According to Pocahontas County Clerk Connie Carr, the following cases were heard January 31 and February 1 before the Honorable Judge Jennifer P. Dent:
Jenna Marie Bennett, 25, of Marlinton, failed to appear for a hearing on a petition to revoke probation. A capias was issued by the court.
A continuance was granted in the case the State vs Shanda May Stull, 25, of Bartow. Trial is set for March 8.
A continuance was granted in the case the State vs John Martin Stull, 28, of Bartow. Trial is set for March 8.
A continuance was granted on the defense motion to modify bond in the case the State vs Matthew Joseph Tuskan, 35, of Hillsboro.
A plea agreement has been reached in the case the State vs Misty Jane Pritt, 30, of Elkins. The change of plea hearing was continued to February 28.
A hearing on the State’s motion to revoke bond was held in the case the State vs Skylar W. Tincher, 18, of Hillsboro, wherein the defendant acknowledged that he has violated one or more conditions of his bond. Defense counsel asked that Tincher be reinstated to bond on home confinement. The state opposed the motion as the defendant has had multiple bond revocations and stronger drugs were involved this time. Court denied the motion for bond, and the defendant was remanded to custody. Plea negotiations are ongoing and a change of plea hearing is set for February 14.