Trial set, charge dismissed
On Monday, a husband and wife accused of kidnapping a man whom court papers say the husband later physically assaulted because he suspected the man of burglarizing their home, appeared in Mason County Circuit Court. William and Elizabeth McDermitt, Point Pleasant, were indicted for kidnapping by the May grand jury with both later released on bond. During Monday’s court appearance, charges against Elizabeth were dismissed and William’s trial was pushed to the January term, according to the court docket. William’s trial is set to begin at 9 a.m., March 12, 2013. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests: Shane Neal, 32, Point Pleasant, capias, arrested by McCormick, Ferrell; Shane Neal, 32, Point Pleasant, petit larceny, arrested by F. Terry; Mandy Starkey, 37, Milton, worthless check, arrested by Ferrell.