POINT PLEASANT — Some of those receiving indictments from the May term of the grand jury recently appeared before Judge David W. Nibert, specifically for arraignments.
Arraignments allow defendants to hear the charges and formally enter a plea to those charges. Dates for upcoming hearings and trials are also set at arraignments.
Appearing before Judge Nibert for arraignments on May 16 were: Lisa Allen, 47, Glenwood, not guilty to operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug laboratory; manufacture a controlled substance; possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m., Sept. 8, trial at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 20. Bradley Smith, 45, Bidwell, Ohio, not guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; possession of a controlled substance; pretrial hearing at 9:30 a.m., July 1, trial at 9:30 a.m., July 26.
Ernestina Smith, 39, Charleston, not guilty to welfare fraud times four; pretrial hearing at 10 a.m., Sept. 9, trial at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 20. Dorman Gray, 38, Glenwood, not guilty to driving while in an impaired state, third offense; driving while revoked DUI related, third offense; defective equipment; pretrial hearing at 1:45 p.m., Sept. 8, trial at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 20. Matthew Ohlinger, 23, West Columbia, not guilty to burglary; grand larceny; destruction of property; status hearing at 9:30 a.m., July 1. Justin Willett, 24, Hartford, not guilty to domestic battery, third offense; disorderly conduct; pretrial hearing at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 9, trial Sept. 20.
As previously reported, several others receiving indictments appeared in circuit court earlier this month for arraignments with either Judge Nibert or Judge Thomas C. Evans, III, presiding.
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