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Defense Moves For Dismissal

By Staff | Nov 20, 2008

Luke Furbee, representation for William M. Pegg, 43, of Rt. 1 Box 53, New Martinsville, or Box 47D, Glen Easton, W.Va., presented motions for dismissal of indictments on three counts of failure to update sexual offender registration information, second or subsequent offense, in Wetzel County Circuit Court on Nov. 18.

It was reported that the defense responded to the state’s request for discovery, but Prosecutor Timothy Haught stated that he had certain issues with the information provided by Furbee. Judge John T. Madden explained that the the court was dealing with time constraints because the discovery procedure started so late in the term, which runs from September to January. Pegg acknowledged his rights and responsibilities and waived his right to a speedy trial. He is to return to court on Jan. 14.

Haught announced to the court on Nov. 18 that Mike Ira Ruble, 47, of 168 Vine St., New Martinsville, is expected to plead guilty to one count of failing to update sex offender registry information.

On July 31, Ruble allegedly failed to report his new address to the West Virginia State Police. Ruble is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 24 at 9 a.m. for further proceedings. He is currently being held in the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville.

Richard E. Mylar, 41, of 401 North Eighth Ave., Paden City, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted nighttime burglary on Nov. 17. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 12 at 11 a.m.