Guilty Plea in Strangling Case

Guilty Plea in Strangling Case

By SEÁN O’DONOGHUE Managing Editor HAMLIN – A guilty plea was entered in Lincoln County Circuit Court recently for a man charged with strangulation and other offenses dating from before the county courthouse closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lincoln...
Murder accused seeks transcripts ahead of jury trial

Murder accused seeks transcripts ahead of jury trial

HAMLIN – A Hamlin man, charged with murdering his wife in late 2017, is seeking transcripts from grand jury proceedings and from his appearances in magistrate court. The accused is facing trial in early 2020 after the second anniversary of the slaying of the...
Accused Deemed Competent for Trial

Accused Deemed Competent for Trial

HAMLIN – Pretrial matters continued in the case of Edward Jeffers, last week, the man charged with the murder of his wife, Stephanie Jeffers, in late 2017. The accused made his latest appearance in Lincoln County Circuit Court, last week. Jeffers, 31, appeared...
Woman who forged mother’s will sentenced to home confinement

Woman who forged mother’s will sentenced to home confinement

A Charleston woman who forged her mother’s will and tried to claim her entire estate, worth more than $1 million, was sentenced to home confinement Monday by a Kanawha County judge on Monday. Circuit Judge Charles King sentenced Tracie Dean Wilson, 46, to spend...
Sentencing in Kanawha County sexual abuse case delayed

Sentencing in Kanawha County sexual abuse case delayed

The sentencing in a 2017 sexual abuse case has been postponed until August, after it was found the defendant had not been given a sexual offender evaluation by a doctor before appearing in Kanawha Circuit Court on Thursday. Michael Ray Moles, Jr., 43, of Blout, had...
Cabin Creek man sentenced to jail, probation

Cabin Creek man sentenced to jail, probation

Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom said he believed in the capability of a man, who pleaded guilty to robbery and wanton endangerment, to turn his life around Thursday. Bloom told Christopher Sean Bennett he had considered a harsher sentence for Bennett, but ultimately...
Blanks Plea Deal

Blanks Plea Deal

A plea deal was reached Monday morning between a prosecuting attorney and a Montgomery man who was accused of shooting another man in 2017 then striking his own girlfriend with a frying pan while he was out of jail on bond for the shooting. Marcus Dewayne Blanks, 47,...
Teen Sentenced for Larceny, Arson

Teen Sentenced for Larceny, Arson

Throwback to a felony case Rob handled in 2007 for a client whose sentence was suspended and was placed on probation. Photo and story courtesy of the Lincoln Journal. by Sean O’Donoghue, Managing Editor HAMLIN – Sentencing of an 18-yr-old charged with...
Not Guilty Plea in Felony Pot Case

Not Guilty Plea in Felony Pot Case

by Sean O’Donoghue, Managing Editor HAMLIN – A woman, indicted by a Lincoln County grand jury recently on a single felony marijuana manufacturing count, appeared in circuit court and pleaded not guilty last week. Laura Marie Hager (case 19-F-14) appeared...
Check Forger Out of Chances – Judge

Check Forger Out of Chances – Judge

by Sean O’Donoghue, Managing Editor HAMLIN – “Even if the waivers didn’t apply, we’ve already danced twice,” said Chief Circuit Court Judge Jay Hoke to a jail inmate recently. Eden Miller, accused of violating the terms of her probation on a number of...
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