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Wells Pleads To Conspiracy

February 27, 2013
BY LAUREN RIGGS - Staff Writer (reporter@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

Charles Zachery Wells, 23, of Rt. 1 Box 171, New Martinsville, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to deliver oxycodone. This was count one of Wells' case 12-F-66.

A return date for Wells was set for March 4, 10 a.m., for the argument of sentencing. A pre-sentencing report has already been filed for this case. The state's recommendation is that Wells serve one to five years in the West Virginia State Penitentiary for Men, with credit for seven days served. The state agrees to dismiss count two of 12-F-66 and also dismiss case 12-F-65.

Wells previously entered pleas of innocence to his two indictments. His first indictment, case 12-F-65, charged him with conspiracy, nighttime burglary, malicious assault, and assault during the commission of a felony. All of the offenses were to have occurred on Dec. 21, 2011, when Wells allegedly conspired with Wilson Scott Longwell to burglarize the residence of Brittney Griffith, 816 Fifth St., New Martinsville. The assault charges allege that Wells struck Charles W. Moore with his fists and by kicking him with his feet. The second indictment, 12-F-66, charged Wells with conspiracy and delivery of a controlled narcotic substance (oxycodone). The offense was to have occurred on Jan. 19 with Zachery Jerico and Shawn Stackpole.

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