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Karl Sentences Watson To One Year In Prison

By Staff | Apr 24, 2013

Joseph Leroy Watson, 18, of Post Office Box 125, Littleton, was sentenced to one year in prison after he was determined to be unfit to complete a program at the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders.

Previously, on Oct. 16, 2012, Watson was sentenced to one year in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Men for fourth degree arson. However, this sentence was suspended and Watson was sentenced to the Anthony Center for a period of six months to two years.

If Watson were to successfully complete his sentence at the Anthony Center, he would be placed on probation to two years.

However, at his court hearing April 17, it was determined that Watson had been returned from the Anthony Center as “unfit to complete their program.”

“Your honor, the state is recommending that (Watson) be sent to the West Virginia Penitentiary for Men,” Special Prosecuting Attorney Carl “Worthy” Paul stated. “He’s failed at the Anthony Center.”

Karl appeared to agree and sentenced Watson to one year, saying “Mr. Watson, you apparently don’t get it . . . I think I’m going to see you a lot more in the future,”

In another matter, Jason Scott Dalrymple, 31, of 346 Locust Street, New Martinsville, waived his right to a speedy trial for the term of court, as it appeared that more time was needed to discuss a possible disposition. Dalrymple will return to court on May 15, 10 a.m.

On Oct. 19, Dalrymple pleaded innocent to the felony offense of conspiracy. His indictment alleges that on or about July 11, Dalrymple conspired with Natasha Lynn Tedrow, Joshua E. Burch, and an unknown white male to deliver Subutex.

Because of time constraints, a plea set for the case involving Kimberly Dawn Parsons, 21, of 248 Woodland Knls 28, Moundsville has, W.Va., has been passed until May 2, 1:30 p.m.

Parsons received a one-count indictment from the September grand jury stating that on or about June 15, 2012, she committed the felony offense of unlawful assault in that she unlawfully caused bodily injury to Frances Martha Headley by striking her with a pipe in New Martinsville.

In another matter, the sentencing hearing in the case of Brandon Robert Harvey, 27, of 6326 Lee Creek Road, Belleville, was passed until May 2, 2 p.m.

On December 10, 2012, Harvey pleaded guilty to two information counts, count one being the felony offense of malicious assault and count two being the misdemeanor offense of stalking.

These two counts, by way of information, were just filed and appeared to be in connection with Harvey’s current circuit court case.

According to the true bills handed down by grand jurors during their September 2011 grand jury session, count one details that between Aug. 19 and 20, 2011, in Wetzel County, Harvey allegedly committed the felony offense of kidnapping by taking a young woman from New Martinsville against her will. In Wood County the victim got away from Harvey and called 911. He was subsequently arrested and charged.

Counts two and three of the indictment state that between the same dates as above, Harvey allegedly committed the misdemeanor offense of domestic battery with the same female, his ex-girlfriend, by shoving her to the ground and striking her with his hands in New Martinsville.