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Alleman Receives Leniency, Then Retained On Other Charges

By Staff | Oct 27, 2010

After 13 months in prison, Michael R. Alleman, 38, of 45524 Th. 2211, Clarington, finally heard Judge Mark A. Karl’s ruling on Alleman’s Rule 35 sentence modification request. Alleman was granted one year’s probation with six months of that probation being home confinement. Alleman was to meet with Adult Probation Officer John Lantz on Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m. However, this ruling was subject to any detainer on Alleman from the State of Ohio. Shortly following Wetzel County Circuit Court’s adjournment on Friday it was learned Alleman in fact had two felony detainers on him from Monroe County and is now being held in the Northern Regional Jail indefinitely. At this time Alleman cannot be released on his granted Rule 35 motion.

It was noted in court the state generally opposed such a movement, further stating Alleman was to meet with the parole board on Oct. 26. However Alleman’s attorney Roger Weese fought for Alleman, saying his life was in limbo until a ruling was made, adding his entire family was present in the gallery and a job was waiting for him.

Judge Karl granted Alleman sentence modification, but did not send him off without a heeded warning: “I don’t want to see you back here, Mr. Alleman. I am not a lenient person.”

Alleman pleaded guilty to grand larceny at his hearing on Feb. 5 and was sentenced March 5 to one to 10 years in the West Virginia State Penitentiary for Men with credit for 150 days served. He was also ordered to pay $795 restitution and court costs.

Between July 25 and 26, 2009, Alleman and a female subject came to Bridgeport Equipment and Tools on three separate occasions and carried away a John Deere tractor Model LA 105, Serial No. GX A 105A225685, a John Deere tractor Model X300, Serial No. M0X300C042934, and a John Deere tractor Model X540, Serial No. M0X540A043148, each having a value of more than $1,000, belonging to Bridgeport Equipment and Tools in New Martinsville. The female subject cooperated fully while Alleman alluded the police upon a police pursuit.

In other matters, a plea agreement has been reached in the case of Natacia L. Lallathin, 27, of 906 1/2 Meadow Heights, Paden City. Attorney Weese requested matters be taken care of as soon as possible, requesting a presentence report be ordered immediately. Judge Karl so ordered a presentence report to be conducted and Lallathin will return Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. to enter a plea. Until then she is remanded to the Northern Regional Jail.

On Oct. 4 Lallathin entered a plea of innocence for her one count indictment of the felony offense of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (heroin) for her offense said to have occurred on or about Sept. 1 in Wetzel County wherein she allegedly conspired with Brock I. McMahon, Joshua R. Mathews, and Colby J. Acree to deliver heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Lastly, Eric John Spears, 26, of HC 62, Box PP, Pine Grove, was present for a hearing alongside Attorney Weese. Weese requested to return in roughly 30 days and Judge Karl set the matter for hearing Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. Spears’ bond continues.

On Oct. 4 Spears entered innocent pleas for all six of his sexual assault charges for his offenses said to have occurred during the summer of 2009 in Wetzel County.

Counts one and three charge Spears with the felony offense of sexual assault in the second degree. Count one alleges he engaged in sexual intrusion with a female. Count three alleges he engaged in sexual intercourse with the same minor, without her consent. Count five of the indictment charges Spears with the felony offense of sexual assault in the first degree in that he allegedly engaged in sexual contact with the same girl. Counts two, four, and six charge Spears with the felony offense of sexual abuse by a custodian in that he allegedly engaged in sexual intrusion and sexual contact with the same female child under his care, custody, or control.