According to Circuit Clerk Connie Carr, the following cases were heard by Judge Joseph Pomponio on Wednesday, September 5:
Fidelito Joseph was remanded to Denmar Correctional Center while awaiting extradition to the State of Maryland.
Pomponio allowed 30 days for counsel in the civil suit Stony Creek Log Structures, LLC, vs. Raymond J. Nicol, et als, to select a mediator. Counsel was instructed to call the judge’s office for a trial date.
State vs. Harley F. Dickenson. Dickenson pled not guilty to possession with intent to deliver. Bond was set at $20,000 cash or surety. Pre-trial was set for October 26, with trial scheduled for November 1.
Dickenson, 28, is from Huntington.
In the civil suit Mahlon J. Simmons vs. Carl Anne Childs, et als. Counsel for both sides in agreement to set the matter for trial.
State vs. Kelly Cohenhour. Cohenhour, 35, of Marlinton, was released from home confinement.
Carr said Judge James Rowe was on the bench in Pocahontas County Circuit Court on Friday, September 7. Rowe heard the following cases, Carr said:
State vs. Edwin L. Kinnison. Kinnison, 55, of Marlinton, asked for a new attorney, which Rowe denied. His attorney, Dewitt Daniell, said he had not received any correspondence from Kinnison. Kinnison is serving a sentence for failure to provide child support.
State vs. Travis Brown. Brown, 29, of Arbovale, was released to home confinement with the condition that he have no contact with the victim and supervised visitation with children.
State vs. Donald Hoke. Row sentenced Hoke, 53, to one year in the regional jail, but permitted the defendant to serve the sentence on home confinement so that he may begin to pay restitution to his victim. Hoke is from Marlinton.
In the civil suit Kenita Gravely vs. Louis McClure, Plaintiff’s attorney, Mike Doss, was allowed five days to respond to a motion to dismiss. The case is 12 years old.
State vs. Travis Loudermilk. Loudermilk, 36, of Hillsboro has been referred to Drug Court. The matter was set for a change of plea hearing on September 21.
State vs. Steven Simpson. Simpson pled guilty to possession by a felon of a firearm. His wife, Sherry Simpson, has petitioned the court to have two guns that belong to her returned. Prosecuting Attorney Donna Price is still trying to determine which guns belong to Sherry Simpson, and which guns belong to her husband. Price noted that just because Sherry Simpson had the guns in her possession did not mean she owned them. Rowe said the burden was on Sherry Simpson to show possession.
In other court news, six felony defendants had 10 charges against them dropped on August 31, Carr reported. The cases were all dismissed without prejudice due to lack of action in three terms of court, she said.
Ashley Wooddell, grand larceny
Kelly Cohenour, conspiracy to commit a felony
Charles Ellison, burglary, three counts prohibited person in possession of a firearm
Larry Turner, extortion
Melinda Nutter, identity theft
Linda Thompson, breaking and entering, grand larceny.