Huttonsville man’s bond revoked after drug test
ELKINS – Bond was revoked Tuesday for a Huttonsville man accused of third offense driving while his license was revoked in Randolph County Circuit Court.
Robert Michael Sparks, 33, was indicted in February on one felony count of driving while license revoked for DUI, third offense, and one misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer.
Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Parker requested before the hearing that Sparks undergo a urinalysis drug screening, saying Sparks had “exhibited some signs of intoxication.”
Parker said one of the conditions of Sparks’ bond was not to possess or consume any controlled substances. Sparks’ attorney, James Hawkins, said Sparks appeared to be “alert and oriented” to him and noted Sparks was “prescribed medication that may have caused that appearance.”
Results of the urinalysis drug screen indicated that Sparks tested positive for cocaine as well as Subutex and Xanax (Alprazolam). He had prescriptions for the latter two drugs.
Randolph County parole officer Jason Elmore, who administered the urinalysis drug screen, said Sparks admitted to him, prior to the test, that he had used cocaine on Saturday.
Parker requested that Sparks’ bond be revoked.
“Clearly, cocaine is a very serious controlled substance,” Parker said.
Hawkins said Sparks was being forthright by admitting to using cocaine before the urinalysis. Hawkins asked that Sparks’ bond be modified, noting the change would allow Sparks to check in more regularly for drug screenings as opposed to him being incarcerated in a regional jail.
Senior Status Judge Thomas Steptoe decided to revoke Sparks’ bond.
“I think what we need to do is I need to tell the state to file a formal motion that would give him a possible hearing date; however, as far as the disposition of the defendant goes at this time we are delivering him into custody,” Steptoe said. “Then when we have a full hearing on the motion to revoke I can continue that or I may decide to try to re-release him with supervision.”
Sparks was placed in the custody of the Regional Jail Authority.
Also in Randolph County Circuit Court Tuesday:
– A status hearing for Michael Reginald Anacker, 55, was set for 1 p.m. Thursday. Dr. Robert J. Rush was yet to complete a psychological evaluation on Anacker.
Anacker is charged with 13 felony counts of possession of material depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
In addition to the status hearing, jury selection is set for Sept. 2 and Anacker’s trial is set for Sept. 26.
– Jared Michael Iseli, 20, of Beverly, made a motion to incur expense for a psychological evaluation and a motion to continue. He also waived time frame. Iseli is charged with two felony counts of sexual assault in the first degree.
A pre-trial conference is set for Oct. 1, with jury selection Oct. 23 and the trial on Oct. 30.
– Loretta Deborah Deshayes, 28, of Elkins, was sentenced to one to 10 years in a state penitentiary. The sentence was suspended for one year of home confinement and five years of supervised probation plus court costs. Conditions of the sentence are that Deshayes must complete her GED, attend individual counseling and pay restitution in the amount of $122.24.
Deshayes pleaded guilty to one felony count of third offense shoplifting on March 27.
– Erik James Wesoloski, 46, of Elkins, was sentenced to one to five years in a state penitentiary. The sentence was suspended for three years supervised probation plus payment of court costs and restitution.
Wesoloski pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy on June 23.
– Brandon Lee Currence, 29, of Beverly, made a motion to continue his trial to the next term of court. Currence was indicted on one felony count of driving under the influence, third or subsequent offense, one misdemeanor count of battery on a governmental representative, one misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer, one misdemeanor count of destruction of property, one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of expired registration.
Currence’s pre-trial conference is set for 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3. Jury selection is set for Nov. 5 and the trial is set for Nov. 18.