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Pleas May Be Imminent

By Staff | Dec 12, 2012

It appears as if several pleas will be made in Wetzel County Circuit Court, as the September 2012 term under Judge Mark A. Karl draws to a close.

An expected plea in the case of Summer Sellers Riley, 30, of 187 North State Route 2, Villa Apartments, New Martinsville, has been passed until Dec. 17, 1:30 p.m.

On Feb. 7 Riley pleaded innocent to her one-count indictment for felony delivery of a controlled substance (oxycodone). By the September 2012 grand jury, Riley received a new, two-count indictment charging her with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone.

Attorney Keith Hart, who was standing in for fellow attorney, Thomas White, stated that an agreement had been made in the case involving White’s client, Gary Lee Mallendick, 26, of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. D202, New Martinsville. Therefore, Judge Karl set a return date for Dec. 21, 10 a.m.

Mallendick received a one-count indictment from the September 2012 grand jury charging him with delivery of heroin, which allegedly occurred on or about March 14.

In addition, Mallendick is also charged with delivery of marijuana, which allegedly occurred Oct. 2, 2009.

The situation was said to be the same for White’s other client, Joshua Burch, 28, of 447B Martyn Avenue, New Martinsville. Thus, a return date for entry of a plea was set for Dec. 21, 10 a.m.

Burch’s indictment alleges that on or about July 11, Burch conspired with Tedrow, Dalrymple, and an unknown white male to deliver the Schedule III controlled narcotic substance.

Attorney Jeremiah Gardner stated that a plea agreement had been reached in the case involving his client, Justin Ray Rose, 31, of HC 61, Box 106A, Littleton; a return date was set for Dec. 17, 1:30 p.m.

On Oct. 16, Rose entered a plea of innocence to his charge of manufacturing a controlled substance, marijuana. This offense allegedly occurred on or about Aug. 2.

Also, defendants Cody Joseph Craft and Charles Scott Moore were set to plea on Monday. However, due to personal matters, Judge Karl reset their plea dates to Dec. 17, 1:30 p.m.

In another matter, it was agreed that Virginia May Hornbeck, 38, of 187 North State Route 2, Apt. D101, New Martinsville, would be released on a personal recognizance bond, providing that there be supervised contact with her children, as well as no discussion with others pertaining to her husband’s case. Hornbeck is charged with three counts each of conspiracy to deliver and delivery of oxycodone.