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Judge revokes bond in burglary case

September 9, 2013
By Katie Kuba City Editor , The Inter-Mountain

Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong revoked the bond of a former Elkins resident who pleaded guilty to burglary charges Friday in Randolph County Circuit Court.

Wilfong said she believed Jeremy Lee Summerfield, 20, formerly of Elkins but currently residing in Virginia, "was not being entirely truthful" with her when he pleaded guilty to one felony count of attempted breaking and entering and one felony count of conspiracy to commit burglary.

Summerfield broke into an apartment in the Beverly Manor, removed a 46-inch television and later dumped it in File's Creek in January 2013, he told Wilfong during his plea.

However, after he recounted the incident, Assistant Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shryock pointed out alleged "inconsistencies" between the account Summerfield gave in court and what he'd previously told authorities in a Jan. 20 statement. On Friday, Summerfield told Wilfong he entered the Beverly Manor apartment alone; however, he had previously stated that his girlfriend, Ashley Nikole Harrelson, 20, also of Elkins, entered the apartment with him.

Summerfield also failed to note he'd taken the victim's wallet, which was later located at his parents' trailer, Shryock said.

"Mr. Summerfield, this doesn't sound so good," Wilfong said.

"Do you want to take a minute and back up and tell me what happened? Because the more you talk, the less I believe you."

Summerfield said he only remembered parts of the night because he was under the influence of controlled substances.

"If you don't remember anything but bits and pieces, it certainly seems like you remember convenient bits and pieces," Wilfong said. "I'm not convinced you're being entirely truthful with me, so pending sentencing your bond is revoked and you're remanded to the custody of the sheriff."

Summerfield will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Oct. 31.

In June, Harrelson was indicted on one count of burglary, a felony; one count of conspiracy, a felony; and one count of petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

Also in Circuit Court Friday:

Horton waived his right to a presentence investigation and as a result, Wilfong sentenced him to one to three years in the state penitentiary on the third-offense DUI charge and 12 months in the regional jail on the driving revoke for DUI charge; these sentences will run concurrently.

In exchange, the remaining counts pending against Jackson will be dropped and the prosecution has agreed to stand silent at Jackson's sentencing, which is set for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 31.

Sentencing is set for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 31.

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