Defendants Answer to Charges in Tyler County Circuit Court
Benjamin L. Botkins of 211 Frew Circle, Middlebourne, is facing a two count indictment of conspiracy to commit an offense against the state and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. Botkins appeared before the Honorable Judge Jeffrey Cramer on October 4 for a possible plea. However, Botkins’ attorney explained to the Judge that the plea deal fell through. He went on to say that Botkins consents with his case being carried over into the next term, and Judge Cramer set Botkins to return on November 25 to set a trial date. His bond continues.
Nichelle Reed of 211 Frew Circle, Middlebourne, accepted a plea deal for her indictment of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. The terms for this plea deal is that Reed’s guilty plea will be deterred for three years while she is on supervised probation and completes Adult Drug Court. If no terms are violated, her charge for conspiracy to commit an offense against the state will be dismissed.
Bruce Smith of 1806 Ross Road, Alma, did not appear in the Circuit Court on October 4 although he was scheduled to do so. Judge Cramer set a new date for him to appear on November 5.
Billy A. McIntyre entered a guilty plea to the offense of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. McIntyre will be sentenced at a later date, following the completion of a pre-sentence investigation.
Wyatt Kemp, 20, was charged with two counts of cruelty to animals. Kemp appeared in front of Honorable Judge Cramer on October 11 and accepted a plea deal. Kemp admitted that he did nothing to avoid running over two dogs belonging to his ex-girlfriend, Kylie Martin. Kemp plead guilty to count one and two of his indictment and was sentenced to not less than six months, nor more than two years, at the Anthony Center in Greenbriar County.