September 24, 2013
Accident closes W.Va. 2
An accident involving two vehicles closed W.Va. 2 Monday night for about an hour. The accident, which occurred around R and L Carriers, resulted in one person being flown by air medicinal helicopter to the nearest trauma center for treatment of their injuries. There were unconfirmed reports of others injured and transported by emergency personnel with Mason County EMS to a local hospital. The Mason County Sheriff’s Department is investigating this accident and the accident report was not available for review as of press time on Tuesday night. No further details were being released.
The Point Pleasant Police Department reports the following, recent arrest: Roy E. Messick, 51, Gallipolis, Ohio, charged with possession of a controlled substance and obstructing an officer after he was allegedly found unconscious inside a parked vehicle at a local business. The PPPD reports Messick had prescription medication not prescribed to him in his possession along with suspected heroin. Messick was transported to the Western Regional Jail.
Sentencing in meth cases
Two people from Southside were sentenced in Mason County Circuit Court this week by Judge David W. Nibert after entering guilty pleas regarding charges originally related to alleged meth making. Both Timothy Harold Nelson and Sabrina Lynn Perry were sentenced to one to five years with the West Virginia Division of Corrections with terms to be served consecutively.
Nelson was indicted by a May grand jury for operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, manufacture a controlled substance, five counts prohibited person in possession of a firearm, two counts possession of a controlled substance, possession of pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, conspiracy. Last month, Nelson accepted a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to the felony offense of manufacture a controlled substance and felony conspiracy.
Perry was also indicted by a May grand jury for operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory, manufacture a controlled substance, two counts possession of a controlled substance, possession of pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, conspiracy. Last month, Perry reached a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy.
Circuit Court docket
The following cases were recently heard by Judge David W. Nibert, according to the official court docket filed in the office of Circuit Clerk Bill Withers: State v. James D. Leonard, II, extradition waived. State V. James Kirker, pretrial hearing continued to 9:30 a.m., Oct. 7. State v. Kristina Kirker, pretrial hearing continued to 9:30 a.m., Oct. 7. State v. Kristina Kirker, extradition hearing, status hearing scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Oct. 17. State v. Joseph Smith, sentencing set for 9:30 a.m., Oct. 28. State v. Christopher M. VanMeter, hearing on revocation of probation, defendant did not show, capias warrant issued. State v. Joshua McCormick, status hearing, reinstated to home confinement, ordered to pay fines. State v. Derrick M. Miller, hearing on probation revocation, probation revoked, sentenced to West Virginia Division of Corrections one to five years. State v. Roush v. Commr., DMV, status hearing, will dismiss case. State v. Lester L. Leonard, case dismissed. State v. Ronald L. Blanchard, plea hearing, sentencing at 9:30 a.m., Jan. 2, 2014.