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Gorby Admits To Probation Violation

By Staff | Mar 19, 2014

Trisha Lee Gorby, 28, of P.O. Box 131, Hundred, admitted to a probation violation and was sentenced on March 7 to 60 days in jail. After release from incarceration, Gorby will be placed on probation and is further required to complete drug court.

Gorby’s attorney, Shane Mallet, stated this violation stems from “having a controlled substance in her body while carrying a child.”

The Honorable Judge David W. Hummel stated he had received a “jail mail love letter” from Gorby, which stated she would “gladly sign papers” stating that if she messed up again, “I will serve all 15 years.” Gorby agreed in court to the contents of the letter.

“So what you have just done, is stipulated or agreed to do the whole 15 years,” Hummel remarked. Hummel added the stipulation to the court order before sentencing Gorby to 60 days. After such she is to participate and successfully complete drug court. “Should she fail to complete, she’ll do 15 years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Women,” Hummel stated.

On March 8, 2013, Gorby pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance, morphine. For this offense, she was sentenced to one to 15 years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Women. However, the imposition of incarceration was suspended, and instead, Gorby was ordered to serve two years of supervised probation.