A Greenbrier County man plead to a lesser felony charge in court before Judge James J. Rowe on Monday, Oct. 6. According to the Greenbrier County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Jerome Anthony Finney, 40, of White Sulphur Springs, changed his plea from malicious wounding to unlawful assault, a lesser offense, though still a felony.
In the original criminal complaint, filed in March, Finney allegedly stabbed a male victim in the victim’s home on March 24. The complaint stated Finney claimed to have acted in self defense after the victim allegedly struck Finney several times in the face.
Finney could face up to five years in a state penitentiary, or at the court’s discretion, he could spend up to 12 months in a regional jail with a fine of no more than $500. Finney’s sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 22 at 9:15 a.m.
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A Dunbar man was arrested Saturday, Oct. 4 on felony drug charges according to Sheriff Jan Cahill of the Greenbrier County Sheriff s Department. Charles Andrew Boggs, 41, was found in possession of five ounces of marijuana when he was pulled over along 1-64 near Lewisburg by Deputy T.C. Webber of the sheriffs department following a be-on-the-lookout call, according to Cahill. The arrest was assisted by the Lewisburg Police Department. The marijuana has a street value of $3,000.
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Two men were arrested by Rainelle police on Wednesday. Daniel “Brutus” Hiser, with a warrant out for his arrest, was seen talking to James Martin in a pickup in an area known for drug deals, stated Rainelle Police Chief J.P. Stevens. Hiser was wanted in connection to tips received from several local saw mills and processing plants that Hiser had been paying his friend to sell stolen wood to the mills, Stevens said.
While observing the two men, the police noticed a shot gun inside the truck and after getting Martin out of the truck, they discovered hydrocodone in an aspirin bottle inside the vehicle. Martin was arrested for possession of hydrocodone. Hiser was arrested for grand larceny, petit larceny, receiving/transferring stolen property and obtaining goods by false pretenses. The police confiscated the shotgun, shells, and $1,160 discovered on Martin.