Cramer Hears Court Matters
Judge Jeffrey Cramer presided over the following court cases in Tyler County Circuit Court:
Joshua D. Berryman, of 312 East Street, Sistersville, stood before Judge Cramer for the basis of a pretrial. Berryman was indicted on the felony charge of attempted malicious wounding by allegedly unlawfully, feloniously and maliciously attempting to wound Patrolman Anthony Lauer with a knife. Berryman was given a second count of obstructing an officer, a third count of fleeing from an police officer, and a fourth count of brandishing a deadly weapon. There was some debate between Berryman’s attorney David White and Prosecuting Attorney Luke Furbee about claims that were allowed to be presented at the trial. The court decided to grant Furbee the request of claims presented. Berryman is to return Aug. 2 for trial.
Kimberly D. Brenneman, 48, of 3327 Tyler Highway, Middlebourne, was scheduled to appear in court but was unable. The court was informed that Brenneman had a child who was recently deceased. Brenneman was indicted on the felony charge of burglary by allegedly breaking and entering a dwelling house with intent to commit a crime therein.
She was given a second count of grand larceny by allegedly unlawfully stealing, taking and carrying away certain property having a value of more than $1,000. The court decided to continue the matter at a later date and offered condolences to Brenneman. A summons will be issued for Brenneman to appear in court in person on Aug. 7 for a status hearing.
Ryan O. Davis, 43, of 1284 Sandy’s Run Road, West Union, appeared on a pretrial/status hearing. Davis was indicted on the charge of the felony offense entry of a building other than a dwelling. He was given a second charge of petit larceny by allegedly unlawfully stealing, taking and carrying away certain property, having a value of less than $1,000. Davis was also given a third charge of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person for allegedly being in possession of a .22 caliber Remington rifle. The matter will go to trial on Aug. 28 with jury selection beginning at 9 a.m.
Brock A. Ice appeared on a petition to revoke probation. Ice waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He is to return on Aug. 7 for an adjudicatory hearing.
Joshua D. Minor, 21, of 6024 Elk Fork Road, Middlebourne, appeared in court on a pretrial/status hearing. Miner had been given a two count indictment for the felony offenses of distribution of material depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. There will be a evidentiary hearing on Aug. 7 and a trial date and time will then be determined if necessary.
Kylia Marie Jones, 27, of 47 Malloy Street, Middlebourne, appeared on a pretrial/status hearing. Jones was indicted on the felony charge of burglary for allegedly breaking and entering a dwelling house with intent to commit a crime therein. Jones was given a second count of grand larceny by allegedly unlawfully stealing, taking and carrying away certain property having a value of more than $1,000. Jones provided a voluntary statement to the court and agreed to settle with a plea agreement. Jones will return Aug. 7 for a plea hearing.
D’ann Montrose appeared in court on a petition to revoke probation. Montrose had been previously convicted of a felony in 2017. Montrose was granted a Rule 35 and was to be placed on 28 months supervised probation instead of the sentence of three to 10 years of incarceration. While on probation, Montrose was ordered to call into a daily drug testing system to find out if and when she was to be drug tested. Montrose allegedly failed to report 10 out of 11 times. It was added that since July 3, Montrose was late on calling seven times and failed to appear for drug testing twice. Montrose is to return Aug. 7 for an adjudicatory hearing