Willard Johnson Loy, 53, of 4th and McEldowney Avenue, New Martinsville, pleaded guilty on Feb. 6 to the felony offense of nighttime burglary. For this offense, Willard was sentenced to one to 15 years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Men. Loy will be given credit for 141 days already served. Loy is also to pay restitution to the victim in the case.
The charge of nighttime burglary, which was handed down to Loy from the September 2012 grand jury, charges that Loy did, on or about June 4, 2012, in the nighttime, feloniously, break and enter the residence of William Pefferman located at AAA Trailer Court. The prosecution had added that Loy was found at the scene of the crime with socks on his hands. "I'm sorry for what I've done, your honor." Loy stated when asked if he had anything to tell the court.
This disposed of case 12-F-129, which charged Loy for conspiracy to deliver heroin and attempted delivery of oxycodone.
Because of a future medical procedure, the implementation of Loy's sentence has been put on hold. He is to return to court March 15, 10 a.m.
Loy also requested drug counseling as part of his sentence.