Chief Judge Michael Thornsbury conducted the hearings and set the date of sentencings for two of the defendants.
– Charles Edward Canterbury, 24, of Peck’s Mill, W. Va., pleaded guilty to grand larceny as charged in Count I of his January 2010 indictment.
Mingo County Prosecuting Attorney C. Michael Sparks, who represented the state of West Virginia in all three proceedings, said Canterbury is exposed to a sentence of confinement in a state correctional facility for not less than one year nor more than a term of 10 years.
Public Defender Jonathan “Duke” Jewell represented Canterbury. Sgt. J.W. Muncy of the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department was the investigating officer.
– Julian McArthur Lockhart, 36, of Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty to an attempt to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (Cocaine) as charged in Inormation J10-F34. He 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 three years. Sparks said Indictment J10-F13 will be dismissed pursuant to the plea agreement.
Public Defender David A. Foley represented Lockhart. Senior Trooper B.R. Moore of the West Virginia State Police was the primary investigating officer in this case.
Sparks reported that Canterbury and Lockhart were remanded to Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden to await sentencing at 10:30 a.m. on April 5.
– Faron James Cline, 38, of Baisden, pleaded guilty to attempted burglary, a lesser included offense of burglary, as charged in Count I of his indictment, J10-F4. Cline waived the right to a presentence investigation and was sentenced to confinement in a state correctional faciliy for an indefinite term of not less than one year nor more than three years.
Williamson Attorney Diana Carter Wiedel represented Cline. Sgt. J.W. Muncy of the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department was the investigating officer.