Woman pleadsin fraud case
A 33-year-old Great Cacapon woman pled to making a fraudulent insurance claim and was placed on probation by Circuit Judge David Sanders on Thursday, February 22. Though a Morgan County case, the proceeding was held in Berkeley County where Judge Sanders was presiding.
Devon N. Savasten of Gokey Lane, Great Cacapon, pled to a felony fraud scheme of claiming her 2000 Nissan was stolen last February. Judge Sanders placed Savasten on two years probation. If Savasten is successful on probation, the charge will be reduced on her record to a misdemeanor offense.
More bond restrictions
On Friday in Morgan County Circuit Court, additional bond requirements were placed by Judge Gina Groh on Tex B. Simmons of Laurel Hill Lane, Berkeley Springs.
Simmons, 55, was indicted in January for first degree sexual assault and for sexual abuse by a child custodian. His bond had been set at $25,000.
Prosecutor Debra McLaughlin asked that additional restrictions be imposed on Simmons, including that he not be allowed to have contact with children. Judge Groh granted the request.