The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 26, 2013

Guilty pleas entered in Raleigh court

Three individuals entered guilty pleas Thursday in Raleigh County Circuit Court for burglary, grand larceny and forgery.

Kristopher Paul Co-burn, 38, of Cool Ridge, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a felony and three counts of burglary in the daytime by forced entry.

Raleigh County Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tom Truman said Judge H.L. Kirkpatrick sentenced Coburn to serve a total of two to 30 years for his crimes.

This sentence will run concurrently with another three- to 45-year sentence for burglaries in Fayette County; that sentence was imposed by Fayette County Circuit Judge Paul M. Blake.

Coburn was also ordered to pay restitution to the victims.

He was remanded to Southern Regional Jail while he awaits transport to a correctional facility.

Joseph D. Grimmett, 32, of Crab Orchard, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a felony, grand larceny.

Andy Dimlich handled the prosecution in this case and Judge Kirkpatrick sentenced Grimmett to one to five years, but suspended that sentence while he serves probation.

Michelle Lee Hylton, 36, of Saxon, pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery and first offense shoplifting before Kirkpatrick. She will remain on her current bond pending sentencing at 9 a.m. Sept. 19.

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