Craft Sworn In as Assistant Prosecutor
On Friday, March 18, Justin Craft of New Martinsville was sworn in as a part-time assistant prosecutor for Wetzel County.
Craft was sworn in by Judge Jeffrey Cramer.
“I’m very happy to have Justin as an assistant prosecutor,” Wetzel County Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught stated.
“I’m glad that we had someone local who was interested in the position, and I look forward to working with him,” he added.
Craft graduated from Paden City High School in 2005. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences from West Liberty University in 2009, followed by his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from West Virginia University college of Law in 2012.
Craft was admitted to the West Virginia Bar Association in 2012.
Craft opened his private practice, Craft Law Firm, PLLC, in New Martinsville in 2012 and served Wetzel, Marshall, and Tyler Counties through his firm.
Craft is a member in good standing of the First Baptist Church in New Martinsville and is the Master Instructor of New Martinsville Tae Kwon Do, a branch of school of Sok Ho Kang’s Academy.
Craft also serves on the Board of Trustees of Wetzel County Hospital.
Craft is the son of Kenneth and Beverly Craft, both of Paden City. He is married to Tella (Greathouse) Craft and together, Justin and Tella, have a son, Benaiah.
Prosecutor Haught had approached the Wetzel County Commission at its meeting on Jan. 5 to request that the commission consider hiring an assistant, part-time prosecutor.
On Friday, March 25 Haught stated that he was thankful to the commission for authorizing the hire and giving him another prosecutor.