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Moore Sentenced For Three Assault Charges

December 19, 2012
BY LAUREN RIGGS - Staff Writer (reporter@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

Charles Scott Moore, 27, of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. B203, New Martinsville, pleaded guilty Monday in Wetzel County Circuit Court to counts one and three of his 10-count indictment.

Count one states that on or about Nov. 25, 2011, Moore committed the felony offense of sexual assault in the third degree, also known as statutory rape. Count three states that he committed the same offense on December 10, 2011.

The indictment states that the victim was less than 16 years old at the time the offenses occurred. Moore would have been 26.

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Charles Scott Moore

For each crime, Moore was sentenced to one to five years in the West Virginia State Penitentiary for Men, with credit for zero days served. These two sentences will run concurrently. After his release, Moore must register as a sex offender and will be on supervised release for five additional years.

Moore is to have no more contact with the victim and he must also pay for counseling.

Moore was remanded to the Northern Regional Jail at the conclusion of the sentencing hearing.

Carl Wilson, 44, of Rural Route 2, Box 469C, New Martinsville, appeared in Wetzel County Circuit Court Monday, for an extradition hearing. Wilson is wanted in Caroll County, Kentucky, for "flagrant non-support." The amount in question totals $3,300. Wilson claims that an agreement was made for him to pay $200 extra each month.

The matter was passed until Jan. 18, but Judge Mark A. Karl urged Wilson to return to Caroll County, Kentucky, in the meantime.

Dillon O. Haley, 21, of 413 Edgeview Terrace, New Martinsville, also appeared in court on a petition to revoke probation. However, Chief Probation Officer John Lantz is currently unavailable, so the matter has been passed until Jan. 18, 10 a.m.

Previously, Haley had pleaded guilty to petit larceny. Haley wrote a check out to himself in the amount of $850 and signed his parents' names. A six-month prison sentence was suspended to place him on two years of probation.

Because of the large amount of cases set for Dec. 21, 10 a.m., it was determined that Jonathan Owens, 28, of HC 68, Box 530, Gunlock, Ky., will return to court on Jan. 18, 10 a.m. Owens' attorney, Kevin Neiswonger, reported all that was left in his client's case was to reduce the plea agreement to writing.

Owens received a two-count indictment from the September 2012 grand jury, charging him with possession of a controlled narcotic substance (Xanax) with intent to deliver and misdemeanor driving under the influence.

Both offenses are to have occurred on or about July 22.

Owens was allegedly driving a Ford pickup on Fourth Avenue (state Route 2) in Paden City, while he had an alcohol concentration in his blood of more than 0.15. He also allegedly possessed Xanax with the intent to deliver.

Lastly, Virginia May Hornbeck, 38, of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. D101, New Martinsville, appeared in court where her counsel, Kevin Neiswonger, requested additional time to go over her case, as he had just recently been appointed Hornbeck's counsel. Therefore, a return date for Hornbeck was set for Jan. 18, 10 a.m.

Hornbeck received a six-count indictment from the grand jury charging her with three counts each of conspiracy to deliver and delivery of oxycodone.

The sets of offenses are to have occurred on or about March 21, March 28, and May 23.

 
 
 

 

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