Magistrate News 2.15.17

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

Barbara S. Warsinsky, Montrose, was cited for speeding and no proof of insurance by Sgt. C.D. Siler. She pled no contest to both charges and was assessed fines of $204.75 and court cost of $330.50.

Peter J. Clancy, Great Fall, Va. was cited for speeding (74-65) by Cpl. J.E. Kopec. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.

William L. Phillips, Elkins, was cited for speeding (55-45) by Cpl. D.W. Burge. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.

David M. Bortner, Hanover, Pa. was cited for failure to provide insurance and failure to maintain control by Deputy B.T. Zirk. He pled guilty to both charges and was assessed fines of $9.50 and court cost of $330.50.

Andrew L. Hinchman, Beverly, was cited for speeding (69-55) by Sgt. C.D. Siler. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.

Ronald J. Reed, Jr. Elkins, was cited for speeding (55-45) by Cpl. D.W. Burge. He pled no contest and was assessed fines of $4.75 and court cost of $165.25.

Jason F. Snyder, Eglon, was cited for speeding (59-45) by Sgt. C.D. Siler. He pled guilty and was assessed fines of $$.75 and court cost of $165.25.

Holly L. Ash, Thomas, was cited for expired MVI by Cpl. D.W. Burge. The charge was dismissed.

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

Stephen Troy Johnson, Winchester, Va. was charged with DUI First offense and Possession of a controlled substance (marijuana, hash). According to the complaint, on Friday, Feb. 3 at 6:49 p.m. Cpl. J.E. Kopec received a call from Tucker County 911 in reference to a vehicle in the ditch along Rt. 32 in Thomas. When Kopec arrived on scene and made contact with the defendant, he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from him. His eyes were glassy and speech was slurred. When asked what happened the defendant allegedly informed Kopec that he had slid off the road and into the ditch. Johnson was administered field sobriety tests, which he failed. He refused more tests and was arrested for DUI and transported to the Parsons City Police Station for the Secondary Breath Test. He was read the consent form and the test resulted in a Blood Alcohol Level of .224. In a search of his person for weapons, a package of a green leafy substance believed to be approximately one gram of marijuana and a clear package of a brown tar like substance believed to be approximately five grams of hashish was allegedly found in his coat pocket. He posted a $5,000 PR bond and a court hearing is scheduled for April 13 at 10 a.m. before Magistrate Riley H. Barb.

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

Jennifer R. Smart, Parsons, received judgment of Dismissed by Mag-State-No fee for one count Failure to register or provide notice of registration changes which occurred on Jan. 2. This case was heard by Magistrate Riley H. Barb on Jan. 17.
State of West Virginia verses Jerry L. Helmick, Parsons, received judgment of not guilty verdict for one count Battery which occurred on Nov. 25, 2016. This case was heard by Magistrate William M. Miller on Jan. 26.
State of West Virginia verses James E. Hammock, III, Buffalo, received judgment of Dismissed by Mag-State-No fee for one count Immediate report of accident which occurred on Nov. 1, 2016. Charges to filed on driver. This case was heard by Magistrate William M. Miller on Feb. 7.
State of West Virginia verses Stephen P. McDonald, Parsons, received judgment of no contest plea for one count Knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance without a valid prescription which occurred on June 26, 2016. He received unsupervised probation for six months and probation period was completed. This case was heard by Magistrate Riley H. Barb on Jan. 9.
State of West Virginia verses Robert F. Townsend, Parsons, received judgment of no contest plea for one count Knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance without a valid prescription which occurred on June 26, 2016. He received unsupervised probation for six months and probation period was completed. This case was heard by Magistrate Riley H. Barb on Jan. 9.
State of West Virginia verses Marshall D. Parsons, Jr. Parsons, received judgment of Dismissed for one count strangulation of another without their consent which occurred on Jan. 25. Motion to dismiss by State pursuant of plea – Granted. This case was heard by Magistrate Riley H. Barb on Feb. 3.
Bessinger verses Collins, the court found in favor of Craig Bessinger in the amount of $499 plus $105 court cost against Ed and Kathy Collins. Petitioner is granted possession of residential property and respondents shall vacate by Feb. 20. This case was heard by Magistrate William M. Miller on Feb. 3.
Robert Isner/dba/Awesome Auto verses Worthman, the court found in favor of Robert Isner/dba/Awesome Auto in the amount of $212 plus $75 court cost against John Worthman. This case was heard by Magistrate William M. Miller on Feb.7.
State of West Virginia verses Marshall D. Parsons, Jr. received judgment of guilty-plea agreement for one count obstructing officers which occurred on Jan. 25. He was assessed cost and fees of $165.25, a one year suspended jail term and must complete Behavior Intervention Program and vacate property on Vision Lane. This case was heard by Magistrate Riley H. Barb on Feb. 3.
State of West Virginia verses Marshall D. Parsons, Jr. received judgment of guilty-plea agreement for one count domestic battery which occurred on Jan. 25. He was assessed cost and fees of $165.25, a one year suspended jail term and must complete Behavior Intervention Program and vacate property on Vision Lane. This case was heard by Magistrate Riley H. Barb on Feb. 3
State of West Virginia verses Brittany A. Mitchell, Hendricks, received judgment of no contest plea for one count making, issuing worthless checks which occurred in November 2016. She was assessed cost and fees of $190.25 and must pay restitution of $27.51. This case was heard by Magistrate Riley H. Barb on Feb. 8.