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Taylor County Circuit Court results continued from Monday

Posted: Friday, Apr 1st, 2011


Justin Allen Shultz Jonathan K. Hunt Richard Lee Kincaid


In addition to the three cases, featured in the Wednesday, March 30, 2011 edition of the Mountain Statesman, involving Roy Junior Moyer, Ronald David Carder and William H. King, the Taylor County Circuit Court also handed down the following decisions.

Justin Allen Shultz came before the court for sentencing after being removed from the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders for fighting and being a negative influence. On November 1, 2010, Shultz entered a plea of guilty to sexual assault in the third degree and first offense DUI.

Released on bond, Shultz, while allegedly drunk, took a golf cart from Grafton High School and drove it to the Fetterman Go Mart in order to purchase beer. His bond was revoked, and he was placed in the Anthony Center.

On March 15, 2011, Shultz was kicked out of the program at the Anthony Center and placed into the regional jail.

“I went with my intentions to the Anthony Center, and because of my charge, people kept hitting me and throwing batteries at me,” Shultz explained.

“You’ve had no hesitancy to violate the rules,” Taylor County Circuit Court Judge Alan D. Moats replied. “You went to the Anthony Center, with a chip on your shoulder, and as a result, you are right back here.”

Judge Moats informed Shultz that he has an “entitlement personality” and that all that would get him was his life behind bars.

“It all comes down to your attitude,” Judge Moats stated. “The attitude you developed is one of belligerence.”

Shultz was sentenced to one-to-five years in the West Virginia State Penitentiary for third degree sexual assault, and to 30 days in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail for first offense DUI. Both sentences are to run concurrently, with credit for time served.

Ladonna Rae Crites came before the court after having her bond revoked for drug usage on February 8. Crites was indicted in January for third offense shoplifting, felony child neglect and burglary.

Crites’ attorney, Karen Johnson, recommended that her client be allowed to enter the Act Unit for treatment.

“I believe that Ms. Crites is a severe drug user, and is in dire need of treatment,” stated Taylor County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Shawn Nines. “The State has no objection to her going to the Act Unit.”

The case was continued until April 4, to determine if a space is available.

Jonathan K. Hunt came before the court for sentencing after entering a guilty plea to failing to register as a sexual offender. He had been sentenced to one-to-five years in the West Virginia State Penitentiary during his last court appearance. Judge Moats had advised Hunt that if he could arrange suitable living arrangements, the court would consider alternative sentencing.

Judge Moats ruled that Hunt does not have a suitable arrangement, and Hunt also has an extensive criminal background. It was ordered that Hunt serve his prison sentence.

Richard Lee Kincaid came before the court for sentencing after entering a guilty plea on March 9 to attempting to commit a felony. The court had ordered a background check on Kincaid, and it veiled that he has a probation revocation petition against him in Raleigh County, and that he has failed to report to the Raleigh County Probation Office since 2006.

Kincaid was sentenced to the West Virginia State Penitentiary for one-to-three years with credit for time served.

Teresa Moats came before the court after violating the terms of the Taylor County Community Corrections Program. Moats had entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to commit grand larceny, and was placed into the Community Corrections Program in 2008.

According to Taylor County Community Corrections Program Director, Tammy Narog, Moats ha had three positive drug screens and several violations for disrespect and violating the rules. Moats’ underlying prison sentence was reinstated, with credit for time served.

Jeffrey P. Hart came before the court to enter into a plea agreement with the State. Hart agreed to enter a plea of guilty to breaking and entering. In return, the State agreed to recommend the Community Corrections Program. His one-to-ten year prison sentence was held in abeyance, and he was placed into the Community Corrections Program.

James C. Parsons came before the court to enter into a plea agreement with the State. Parsons agreed to enter a guilty plea to third offense driving while license revoked for DUI, and the State agreed to recommend the Community Corrections Program. Parsons was sentenced to one-to-three years in the West Virginia State Penitentiary, and ordered to pay a $3,000 fine. His sentence was held in abeyance, and he was placed into the Community Corrections Program.









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