The following hearings were recently held in Pocahontas County Circuit Court:
Shawn Barb, 34, of Hillsboro, appeared by video from the Southwestern Regional Jail for a status hearing. Defense counsel advised the court that the defendant has entered into the goals program, and an agreement may be coming soon. Barb was indicted by the December 2022 Grand Jury on one count grand larceny; two counts, receiving or transferring stolen property; one count, obtaining property by false pretenses; one count, receiving or transferring stolen property; one count, petit larceny; and one count, destruction of property.
Jacob Bing, 34, of Marlinton, waived his right to a speedy trial during this term of court. He is also applying for the drug court program. Bing was indicted on one count, grand larceny, a felony; two counts, burglary, a felony; one count, entry of a building other than a dwelling, a felony; one count, destruction of property, a misdemeanor; and one count, trespassing, a misdemeanor.