GRAFTON -- A man who walked away from William R. Sharpe Hospital in Lewis County last month will spend at least three years in the state penitentiary after having his bond revoked Tuesday in Taylor County Circuit Court.
Gerald Williams, who was indicted by the September term of the Taylor County grand jury on charges of burglary and grand larceny, admitted to violating his parole by using and selling crack cocaine.
Circuit Judge Alan Moats did not address the issue of Williams leaving the hospital, and it was unclear whether Williams had been sent to the hospital by Taylor or Lewis County officials.
Williams violated the terms of his probation from a May 1999 guilty plea to three counts of grand larceny and one count of burglary. Four other charges were dropped at that time, Taylor County Prosecutor John Bord said Wednesday.
In September, Williams was indicted for allegedly breaking into his parents' home and stealing more than $370,000 worth of items, Bord said. He entered a not guilty plea Tuesday to charges of grand larceny and burglary.
Moats heard several other cases Tuesday.
Daylene J.F. Jones, entered a guilty plea to three counts of felony forgery. Moats ordered a presentence investigation.
Paul L. Davis entered a guilty plea to wrongfully seeking worker's compensation and wrongfully seeking worker's compensation by giving false testimony. A presentence investigation was ordered.
Keith McAndrews entered a not guilty plea to delivery of a controlled substance.
Jason Sturms failed to appear for a hearing on an appeal of a magistrate court decision on domestic battery and destruction of property charges. A capias warrant was issued for Sturms' arrest, Bord said.
Moats reinstated a 1-year jail sentence for Kevin Dulaney after granting Bord's petition to revoke his probation. Dulaney was sentenced to jail in October 1999 for seven counts of writing worthless checks, but his sentence was suspended. Bord filed the petition to revoke Dulaney's bond, citing two occasions of marijuana use, failure to report to the probation officer and entering a guilty plea in Taylor County Magistrate Court to a stalking charge.
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