Mason County Circuit Court
The following cases were recently heard by Judge David W. Nibert in Mason County Circuit Court, according to the official court docket filed in the office of Circuit Clerk Bill Withers: State v. Kristopher M. Knox, hearing at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 5. State v. Paul T. Hightower, trial set for 9:30 a.m., Aug. 21. State v. Megan Hammack, hearing regarding unavailability of state’s witness. State v. Johnathan Beaver, reinstated bond, trial moved to next term at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 29. State v. Mark Hollingshead, bond revoked. Town of New Haven v. Stone, hearing on petition for injunction for violating zoning laws, continued to 2 p.m., Sept. 23. State v. Debra Scott, continued to Sept. 26. State v. Michelle D. Watkins, continued to Sept. 4. State v. Joseph L. Smith, pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony, sentencing at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 23.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., starting on Saturday, Aug. 24 in the 600 Block of Second St. (W.Va. 62) in Mason. Officers will be briefly stopping all traffic at the checkpoint and will distribute informational brochures as well as checking drivers for signs of intoxication. All efforts will be made to ensure the flow of traffic remains constant and the inconvenience to motorists is minimized. The checkpoint is a statewide campaign funded through a grant from the Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention, in order to reduce the number of alcohol related deaths on America’s Highways.
For additional information please contact Checkpoint Coordinators Sheriff Greg Powers, Deputy J.R. Gilley.