Minor’s Probation Revoked
Judge Jeffrey D. Cramer revoked a St. Mary’s woman’s probation sentence during a Dec.11 Tyler County Circuit Court session.
Julia A. Minor, 36, was placed on probation April 20 after filing a Rule 35(b), motion for reduction in sentence. She had previously been convicted of felony nighttime burglary and misdemeanor entering without breaking an automobile. According to the files, she broke the terms of her probation by failing two drug tests and failing to meet with her probation officer. Minor tested positive for methamphetamine and benzodiazepines Aug. 3 and tested positive for amphetamines and methamphetamines again on Oct. 13.
She was remanded to the NCRJ for 60 days with credit for 12 days served. After being released, she will remain under the same terms and conditions of probation.
Judge Cramer also arraigned Sarah K. Shannon.
Shannon, 38, 1201 South 4th Avenue, Paden City pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit an offense against the state, nighttime burglary and grand larceny. According to the indictment, Shannon allegedly conspired with Bryan Shannon for the purpose of committing the felony offense of grand larceny. Sarah Shannon broke into a dwelling belonging to Robert Kincaid and stole 20 items, valuing $3,742.40. Her pre-trial is scheduled for Jan. 11.
Several defendants appeared for pretrial hearings:
Dustin E. Braucher, 20, of 407 Dodd St, Middlebourne is charged with child neglect resulting in bodily injury, two counts of domestic battery, allegedly occurring on Jan. 15, and violation of a protective order, allegedly occurring on July 16. After the state made a motion to determine the voluntariness of statements made by the defendant, Cramer found that the testimony was given voluntarily and that it is admissable for the state’s case. Braucher will return for trial Jan. 18 at 8:30 a.m.
Evelyn Louise Owens, 65, of 511 South Chelsea St, Sistersville appeared for her pre-trial hearing. She is charged with financial exploitation of an elderly person. Owens allegedly misappropriated $6,315 from another between June 2016 and Sept. 2016. She will return Jan. 11 at 1:45 p.m. for a possible plea.
Steven Douglas Southerly, 61, of 144 East St, Sistersville is charged with possession of material depicting minors. On July 16, 2015, Southerly allegedly was in possession of approximately 600 images visually portraying minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. After the state made a motion to determine the voluntariness of statements made by the defendant on July 20, 2015, Kramer found that the testimony was given voluntarily and that it is admissable for the state’s case. Southerly will return to court Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m.
A capias was issued for William Dean Price, 36, of 914 Main St, Sistersville. Price failed to appear for his pre-trial hearing. Price is charged with driving while license revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol – third or subsequent offense. On July 5, Price allegedly was driving in Tyler County while his license was revoked for DUI for three previous convictions. Price was convicted of driving while license was revoked for DUI in Wetzel, Harrison and Marshall counties occurring Jan. 2, 2013, April 6, 2015, and Dec. 15, 2015, respectively.