Three sentences were delivered by Raleigh County Circuit Judge John A. Hutchison Wednesday and one man’s trial date was scheduled.
Curtis Goff, 40, of MacArthur, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance by an inmate.
Raleigh County chief deputy prosecuting attorney Tom Truman said that Southern Regional Jail officers had smelled a burning tobacco scent, which led to an inspection of the inmates. Officers found that Goff was in possession of oxycodone pills.
Hutchison sentenced Goff to not less than one nor more than five years in prison and ordered him to pay $1,000 for court fees. Goff’s prior probation was revoked and an underlying sentence of not less than one nor more than five years was reinstated.
Those sentences will run concurrently and he will be given credit for time served since Dec. 28, 2012.
Felicia Clower, 24, of Beaver, was charged with breaking and entering, grand larceny, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Truman said on March 16, 2012, she and several co-conspirators broke into a trailer and stole several appliances with they later sold for scrap metal. Their act was caught on surveillance video.
A plea bargain was made in which Clower agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit a felony and divide the restitution costs among herself and her co-conspirators.
Clower had no prior convictions and Hutchison sentenced her to one to five years, which will be suspended with three years probation. She was also ordered to participate in random drug screenings, pay her part of the restitution and $1,000 in court fees.
Milton Frost, 25, of Oxford, N.Y., pleaded guilty to transporting controlled substances in the state with intent to deliver. He is wanted in Binghamton, N.Y., for fourth offense grand larceny.
Truman said New York has agreed to extradite Frost from West Virginia.
Hutchison sentenced Frost to serve one to five years, which will be suspended while he serves one year of probation. He was also ordered to pay $1,000 in court costs.
Arnold Ransom appeared in Hutchison’s court Wednesday, but he did not accept a plea agreement offered by the state. He and his attorney demanded a trial, which Hutchison set for Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
Ransom is charged with second offense DUI, driving revoked DUI and grand larceny.
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