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Judge Places Ingold On Confinement

By Staff | Dec 9, 2009

Cecil Dewayne Ingold

Cecil Dewayne Ingold, 52, of 101 Evans Ave., Apt. 21, New Matamoras, was released from the Northern Regional Jail after his court hearing on Dec. 4. Ingold is released and placed on home confinement for 95 days and will then be placed on probation for one year. As part of the court agreement, Ingold withdrew his appeal to a civil forfeiture case and the state dropped his one-count indictment for failure to appear on Jan. 14.

Ingold was serving time at the Northern Regional Jail for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to deliver.

Lynsey Brook Erb, 21, of HC 60 Box 70, Pine Grove, was in Wetzel County Circuit Court Friday for a request for sentence modification. As it turned out, Erb was being discharged of her sentence on Dec. 7, therefore Judge David Hummel Jr. denied the Rule 35 motion. When Hummel asked what she had learned, Erb replied, “A lot, sir.”

Judge Hummel had denied a Rule 35 motion on Aug. 7 to modify incarceration after learning about her condition when she reported to the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville. Erb arrived at the NRJ intoxicated and with five different drugs in her system.

On April 22, Erb was sentenced to one year at the NRJ for the charge of battery which included entering the dwelling of Tisha M. Crites in Pine Grove on Dec. 6, 2008, and striking her in the head and neck.

In addition to her one year sentence, Erb was ordered at her original sentencing to attend drug and alcohol treatment counseling, pay all court costs, and $120 restitution to Valley Manor Apartments for a damaged door.

A surprise visitor was in the courtroom Friday. Special Prosecutor Joseph Barki was present as he had arranged to be on the docket, however was mistakenly overlooked in the final agenda. Barki is the prosecutor in the case of Gregory L. Shaw. Back in 2003 Shaw entered into a plea agreement, however was later arrested and extradited to another jurisdiction. Since his last hearing in 2006 he has never reappeared in Wetzel County Circuit Court. On Friday the court ordered a capias warrant for Shaw under the National Crime Investigation Center. No one is sure of his current location.

The last address was listed on Oct. 28 stating he resides at 7586 Barron Court in West Chester, Ohio. Shaw’s underlying charge is a one-count indictment for obtaining money by false pretenses for failing to complete driveway repairs under contract.

Nickolas Brady Matthews, 27, of 128 South First Ave., Paden City, was in circuit court Friday for a formal arraignment in which he pleaded innocent to his two-count charge. Count one is felony possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to deliver and the other count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin) with intent to deliver. Both to have allegedly occurred on Jan. 13.

A return date is set for Jan. 8 at 8:45 a.m. for a mandatory status conference.

When the issue of Matthews’ bond was questioned, Wetzel County Prosecutor Tim Haught said, “My understanding and position is that he would be incarcerated pending his plea. I have serious concerns about him being released on bond.” It was decided that the state is satisfied with Matthews’ current $50,000 surety bond.