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Mylar Pleads Guilty To Manufacturing Marijuana

October 2, 2012
BY LAUREN RIGGS - Staff Writer (reporter@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

Joshua E. Mylar, 23, of 133 South First Avenue, Paden City, pleaded guilty in Wetzel County Circuit Court before Judge Mark. A. Karl Friday morning to manufacturing a controlled substance.

Mylar was sentenced to one to five years in the West Virginia State Penitentiary for Men but was given credit for 26 days already served. Mylar's sentence will run concurrent with a sentence he was given in Tyler County.

Mylar confessed to growing the marijuana in his house, saying that the police found it in his bedroom. Prosecuting Attorney Tim Haught further explained that while Paden City police were investigating a breaking and entering that they believe Mylar was involved in, they discovered the marijuana in his home.

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Joshua E. Mylar

Mylar requested drug counseling as part of his sentence.

It was determined that negotiations are ongoing in the case involving James Russell Webber, 68, of 83 Northgate Drive, New Martinsville. Special Prosecuting Attorney in the case, Jeffrey Cramer, reported that the written report from the doctors that did the mental evaluation on Webber had not been received yet. Thus, a return date was then set for Nov. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Webber is facing three felony counts of solicitation to commit a felony crime of violence for his acts said to have occurred between Oct. 1, 2010, and Dec. 8, 2010, in Wetzel County. Between the said time period Webber allegedly solicited, instigated, or induced a cooperating confidential individual to commit three felony crimes of violence, namely murders, against three men, by offering to compensate said individual for the acts of murder, providing money to purchase a firearm to conduct said murders, and discussing plans regarding said murders. Webber is currently on home confinement as part of his bond.

Kevin Neiswonger reported that he had been discussing a resolution with Haught in the case involving Ezra Cody Aberegg, 26, of P.O. Box 326, Pine Grove. Therefore, a return date was set for Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m.

Aberegg was handed a two-count indictment for entry of a building other than a dwelling and grand larceny. On Jan. 13 he allegedly broke into an out building located on property belonging to John Hall on North Fork Road, Pine Grove, and took goods valued at more than $1,000.

The mental evaluation report has not been received yet in the case involving Alex Wayne Pyles, 23, of HC 60 Box 99, Valley Manor Apt. 14, Pine Grove. Based on these reports, it will be decided whether or not Pyles needs to be transferred to a mental facility. Karl set a return date for the matter for Oct. 19, 10 a.m.

Pyles is charged with two felony counts of sexual assault in the third degree. The charges allege that between Sept. 1, 2010, and Oct. 31, 2010, he did engage in sexual intercourse or sexual intrusion with another person who was less than 16 years old and who was at least four years younger than the defendant and not married to the defendant.

Jeffrey Allen Dawson, 27, of Route 1, Box 16, Folsom, returned to court, on a Rule 35 motion for reduction in sentence. Dawson had appeared in court on Sept. 21 when the motion was originally filed. Neiswonger reminded the court, again, that Dawson had been incarcerated since Feb. 26 and had no write-ups or violations. Neiswonger added that Dawson is a young man and that this was his "first serious offense." Neiswonger stated that Dawson's mother was going to help her son find employment.

Karl decided that Dawson was to go back to jail, but he would be interviewed by Chief Probation Officer John Lantz, who will then submit a memo to Karl; the return date for Dawson has been set for Oct. 19, 10 a.m.

On May 18, Dawson pleaded guilty to (count one) conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance, hydrocodone.

 
 
 

 

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