POINT PLEASANT — A plea in an armed robbery has been entered in Mason County Circuit Court.
The January term of the grand jury indicted Dale Keathley, 26, Hartford, of armed robbery in the first degree as well as burglary and grand larceny. Keathley has entered guilty pleas to the felony offense of robbery in the second degree and the felony offense of breaking and entering, both are lesser included offenses as contained in the indictments.
Keathley is to reappear before Judge David W. Nibert for sentencing at 10 a.m., Sept. 3 in Mason County Circuit Court.
The original charges are contained in two indictments. One indictment claims on Nov. 18, 2013, Keathley attempted to rob Jeannette Martin, an employee of the TNT Coffee Shop by using the threat of deadly force by presenting a firearm and demanding money.
The other indictment claims Keathley committed the crime of breaking and entering by breaking into the home of Agnes Roush in Mason on Nov. 20, 2013. This indictment also claims on Nov. 20, 2013, Keathley stole jewelry and cash, all of which was valued at around $1,000 or more.
The Mason County Post of the West Virginia State Police investigated these cases. Representing the state in this case is Prosecuting Attorney R. Craig Tatterson. Attorney Michael Shaw, Jr. represents Keathley.