Seth Morris, 25, of Elkins, W.Va., pleaded guilty in Tyler County Circuit Court on Aug. 25 before the Honorable Judge Mark A. Karl to the felony offense of conspiracy to commit an offense against the state.
Morris was indicted by the February term of the grand jury on four charges related to the breaking and entering of the Valley Grange #519 and other property belonging to a private individual. The offenses were alleged to occur on June 16, 2013, in Tyler County.
On Monday Judge Karl sentenced Morris to one to five years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Men with credit for time served. As part of the plea agreement he must serve 191 days and will then be eligible to seek a Rule 35 sentence modification to be placed on probation for a period of two years. He was also ordered to make restitution to Valley Grange in the amount of $240 and to Warren G. Suker in the amount of $500.
Per the terms of the plea agreement, one felony and two misdemeanor charges-counts one, two, and four of the indictment-were dismissed. Morris was ordered to report to the Tyler County Sheriff's Office on Aug. 27 to begin serving his sentence.