Felony charges against four dropped, pleas entered to lesser charges


Felony charges against four have been dropped by the office of the Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney, with all defendants pleading to lesser misdemeanor charges as part of plea bargain agreements.
Jaime N. Parker, 32, of Court Avenue, Weston, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance/Methamphetamine and Marijuana with intent to deliver by Sgt. E. J. Riddle of the Weston Police Department on Nov. 20, 2017.
On Dec. 20, the State dropped the charge and refiled it as a lesser misdemeanor possession charge to which Parker pleaded no contest before Magistrate Roger D. Clem, Jr. She was assessed court costs of $160.25 and received a six month suspended jail sentence replaced with one year of probation with credit for 11 days of incarceration served prior to entering her plea.
Kenneth D. Muncy, 31, of McWhorter Road, Jane Lew, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver by Deputy J.S. Carey of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department on Jan. 29.
On Dec. 12, the State dropped the charge and refiled it as a lesser misdemeanor possession charge to which Muncy pleaded guilty. The case file was not available upon completion of this news story to obtain the sentence imposed for the misdemeanor charge.
Brady J. Lewis, 30, of South Main Street, Burnsville, was charged with felony third offense shoplifting by Cpl. M. Denison of the West Virginia State Police on Aug. 28.
On Dec. 18, the State dropped the charge and refiled it as a second offense misdemeanor charge to which Lewis pleaded guilty before Magistrate Michael R. Gissy. He was assessed a fine of $100, court costs of $160.25 and was ordered to pay $50 in restitution to the Weston WalMart.
Heather K. Hitt, 38, of Twelfth Street, Weston, was charged with felony third offense shoplifting by Cpl. M. Denison of the West Virginia State Police on Dec. 3.
On Dec. 17, the State dropped the charge and refiled it as a second offense misdemeanor charge to which Hitt pleaded guilty before Magistrate Gissy.
She was assessed court costs of $160.25 and was sentenced to serve 14 days in jail with credit for 11 days served prior to entering her plea. She was also ordered to pay $135.18 in restitution to the Weston WalMart.
Other recent criminal dispositions handed down in Lewis County Magistrate Court included the following:
Heather N. Jarrett, 32, of Dog Way Road, Gassaway, was charged with driving while license was suspended or revoked for DUI, driving while license was suspended or revoked/general, obstructing the police, shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance/Methamphetamine by TFC Z.T. Cooper, WVSP, on Oct. 29.
On Dec. 20, under a plea agreement with the State, Jarrett pleaded guilty to driving suspended or revoked for DUI and shoplifting and the remaining charges were dismissed upon motion by the State before Magistrate Clem.
On the driving suspended or revoked for DUI charge she was assessed a fine of $100, court costs of $160.25 and received a 30 day suspended jail sentence replaced with one year of probation. On the shoplifting charge she was assessed a fine of $100, court costs of $160.25 and was ordered to pay restitution of $377.02 to the Weston WalMart.
Brenda K. Shipman, 49, of Thurman Avenue, Buckhannon, was charged with issuing worthless checks to the Tri-Lakes Convenience Store in June.
On Dec. 27, Shipman pleaded guilty before Magistrate Gissy. She was assessed a fine of $50, court costs of $210.25 and was ordered to pay $209.39 in restitution.
Sarah E. Gettings, 29, of Edison Street, Nutter Fort, was charged with shoplifting by Ptlm. B.L. Newbrough, WPD, on Sept. 10.
On Dec. 27, Gettings pleaded guilty before Magistrate Gissy. She was assessed a fine of $100 and court costs of $160.25.
David J. Hall, 55, of East Seventh Street, Weston, was charged with attempting to defeat a drug and alcohol screen by Deputy J.S. Carey, LCSD, on Sept. 14, 2016.
On Dec. 20,  the charge was dismissed upon motion by the State before Magistrate Clem with the notation that the State “failed to timely prosecute the case.”
Joseph W. Lattea, 28, of 4-B Trailer Court, Weston, was charged with possession of a controlled substance/Methamphetamine by Sgt. D. Lothes, WPD, on Dec. 20.
On Dec. 21, Lattea pleaded guilty before Magistrate Clem. He was assessed court costs of $160.25 and received a suspended 90 day jail sentence replaced with home confinement.
Joshua L. Bland, 27, of 4-B Trailer Court, Weston, was charged with obstructing the police by Deputy E.E. Carpenter, LCSD, on Nov. 8.
On Nov. 14, Bland pleaded guilty before Magistrate Clem. He was assessed court costs of $160.25 and received a suspended 30 day jail sentence replaced with six months of probation with credit for six days of incarceration prior to entering his plea.
Lisa D. Jewell, 33, of Kellys Creek Road, Mammoth, was charged with domestic battery by TFC Z.T. Cooper, WVSP, on June 30.
On Dec. 18, under a plea agreement with the State, Jewell pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of battery before Magistrate Gissy. She was assessed court costs of $160.25
Brian K. Henline, 29, of Montgomery Alley, Weston, was charged with battery by Sgt. E. Riddle, WPD, on Oct. 23, 2017.
On Dec. 18, the charge was dismissed upon motion by the State before Magistrate Gissy with the notation that the dismissal was based on the discretion of the prosecuting attorney.
Raymond J. Roselle, 26, of McWhorter Road, Jane Lew, was charged with driving while license was suspended or revoked/general and domestic battery by Cpl. M.S. Clark, WVSP, on Sept. 19.
On Dec. 18, under a plea agreement with the State, Roselle pleaded guilty to the driving suspended or revoked charge and the domestic battery charge was dismissed upon motion by the State before Magistrate Gissy. He was assessed a fine of $100 and court costs of $160.25
Katherine M. Brown, 24, of Westfield Road, Jane Lew, was charged with battery against a police officer by Deputy B.D. Hendershot, LCSD, on June 23, for striking him on the face with a phone.
On Dec. 18, the charge was dismissed upon motion by the State before Magistrate Gissy with the notation  that the dismissal was based on the discretion of the prosecuting attorney.
Heather A. Gregory, 26, of Pleasant Ridge Road, French Creek, was charged with possession of a controlled substance/Marijuana by Prosecuting Attorney Christina Flanigan on Nov. 15.
On Dec. 18, Gregory pleaded guilty before Magistrate Gissy. She was assessed court costs of $160.25 and received a suspended six month jail sentence replaced with one year of probation to include participation in the Community Corrections Program.
Gregory was originally charged with a  felony drug offense which was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Ashley D. Sprouse, 27, of Farland Drive, Weston, was charged with possession of a controlled substance/Xanax and possession of a controlled substance/Marijuana by Cpl. M.S. Clark, WVSP, on Feb. 6.
On Dec. 4, upon motion by the State, both charges were dismissed as Sprouse successfully completed a pretrial diversion plan.
Joseph P. Hitt II, 39, of Twelfth Street, Weston, was charged with domestic assault and obstructing the police by TFC Z.T. Cooper, WVSP, on Nov. 11.
On Dec. 12, under a plea agreement with the State, Hitt pleaded guilty to the domestic assault charge and the obstructing charge was dismissed upon motion by the State before Magistrate Clem.
On the domestic assault charge he was assessed court costs of $160.25 and received credit for 36 days of incarceration prior to entering his plea as jail time.
Joseph S. Yoak, 18, of Bennett Avenue, Weston, was charged with obstructing the police by Deputy E.E. Carpenter, LCSD, on Oct. 27.
On Dec. 14, Yoak pleaded guilty before Magistrate Clem. He was assessed court costs of $160.25 and received credit for 39 days of incarceration prior to entering his plea as jail time.


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