Court Cases Continued
Several matters before Judge Mark A. Karl in Wetzel County Circuit Court on Nov. 18 were continued for further review.
Defense Attorney Jeremiah Gardner said he needed more time to review the extensive charges against Timothy Joe Nottingham, 36, of New Martinsville.
As he has yet to be indicted, Prosecutor Timothy Haught said he did not oppose continuing the case to Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. However, Haught said if a resolution was not reached, he would be presenting Nottingham’s case to the January term grand jury.
Nottingham holds a two-count information charging him with entry of a building other than a dwelling and grand larceny.
At the time of his Aug. 30 arrest by the New Martinsville Police Department Nottingham was charged with breaking and entering and grand larceny, however Chief Tim Cecil said several charges were pending against Nottingham from Wetzel and surrounding counties for various offenses.
Nottingham was remanded to the Northern Regional Jail.
Judge Karl indicated that if the prosecution and defense could get an agreed upon order to him for a sentence reduction for Tori Dale Hinkle, 22, of Paden City, then he would sign it.
Hinkle was sentenced on July 15 to one to five years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Women for conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (heroin). At the time Karl said he would hear a Rule 35 motion after she had served a minimum of four months.
Defense Attorney Roger Weese indicated she had fulfilled that time requirement while being a model inmate. “She isn’t a drug dealer, she simply had a drug habit,” he offered, adding that she has two children, ages two and four, “who desperately need her.”
Haught said he did not oppose the reduction if she was placed on two years supervised probation.
Elson Hinkle IV, 25, of 427 South Third Avenue, Paden City, pleaded guilty on Sept. 20 to a one count of information of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance (heroin). For his offense Elson Hinkle was sentenced to the West Virginia Penitentiary for Men for one to five years, suspended for two years supervised probation, six months of which to be served on home confinement with work release.
A plea agreement has been reached in the case of Tyler C. Fauber, 27, of 446 North Main Street, New Martinsville. He is charged with the felonies of conspiracy to deliver heroin and possession of a controlled substance (heroin) with intent to deliver. The offenses are said to have occurred on or about June 6 in Wetzel County.
He is to return to court on Dec. 1 at 1:15 p.m. for further proceedings.
The case of Brooke Frances Strope, 20, of 533 Market Street, Clarington, was continued to Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. She was remanded to the Northern Regional Jail.
Strope is charged with the felonies of conspiracy to commit grand larceny and grand larceny. On Aug. 3 she and three co-defendants allegedly took more than $1,000 worth of goods belonging to Walmart Store No. 2684 in New Martinsville.
Defense attorney Weese said he recent received more video tapes from Walmart and a proposed plea agreement from the state to review.
Similarly, the case of Brandy Marie Adams, 24, of 1229 Lost Pavement Road, Parkersburg, W.Va., was continued to Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.
She was remanded to the Northern Regional Jail.
On July 19 Adams allegedly took goods valued more than $1,000 belonging to Walmart Store No. 2684 in New Martinsville.
Defense Attorney Jeremiah Gardner said he is waiting for Adams to plea to a similar offense in Wood County before proceeding with this case.
The case of Kevin Kennedy, 23, of 5619 Room 16, Ischua, N.Y., was continued to Dec. 1 at 1:15 p.m. as the defense needed more time to review a plea offer from the state. Also in court on Nov. 18 the defense replied to the state’s discovery request.
Kennedy is charged with felonies of conspiracy to commit malicious assault and malicious assault, both to have occurred on June 13.
A hearing on a voluntariness motion in the case of Edward Daniel Warf, 20, of Route 1 Box 239A, Middlebourne, will take place Dec. 1 at 1:15 p.m. Warf is charged with felony entry of a building other than a dwelling, felony grand larceny, misdemeanor destruction of property, felony entry of a building other than a dwelling, and misdemeanor petit larceny.
The offenses are to have happened June 11-12 against St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Days Gone By, both located in Paden City.