Judge rejects plea, sentences others
During recent hearings before Circuit Court Judge Gina Groh, defendants entered pleas and were sentenced for offenses.
Judge Groh rejected a “no contest” plea from Paula Michael, 37, of Berkeley Springs. Michael had been indicted last September for prescription fraud, forgery and uttering in connection with attempts to pass forged prescriptions to obtain oxycodone.
Judge Groh set a jury trial in the case for March 6.
Donald J. Collins, 21, pled “no contest” to attempted grand larceny involving jewelry, a bow and a GPS unit last February. Collins must serve one to three years in prison for the offense. Restitution has yet to be decided in the case.
Thomas R. Graham, 47, of Greenway Drive, Berkeley Springs entered an Alford plea of guilty to DUI, second offense, a misdemeanor. Judge Groh sentenced Graham to one year under home confinement with an alcohol monitor.
David L. Woodward, Sr. of Berkeley Springs pled guilty to felony failure to pay child support. His sentence of one to three years was suspended for five years supervised probation, along with repayment of a court-determined judgment.