McMahon And Parsons Enter Guilty Pleas
Judge Mark A. Karl sentenced two individuals in Wetzel County Circuit Court on Oct. 4.
Brock Ian McMahon, 20, of 400 West Main Street, Paden City, pleaded guilty by way of information for the one-count felony offense of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (heroin). McMahon was sentenced to one to five years in the West Virginia State Penitentiary for Men with credit for 32 days served. As per the plea agreement, one charge in Wetzel County Magistrate Court and two sealed indictments in Wetzel County Circuit Court were dismissed. McMahon is ordered to pay all court costs and attend drug counseling while incarcerated as requested. When Judge Karl asked what in fact made the defendant guilty, McMahon replied, “I knew we were going to Pittsburgh to pick up heroin, and I went anyway.”
McMahon was arraigned Sept. 2 in Wetzel County Magistrate Court, charged with one felony count of conspiracy to deliver heroin. On Sept. 1 During a traffic stop for a burned out headlamp made near The Coffee Cup on state Route 2 in New Martinsville, Patrolman Tony Thomas and Detective Donnie Harris found probable cause to search the vehicle and found a small amount of heroin stamps allegedly being transported back from Pittsburgh.
According to statements made by each subject, Natacia L. Lallathin drove to Wheeling, borrowed money, and drove to Pittsburgh where she gave Joshua R. Mathews money to purchase heroin. Each admitted to using some of the heroin purchased. Additionally, Colby J. Acree, Joshua R. Mathews, and McMahon admitted to knowing they were going to purchase heroin.
George Scott Parsons, 26, of 703 Park Avenue, Apartment No. 3, New Martinsville, also pleaded guilty by way of information for failure to update sex offender registry. Parsons is sentenced to one to five years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Men with credit for 49 days served. Pursuant to the plea agreement, a Wetzel County Magistrate case and sealed indictment in Wetzel County Circuit Court have been dismissed. He is also ordered to pay all court costs. Parsons was transferred to the Northern Regional Jail’s Division of Corrections to await incarceration.
Parsons was being held under $10,000 cash bond in the Northern Regional Jail for five counts at $2,000 each for failure to register as a sex offender in that Parsons, formerly of RR1 Box 143, Proctor, allegedly failed to provide a change in registration information after having been convicted of third degree sexual assault of a juvenile in 2006.
Sgt. Laing of the West Virginia State Police obtained information that Parsons had changed residency and through investigating was able to confirm Parsons had moved in June or July of 2010 to 703 Park Avenue in New Martinsville without updating his sex offender registry.