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Circuit Court

According to Pocahontas County Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following cases were heard by Skype and conference call June 11 before the Honorable Judge Jennifer P. Dent:

In the case the State vs Miranda D. Bennett, 30, of Dunmore, the court found that the defendant had violated one or more terms of her diversion agreement, and it was revoked. The court adjudged Bennett guilty of delivery of a Schedule II controlled non-narcotic substance. The matter is referred to the probation department for a pre-sentence investigation. Sentencing and disposition is set for July 30.

In the case the State vs Carrie L. Hickson, 42, of Cass, the court advised that the psychological report had been received, and Hickson is competent to stand trial and assist counsel. Status conference is set for July 8.

A competency hearing was held in the case the State vs Steven T. Goode, 50, of Slaty Fork, wherein the court found that the defendant was competent to stand trial. The defense asked for time for Goode to apply for the Southeastern Drug Court Program. The matter is set for a status conference July 30.

An evidentiary hearing is set for July 8 in the case the State vs Bradley C. McDaniels, 42, of Marlinton.

An annual review hearing was held in the case the State vs Edwin Kinnison, 63, of Hillsboro, wherein the court advised that Kinnison has not gained competency.

A petition to revoke probation was held in the case the State vs Carl Lee Kidd, 38, of Arbovale, wherein the court found that the defendant had been compliant with Day Report up until the time of COVID-19. Kidd told the court that Day Report was to contact him with further instructions, and he was quarantined at home on May 19 due to contact with a person who tested positive for COVID. However, the court was advised that Kidd did not contact his probation officer after the officer left messages at his home. In addition, he missed an appointment on May 20. An evidentiary hearing is set for July 14.

In the case the State vs Michael A. Stewart, 40, of Buckeye, the court found probable cause that the defendant had violated one or more terms of his probation. An evidentiary hearing is set for July 14.

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