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Fletcher Scheduled To Plea Today

By Staff | Oct 27, 2010

In Wetzel County Circuit Court Oct. 20, Nicholas Chad Fletcher, 31, of P.O. Box 245, Littleton, appeared before Judge Mark A. Karl to continue matters in his case. It was stated Fletcher and the state have reached a plea agreement and Fletcher is scheduled to make a plea Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m. Fletcher was remanded to the Northern Regional Jail until his next appearance.

On June 16 Fletcher had the court enter innocent pleas on all four counts of his indictment for his offenses said to be partnered with William Carmen Hadley’s charges. On or about Feb. 9 Fletcher and Hadley allegedly committed the felony offense of nighttime burglary (counts one and three) for breaking into the residences of Thelma Hunt of Burton and Cody Nichole Sturm of Hundred.

Counts two and four charge Fletcher and Hadley with the misdemeanor offense of petit larceny. Count two charges the two men with stealing medications belonging to Thelma Hunt, and count four charges them with steeling a Ruger Model 860 44 magnum revolver belonging to Cody Nichole Sturm.

On July 14 it was made known in Wetzel County Circuit Court that Fletcher is also charged with malicious wounding in Monongalia County.

In other matters, an individual by the name of Matthew Smith, 26, of Middlebourne, was present in Wetzel County Circuit Court for a matter of extradition back to Ohio. It was noted in court that Smith was arrested and taken to the Northern Regional Jail for a warrant against him in Belmont County for driving a motor vehicle without a license. Furthermore, there is a warrant for failure to appear in Monroe County and an additional charge in Belmont County against him.

Smith addressed the court, explaining he intends to take care of the matters in Ohio but needs to stay in Middlebourne to care for his wife and child and maintain his employment in Wheeling. With that said, Judge Karl granted to continue the matter for 30 days and place Smith on $500 cash, surety, or professional bondsmen bond. Smith is ordered to get the charges in Ohio County taken care of and report back to Wetzel County Circuit Court Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. Smith was remanded pending posting of his bond.