Weston man pleads guilty to sexual abuse charges


Charles A. Ford, 32, of Quarry Glen Apartments, Weston, was charged with four counts of third degree sexual abuse on June 7, 2017.
He was charged by Deputy J.A. Turner of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department after it was alleged that he brushed up against,  and in one case, groped a young girl inappropriately at the Lewis County Pool in the Lewis County Park.
In an interesting twist to the case, the complaint filed by Turner indicates that they were able to identify Ford because of his unusual tattoos.
Additionally, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance/Marijuana, possession of a controlled substance/Methamphetamine, DUI of a controlled substance and reckless driving by Deputy Z.M. Lopez on March 2.
On May 23, under a plea agreement with the state, Ford pleaded guilty to the four sexual abuse charges and the charges filed against him on March 2 were dismissed upon motion by the state before Magistrate Michael R. Gissy.
Ford was assessed a total of $644 in court costs and received four suspended 90-day jail
sentences replaced with one year of probation.
He was given credit for 105 days of incarceration prior to entering his plea. Additionally, he must register as a sex offender and be tested for HIV as part of his probation.
Other recent criminal dispositions handed down in Lewis County Magistrate Court included the following:
Bryant Curry, 42, of Valley Chapel Road, Weston, was charged with DUI by Deputy E.W. Clark, LCSD, on Oct. 15, 2017.
On May 31, Curry pleaded guilty before Magistrate Gissy. He was assessed a fine of $100, court costs of $235.25 and received a ten day jail sentence with credit for one day served prior to entering his plea.
Christopher E. Knicely, 29, of High Street, Weston, was charged with domestic battery, unlawful restraint and refusal to give fingerprints by Sgt. D. Lothes, WPD, on May 8.
On May 31, under a plea agreement with the state, Knicely pleaded guilty to domestic battery and the other two charges were dismissed upon motion by the state before Magistrate Gissy.
On the domestic battery charge Knicely was assessed court costs of $160.25 and ws given credit for 23 days spent incarcerated before entering his plea as his jail sentence.
James M. Garrett, 53, of Sauls Run Road, Weston, was charged with cruelty to animals by Deputy J.S. Carey, LCSD, on Sept. 29, 2017.
On May 31, the charge was dismissed upon motion by the state before Magistrate Gissy with the notation that the dismissal was due to “prosecutor’s discretion.”
Carl R. Anderson, Jr. 41, of Freemans Creek Road, Weston, was charged with domestic battery by TFC Z.T. Cooper, WVSP, on  Feb. 18.
On May 31, Anderson pleaded guilty before Magistrate Gissy. He was assessed court costs of $160.25 and was given a six day jail sentence with credit for two days served prior to entering his plea.
Leonard A. Carrol, 29, of High Street, Clarksburg, was charged with destruction of property by Deputy J.S. VanMeter, LCSD, on March 9.
On May 31, Carrol pleaded guilty before Magistrate Gissy. He was assessed a fine of $50, court costs of $185.25 and was ordered to pay $100 in restitution.
Archie R. Higgins, 26, of Dovener Street, Weston, was charged with destruction of property by TFC Z.T. Cooper, WVSP, on March 13.
On May 31, Higgins pleaded guilty before Magistrate Gissy. He was assessed a fine of $10, court costs of $160.25 and was ordered to pay $908.31 in restitution.
Joseph R. Loudin, 44, of Buckhannon, was charged with boating under the influence by T.R. Collins, NRPO, on May 27.
On May 29, Loudin pleaded no contest before Magistrate Clem. He was assessed a fine of $100, court costs of $160.25 and received a one day suspended jail sentence.
Michael T. Woods, 45, of Arnold Road, Roanoke, was charge with boating under the influence by T.R. Collins, NRPO, on May 26.
On May 29, Woods pleaded guilty before Magistrate Clem. He was assessed a fine of $100, court costs of $160.25 and received a one day suspended jail sentence.
Jerald J. Hundelt, 56, of Rt. 61, Naylor, Missouri, was charged with boating under the influence and a no wake zone violation by B.M. Rumvey, NRPO, on May 27.
On May 29, under a plea agreement with the state, Hundelt pleaded no contest to the BUI charge and the no wake zone violation was dismissed upon motion by the state before  Magistrate Clem.
On the BUI charge, Hundelt was assessed a fine of $100, court costs of $160.25 and received a one day jail sentence with credit for one day served prior to entering his plea.
