Two Sentenced for Probation Violations

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Two Weston residents were sentenced in Lewis County Magistrate Court to jail time for violating the terms and conditions of their probation.
Lora L. Nicholson, 33, of Cody Lane, was charged with possession of a controlled substance/methamphetamine by Ptlm. S.M. Carlton, of the Weston Police Department, on Aug. 2, 2016.
On Dec. 15, 2016, Nicholson pleaded guilty before Magistrate Michael R. Gissy. She was assessed court costs of $160.25 and was given a 120 day suspended jail sentence replaced with one year of probation to include participation in the Community Corrections Program.
On April 11, her probation was revoked by Gissy for violating the rules of probation and the Community Corrections Program and she was sentenced to serve 120 days in jail with credit for any time served.
Timothy J. Wilt, 26, of Terrace Avenue, was charged with possession of a controlled substance/methamphetamine by Sr. Tpr. Z.T. Cooper, of the West Virginia State Police, on Aug. 24, 2016.
On Feb. 23, Wilt pleaded guilty before Magistrate Roger D. Clem, Jr . He was assessed court costs of $160.25 and received a 90 day suspended jail sentence replaced with one year of probation to include participation in the Community Corrections Program with credit for any time served.
On Aprl 11, Wilt’s probation was revoked by Clem for violating the rules of the Community Corrections Program and he was remanded to jail to serve 58 days.
Others before the court included:
Mitchell A. Williams, Old Elkins Road, Ellamore, was charged with possession of a controlled substance/methamphetamine by DNR Officer J. Parsons on Oct. 15, 2015.
On Feb. 18, Williams pleaded no contest before Magistrate Clem. He was assessed court costs of $160.25 and received a 90 day suspended jail sentence replaced with 90 days participation in the Community Corrections Program.
On April 1, his participation in the program was revoked for violating the rules and he was placed on home incarceration for the remainder of his sentence.
Kevin Bowman, 30, of Racoon Run Road, Weston, was charged with public intoxication, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and battery on an officer by Sr. Tpr. Z.T. Cooper, WVSP, on Sept. 17, 2016 and with possession of a controlled substance/buprenorphine, alprazolam and suboxone by Sgt. L.C. Carpenter, WVSP, on Feb. 6.
On April 11, all charges againsts Bowman were dismissed upon motion by the state before Magistrate Clem with the notation that the dismissals were the “result of a plea agreement,” in Lewis County Circuit Court.
Tiler S. Marteney, 24, of Vicksburg Road, Buckhannon, was charged with destruction of property by Deputy J.S. Tonkin, LCSD, on Feb. 8.
On April 13, Marteney pleaded guilty before Magistrate Gissy. He was assessed court costs of $185.25, received a six day suspended jail sentence replaced with six months of probation and was ordered to pay $100 in restitution to Lewis County for damage done at the judicial annex.
Gerald S. Posey, 47, of West Second Street, Weston, was charged with domestic battery by Deputy E.E. Carpenter, LCSD, on Jan. 2.
On April 12, the charge was dismissed upon motion by the state before Magistrate Gissy with the notation that the dismissal was the result of “further investigation and prosecutorial discretion.”
Tester W. Whitt, 38, of Logan, was charged with petit larceny at Walmart by Sr. Tpr. J.C. Johnson, WVSP, on Nov. 10, 2013.
On April 12, the charge was dismissed upon motion by the defense with no objection from the state before Magistrate Gissy.
Justice Price, 20, of Weston, was charged with four counts of battery by Cpl. M. Denison, on Dec. 8, 2015.
On April 11, upon motion by the defense with no objection from the state all charges were dismissed with the notation that Price was, “ incompetent to stand trial.”
William J. Smith, Jr., 39, of Sedgwick Street, Buckhannon, was charged with joyriding by Sr. Tpr. F.J. Turansky, WVSP, on April 10.
On April 11, the charge was dismissed upon motion by the state before Magistrate Gissy, with the notation that the charge was to be “refiled as grand larceny.”

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