Several Plead Guilty in Circuit Court
Judge David W. Hummel recently proceeded over several items in Wetzel County Circuit Court.
Lawrence O’Neil pleaded guilty, by way of plea agreement, in Wetzel County Circuit Court, on Tuesday, March 28, to grand larceny. O’Neil admitted that he and an accomplice had stolen a four-wheeler from the Hundred area. O’Neil was sentenced to three years of supervised probation with the first year being under home confinement.
Anastasia Filatova pleaded guilty, by way of a plea bargain, to forgery. Filatova admitted that she had taken checks, that belonged to her mother, and forged them at Witschey’s in New Martinsville. She was sentenced to a minimum of two years, and up to three years, of supervised probation. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,892.61.
Robin Fluharty pleaded guilty, by way of a plea agreement, to grand larceny. Fluharty admitted that she had stolen jewelry, while working as a health care provider, and sold the jewelry to Gold Diggers in New Martinsville. She was sentenced to no less than two years of supervised probation. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,300 dollars.
Robert E. Lemasters pleaded guilty, by way of a plea agreement, to manufacturing a controlled substance – marijuana. Lemasters confessed to growing marijuana at his residence, but there was no evidence that Lemasters was selling the product. He was sentenced to no less than 18 months, and no more than 24 months, of supervised probation.
Georgia M. Metz pleaded guilty, by way of a plea agreement, to wanton endangerment. She confessed that she had pulled a .22 revolver on a woman and pulled the trigger. However, the victim was not shot because Metz held her thumb on the hammer, giving a clicking noise when pulling the trigger. Metz was sentenced to one year incarceration, followed by 18-24 months of supervised probation.
Jeremy Keith White pleaded guilty, by way of a plea agreement, to daytime burglary, in which he took a laptop and firearm. He was sentenced to no less than one and no more than three years, with credit for time served. He must pay pay $900 for restitution. Upon release, White will be on supervised probation for 36 months.
Samuel Minger requested that he have new representation going forth with his case. He did not want to be represented by a public defender. Minger had a previous trial date set, but with his new request for representation, Judge Hummel felt that Minger would not have time to be prepared for trial. Minger agreed to carry over to the May term of grand jury indictments, which means he may not see a trial until September.
Pasia Smith pleaded guilty, by way of a plea agreement, to attempt to purchase a controlled substance by fraud. Smith admitted that she and an accomplice drove to Rite Aid in New Martinsville, where she tried to purchase liquid codeine with a forged prescription. Smith explained to Hummel, “It was the worst mistake of my life.” Smith is scheduled to return May 3 for post conviction. She is out on a $10,000 post conviction bond.
Jeffrey Dean Davis pleaded guilty, by way of a plea agreement, to unlawful assault. Davis admitted to kicking and punching a female in the face, while she was pregnant. Davis also admitted that he was on methamphetamine at the time of the altercation.