Mark D. Moffatt, 36, of First Street, Webster Springs, was charged with possession of a controlled substance/Marijuana by Prosecuting Attorney C.C. Flanigan on May 25.
On May 29, Moffatt pleaded guilty before Magistrate Gissy. He was assessed court costs of $160.25 and received a jail sentence of five months and one day with credit for time served on a felony charge.
Dakota T. Blake, 23, of Whitt Road, Horner, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with damage and operating a vehicle without inspection certification by Prosecuting Attorney C.C. Flanigan on May 29.
On May 29, Blake pleaded guilty to both charges. On the leaving he scene charge he was assessed a fine of $150, court costs of $160.25 and was ordered to pay $682.25 in restitution. On the no inspection certification charge he was assessed a fine of $100 and court costs of $160.25.
Angelena D. Roach, 25, of West Second Street, Weston, was charged with two counts of child neglect creating a risk of injury by Prosecuting Attorney C.C. Flanigan on May 25.
On May 25, Roach pleaded guilty to both charges before Magistrate Gissy. She was assessed court costs of $320.50 and received a six month suspended jail sentence on each charge to be served consecutively replaced with one  year of probation and participation in the Day Report Center Program. She is to receive credit for time incarcerated on a previous felony charge.
Goldie L. Beeson, 30, of Homewood Road, Weston, was charged with driving while license was suspended or revoked for general reasons by Ptlm. J.I. Minny, WPD, on March 20,
On May 30, Beeson pleaded no contest before Magistrate Gissy. She was assessed a fine of $200 and court costs of $160.25.
Henry J. Lemon, 27, of Sand Fork of Kincheloe Road, Jane Lew, was charged with felony strangulation by Deputy J.S. Tonkin, LCSD, on May 19.
On May 24, the charge was dismissed by Magistrate Clem with the notation that “no probable cause was found.”
David Mendez, 29, of Virginia Street, Jane Lew, was charged with failure to cause child to attend school by Randal Myers, LC Schools Attendance Director, on Jan. 19.
On May 24, the charge was dismissed upon motion by the state before Magistrate Clem with the notation that Mendez was “compliant with diversion plan.”
Angel M. Mendez, 29, of Virginia Street, Jane Lew, was charged with failure to cause child to attend school by Randal Myers, LC Schools Attendance Director, on Jan. 19.
On May 24, the charge was dismissed upon motion by the state before Magistrate Clem with the notation that Mendez was “compliant with diversion plan.”
Emily R. Tucker, 47, of East Seventh Street, Weston, was charged with 17 counts of failure to cause child to attend school by Randal Myers, LC Schools Attendance Director, on Jan. 23.
On May 24, the charges were dismissed upon motion by the state before Magistrate  Clem with the notation that Tucker had pleaded guilty to another misdemeanor offense.
Dione R. Hardman, 37, of Bank Street, Weston, was charged with fleeing from the police by Ptlm. J.I. Minney, WPD, on May 22.
On May 24, Hardman pleaded guilty before Magistrate Clem. She was assessed court costs of $160.25 and was given credit for 10 days of incarceration before entering her plea as jail time.
Laken N. Brown, 23, of  Chestnut Street, Clarksburg, was charged with possession of a controlled substance/Methamphetamine by Deputy J.S. Carey, LCSD, on April 7.
On May 23, Brown pleaded guilty before Magistrate Gissy. He was assessed court costs of $160.25 and was given a 90 day jail sentence of which she must serve 10 days, with credit for 11 days served prior to entering her plea and the remaining 69 days suspended and replaced with one year of probation to include participation in the Day Report Program.
Rachel D. Ross, of South Main Street, Weston, was charged with truancy by Randal Myers, LC Schools Attendance Director, on April 19.
On May 24, Ross pleaded guilty before Magistrate Clem. She was assessed a fine of $50 and court costs of $185.25.
Carter L. Friend, 19, of Main Avenue, Weston, was charged with truancy by Randal Myers, LC Schools Attendance Director on Feb. 14.
On May 24, upon motion by the state, the charge was dismissed before Magistrate Clem with the notation that Friend “attended school and will graduate.”
Cortney McVay, 19, of Still Run Hollow, Weston, was charged with truancy by Randal Myers, LC Schools Attendance Director on March 7.
On May 24, upon motion by the state, the charge was dismissed before Magistrate Clem with the notation that McVay “attended school and will graduate.”


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