Circuit Court

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following hearings were held April 17 before the Honorable Judge Jennifer P. Dent:

In the case the State vs Drema Renee Tinney, the court found that the defendant had not complied with the terms and conditions of home incarceration and Day Report. The court reinstated the original sentence of one year in the Regional Jail.

Justin A. Conley, 19, of Renick, has successfully completed the diversion agreement, and his case is now dismissed.

Jeremi L. Kincaid, 25, of Marlinton, tendered a written plea agreement to the court, wherein he would plead guilty to battery, a lesser included misdemeanor offense, and the state agreed to dismiss the charge of malicious wounding. The court accepted the agreement and sentenced Kincaid to 12 months in the Regional Jail with credit for time served; fined him $500; and he is to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $3,000. He was remanded to custody.

Trial is set for May 15 in the case the State vs Mitchell E. Kramer, 45, of Slaty Fork.

An evidentiary hearing is set for May 1 in the case the State vs Jeffery Thomas Rose, 22, of Hillsboro.

Sentencing and disposition in the case the State vs Jeffrey Allen Hill, 52, of Lewisburg, is continued to May 1.

Stuart Tingler, 32, of Millboro, Virginia, did not appear for his evidentiary hearing. Defense counsel advised the court that Tingler had been in an auto accident and was unable to be present. The state related that the defendant has, several times, failed to appear for Day Report in Greenbrier County and has missed a couple of probation appointments. A capias was issued.

Defense counsel for Rickey Schoolcraft, 36, of Hillsboro, advised the court that a plea has been reduced to writing, but she has not had time to review it with her client. A change of plea hearing is set for May 1.

In arraignment hearings:

Justin Allen White, 37, of Portsmouth, Virginia, pleaded not guilty to one count, grand larceny and one count, abduction. White remains on previous $30,000 surety bond, with the added condition of no contact with the victims.

Burt W. Harmon, Jr., 22, Cowen, pleaded not guilty to one count, grand larceny. He remains on current bond.

Tara L. Leary, 29, of Marlinton, failed to appear for her arraignment, and a capias was issued.

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