By RACHEL C. DOVE
WILLIAMSON - Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Sparks has released information regarding the success of the state in two cases in Judge Michael Thornsbury’s Circuit Court where the defendants entered guilty pleas to their charges.
In the State of West Virginia vs. Darryl Hurbert Diamond, the defendant pleaded guilty to reckless fleeing in a vehicle as charged in Information A12-F61. Diamond is exposed to a sentence of confinement in a state correctional facility for an indefinite term of not less than one year nor more than five years.
Diamond was represented by Attorney David Foley. Mingo County Sheriff’s Department Corporal Norman Mines was the primary investigating officer.
In the case of the State of West Virginia vs. Shyquon Brandt Johnson, a guilty plea was entered to conspiracy to commit burglary as charged in Information A12-F62. Johnson is exposed to a sentence of confinement in a state correctional facility for an indefinite term of not less than one year nor more than five years.
Smith was represented by Attorney Ashley Cochran. Williamson Police Department Sgt. Grady Dotson was the investigating officer in this case.
Diamond and Smith were both remanded to the Southwestern Regional Jail in Holden where they will await sentencing on May 29 at 11:30 a.m.
The Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has achieved 30 felony convictions thus far in 2012.