Circuit Court

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following hearings were held February 6 before the Honorable Judge Jennifer P. Dent:

Michael A. Stewart, 38, of Buckeye, tendered a plea agreement to the court wherein he pleaded guilty to the lesser misdemeanor offense of possession of a controlled substance, metham- phetamine. The matter was referred to the probation department for a pre-sentence investigation. Sentencing and disposition is set for April 3.

George Matthew Harmon, 26, of Marlinton, waived his right to a preliminary hearing pursuant to the state’s motion to revoke bond. The matter is set for evidentiary hearing/motions March 6. Harmon is charged with one count, wanton endangerment involving a firearm; one count, person prohibited from possessing a firearm; and one count, domestic assault.

Beckner John Chaplin, Jr., 40, of Hot Springs, Virginia, waived his right to a speedy trial, and defense counsel asked for a continuance to the next term as it relates to referral to the drug court program. Beckner was indicted on one count, DUI, third offense.

A status conference was continued in the case the State vs Gary W. McKenney, 68, of Marlinton, to allow time to address several motions. McKenney was indicted on one count, driving revoked for DUI, third offense, and one count, improper registration. McKenney was remanded to custody.

A pre-trial status conference was held in the case the State vs Amanda Katherine Brewer-Long, 37, of Hillsboro, wherein the state advised the court that there are motions outstanding in the case and requested a hearing. A motions hearing is set for March 14. Brewer-Long remains on $74,380 bond.

A pre-trial status conference was held in the case the State vs Joshua Long, 38, of Hillsboro, wherein the state advised the court that motions are also outstanding in this matter. The Court set the matter with a related case for March 14. Long remains on $75,000 bond.

A pre-trial status conference was held in the case the State vs Mitchell E. Kramer, 45, of Slaty Fork, wherein the state advised the court that motions are also outstanding in this matter. Defense counsel asks that the trial be held in this term of court. A motions hearing is set for February 26. Kramer was indicted on one count, wanton endangerment involving a firearm, and one count domestic battery.

Plea negotiations are ongoing in the case the State vs Roslyn McCarty, 20, of Marlinton. McCarty waived her right to preliminary and evidentiary hearings on the state’s motion to revoke bond. The court accepted her waiver, and her bond was revoked. McCarty was remanded to custody. McCarty was indicted on one count, threatening to commit a terrorist act; one count, obstructing a law enforcement officer; one count, battery of a law enforcement officer; one count public intoxication; and one count, disorderly conduct.

The court denied a defense motion for bond in the case the State vs Jeremi L. Kincaid, 25, of Marlinton. Defense counsel advised the court that out-of-state witnesses will be called for Kincaid’s trial.

In a hearing on a motion to revoke alternative sentencing, the court found probable cause that Drema Renee Tinney, 50, of Marlinton, has violated the terms and con- ditions of her probation. An evidentiary hearing is set for February 27.

A sentencing and disposition hearing was held February 12 in the case the State vs William White Williams, 71, of Mountain City, Tennessee, wherein the court denied defense motions for a new trial, a hearing concerning the victim’s impact statement, as well as denying motions for post conviction bond and an appeal. The court sentenced Williams to six months in the regional jail, with the sentence partially suspended. He will serve 20 days of the sentence in the regional jail, less two days for time previously served. The defendant will be placed on probation for the remainder of the sentence with the added condition that he complete anger management counseling. Williams was remanded to custody.

In the case the State vs Thomas Harry Sayre, 47, of Marlinton, the court granted a defense motion for early release from home confinement.

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