Judge sentences seven
Judge Gina Groh sentenced seven people and revoked the probation of several others in Morgan County Circuit Court last week, according to the Circuit Clerk’s Office.
Richard J. Cox, 24, was sent to the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders after entering an Alford plea to a charge of sexual assault, third degree.
He was indicted for the rape of a teenaged girl last year.
Under an Alford plea, he does not admit guilty but agrees that there is sufficient evidence against him that he could be convicted.
After Cox completes the program at the Anthony Center, the court will consider any further sentencing.
Brenda Gail Lee, 49, of Great Cacapon was sentenced to one-to-15 years in prison after pleading guilty to delivery of Oxycontin and possession of heroin with intent to deliver.
David W. Farris, 28, of Great Cacapon was sentenced after pleading guilty to burglary and domestic battery in an incident involving his former girlfriend last Christmas Day.
Judge Groh sentenced Farris to a year in home confinement for the battery misdemeanor and handed down a suspended sentence of one-to-15 years in jail for the burglary. After release from home confinement, Farris will be on five years probation.
Alexander E. Johanson, 26, of Berkeley Spring was given a suspended sentence of one-to-15 years in prison for conspiring to commit a break-in and steal copper wire last year.
Johanson was placed on three years probation and must pay $739 restitution.
Jeffrey S. Simmons, Jr., 20, of Berkeley Spring was given a suspended sentence of one-to-five years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to break into a home last fall.
The judge ordered Simmons to serve a month in the Eastern Regional Jail before being placed on five years probation. He must also pay $287 restitution.
Robert J. Bond II, 26, of Clear Spring, Md., and his brother, Jeremy T. Bond, 20, of Hagerstown, were sentenced after pleading guilty
to petit larceny of tools last fall.
Each man was given a suspended sentence of a year in jail and placed on two years probation. Each must work 50 hours of community service. The two had already paid $1,000 restitution.
Probation was revoked for Danielle Norris, 25, of Great Cacapon. Norris must now serve a four-year prison sentence for fraudulent use of a credit card last year.
Probation was revoked for Timothy C. Keller, 22, of Berkeley Springs, who must serve a one-to-five year prison sentence for possession-with-intent-to-deliver marijuana.
Probation was revoked for Dennis E. Shrewsberry, Jr., 28, of Brunswick, Md. He must now serve a one-to-five year sentence for possession-with-intent-to-deliver marijuana.
Judge Groh also revoked the pretrial bond of Jan M. Sauter, 25, of Falling Waters. Sauter is now in jail awaiting trial on charges of robbery, burglary, petit larceny and brandishing a weapon in connection with a home break-in last year.