Hummel hears from defendants
In Tyler County Circuit Court on Nov. 18 several defendants from the October grand jury session appeared before Judge David Hummel.
Patricia L. Ferrebee, 24, of 117 N. 2nd Ave., Paden City, was granted her sentence modification petition allowing her to be released for employment purposes. Her attorney Public Defender Corporation John Gainer requested her four month sentence be modified to accept her one month already served, and that she be placed on supervised probation under adult probation officer John Lantz. Hummel approved the request.
In court for formal arraignment were four defendants:
Veronica K. Myers, 44, of 200 Locust St., Friendly. Indicted in October on one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, Myers came with her attorney Randy Dean Gossett, who waived the formal reading of the indictment and entered a not-guilty plea for his client. Gossett accepted discovery materials handed to him by Prosecutor A. Luke Furbee, who requested same from the defense counsel. Hummel scheduled Jan. 31 at 8:30 a.m. for her return date, with all preliminary filings to be submitted by Jan. 14.
Roger Dale Vancamp, 58, of 3702 Tyler Highway, Sistersville had been indicted in October on one count for failure to register as a sexual offender, three counts of sexual abuse by a person in a position of trust, two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, and one count of a felon in possession of firearms. Gainer waived the reading of the indictment and entered a not-guilty plea on his client’s behalf. Prosecution was granted an extension to provide discovery and Vancamp was ordered to return Feb. 1 for further proceedings.
Paul E. Hommer III, 24, of R.R. 2 Box 23D, New Martinsville, was represented by Kevin Neiswonger who waived the formal reading of the indictment in which it is alleged in one count that Hommer was found to be in possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Hummel granted the defendant’s petition to grant a modification of bond terms to allow Hommer to attend college in North Carolina. He is to return Feb. 1 for a tentative trial date, with pre-trial documents to be exchanged by Jan. 12.
Timothy Judge, 29, of 302 Tyler Highway, Sistersville, who allegedly failed to register as a sexual offender and is free on a $5000 bond, pleaded not guilty and is to return to Hummel’s court on Feb. 3 at 8:30 a.m. for an expected two-day trial.
From the June grand jury indictments, Patrick J. Blavos, 34, of 535 Ruby Street, Belmont, appeared with his counsel Dean Rohrig for alleged failure to meet an obligation to provide support of a minor per a August 24, 2004 court order in Pleasants County.
Rohrig told Hummel all essential terms of an agreement have been decided, but the manner of the remediation has not yet been determined. Hummel told counsel for the prosecution Gary Rymer and Rohrig that an agreement was preferable to a jail sentence because Blavos could not pay the support if he was in prison.
The judge ordered a meeting in which all relevant parties could participate in the next three weeks, with a return date for a possible trial on Dec. 23.