The following hearings were recently held in Pocahontas County Circuit Court:
A status hearing was held in the case the State vs Stephanie Eads Sharp, 38, of Hillsboro, wherein defense counsel stated that they were working to get the defendant into a drug rehab facility. The Court readmitted Sharp to bond with the conditions that she enter drug rehab and complete the program. She will be transported by the WVDOCR to the rehab center once a bed is available. Upon completion of the program she will be placed on home confinement.
Sergio Rodriguez-Huertas, 28, an inmate in the department of corrections, was sentenced to 12 months in the regional jail for petit larceny, and 12 months for battery. Sentences to run concurrently. The defendant was given 424 days’ credit for time served. Huertas is homeless and asked that the WVDOCR transport him to a homeless shelter in Beckley when he is released from jail.
Jessica Dawn Snelson, 42, of Elkins, tendered a written plea agreement to the court wherein she pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of petit larceny, a misdemeanor. The matter is referred to the probation department fro a pre-sentence investigation re- port. Sentencing and disposition is set for March 14.
Arnold Buren Schoolcraft, 41, of White Sulphur Springs, appeared for his arraignment hearing wherein he pleaded not guilty to one count, burglary, a felony. Bond remains at $5,000 cash/surety with special condition of no contact with the alleged victims. Schoolcraft was remanded to custody.
Christina Mae Giese, 40, of Arbovale, waived her right to an extradition hearing and will voluntarily return to Bath County, Virginia, on a charge of probation violation.
A capias was issued for Dakota Aaron Beverage, 26, of Marlinton, who failed to appear for his arraignment hearing. Beverage was indicted on one count, cruelty to animals, a felony; wanton endangerment involving a firearm, a felony; one count, shooting across road, a misdemeanor; one count, shooting within 500 feet of a dwelling house, a misdemeanor; one count, use or presentation of a firearm during the commission of a felony, a felony.
Dakota Aaron Beverage, 26, of Marlinton, appeared by video from the Tygart Valley Regional Jail for his arraignment hearing, where-in he pleaded not guilty to all counts of the indictment. Previous bond was re-imposed.