Hancock County Magistrate

Jan. 22

Ronald Danielson, New Cumberland, completed a six-month diversion program for charges of domestic battery and underage consumption. Court costs of $321.60 paid in full. Cases dismissed.

Robert Lively, Weirton, six-month diversion program completed for a charge of contributing alcohol to someone under 21. Court costs of $190.80 paid in full. Case dismissed.

Gary Barrios, New Cumberland, charge of assault dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Mark Mentzer, Weirton, charges of destruction of property, assault, and battery dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

William Hart, Chester, pleaded no contest to public intoxication and was found guilty. Fined $25 and assessed $185.80 in court costs.

James Fields, Weirton, pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct and was found guilty. Fined $25 and assessed court costs. Charge of brandishing dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Ricky Thompson, Weirton, charges of driving on a suspended license (administrative) and failure to obey a traffic signal dismissed without prejudice at defense counsel’s request.

John McClung, Chester, two counts of domestic battery dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

LaQuan Jones, Weirton, charge of possession dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Mark Anderson, Washington, Pa., charge of petit larceny dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Kimberly Boyce, Weirton, charges of fleeing and petit larceny dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Matthew Molnar, Weirton, pleaded guilty to two counts of domestic battery. Sentence of 12 months in jail on each count suspended. Placed on 12 months’ unsupervised probation for each count, to run concurrently. Fined $200 and assessed court costs.

Victoria Bettino, Weirton, charge of disorderly conduct dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Terry Boyd, Grove City, Ohio, pleaded guilty to obstructing an officer. Fined $100 and assessed court costs.

Hancock County Magistrate

Jan. 16

Joseph Gala III, Rayland, Ohio, charge of driving under the influence dismissed at prosecutor’s request and refiled as reckless driving, to which defendant pleaded guilty. Fined $500 and assessed court costs. Charge of speeding dismissed.

Michael McCormick, Chester, charge of driving under the influence dismissed at prosecutor’s request and refiled as reckless driving, to which defendant pleaded guilty. Fined $500 and assessed court costs.

Joshua Walker, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation. Fined $500 and assessed court costs and a probation fee. Charge of driving under the influence dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Hancock County Magistrate

Jan. 8

Santino Carmaca, no address provided, pleaded no contest to false pretenses. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Fined $100, assessed court costs and ordered to pay restitution.

Jan. 15

Lucy Thompson, no address provided, found guilty of failure to obey a traffic control device. Fined $100 and assessed court costs.

Jessica Lynn Summers, no address provided, pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license (DUI). Thirty days in jail converted to 30 days’ home confinement. Fined $250 and assessed court costs.

Megan Buchanan, Brilliant, Ohio, pleaded no contest to public intoxication and was found guilty. Fined $25 and assessed court costs. Pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct and was found guilty. Fined $25 and assessed court costs.

Brent Burton, Chester, charges of brandishing a deadly weapon and domestic battery dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Robert Jenkins, Weirton, pleaded guilty to obstructing an officer. Sentence of six months in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation with SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) unit. Fined $250 and assessed court costs and a $30 probation fee. Pleaded guilty to domestic battery. Sentence of six months in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation to run consecutively with other case. Fined $250 and assessed court costs and a probation fee.

Cheryl Emory, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine. Sentence of 90 days in jail suspended. Placed on one year unsupervised probation. Assessed court costs and a probation fee. Pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. Placed on seven months’ unsupervised probation. Fined $100 and assessed court costs.

Joseph Julian, Pittsburgh, found guilty of speeding. Fined $50 and assessed court costs.

Hancock County Magistrate

Jan. 8

Bill Ahlborn, Chester, pleaded no contest to permitting a dog to run at-large and was found guilty. Fined $100 and assessed court costs.

Simion Carr, Chester, pleaded no contest to driving on a suspended license (administrative, third offense) and was found guilty. Sentence of 90 days in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation. Fined $150 and assessed court costs. Pleaded no contest to failure to maintain control and was found guilty. Fined $25 and assessed court costs.

Thomas Brookover, New Cumberland, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a person convicted of domestic battery. Sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit given for four days served and the remaining days suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation. Assessed court costs. Charge of violating a protective order dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Curtis Anderson, New Cumberland, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on seven months’ unsupervised probation. Fined $250 and assessed court costs and a $35 probation fee. Pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license (DUI). Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on seven months’ unsupervised probation, to run concurrent with other case. Fined $250 and assessed court costs and a probation fee. Charge of fleeing while DUI dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Jan. 11

Derek Bragg, Newell, charge of grand larceny dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Candace Knox, Weirton, indicted by Hancock County grand jury on two counts of child neglect with risk of injury.

Hancock County Magistrate

Dec. 28

LaQuan Jones, Weirton, waived preliminary hearing. Charges of malicious assault and robbery (two counts) removed to Hancock County Circuit Court.

Jan. 2

James Fulton, Weirton, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (non-aggravated). Jail sentence of five days converted to 40 hours’ community service. Fined $500 and assessed court costs. Citation for right side of roadway violation dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Bryon Gallegos, Weirton, registration violation dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Joshua Glasure, Weirton, pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license (DUI). Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on seven months’ unsupervised probation. Fined $250 and assessed court costs and a $35 probation fee.

Jan. 3

Robert Grimes Jr., Colliers, pleaded guilty to domestic battery. Sentenced to 60 days in jail, with credit for 15 days served and the remaining 45 days suspended. Placed on one year unsupervised probation, with Global Positioning System. Fined and assessed court costs and probation fee.

Michael Howard II, East Liverpool, charge of breaking and entering (other than a dwelling) dismissed without prejudice at prosecutor’s request. Charge of obstructing an officer dismissed with prejudice at prosecutor’s request.

Jan. 4

Travis Lucius, Canton, Ohio, pleaded guilty to obtaining money, property and services by false pretenses. Sentenced to 48 hours in jail, with credit for time served. Assessed court costs. Must pay $130 in restitution. Charge of defrauding a West Virginia lottery table game dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

James Littell, New Manchester, charges of malicious assault and domestic battery dismissed without prejudice at prosecutor’s request.