Judge Karl denies bond reduction
Judge Mark A. Karl denied Howard Shriver a bond reduction in Tyler County Circuit Court on March 7.
Shriver, 33, is currently being held in the North Central Regional Jail on 12 charges, one of which includes attempted murder. His bond is currently set at $500,000.
Shriver was charged with attempted malicious wounding and domestic battery after he allegedly attempted to shoot his wife with a BB gun on Aug. 18, 2012. On Oct. 9, 2012, Shriver allegedly violated his protective order. This incident resulted in charges of burglary, two counts of domestic assault, destruction of property, attempted murder, and domestic battery.
Because of the seriousness and violence of these crimes, Shriver was denied a bond reduction and remanded to the NCRJ. He is to return to court on April 4 at 10 a.m.
Also appearing in court were the following defendants:
-Vincent Kochanowski, 24, of 425 South Third Avenue, Paden City, pleaded guilty to entry of a building other than a dwelling. He additionally pleaded guilty to the following misdemeanor charges: two counts of entry of a motor vehicle, destruction of property and accessory after the fact. Kochanowski was sentenced to two years supervised probation and will have to pay restitution to the victims.
-James V. Wells, 24, of 314 1/2 Main Street, Middlebourne, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and the misdemeanor offense of second offense driving under the influence. Upon terms of his plea agreement, an original charge of entry of a dwelling was dismissed. On Nov. 30, Wells allegedly stole $1,370 worth of jewelry.
For the felony charge of grand larceny, Wells was sentenced to 1-10 years in the W.Va. Division of Corrections. For the misdemeanor charge of second offense DUI, he was sentenced to six months in the North Central Regional Jail with credit for time served. These sentences are to be served alternatively and concurrently on home confinement. Wells was also ordered to pay restitution and any court appointed fees.
-Quinten M. Keller, 18, of 202 Third Street, Middlebourne, pleaded guilty to grand larceny. A 1-10 year sentence was suspended and Keller was placed on two years of supervised probation.
The following defendants were arraigned.
– Telma M. Morgan, 47, address not available, pleaded innocent to grand larceny. Morgan allegedly stole a 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck. She was remanded to the North Central Regional Jail and is set to return to court on March 18 at 10 a.m.
– Kae L. Cornell, 40, of 42 South Third Avenue, Paden City, pleaded innocent to five counts of uttering. On Oct. 29 and Nov. 1, Cornell allegedly cashed forged check totaling $500. She is set to return to court on March 18 at 10 a.m.
– Curtis Lemasters, 27, of North Second Avenue, Paden City, pleaded innocent to third offense or subsequent offenses of driving while his his license was revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol and second offense DUI on Dec. 29. He was remanded to the North Central Regional Jail and is set to return on March 18 at 10 a.m.