Hancock County Magistrate

April 16

John Chipps Jr., Weirton, charge of trespassing dismissed with prejudice at prosecutor’s request.

Sean Rujak, Wellsburg, charges of possession of a controlled substance and obstructing an officer dismissed without prejudice at prosecutor’s request.

George Weaver, Lancaster, Pa., pleaded guilty to speeding. Fined $100 and assessed court costs. Charge of possession of a controlled substance dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

April 17

Bruce Daugherty, Weirton, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (non-aggravated). Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on seven months’ unsupervised probation with a $35 probation fee. Fined $400 and assessed court costs. Charge of driving left of center dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Michael Pernell, Weirton, charge of driving under the influence dismissed with prejudice at defense counsel’s request upon successful completion of DUI Deferral Program. No objection from the state.

Roger Lee Davis Jr., Weirton, charge of violating a protective order dismissed with prejudice at prosecutor’s request.

Jayme Everhart, Weirton, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin. Sentence of 90 days in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation with a $30 probation fee. Assessed court costs. Charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance dismissed with prejudice at prosecutor’s request.

John S. Eiler Jr., East Liverpool, charge of driving under the influence dismissed and refiled as reckless driving, to which defendant pleaded guilty. Fined $500 and assessed court costs. Pleaded guilty to driving left of center. Fined $25 and assessed court costs.

Mary E. McCullough, East Liverpool, pleaded no contest to driving under the influence (non-aggravated) and was found guilty. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation with $30 probation fee. Fined $500 and assessed court costs.

Wayne Zapotoczny, Weirton, charge of driving under the influence dismissed upon successful completion of DUI Deferral Program and payment of court costs.

William Conti, Georgetown, Pa., pleaded no contest to driving under the influence (non-aggravated) and was found guilty. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation with a $30 probation fee. Fined $500 and assessed court costs.

Hancock County Magistrate

April 9

Chelsey Davidson, Weirton, found guilty of shoplifting (second offense). Sentenced to 90 days at the Lee Day Report Center in Weirton. Assessed court costs and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $50.

April 10

Mark VanKirk, Wellsville, charge of possession of a controlled substance dismissed upon successful completion of six months’ unsupervised probation with no violations. Court costs paid in full.

April 11

Bryan D. Cottrill, Oakdale, Pa., charge of possession of a controlled substance dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

April 12

Jonathan Moore, Follansbee, two counts of grand larceny waived to Hancock County Circuit Court.

Joshua Smith, Weirton, pleaded no contest to domestic battery and was found guilty. Sentence of six months in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation with a $30 probation fee. Assessed court costs. Pleaded no contest to violating a protection from domestic violence order and was found guilty. Sentenced to six months in jail, with credit given for 24 hours served and the balance being suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation with a $30 probation fee. Assessed court costs. Sentences to run consecutively.

April 16

Michael Lazabeck, Steubenville, charges of petit larceny and destruction of property dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Richard Zimmerman, Weirton, charge of domestic battery dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Brittany Fike, Beaver Falls, Pa., charge of possession of a controlled substance dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Brent Gordon, Weirton, charge of obstructing an officer dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Hancock County Magistrate

March 27

Sarah Taylor, Steubenville, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Placed on seven months unsupervised probation. Assessed court costs. Case will be dismissed if costs are paid and there are no probation violations.

James Chappell, Burgettstown, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (non-aggravated). Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on seven months unsupervised probation. Fined $350 and assessed court costs and a $35 probation fee. Charge of driving left of center dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

April 3

Anthony Gropelli, Bridgeville, Pa., pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on six months unsupervised probation. Fined $250 and assessed court costs. Speeding citation dismissed at prosecutor’s request. Charge of possession of a controlled substance dismissed. Court costs paid in full. No violations noted during probationary period.

Jana Morehead, Weirton, charge of domestic battery dismissed. Court costs paid in full. No violations noted during probationary period.

Raymond T. Littleton, Weirton, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on six months unsupervised probation. Fined $500 and assessed court costs and probation fees. Pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license (administrative). Fined $100 and assessed court costs.

Jennifer Secosky, Weirton, charge of false reporting dismissed upon successful completion of six-month diversion program.

April 5

Anthony Cornell, Newell, charge of possession with intent to deliver dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Hancock County Magistrate

March 27

Aaron Castner, Wintersville, pleaded no contest to driving under the influence and was found guilty. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation. Fined $250 and assessed court costs. Pleaded no contest to possession of a controlled substance and was found guilty. Sentence of six months in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation, to run concurrent with DUI charge. Assessed court costs. Charges of driving on a suspended license (DUI) and driving left of center dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Sarah Taylor, Steubenville, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Placed on seven months’ unsupervised probation. Assessed court costs. Case will be dismissed if fines are paid and there are no probation violations.

James Chappell, Burgettstown, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on seven months’ unsupervised probation. Fined $350 and assessed court costs and a $35 probation fee. Citation for driving left of center dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

March 29

Autumn Holland, Burgettstown, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Sentence of six months in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation. Assessed court costs. Charge of child neglect creating risk of injury dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Laurie Fegal-Witzberger, New Cumberland, charge of making threats of terrorist acts bound over to Hancock County Circuit Court. Waived preliminary hearing.

Carson Ralston, Chester, charges of grand larceny and breaking and entering bound over to Hancock County Circuit Court. Waived preliminary hearing.

Hancock County Magistrate

March 12

Zjaque Douglas, Weirton, pleaded guilty to destruction of property. Assessed court costs. Ordered to pay restitution to victim through the court in the amount of $100.

March 13

Joshua Shellenbarger, Carrollton, Ohio, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation. Fined $250 and assessed court costs and a $30 probation fee.

March 15

John D. Ward, New Cumberland, felony charge of failure to register as a sex offender (lifetime) dismissed and refiled as a misdemeanor charge of failure to register as a sex offender (10 years). Sentence of six months in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation. Assessed court costs and a $30 probation fee.

March 19

Serena Jacobs, New Manchester, charge of petit larceny dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Thomas Hayhurst, Weirton, charges of domestic battery and domestic assault dismissed without prejudice at defense counsel’s request, with no objection from the state.

Joseph Sikora, Weirton, pleaded no contest to driving under the influence (non-aggravated) and was found guilty. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on seven months’ unsupervised probation. Fined $250 and assessed court costs and a $35 probation fee. Charge of driving left of center dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Cynthia Miller, Bloomingdale, Ohio, pleaded guilty to driving left of center. Fined $100 and assessed court costs. Charge of driving under the influence dismissed at prosecutor’s request.