According to Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, Judge Joseph Pomponio held hearings in Pocahontas County on Wednesday, July 25.
Kevin L. White, Dorsey Swisher and Roy Lambert vs. Pocahontas County Commission. This civil suit rises from a complaint against the sheriff's department for wage and hour disputes. Attorneys were instructed to call the judge's office to schedule a trial date.
George D. Gladwell vs. William J. Hamilton. Hamilton's attorney said that testimony from the doctor called as an expert witness is not the same as a doctor's report and moved to exclude certain parts of the testimony. Gladwell's attorney argued that the court allowed modification of an order. Pomponio denied the motion and allowed the defense an opportunity to call its own expert witness.
State vs. John A. Wolfe. Charges of breaking and entering and grand larceny were dismissed without prejudice against Wolfe, 34, of Dunmore.
State vs. Christopher Triplett. Pomponio ruled that Triplett's income did not allow him to have a court-appointed attorney.
The judge said Triplett will have to pay for his attorney when the case is finished. Triplett, 29, of Marlinton, is charged with sexual assault in the third degree.
State vs. Bryan Blechl. Charges of delivery of a controlled substance against Blechl, 28, of Bartow, were dismissed without prejudice.
State vs. Gary Tacy. Tacy, 28, of Belington, pled guilty to a lesser felony charge of attemped grand larceny. Tacy waived a pre-sentence report and asked for immediate sentencing.
Pomponio sentenced him to one-to-three years in the State Penitentiary, and Tacy was remanded to custody.
State vs. Karen Cutlip. Price asked for dismissal of the charges of delivery of a controlled substance. Pomponio granted the motion to dismiss the charges without prejudice. Cutlip, 27, is from Marlinton.
Town of Durbin vs. William Grimes, et als. Grimes asked for the case to be transferred to either Randolph or Kanawha County, which the Court denied. Grimes asked that Pomponio be recused and a special judge appointed. Pomponio granted the request.
State vs. Greg C. Sharp. Sharp, 27, of Cass, asked for a waiver of a speedy trial.