CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV Information) — A Clarksburg man’s trial on a gun cost that might set off a three-strikes profession prison sentencing enhancement has been postponed from the present time period of courtroom to the following one.
Harrison Chief Decide Thomas A. Bedell dominated the continuance within the case of Jeremy Earl Hood, 37, will not depend in opposition to the state’s deadline for getting the defendant tried. The decide set trial to start the week of Jan. 31 and established the rest of the brand new trial calendar.
Hood has a brand new lawyer, Fairmont’s Scott Shough (feels like robust), who informed the courtroom he wants time to rise up to hurry. Late final month, Bedell permitted a veteran legal professional to withdraw.
Hood, presumed harmless, is dealing with a felony gun possession depend.
Hood unlawfully possessed a Glock 9mm handgun Sept. 21, 2020, the state has alleged. Hood isn’t allowed to own weapons as a result of a previous third-offense home battery conviction, the indictment alleges.
Parole officers and deputies took Hood into custody Sept. 21, 2020, at his dwelling on a parole warrant, the state has alleged.
As they entered the dwelling, officers might see a loaded 9mm ammunition journal on a recliner, the state alleges. A Glock 9mm then was discovered beneath Hood’s mattress, the state alleges.
If Hood is convicted of the gun cost, Harrison Prosecutor Rachel Romano would possibly instruct Assistant Prosecutor Gina Renzelli and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Laura Pickens to hunt the three-strikes recidivist discovering that might have the potential to ship Hood to jail for all times, with parole eligibility in 15 years.
Hood was convicted of felony third-offense home battery in 2015. He was accused of beating a girl who was his fiancee as she was making an attempt to go away their Stealey Avenue residence. The sufferer suffered two fractures to an eye fixed socket, police alleged.
Hood was convicted of one other depend of felony third-offense home battery in October 2018. Hood additionally was convicted of misdemeanor battery at the moment. Hood slapped his mom, 67 on the time, and punched her boyfriend, who was 73 on the time, police alleged.
— Lori Ann Pletcher, 29, of Shinnston, failed to look Wednesday for a pretrial convention earlier than Harrison Circuit Decide Christopher J. McCarthy.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Pickens, on behalf of Romano, then requested Pletcher’s bond be revoked and for the courtroom to problem a bench warrant.
McCarthy granted each requests over the objection of Harrison Defender Susan Morris.
Pletcher was indicted in September on prices of supply and possession with intent to ship. Harrison Circuit Decide James A. Matish initially presided, however recused himself.
— Harrison Justice of the Peace Mike Weiss discovered possible trigger Wednesday for a felony wanton endangerment cost in opposition to James Olen Murphy, 59, of Clarksburg.
Murphy discharged a loaded shotgun throughout an argument following a highway rage incident, Clarksburg Pfc. Brett Levine has alleged.
Murphy first had pointed the gun at one other motorist within the car parking zone of the downtown GoMart, then shot out the left rear tire on the opposite motorist’s automobile, Levine has alleged.
Assistant Prosecutor Renzelli represented the state.
— Gary America, 57, of Clarksburg, has waived his possible trigger listening to earlier than Harrison Chief Justice of the Peace Mark Gorby on a cost alleging felony third-offense driving on a license suspended or revoked for DUI.
On Sept. 21, America was driving a grey Chevy truck that struck one other automobile in Broadway, Clarksburg Police Sgt. Steven Moser alleged.
— Kenneth Leslie Huntley, 59, of Clarksburg, has entered pleas to 2 counts of first-offense driving on a license revoked for DUI after the state dismissed a felony allegation. Huntley will petition to serve the mixed sentence of 9 months through dwelling incarceration.