Magistrate News – May 17, 2017

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The following citations have been recorded in the Tucker County Magistrate office:

  • Isaac J. Parsons, Parsons, was cited for no seatbelt and no proof of registration by Sgt. C.D. Siler.  He pled guilty to both charges and was assessed fines of $29.75 and court cost of $165.25.
  • Jennifer D. Jones, Parsons, was cited for expired registration by Cpl. D.W. Burge.  The charge was dismissed with proof shown.
  • Olga Bashkin, Herndon, Va., was cited for speeding (74-65) ny Cpl. J.E. Kopec.  She pled guilty and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.
  • Andrew B. Fravel, Parsons, was cited for no insurance and expired MVI by Cpl. D.W. Burge.  Both charges were dismisses with proof shown.

The following criminal complaint has been filed in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:

  • William E. Gill, Parsons, has been charged with four counts animal cruelty, four counts failure to register and four counts failure to vaccinate.  According to the complaint on May 5 Chief W.D. Rowe, of the Parsons Police Department, received a comp-laint of several dogs in an apartment being neglected.  Rowe went to the apartment and observed dogs that had been neglected by no food or water, dirty kennels, kennels not fit for the size of dog, kennels too small.  One dog allegedly had what the defendant stated was a seizure and was in need of medical help.  Another dog had an injury to its paw.  While observing the dogs, the defendant allegedly stated that none of the dogs were vaccinated nor registered in the county.  The kennels were dirty and had feces in them.  While observing the animals, Rowe also was told about four cats in the residence that were not vaccinated or registered.  Rowe contacted Animal Control Officer Ricky Rosier and Cathy Parsons of the animal shelter and both responded to the scene.  After arriving, both agreed that the animals were being neglected and abused.  Five dogs, four cats and two guinea pigs were removed from the residence.  Two of the dogs were transported to the vet for medical conditions.  Gill posted a $2,000 PR bond and a court hearing is scheduled for June 27 at 9:30 a.m. before Magistrate William M. Miller.

The following cases have been ordered and adjudged in the Tucker County Magistrate Court:

  • State of West Virginia verses Jonathan L. Nuzum:  He received judgment of preliminary hearing waived for one count failure to register or provide notice of registration changes.  This case was bound over to the Tucker County Circuit Court.  This case was heard on April 27 by Magistrate Riley H. Barb.
  • State of West Virginia verses Charles L. Wolfe, Oakland Md.:  He received judgment of probable cause found for one count entry of dwelling or outhouse in daytime.  This case was bound over to the Tucker County Circuit Court.  This case was heard on May 10 by Magistrate William M. Miller.
  •  Blackwater Resort Homeowners verses Elizabeth A. and Gregory G. Paul:  Motion to dismiss filed by petitioner was granted.  This case was heard on May 8 by Magistrate Riley H. Barb.
  • State of West Virginia verses Vivetta Cain, Hambleton:  Received judgment of no contest plea for one count making, issuing, worthless checks which occurred on March 24.  She was assessed fines of $1, cost and fees of $190.25 and restitution of $54.52.  This case was heard on May 5 by Magistrate William M. Miller.
  • State of West Virginia verses David M. Clark, Morgantown, received judgment of guilty plea for one count domestic battery which occurred on June 4, 2016.  He was assessed cost and fees of $165.25 and credit for time served on one year.  This case was heard on May 9 by Magistrate Riley H. Barb.
  • State of West Virginia verses Heather N. Watson:  received judgment of guilty-plea agreement for one count knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance without a valid prescription which occurred on Sept. 23, 2016.  She received jail for 24 hours and court cost of $165.25.  She received judgment of guilty-plea agreement for one count driving under influence with unemancipated minor under 16.  She was assessed fines of $100, cost and fees of $240.25 and credit for time served of 24 hours.  She also received dismissed-plea agreement for one count disorderly conduct.  Motion by the State to dismiss was granted.  This case was heard on May 11 by Magistrate Riley H. Barb.