Five go in front of Karl
Judge Mark A. Karl handled a light agenda on Thursday morning as he only heard from five defendants.
William B. Neff, 36, of Rt. 1 Box 232 Middlebourne, entered into a guilty plea on Thursday. He was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance on Sept. 3, 2008, and sentenced to serve not less than one and no more than five years.
Karl asked Neff what he had done.
“I was working with my father and stumbled upon a marijuana plant and started cultivating it,” stated Neff.
After the manufacturing charge, he was released on bond. He was arrested on a capias warrant in August for the charge after failure to report to his court date and failure to report to probation officer John Lantz where he was later released on bond again.
Then in November 2009 he was apprehended in New Martinsville for another felony warrant.
In accordance with the plea agreement, the charges in Wetzel County will be reduced to misdemeanors.
He was given credit for time served and was remanded back to the North Central Regional Jail in Moundsville. He was also ordered to pay all court appointed fees.
Brenda D. Shreves also entered into a guilty plea. Shreves, 58, of 1093 Tyler Highway, Sistersville, was charged for two felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one felony count of manufacturing a controlled substance. Under the plea agreement, she pleaded guilty to one of the felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance and the other two felony charges against her were dismissed.
The state’s sentence, which carries a one to 15 years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Women, was reduced to home confinement. She was given credit for time already served and ordered to pay $60 to the investigation fund.
Her attorney, Kevin Neiswonger, asked Karl for two weeks before she begins her home confinement to get her personal affairs in order. Karl granted her the request.
Also before Karl was Dale R. Barnhart. He was charged with possession of firearm by a prohibited person. He was picked up on a capias warrant for failure to appear back in 2006.
He was ordered to return back on April 1 at 10 a.m. and was remanded back to NCRJ.
Jeremiah R. Anderson did not appear in court. He is summons to return back on April 1 at 10 a.m.
Florence Mylar, 39, of 133 South First Street, Paden City, was also in front of Karl for a petition for probation. Her case was handed down from Magistrate court where she pleaded guilty to the charge of fraudulent schemes.
Under a plea agreement, she was placed on one year probation and was ordered to pay restitution to Witschey’s in the amount of $772.62.
Karl ordered her to report to probation officer Lantz in one week.
Timothy J. Judge, 28, of 302 Tyler Highway, Sistersville, was charged for the felony count of breaking and entering a building other than a dwelling and a misdemeanor charge of petit larceny. He was in front of Karl for a possible plea.