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Rosenlieb held on $1.5 million bond

By Staff | Aug 18, 2010


Sabastian J. E. Rosenlieb, 20, of Sistersville, entered a guilty plea to malicious assault and reckless driving on Friday, August 13 before Judge David W. Hummel, Jr. in Tyler County Circuit Court.

Rosenlieb was charged by a Grand Jury in October of 2009 concerning an incident occurring on September 9, 2009 on W.Va. Rt. 18 about one mile north of Middlebourne.

It was alleged that Rosenlieb ran a male juvenile off the road, and then stabbed him in the arm with a knife. The juvenile victim was treated at the scene and lated taken by helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Judge Hummel heard victim impact statements from the victim and his father.

Judge Hummel revoked Rosenlieb’s bond and remanded him to the North Central Regional Jail pending his sentencing scheduled for Sept. 13.

After Rosenlieb was taken into custody, it is alleged that he attempted to disarm a deputy sheriff and escaped the sheriff’s office. He was allegedly apprehended in the parking lot behind the Tyler County Courthouse by a corrections officer from the North Central Regional Jail and a deputy sheriff.

Additional charges have been filed by Trooper First Class S. R. Curran of the West Virginia State Police.

Rosenlieb is now charged with escape, attempting to disarm a police officer, and battery on a police officer. On these additional charges, his bond has set in the aggregate amount of $1.5 million by Magistrate John E. Roberts.

Rosenlieb is currently being lodged in the NCRJ.