Woman enters plea in abuse case

A Belington woman, indicted by a Barbour County grand jury in May on a charge of abuse or neglect of an incapacitated adult, was placed on probation following a plea agreement hearing in Barbour County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Pamela Kay Delauder, 44, of Route 2, Box 261, entered an Alford plea on the felony charge, meaning she accepts the penalty of the alleged crime, but does not admit to committing the act.

Barbour County Circuit Court Judge Alan Moats ordered Delauder to serve five years of probation. Should the terms of probation ever be violated, Delauder could spend 2-10 years in a jail. Moats also ordered that she no longer work in the health care field.

In other court hearings, Julian Anthony Scardina, 36, of 217 Edison St., Nutter Fort, pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny and was sentenced to 1-10 years in a state penitentiary.

Dustin Thorne, 25, of Belington, who had been charged with two counts of breaking and entering and one count of fraud by an access device, pleaded guilty, and his previous prison sentence of 1-10 years of jail time was reinstated. He will receive credit for the 536 days he has already served on a charge of fraud by an access device.

Virl Ross Stemple Jr., 42, of Route 1, Box 218D, Philippi, pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was sentenced to serve up to one year in a penitentiary.

Mark Lane Golden, 43, of Route 4, Box 204A, Philippi, pleaded guilty to cultivating marijuana and was ordered to participate in the Barbour County Community Corrections program.

Thomas James Tomey, 25, of Route 3, Box 31, Belington, pleaded guilty to one count of delivery of a controlled substance and was placed on the Community Corrections program in Randolph County.

Ronnie Lee Carr Jr., 43, of HC 80, Box 248, Maysville, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol-third offense and was placed on home confinement and the Community Corrections program in Mineral County.

James David Wilson, 27, of Route 1, Box 68B, Belington, who is charged with the delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of conspiracy, pleaded innocent to his charges. A trial date was not set during the hearing.

Cody Aaron Phillips, 29, 506 Hall Ave., Belington, had his bond reduced to a $50,000 surety bond. Moats ordered him to participate in the Community Corrections program, adding that he is to reside with his mother, who was prepared to put her property up for the bond. Phillips is charged with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine lab and conspiracy.

Greg Richard Hilling, 37, of 1220 Summer School Road, Morgantown, appeared for a reconsideration of his $5,000 cash or surety bond, which Moats reinstated. He is charged with driving with a revoked license under the influence of alcohol-third offense.