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Man pleads guilty to domestic battery charge

March 14, 2013
By Katie Kuba - Senior Staff Writer (kkuba@theintermountain.com) , The Inter-Mountain

A 31-year-old Elkins man pleaded guilty to domestic battery in Randolph County Magistrate Court Tuesday.

Jeramiah White was arrested and charged with domestic battery, third offense, a felony, on, March 3 after he allegedly tried to choke a family member's girlfriend. The incident reportedly occurred at a residence on the Country Club Road.

In Magistrate Court Tuesday, White entered into a plea agreement with the state, represented by Assistant Randolph County Prosecuting Lori Gray, in which he pleaded guilty to one count of second-offense domestic battery, a misdemeanor, in exchange for the state dismissing the felony charge.

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Jeramiah White and his attorney, Chris Cooper, appear in Randolph County Magistrate Court on Tuesday. White pleaded guilty to one count of second-offense domestic battery.

Chief Magistrate Ben Shepler sentenced White to one year in the regional jail, which will be suspended after he serves 60 days. He then will begin a one-year probation period, during which he must maintain gainful employment and refrain from breaking any laws or using any alcohol or illegal drugs.

Also in Magistrate Court Tuesday, Shepler granted a continuance in the case of 56-year-old Pamela Thoman, of Valley Bend. Thoman was charged with 13 felony counts of forgery and 13 felony counts of uttering last week after she allegedly cashed 13 checks from a Davis Trust Company bank account belonging to her and her mother, Denny Ott, without authorization.

Thoman's preliminary hearing will be rescheduled.

Contact Katie Kuba by email at kkuba@theintermountain.com.

 
 

 

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