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Two Plead Guilty To Charges

By Staff | Jan 22, 2014

Two defendants were sentenced in Wetzel County Circuit Court Jan. 10 by Judge David W. Hummel after they pleaded guilty to information charges.

David Alan Beaver, 23, of 205 Broad St., Middlebourne, pleaded guilty to attempted delivery of a controlled substance, heroin.

When asked by Judge Hummel what he did that made him guilty, Beaver said he had drugs which he tried to hide in his underwear after being pulled over in Paden City by Officer Mike Neff.

Prosecutor Tim Haught said Beaver was caught with a significant amount of heroin stamps and a small amount of marijuana. He asked for a sentence of one- to three-years to run concurrent with another case in Tyler County.

Hummel agreed and sentenced Beaver to one to three years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Men to run concurrent with his time in Tyler County. He was given credit for time served in the Tyler County case, totaling 358 days. He was also ordered to pay the cost of his prosecution, make restitution, and pay court costs. He was remanded.

Also, Kimberly Dawn Quinn, 29, of HC 61 Box 314, New Martinsville, appeared in court with her attorney, Jeremiah Gardner, to enter a plea to the information charge of felony fraudulent schemes.

She pleaded guilty to the charge on Friday. When asked by Judge Hummel what she did, she responded she wrote bad checks on her own bank account at several different locations throughout the county. She told the court she had a drug problem and she would buy Percocet, crush them, and snort them. She stated her habit cost her $1,000 a week and how she used the money.

Hummel then sentenced her to one to 10 years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Women with credit for time served.

The sentence was then suspended and she was ordered to serve 120 days with credit for 114 days served.

She will be placed on probation under the direction of Chief Probation Officer John D. Lantz. She must also enroll in Wetzel County Drug Court and make restitution on the bad checks.

Quinn was remanded to serve the remaining six days of her sentence and will be released on Jan. 16.