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Larrimore Gets 1-5 For Battery

March 19, 2014
BY LAUREN MATTHEWS - Staff Writer (lriggs@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

Allen Richard Larrimore, 53, of HC 78 Box 5EE (Upper Run), Jacksonburg, pleaded guilty Tuesday before the Honorable Judge David W. Hummel to an information count of third or subsequent offense of domestic battery. For the offense, Larrimore was sentenced to one to five years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Men.

Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught stated the offense occurred on Upper Run Road in Jacksonburg. He stated there was testimony from the victim and several other witnesses that "Mr. Larrimore allegedly head-butted (the victim) and punched her in the nose. When the police arrived, Mr. Larrimore was passed out in his chair and (the victim) had a bleeding nose."

Larrimore stated that there was partying going on and the victim and himself "got into it." He stated the victim took Tractor Supply magazines and "clobbered me in the head." Larrimore said he was drinking whiskey and the victim was drinking beer at the time of the offense.

"After she clobbers you with the Tractor Supply books, what did you do?" Hummel asked.

Larrimore responded that he head-butted the victim. He added that he thought her glasses had skinned her nose.

Larrimore was remanded to serve his prison sentence and was given credit for 58 days served. The state also agreed not to file a recidivist against him.

Matthew Scott McDiffit, 41, of 901 James St., New Martinsville, pleaded guilty to an information count of second offense driving under the influence. McDiffit was sentenced to six months in the Northern Regional Jail. However, he will serve this sentence alternatively on home confinement. Furthermore, McDiffit will be placed on a SCRAM unit, to moderate alcohol consumption. He is also to complete the drug court program.

Of the offense, Haught stated that McDiffit "was pulled over for a left of center violation."

"As it turned out, he had been drinking. He said he had approximately seven beers. He failed a field sobriety test and there were several unopened bottles of Budweiser on the driver's floor. He refused to take the intoximeter test. He had prior convictions . . . at least two prior convictions."

"I just had too many drinks while I was driving," McDiffit replied, when asked to tell the court what he had done.

When asked how many drinks was too many, McDiffit replied, "One is too many."

The imposition of McDiffit's home incarceration sentence was suspended so he may get his affairs in order.

 
 
 

 

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