POINT PLEASANT — Not guilty pleas were entered and trial dates have been set in two high-profile cases in Mason County.
The trio charged in the Rene Gonzalez murder, Steven L. Adkins, 25, Apple Grove, Chad W. McCallister, 30, Apple Grove and Matthew C. Woods, 25, Gallipolis Ferry, all pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and conspiracy in front of Circuit Court Judge David Nibert Wednesday morning. Nibert also set trial dates for the three men for April 10.
Also appearing before Judge Nibert on Wednesday was Mason County Sheriff David L. Anthony, II, 42, Point Pleasant. Anthony also pleaded not guilty to all charges contained in the grand jury indictment he received last week. Anthony has been indicted for wanton endangerment, child neglect creating risk of injury, domestic assault, shooting near a dwelling, fraudulent scheme, 19 counts embezzlement and 18 counts unauthorized use of government purchasing card. Judge Nibert set his trial date for April 10.