The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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August 22, 2013

Four enter guilty pleas in Raleigh County Circuit Court

Four individuals entered guilty pleas in Raleigh County Circuit Court Tuesday.

Taylor Kyle Gene Richmond, 18, of Raleigh County, pleaded guilty before Judge John A. Hutchison to grand larceny and breaking and entering.

Raleigh County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Andy Dimlich said Richmond stole a Dodge Dakota truck and was later involved in an accident while driving the truck.

Additionally, Richmond broke into Direct Carpet and stole two motorcycles. He was later pulled over and the motorcycles were in the bed of the truck he was driving.

Each of the charges carries a potential sentence of one to 10 years in the penitentiary.

Hutchison ordered a pre-sentence investigation and his case will come before the court again Nov. 1 at 9 a.m.

Jennifer Ayers, 34, of Hinton, pleaded guilty to grand larceny.

She was an employee at Venus Lounge and she admitted she took money from the cash register to use in the gaming machines.

Ayers now faces a potential sentence of one to 10 years in the penitentiary.

A pre-sentence investigation will be conducted and she will come before the court again Nov. 1 at 9 a.m.

Ricky George McMillion, 44, of Raleigh County, pleaded guilty to one count of forgery.

He admitted that he took the checkbook of a victim and forged a check for approximately $40 to Kroger.

McMillion faces a potential of one to 10 years in the penitentiary or alternative sentence of up to one year in jail.

A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and he will come before the court again Nov. 1 at 9 a.m.

Before Judge H.L. Kirkpatrick, Christopher Paul Lovelace, 27, of Mount Hope, pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony - first degree robbery.

Raleigh County Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tom Truman said a pre-sentence investigation has been ordered and Lovelace will be sentenced Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com

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