According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following hearings were held January 24 before the Honorable Judge Robert E. Richardson:

An extradition hearing was held in the case the State vs Kimberly K. Waid, 42, of Marlinton. Extradition was requested by the Commonwealth of Virginia for charges of possession of drugs. The court deferred a defense motion for bond. A status hearing will be held February 2. Waid was remanded to custody.

An extradition hearing was held in the case the State vs Robert Dewayne Waid, 32, of Marlinton. Extradition was requested by the Commonwealth of Virginia for charges of possession of drugs. The court deferred a defense motion for bond and to allow the defendant to self-report to Virginia. Virginia authorities will have 10 days to pick up the defendant. If the defendant has not been picked up in that time period, a bond hearing will be held February 2. Waid was remanded to custody.

A sentencing hearing was held for Ami Rae King, 42, of South Charleston, wherein the defense asked for alternative sentencing through the regional jail or home incarceration. The court sentenced King to the state penitentiary for not less than one year nor more than 10 years, to run concurrent with a sentence she is presently serving from Kanawha County Circuit Court. The defendant will be permitted to serve nine months with the balance of the sentence to be served on home incarceration. King will be required to make restitution in the amount of $1,609.18 as outlined in the plea agreement. King was remanded to custody.

A status hearing was held in the case the State vs George Bradley Sewell, 36, of Hillsboro, wherein defense counsel advised that plea negotiations are ongoing, but restitution has not been determined. The victim has filed a civil case in magistrate court. A change of plea hearing is set for February 21. Sewell remains on current bond. He was indicted by the August 2017 Grand Jury on one count grand larceny and one count embezzlement.