HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Several defendants had bond revoked following hearings in Circuit Court Oct. 4.
First was James M. Law, 39, Pennsboro, who was charged in July with being a person prohibited from possessing firearms and domestic assault.
According to an affidavit filed with the court, part of the terms and conditions for Law specified he not commit any new crimes while out on bond.
On Sept. 8, the defendant was charged with breaking “confidentiality of records” by posting a section of a juvenile abuse and neglect petition from his personal Facebook page to the “Ritchie County News” Facebook page, a public forum.
From there, the post was viewed approximately 41 times, and was shared approximately six times.
Breaking confidentiality in a juvenile case is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and/or up to six months in jail. The convicted defendant is also liable for damages in the amount of $300 or actual damages, whichever is greater.
Other revocations came about as the result of failed drug tests prior to the defendant’s hearing. These were:
•Brian F. Knight, 45, Elizabeth, was charged in July with two counts each of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy to commit possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Knight tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine. Bond was revoked, and he was remanded.
•Danny McClung, 61, Elizabeth, along with Brian F. Knight, was charged in July with two counts each of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy to commit possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
His bond was revoked due to a positive screen for meth, amphetamines and marijuana.
McClung was remanded.
•Karen E. Parker, 55, Pennsboro, was charged with fraudulent scheme and financial exploitation of an elderly person for allegedly stealing profits from the sale of a UTV, belonging to a 77-year-old woman.
Parker was positive for meth and amphetamines. Her attorney, David Glover, asked for leniency due to the defendant going through a stressful time with family illness, but bond was revoked, and she was remanded to North Central Regional Jail.
•Colton E. Smith, 40, Pennsboro, was charged in June with third-offense driving revoked for DUI.
Smith’s sample tested positive for meth, amphetamines and marijuana.
He admitted to consuming CBD gummies.
Smith’s bond was revoked, and he was remanded.