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Three sentenced in circuit court

Editor’s note: In the March 8, 2014, edition of The Inter-Mountain, Perry Grant Himes, of Junior, was mistakenly listed among those going to trial in Randolph County Circuit Court. The listed charges were inaccurate. The trial date set on Friday was for Paul Grant Himes Jr. The Inter-Mountain regrets the error and is republishing the corrected article in its entirety.

ELKINS – Three people were sentenced in Randolph County Circuit Court Friday for charges ranging from shoplifting to conspiracy.

Jonathan Scott Healey, 30, of Elkins, was sentenced to one to 10 years in a state penitentiary for pleading guilty to third offense shoplifting.

Randolph County Circuit Court Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong stated that, due to Healey’s prior criminal history, she did not feel comfortable issuing an alternative sentence in the matter.

Also in court Friday:

April Dawn Currence-Parsons, 32, of Mabie, was sentenced to three years probation Thursday after entering a guilty plea for one count of conspiracy on Jan. 3.

James Shockey, the victim of the offense, said in court Friday he believed Currence-Parsons deserved one to five years in a state penitentiary.

Wilfong said she understood Shockey’s feelings regarding the matter but that due to Currence-Parsons’ lack of criminal history and her willingness to take responsibility for her actions, she felt the probation sentence was more appropriate.

Mitchell Matthew White, 23, of Elkins, was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $300 after pleading guilty to second offense shoplifting.

White said in court that he stole a DVD player, a DVD and a $1 pocket knife from Wal-Mart in Elkins while under the influence of prescription medication. He will be interviewed for the Adult Drug Court program to seek rehabilitation.

Christopher Smith, 21, of Montrose, moved to modify his bond after facing burglary and grand larceny charges for allegedly entering a residence unlawfully and stealing around $1,800 worth of property from the inhabitants on Christmas Eve.

At the time of his arraignment, Smith’s bond was set at $75,000 cash or surety.

William Nestor, Smith’s defense counsel, moved for modification, saying the current bond of $50,000 cash or surety was in “extreme excess” of his client’s financial situation, considering he had pleaded guilty to a crime that did not involve sex, drugs or violence and had no prior criminal history before these charges.

Wilfong modified Smith’s bond to $20,000 cash, property or surety, and $30,000 personal recognizance, for a total bond amount of $50,000.

The trial of Paul Grant Himes Jr., 29, was set in Randolph County Circuit Court Friday. Jury selection is set for Aug. 13 and his trial is scheduled for Aug. 14.

Himes was indicted in February 2013 on two counts of sexual assault in the third degree and one count of conspiracy, all felonies.

Three sentenced in circuit court

ELKINS – Three people were sentenced in Randolph County Circuit Court Friday for charges ranging from shoplifting to conspiracy.

Jonathan Scott Healey, 30, of Elkins, was sentenced to one to 10 years in a state penitentiary for pleading guilty to third offense shoplifting.

Randolph County Circuit Court Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong stated that, due to Healey’s prior criminal history, she did not feel comfortable issuing an alternative sentence in the matter.

Also in court Friday:

– April Dawn Currence-Parsons, 32, of Mabie, was sentenced to three years probation Thursday after entering a guilty plea for one count of conspiracy on Jan. 3.

James Shockey, the victim of the offense, said in court Friday he believed Currence-Parsons deserved one to five years in a state penitentiary.

Wilfong said she understood Shockey’s feelings regarding the matter but that due to Currence-Parsons’ lack of criminal history and her willingness to take responsibility for her actions, she felt the probation sentence was more appropriate.

– Mitchell Matthew White, 23, of Elkins, was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $300 after pleading guilty to second offense shoplifting.

White said in court that he stole a DVD player, a DVD and a $1 pocket knife from Wal-Mart in Elkins while under the influence of prescription medication. He will be interviewed for the Adult Drug Court program to seek rehabilitation.

– Christopher Smith, 21, of Montrose, moved to modify his bond after facing burglary and grand larceny charges for allegedly entering a residence unlawfully and stealing around $1,800 worth of property from the inhabitants on Christmas Eve.

At the time of his arraignment, Smith’s bond was set at $75,000 cash or surety.

William Nestor, Smith’s defense counsel, moved for modification, saying the current bond of $50,000 cash or surety was in “extreme excess” of his client’s financial situation, considering he had pleaded guilty to a crime that did not involve sex, drugs or violence and had no prior criminal history before these charges.

Wilfong modified Smith’s bond to $20,000 cash, property or surety, and $30,000 personal recognizance, for a total bond amount of $50,000.