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Judge Hummel Hears Cases

September 27, 2017
BY ED PARSONS - For the Wetzel Chronicle (eparsons@tylerstarnews.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

The Honorable Judge David W. Hummel heard several cases Sept. 19 in Wetzel County Circuit Court. Individuals indicted by the September 2017 session of grand jury were also slated to appear before the judge on this day. However, capiases were issued for the arrest of several individuals, who failed to appear to answer to their charges.

The following matters were addressed:

Glen Auldon Jordan, 33, of 300 Wells Street, Sistersville, was sentenced to one to five years in prison, with credit for time served, for "Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), with intent to deliver."

Also, Benjamin Dale Francis, 37, of 803 Ironton Street, New Martinsville, - charged with three counts of drug related offenses involving heroin - appeared in court for a hearing following a mental evaluation. It was determined by the evaluation that Francis is in need of treatment for his condition.

Judge Hummel remanded Francis to jail but ordered him to be sent to Sharpe's treatment facility for his condition.

In another matter, a capias warrant was issued for Cody Kessler for a probation violation.

Paul Campbell, Jr., 31, of Liberty Street, Salem, failed to appear in court to answer a two-count indictment handed down by the grand jury, charging him with the felony offense of "Daytime Burglary" and the misdemeanor offense of "Petit Larceny."

Campbell is accused of breaking and entering the home of another individual in Smithfield, with the intent to commit a felony or larceny. He is also accused of stealing goods valued at less than $1,000 from the home. The crimes are alleged to have occurred on May 4, 2017 in Wetzel County.

Judge David W. Hummel, Jr. ordered a capias warrant for Campbell's arrest.

Kenny S. Harrison, 64, of 807 S. Third Avenue, Paden City, also failed to appear in court to answer to his charge of "Welfare Fraud." This charge was also handed down by the September 2017 grand jury. The offense is alleged to have occurred between May 2011 and April 2014, in Wetzel County.

A capias was issued, by Judge Hummel, for Harrison's arrest.

Likewise, a capias was issued for the arrest of Jordan Tyler Kerns, 25, of 305 North Fourth Avenue, Paden City.

Kerns failed to appear in court to answer a two-count indictment, handed down by the September 2017 Wetzel County Grand Jury.

Kerns is alleged to have committed the felony offense of "Battery on Law Enforcement Officer - Second Offense" and the misdemeanor offense of "Fleeing From An Officer On Foot."

The offenses are alleged to have occurred on July 25, in Wetzel County

Tillie Doris Freeland, 52, of P.O. Box 533, New Martinsville, appeared before Judge Hummel and entered a plea of innocence in regards to the charges against her. On the recommendation of Wetzel County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Haught, Judge Hummel set bond in the matter at $5,000 personal recognizance.

Freeland will return to court Dec. 1 for a pre-trial hearing, before Judge Jeffrey Cramer.

Freeland was charged by September's grand jury with the felony offense of "Welfare Fraud," alleged to have occurred between January 2012 and June 2014 in Wetzel County.

Pasia Artees Smith, 20, of 587 Colony Drive, Westville, Ohio, failed to appear in court on Sept. 19, due to being incarcerated in the state of Ohio.

Smith has been charged with a one-count felony indictment, alleging "Failure to Appear on Felony Bail."

A capias warrant was ordered for the arrest William Joseph White, 38, of 3402 Hornet Highway, Hundred. White was due to appear in court to answer to his charges of "Entry Of A Building Other Than A Dwelling" and "Grand Larceny." The offenses are alleged to have occurred in Wetzel County during the month of May 2017 at the Jacksonburg Pitstop.

Logan John Lynn Miller, 30, of 111 South W Street, Waynesburg, Pa., failed to appear in court. Therefore a capias was issued for his arrest.

Miller was due to answer the two-count indictment handed down by the grand jury, charging him with "Entry of a Building other than a Dwelling" and "Grand Larceny." Both offenses allegedly occurred December 2016 in Littleton.

Mohamed Abdihamis Mohamed, 24, of 4586 Thornaok Drive, Grove City, Ohio, also failed to appear in court; therefore, a capias warrant was issued for his arrest, for failing to appear.

Mohamed is charged with "Attempt to Acquire Controlled Substance By Forgery" and "Conspiracy To Attempt To Acquire A Controlled Substance By Forgery." The offenses are alleged to have occurred in November 2016 at the Rite-Aid Pharmacy, in New Martinsville.

Howard Lee Wells, 46, of 315 Logan Street, McMechen, appeared in Wetzel County Circuit Court and entered a plea of innocence in regards to a four-count felony indictment against him.

Wells faces four separate counts of "Sexual Abuse by a Custodian," alleged to have occurred between December 2009 and June 2014.

Wells was placed on a $10,000 cash/surety bond. He will return to court at a later date.

Zachary Montgomery, 20, of 1757 Doolin Run Road, New Martinsville, entered a plea of innocence in regards to his charge of "Embezzlement." Montgomery will return to court, for a hearing on the matter, at a later date.

Montgomery's charge, handed down by the September 2017 grand jury, alleges that he stole money from his cash register, while working as a clerk at Wal-Mart in New Martinsville. Montgomery allegedly stole funds in excess of $1,000.

Judge Hummel set bond in the amount of $10,000 personal recognizance.

Kaylee Dawn Nice, 31, of 652 Alley Addition Street, Pine Grove, entered a plea of innocence to her charge of "Welfare Fraud." Nice was placed on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and will return to court at a later date.

William Dean Price, 914 Main Street, Sistersville, entered a plea of innocence in regards to two separate indictments against him. A one-count indictment charges him with "Driving While Revoked For DUI - Third or Subsequent Offense."

Another indictment charges him with "False Evidences, Etc. Of Registration," "Driving While Revoked For DUI - Third Or Subsequent Offense," "False Certificates," and "Driving With No Insurance."

 
 
 

 

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