Judge Gina Groh heard pleas and delivered sentences for a variety of offenses in Circuit Court last Monday, September 15.
Christopher Lesser, 24, of Silver Spring, Md. pled no contest to arson, a felony. The charges resulted from a March 2007 case of attempted murder by fire at a home in Largent. Lesser will be sentenced on October 9. Lesser was the second Maryland man charged in the incident.
Clyde C. Ethredge, 58, of Spielman Road, Berkeley Springs, was ordered to forfeit horses after pleading guilty to animal cruelty. He must also pay $723 in fines, court costs and transportation restitution.