Circuit Court

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following cases were heard June 18 before the Honorable Judge J. C. Pomponio, Jr.:

In the case the State vs Carla Lynn Johnson, 29, of Hillsboro, the state withdrew its motion to revoke bond, and the defendant was referred to Drug Court, and released on original bond.

In a pre-trial conference in the case the State vs Charles Edman Fogus, 45, of Buckeye, the defendant waived his right to a speedy trial. The trial, previously scheduled for June 25, has been continued. No new trial date has been set.

In a pre-trial conference in the case the State vs Jesse Underwood, 32, of Marlinton, defense counsel asked for another pre-trial conference before Underwood’s trial begins on July 10. Defense counsel’s motion for home confinement was denied due to the seriousness of the charge. The defendant was remanded to custody.

In a change of plea hearing in the case the State vs Birthel Scott Kennedy, 46, of Marlinton, the court accepted the defendant’s plea of guilty to Third Offense Domestic Battery and adjudged the defendant guilty of the same. Misdemeanor charges of Obstructing an Officer and Providing False Information to a State Trooper are in the jurisdiction of this court for sentencing. The matter was referred to the Probation Department for a pre-sentence investigation. Sentencing is set for July 30. The defendant remains on bond.

The trial remains on the July 10 Docket in the case the State vs Patrick Ray Wall, 37, of Marlinton. The defendant will remain on bond until the trial.

In the case the State vs Drake A. Andrews, 20, of Valley Head, the defendant waived his right to a speedy trial. The trial, originally set for July 17, will be continued.

A trial is set for July 14 in the case the State vs Tammy M. Akers Shearer, 36, of Buckeye. The defendant was allowed to remain on bond.

In a pre-trial conference in the case the State vs Ashley R. Feury, 26, of Marlinton, the defendant appeared by phone and waived her right to a speedy trial.

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