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Quinn Gets One To Five Years

By Staff | Jun 16, 2009

James Edward Quinn

Judge David W. Hummel Jr. sentenced James Edward Quinn, 55, of 11CA 30 Morgan Run Road, Smithfield, on June 5 to one to five years in the West Virginia Men’s Penitentiary.

Quinn was on one year probation, a sentence he received Aug. 1, 2008, after pleading no contest to failure to provide notice of registration changes because of his status as a sex offender for life.

According to Judge Hummel, Quinn violated this probation by being present as a passenger in a vehicle with a known felon, Clark Floyd, on April 14, 2009.

Hummel asked Quinn what he was doing with Floyd on that day. Quinn responded by saying, “I was riding around in a pickup truck.” Hummel told Quinn, “You knew that you were prohibited from doing this,” explaining the rules of his probation.

In another matter, Claire Phillip Dawson Jr., 25, of RD 2, Box 181B, New Martinsville, was present in court before Judge Hummel for an arraignment on one count of intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana). On March 9, 2007, Dawson was arrested for having a total of 270 grams of marijuana in six different bags, marijuana seeds, $400 in cash, two pipes, plastic baggies, and two scales.

His lawyer, Kevin Neiswonger, pleaded not guilty on his behalf. His next court appearance will be July 30 at 9 a.m.

A plea agreement is in the process for Allen Cole Calvert, 25, of HC 60 Box 250A, New Martinsville. He is facing a four-count indictment of count one, night time burglary; count two, grand larceny; count three, burglary; and count four, petit larceny. His next court appearance will be June 25 at 3 p.m.

Douglas Wayne Fouts, 35, of 3106 Williamstown Pike, Williamstown, W.Va., was before Judge Hummel also. On May 27 he entered a not guilty plea to one count each of burglary and grand larceny.

Hummel granted a motion requested by Prosecutor Tim Haught for Fouts to submit to DNA testing and a palm print to be sent to the Forensic Crime Lab.

His next court hearing for Fouts will be on June 25 at 2:45 p.m.