Hancock County Magistrate

Hancock County

Aug. 16

William Hall, Wintersville, charges of public intoxication and obstructing an officer dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Hancock County Magistrate

Aug. 13

Angela Bennett, Weirton, pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license (third offense). Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation with probation fee. Fined $150 and assessed court costs. Pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Fined $100 and assessed court costs.

Alex Slocum, Weirton, two counts of domestic assault dismissed without prejudice at prosecutor’s request.

Chasity Adkins, Weirton, pleaded guilty to no motor vehicle inspection. Fined $50 and assessed court costs. Charge of driving on a suspended license dismissed with prejudice at prosecutor’s request.

William Coen, Chester, pleaded guilty to trespass in a structure or conveyance. Fined $25 and assessed court costs. Charge of possession of a controlled substance dismissed with prejudice at prosecutor’s request.

Shawna Marie Davis, Weirton, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Sentenced to 24 hours in jail, with credit for time served. Assessed court costs. Charge of trespassing dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Dallas Robertson, New Cumberland, pleaded no contest to speeding and was found guilty. Fined $25 and assessed court costs. Charge of expired registration dismissed at prosecutor’s request. Found to be in compliance.

Melissa Rheinhardt, New Cumberland, charge of domestic battery dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Shacora Gray, Weirton, charge of domestic battery dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Aug. 14

Brian K. Manges, Burgettstown, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Fined $500 and assessed court costs. Pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation. Assessed court costs.

Nicholas Baker, New Cumberland, charge of no operator’s license dismissed at prosecutor’s request. Defendant provided valid operator’s license.

Hailey Rice-Mitchell, Weirton, charge of unlawful taking of a vehicle transferred to Hancock County Circuit Court.

Phillip Abel, Weirton, pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI. Sentenced to 30 days in jail, with credit for one day served and the remaining 29 days suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation with probation fee. Fined $250 and assessed court costs. Defendant pleaded guilty to driving on a suspended license. Fined $250 and assessed court costs. Speeding citation and charge of driving on a suspended license (DUI) dismissed with prejudice at prosecutor’s request.

Jason Courtney, Weirton, pleaded guilty to DUI. Sentenced to one day in jail. Fined $250 and assessed court costs and a $25 capias fee. Charges of driving on a suspended license (third offense), expired registration and expired motor vehicle inspection dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Richard Tucker, Toronto, charged with aggravated DUI, defendant pleaded no contest to non-aggravated DUI and was found guilty. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on six months’ unsupervised probation with probation fee. Fined $500 and assessed court costs.

Hancock County Magistrate

Aug. 5

Devin J. Hogan, New Cumberland, two counts of domestic battery dismissed upon successful completion of six-month diversion program.

Aug. 6

Alexander Corey, Weirton, charge of domestic battery dismissed upon successful completion of six-month diversion program.

Hunter Montero, Chester, charges of underage consumption and obstructing an officer dismissed upon completion of 24 hours’ community service each.

Kace L. Shmigal, Chester, charge of possession of a controlled substance dismissed. Court costs paid, and no violations noted during probationary period.

Erica Massimiani, Cleveland, charge of domestic battery dismissed at defense counsel’s request and with no objection from the state.

Aug. 7

Joshua J. Heilman, Weirton, pleaded guilty to speeding. Fined $100 and assessed court costs. Charges of driving under the influence and obstructing an officer dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

David Cooper Jr., Hookstown, Pa., pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (second offense). Sentence of six months in jail converted to six months’ home confinement, with work release. Assessed court costs.

Christopher Lemley, Chester, pleaded no contest to underage consumption and was found guilty. Fined $50 and assessed court costs. Pleaded no contest to speeding and was found guilty. Fined $15 and assessed court costs. Charge of driving with a measurable amount dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Brad Thornburg, New Cumberland, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Fined $100 and assessed court costs. Speeding citation dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Waylon L. Dye, Richmond, Ohio, charge of driving under the influence (third offense) dismissed and refiled as DUI (second offense), a misdemeanor to which he pleaded guilty. Sentence of one year in jail suspended. Placed on one year house arrest, with work release. Fined $1,000 and assessed court costs. Charges of driving on a suspended license (non-DUI), possession of a controlled substance and driving left of center dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Aug. 9

Brandon Marker, Monaca, Pa., charge of burglary removed to Hancock County Circuit Court. Defendant waived preliminary hearing.

