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Court cases heard

By Staff | Dec 11, 2013

The following cases were heard recently in Tyler County Magistrate Court before Magistrate Mike Griffin and John Roberts:

Kari K. Temple, 23, of 230 Wood St. Apt., 203, Sistersville, was arrested and charged with the offense of unlawfully giving false information to a police officer with the intent to obstruct an investigation of a felony. Her charges stem from allegedly providing a false statement regarding an alleged armed robbery in Sistersville on May 6. She was brought before Magistrate Michael Griffin on Dec. 4, bond was set at $5,000 cash/surety. She was taken to the North Central Regional Jail.

Mara J. Greathouse, 19, of 230 Wood St. Apt. 313, Sistersville, appeared on Dec. 3 to face the charge of giving false information to a police officer with the intent to impede an officer in the conduct of an investigation. Based on her statement of the alleged robbery in Sistersville on May 6, the accused and Temple allegedly gave false information concerning the alleged robbery. Greathouse entered a guilty plea to the charge and was fined $30 plus costs and fees of $160.25.

Charles R. Hagan, 60, of P.O. Box 404, Middlebourne, was arrested and brought before Magistrate John Roberts on Dec. 1. He is accused of kicking in a door and causing other damage at the Middlebourne Manor Apartment, Door B6, resulting in less than $2,500 damages. The offense allegedly occurred on Dec. 1. Roberts set bond at $2,000 and he was released after posting the bond.

Joshua Elisah Toothman, 27, of 714 N. 4th Ave. Paden City, appeared in court on Dec. 6, to face the misdemeanor charges of speeding (74 in 55 zone) and driving on suspended/revoked license, non-DUI. The offenses allegedly occurred in Tyler County on state Route 180. Bond was set at $500 personal recognizance and he was released pending a hearing.

Cory Allen Moore, 19, of 110 S. 3rd Ave., Paden City, is charged with two counts of felony entering without breaking. On Dec. 1, the defendant gave a signed written statement admitting to stealing gold and jewelry on two occasions from his aunt. He then allegedly took the items and sold them to Gold Diggers. Allegedly Moore went to his aunt’s home to use her computer, he then asked for permission to use his grandfather’s key, which he later used to gain entrance to the home located in Paden City. Bond was set at $4,000 cash and he was taken to the North Central Regional Jail.

Richard Dean Hooks, 39, of Rippentuck Road, Friendly, is charged with the felony offense of third-offense DUI to have occurred on Nov. 23. He was in magistrate court on Dec. 5 and had his case waived to Tyler County Circuit Court.

Cory Jones, 23, of 24 Stonehedge Way, Amherst, W.Va., is charged with two misdemeanor offenses of DUI and failure to obey a traffic control device. They are to have occurred on Nov. 17 in Paden City. A hearing date has been set in his case for Jan. 7. He is free on a $2,000 bond.

Gary Stewart Jr., 29, of 682 Maple Lane Rd. Sistersville, is charged with four separate offenses of operating an ATV while under the influence, operating ATV on center line, exceeding speed limit, and operating ATV with more than one passenger, having occurred on Nov. 18 near Friendly. A hearing date of Jan. 7 has been set in Tyler County Magistrate Court.

Andrew Calvin Brown, 68, of HC, Box 201, Pine Grove, appeared for a hearing date on Dec. 4. He is charged with three misdemeanor offenses of destruction of property, trespassing, and public intoxication. They are to have occurred on Nov. 17 in Tyler County on Eight Mile Ridge. He remains free on $2,500 bond.

John Patrick Hennessey, 71, of Rd 2 Box 161, Middlebourne, was charged on Oct. 16 with DUI along state Route 23. A hearing date of Dec. 17 has been set and he is free on bond.