BY LAUREN RIGGS
Several cases were passed until the next term of court in Wetzel County Circuit Court.
The case of Natasha Lynn Tedrow, 22, of 447B Martin Ave., New Martinsville, has been passed until May 15, 10 a.m. Her attorney, David C. White, stated that the plea agreement in the case needed to be put into writing; however, he was unavailable for the next two court dates set for Judge Karl's circuit court hearings. Therefore, Tedrow waived her right to a speedy trial and the matter was passed until May 15.
Tedrow's indictment states that on or about July 11, she conspired with Joshua E. Burch, Jason Scott Dalrymple, and an unknown white male to deliver Subutex.
The matter was also the same in the case involving Justin Kyle Smith, 23, of 524 Martin Avenue, New Martinsville. Smith waived his right to a speedy trial, and a return date was set for May 15 10 a.m.
Smith's one-count indictment states that on or about Aug. 20, 2012, he delivered oxycodone.
Troy M. Richman, 51, of HC 61, Box 321, New Martinsville, also waived his right to a speedy trial. A jury trial had been scheduled for April 24-25, however a witness in the case has a prepaid vacation during this time. Therefore, the matter has been passed until May 15, 10 a.m.
Richman received a one-count indictment alleging that on or about June 4 he committed the felony offense of malicious assault by cutting Joseph Eugene Lasure with a knife.
In another matter, the case involving Edward K. Hornbeck, 36, of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. D101, New Martinsville, has been set for a plea for May 2, 1:30 p.m.
On Oct. 19, Hornbeck entered a plea of innocence to three counts of conspiracy to deliver and three counts of delivery of oxycodone. These offenses are to have allegedly occurred on or about March 21, March 28, and May 23.
Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught informed the court that handwriting analysis results related to the case involving Charles, 51, and Mary Evelyn, 50, Young, both of Route 1, Box 31A, New Martinsville, had been received by the state from the crime lab. Haught filed a copy of the results with both the court, as well as Attorney Neiswonger.
Neiswonger responded that he would need time to go over the results with his client. Furthermore, he said that the defense may need to find their own expert as well. Neiswonger requested that the matter be passed until the next term of court and added that the Youngs had agreed to waive their right to a speedy trial for this term of court. They will return to court May 15, 10 a.m.
Counts one and two in their respective indictments allege they misappropriated the assets of Burton Young, who is over the age of 65, by permitting the recording of a Quitclaim Deed, transferring the real property of Burton Young to their names, without the knowledge or consent of Burton Young. Count two charges them with feloniously forging the attestation of a notary public to the same Quitclaim Deed.
Additionally, Mary Evelyn Young's third count in her indictment states that on or about Dec. 13, 2010, in Wetzel County, she committed the offense of uttering wherein she feloniously employed as true the above named Quitclaim Deed, when she knew the attestation of the notary public thereon was forged.
The case involving Paul James Ellenwood, 19, of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. D104, New Martinsville, has also been passed until the next term of court, on May 15, 10 a.m. However, the court was informed that an agreement has been reached with the state.
Ellenwood is charged with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone, as well as delivery of oxycodone.
The court was informed that the trial of Larry Virgil Watson III, 21, of HC 61, Box 95B, Littleton, which was set for April 18, had been continued, due to a forensic chemist being unavailable at the appointed time to testify. Therefore, Watson waived his right to a speedy trial for this term of court, and a return date was set for May 15, 10 a.m.
On Jan. 17, 2011, Watson was handed a one-count indictment for the felony offense of manufacturing a controlled substance (marijuana) wherein on or about Sept. 27, 2010, in Wetzel County, he allegedly manufactured, by cultivation, marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.
A Rule 35b motion had been filed in the case involving Justin Ray Rose, 31, of HC 61, Box 106A, Littleton. However, his counsel. Jeremiah Gardner, was unavailable that day. Therefore, the matter was passed until May 2, 1:30 p.m.
On Dec. 17, Rose pleaded guilty to manufacturing a controlled substance, marijuana.
For this offense, Rose was sentenced to one to five years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Men.