Gilmer County Circuit Court Report - 06.01.12
On Thursday, May 31, 2012 Chief Judge Jack Alsop heard 6 cases in Gilmer County.
• Two juvenile matters were heard and set for further review on Monday, July 09, 2012 at 10:00 and 10:45 AM.
• State of West Virginia vs. Joshua Hoover
He was before the Court for pleas in 2 felony cases currently pending against him.
He was represented by David Karickhoff of Sutton and pled to count 3 of petit larceny in one case and to count 1 of forgery, count 4 of uttering and count 7 for conspiracy in a second case.
The prosecuting attorney agreed to dismiss all remaining counts against him in the 2 felony cases.
Sentencing is set for Monday, July 09, 2012 at 10:15 AM.
• State of West Virginia vs. Shane Posey
He was before the Court and was represented by Daniel Grindo of Gassaway, who argued several motions.
One motion was denied in part and dismissed in part, while yet another was taken under advisement by the Judge.
His trial is set for Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
• State of West Virginia vs. Jerry Duelley II
He was before the Court for final hearing on motion to revoke his home confinement.
He was also represented by Dan Grindo who informed the Court of a good job offer defendant has received.
Judge Alsop agreed to let him apply for and train for the job and upon confirmation that he is hired, he will be released and the remainder of his sentence suspended for time served.
• State of West Virginia vs. Thomas Bonnell Jr.
He pled to 2 counts of his indictment with the prosecutor agreeing to dismiss the remainder of the counts.
Bonnell was represented by Kevin Duffy of Clay, and upon defendant requesting that the presentence investigation be dispensed with and asking the Judge to sentence him immediately.
Judge Alsop sentenced him to 6 months in Central Regional Jail for possession of a controlled substance (more than 15 grams) and 1-3 years in the penitentiary upon his plea to 3rd offense driving suspended for prior DUI.
Said sentence will run consecutively with the Central Regional Jail sentence being served before he goes to the penitentiary and he was fined $5,000.00.
Judge Richard A. Facemire appeared in Gilmer County on Friday, June 01, 2012 in the morning.
• He heard 3 juvenile matters which were rescheduled for Monday, August 27, 2012 at 10:00, 10:00 and 10:10 AM.
Also on Friday, June 01, 2012 Chief Judge Alsop appeared in the afternoon and heard 5 criminal matters as follows:
• State of West Virginia vs. John Carder
He was before the Court and several motions were heard and denied.
One was taken under advisement.
Carder is represented by James Hawkins of Clarksburg.
• State of West Vieginia vs. Patrick Collins
He entered a plea of guilty to failure to register as a sex offender.
He was represented by Kevin Duffy of Clay and will be sentenced on Monday, July 09, 2012 at 11:00 AM.
• State of West Virginia vs. Timothy Furr
He saw his motions denied, including motion for reduction of bond, which still remains at $100,000.00 plus home confinement if he is released.
His trial is now set for Tuesday, June 26, 2012 and he is represented by Drannon Adkins of Sissonville.
• State of West Virginia vs. Gary Ferrell
He asked for a new court appointed counsel.
Garth Beck was relieved as counsel and Daniel Armstrong of Gassaway was appointed to further represent.
Ferrell and his trial was continued to the July term to allow the new attorney to prepare his case.
• State of West Virginia vs. Tonya Ramsey
She asked for a new court appointed counsel as well.
Kevin Duffy was relieved and Christina Flanigan of Buckhannon was appointed to further represent Ramsey whose case was also continued to the July term.