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Tyler County Circuit Court Cases

By Staff | May 12, 2021

Harold D. Brookover, age 43, of St. Marys, appeared in Tyler County Circuit Court on April 21 and entered a guilty plea to the felony offense of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (methamphetamine). He was indicted at October Term, 2020. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be conducted and a report thereof filed. His bail was continued, and he is ordered to appear for sentencing on May 20, 2021, at 1:15 P.M.

Maverick R. Stewart, age 29, of Sistersville, entered guilty pleas to the felony offenses of conspiracy and delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). He was indicted at October Term, 2020. One count of delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) was dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be conducted and a report thereof filed. His bail was continued, and he is ordered to appear for sentencing on May 20, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. April 27, 2021.

Charles E. Henderson, age 39, formerly of New Martinsville, appeared in Tyler County Circuit Court on April 21and entered guilty pleas to two felony counts of forgery. He was indicted by the October Term, 2018. A capias had previously been issued, and he was apprehended in late 2020. Two counts of uttering were dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement. He was sentenced to concurrent terms of 1-10 years, with credit for time served, but to be served consecutively with the sentence imposed in Wetzel County Circuit Court Case No.18-F-68 and any pending Wood County case. Execution of the sentences were suspended, and he was placed on 36 months of supervised probation, with specific condition that he participate in treatment court. He was also ordered to pay $300 in restitution to Community Bank.

Marissa M. Shepherd, age 33, of Sistersville, appeared in Tyler County Circuit Court on April 21 and entered guilty pleas to the felony offenses of conspiracy, delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (heroin). She was indicted at October Term, 2020. One count of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance were dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement. The Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be conducted and a report thereof filed. Her bail had been previously revoked, and she was remanded to custody following the hearing. She will appear for sentencing on May 20, 2021, at 1:45 P.M.

Taylor D. Dropps, age 28, of Wheeling, appeared in Tyler County Circuit Court on April 21 and entered guilty pleas to the lesser included offense misdemeanor offense of destruction of property and DUI as charged in an indictment found at October Term, 2020.

He also entered a plea of guilty to an information charging misdemeanor obstructing an officer. A charge of attempted escape was dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement. He was sentenced to two terms of six months in jail for destruction of property and obstructing, and 48 hours in jail for DUI, to be served consecutively. He was given credit for time previously served. The execution of the sentences were suspended, and he was placed on one year of supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $4,663.19 in restitution to the victim of the destruction of property, in monthly installments of $500, with final installment of $163.19. May 3, 2021

Dale Robert Barnhart, age 58, formerly of Alma, appeared in Tyler County Circuit Court on April 21 and entered guilty pleas to the felony offenses of strangulation andintimidation of a witness, and the misdemeanor procuring false swearing. He was sentenced to 1-5 years for strangulation, 1-10 years for intimidation of a witness, and 1 year jail for procuring false swearing. The sentences were ordered to run concurrently, but consecutively to a sentence imposed in August, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Charges of malicious assault and domestic battery were dismissed. A jury trial was scheduled to commence on this day, but the defendant reached the change of plea decision prior to jury selection.