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Sherman receives probation

By Staff | Oct 20, 2010

Judge Mark A. Karl released Robert L. Sherman, 60, of 428 Smith Ridge Road, Sistersville on Oct. 18 from his sentence and he was placed on one year probation.

Sherman was charged on Oct. 21, 2009 for the felony of manufacturing of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance to have allegedly occurred on Sept. 11, 2009.

A jury found him guilty of the charges against him on April 13, 2010 and he was sentenced to 90 days in the North Central Regional Jail for the misdemeanor with credit for time served and one to five years in the Division of Corrections in St. Marys for the felony with credit for time served.

Dean F. Rohrig, Sherman’s attorney, filed a Rule 35 after serving 90 days for reduction of his sentence.

“He’s a non-voilent person and a good candidate for probation,” Rohrig stated.

Prosecuting Attorney Luke Furbee informed Karl that the state did not have any objections on this matter.

Judge Karl then asked Sherman if he had anything to say.

“I am sorry for what I have done and I have learned my lesson,” said Sherman.

Karl granted the request for immediate release.