A former Upshur County school teacher will spend up to 15 years behind bars after being convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
Thomas Brian Lamb, 50, of Buckhannon, had pleaded guilty in September to three charges of third-degree sexual assault. He was arrested a month earlier and waived his right to grand jury proceedings. As part of the sentence, Lamb must register as a sexual offender for the remainder of his life and must forfeit his teaching certificate.
The offenses with which Lamb was charged date back to December 2010. He was formerly a teacher at Buckhannon Academy Elementary School. He resigned shortly after being arrested.
Upshur County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Keadle sentenced Lamb to serve 1-5 years on each of the sexual assault charges and ordered that the sentences be served consecutively.
In other court matters, an Ellamore man was ordered to serve between three and nine years in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of driving under the influence-third offense and one count of driving while having a license revoked for DUI.
Ronald Deuley, 55, was sentenced to serve 1-3 years on each of the charges, and Keadle ordered that the sentences be served consecutively. Deuley was charged with those crimes following an August accident on U.S. Route 33 that left two people injured.
Dana Jackson Davidson, 29, of French Creek, was ordered to serve a one- to five-year sentence after pleading guilty to failing to provide a change in information as required by the Sexual Offenders Registration laws.
John Ruble Jr., 29, of Buckhannon, was sentenced to a one- to five-year term of probation on each of two counts of failing to provide a change in information as required by the Sexual Offenders Registration laws. The terms will run concurrently.
Bo Beckner, 32, of Buckhannon, was order to serve a one- to three-year sentence on home confinement after being convicted of DUI-third offense.