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Man Pleads Guilty To Wounding

By Staff | Nov 20, 2008

Judge John T. Madden sentenced a Sistersville man to two to 10 years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Men in Wetzel County Circuit Court Nov. 12.

Timothy William Lohri, 26, of 322 Stocking Ave., pleaded guilty to one count of malicious wounding. The charge stems from an incident on Jan. 27 when Lohri allegedly attacked with his fists and later threatened the occupant, Michael Anderson, with a knife in Anderson’s residence at 200 North Street, Apt. 303 in the Orum Building. In connection with the attack, Lohri was also charged with nighttime burglary, assault during the commission of a felony, and robbery in the first degree.

On motion of the state, the remaining three charges, as well as a charge of felony unlawful assault in a separate case, were dismissed. The unlawful assault stems from an incident on April 15, 2007, when Lohri allegedly caused bodily injury to Richard Johnson.

Lohri is to report Dec. 1 to begin serving his sentence which includes credit for 136 days served; his bond will continue until he reports to the Northern Regional Jail to be delivered to the Commissioner of Corrections.

While tendering the plea, Lohri admitted to the crime, saying, “I participated in the incident that night.”

Prosecutor Tim Haught said the state’s evidence consisted of testimony from several witnesses who say Lohri beat Anderson about the head. “There seems to be some dispute over why, but no dispute that he was the aggressor,” noted Haught.

The victim required extensive medical treatment at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. “Mr. Anderson is lucky, very lucky, to be alive at this time,” said Haught.

The prosecutor added that Anderson and New Martinsville Police Detective Donnie Harris approved of the outcome of this case.