Malcolm Zimmerman, Weirton, pleaded no contest to battery and was found guilty. Assessed court costs. Charge of burglary dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Kara Richmond, Weirton, charge of shoplifting (third offense) removed to Hancock County Circuit Court. Defendant waived preliminary hearing.

Casey Luyben, no fixed address, four counts of breaking and entering removed to Hancock County Circuit Court. Defendant waived preliminary hearing.

Hancock County magistrate

Aug. 5

Devin J. Hogan, New Cumberland, two counts of domestic battery dismissed upon successful completion of six-month diversion program.

Aug. 6

Alexander Corey, Weirton, charge of domestic battery dismissed upon successful completion of six-month diversion program.

Hunter Montero, Chester, charges of underage consumption and obstructing an officer dismissed upon completion of 24 hours’ community service each.

Kace L. Shmigal, Chester, charge of possession of a controlled substance dismissed. Court costs paid, and no violations noted during probationary period.

Erica Massimiani, Cleveland, charge of domestic battery dismissed at defense counsel’s request and with no objection from the state.

Aug. 7

Joshua J. Heilman, Weirton, pleaded guilty to speeding. Fined $100 and assessed court costs. Charges of driving under the influence and obstructing an officer dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

David Cooper Jr., Hookstown, Pa., pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (second offense). Sentence of six months in jail converted to six months’ home confinement, with work release. Assessed court costs.

Christopher Lemley, Chester, pleaded no contest to underage consumption and was found guilty. Fined $50 and assessed court costs. Pleaded no contest to speeding and was found guilty. Fined $15 and assessed court costs. Charge of driving with a measurable amount dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Brad Thornburg, New Cumberland, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Fined $100 and assessed court costs. Speeding citation dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Waylon L. Dye, Richmond, Ohio, charge of driving under the influence (third offense) dismissed and refiled as DUI (second offense), a misdemeanor to which he pleaded guilty. Sentence of one year in jail suspended. Placed on one year house arrest, with work release. Fined $1,000 and assessed court costs. Charges of driving on a suspended license (non-DUI), possession of a controlled substance and driving left of center dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Aug. 9

Brandon Marker, Monaca, Pa., charge of burglary removed to Hancock County Circuit Court. Defendant waived preliminary hearing.

Malcolm Zimmerman, Weirton, pleaded no contest to battery and was found guilty. Assessed court costs. Charge of burglary dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Kara Richmond, Weirton, charge of shoplifting (third offense) removed to Hancock County Circuit Court. Defendant waived preliminary hearing.

Casey Luyben, no fixed address, four counts of breaking and entering removed to Hancock County Circuit Court. Defendant waived preliminary hearing.

Hancock County Magistrate

Hancock County

July 24

Tanya McKinnon, Weirton, charged with driving on a suspended licence (DUI, second offense), defendant pleaded guilty to lesser-included offense of driving on a suspended license (DUI, first offense). Sentence of 30 days in jail suspended. Placed on one year unsupervised probation with a $5-a-month fee. Fined $100 and assessed court costs. Charges of no proof of insurance and driving on a suspended license (DUI) dismissed with prejudice at prosecutor’s request.

July 30

William Ahlborn, Chester, pleaded guilty to a leash law violation. Fined $50 and assessed court costs.

Joshua C. Nicol, Weirton, charge of domestic battery dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Matthew Barrick, Newell, charge of domestic battery dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

William Hart, 26, Chester, charge of possession of marijuana dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Mark McCartney, New Cumberland, charge of displaying an outdoor advertising sign without state license dismissed at prosecutor’s request. In compliance.

July 31

Jason Davis, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to lesser offense of driving on a suspended license (administrative, first offense). Fined $200 and assessed court costs.

Joshua Johnson, Weirton, charge of nighttime house burglary dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Hancock County magistrate

July 23

Victoria Bettino, Weirton, charge of possession of a controlled substance dismissed upon successful completion of probationary period. No violations noted; court costs paid.

Michael T. Miller, New Cumberland, pleaded guilty to trespassing. Fined $50 and assessed court costs. Pleaded guilty to petit larceny. Sentenced to five days in jail, with credit for five days served. Assessed court costs. Charges of petit larceny (three counts) and shoplifting dismissed at prosecutor’s request.

Calvin Henderson, Canonsburg, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Fined $100 and assessed court costs. Must pay $726.42 in restitution through the court.

July 24

Chris Niespodzianski, Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Fined $500 and assessed court costs. Charge of driving under the influence dismissed with prejudice at prosecutor’s request.