Harlan had been approved for the Randolph County Home Incarceration Program. The court will allow him to discharge the remainder of his sentence under the supervision of the Randolph County program.
Bradley C. McDaniels, 44, of Marlinton, admitted to violating his probation by using methamphetamine. He was terminated from the Southeastern Drug Court Program.
In a status hearing in the case the State vs Tyler Bowman, 22, of Lewisburg, the state related that they have gained more evidence since the last hearing with more serious allegations from the victim on the same date as the charges in this matter. The court granted time to allow a review of the new findings.
Joshua Long, 41, of Hillsboro, admitted to the violations presented in the petition to revoke his bond. An evidentiary hearing is set for May 12. Long remains on current terms and conditions of probation.
Ina B. Pennington, 48, of Marlinton, pleaded guilty to Count II of her indictment, petit larceny. Counts I and III will be dismissed. The matter is set for sentencing and disposition June 2. Pennington remains on current bond.
Gilberto Santana Rivera, 53, of Durbin, pleaded guilty to driving revoked for DUI, third offense, a felony. The state moved to dismiss two other cases against him. Sentencing and disposition is set for June 23. Rivera was remanded to custody.
Bryan D. Thompson, 60, of Hillsboro, admitted to violating the terms of his bond, and his bond was revoked.