Reynolds Trial Set for April 4
The Wetzel County criminal case involving Darian Wayne Reynolds will head to trial on April 4.
Reynolds, 35, of New Martinsville, has been charged with six counts of sexual assault in the first degree, six counts of sexual abuse by a custodian, and six counts of incest, all to have been committed against a child. Reynolds pleaded not guilty to all charges.
At a Feb. 19 court hearing, it was determined that Reynolds would be undergoing a forensic examination relating to his competency/criminal responsibility. Dr. William Fremouw, a Morgantown-area psychologist, performed the evaluation.
The Honorable Judge Jeffrey Cramer stated in court on Friday, March 18 that Reynolds had been found competent to stand trial, as well as criminally responsible.
Previously, at the Feb. 19 hearing, Attorney David White was appointed guardian ad litem, representation, for the alleged child victim.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Carl “Worthy” Paul is representing the state in the case.
Reynolds’ bond remains set at $100,000 cash-only.