From robbery to attempted murder, several appear in court in Ohio County
OHIO COUNTY, W. Va. —
More than two dozen people appeared in court Thursday in Ohio County. The unrelated crimes covered were as serious as attempted murder and several drug cases.
Each defendant had a chance to plead not guilty to their charges and will soon be back in court.
Last week, more than two dozen people were indicted by an Ohio County Grand Jury for charges ranging from shoplifting to attempted murder.
The accused faced those charges in court for the first time.
Shane Parr is accused of trying to kill his boyfriend with a hammer and large glass candle. The incident happened in the North Wheeling area in January.
Parr hurt himself in that incident and was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital.
Parr was in court Thursday, but no trial scheduled because his competency is still in question. He remains in jail.
Meanwhile, a Pennsylvania man has been charged with a bank robbery that happened at the WesBanco Bank at The Highlands. Aaron Randolph Haseltine pleaded not guilty to the charge. His trial is scheduled for July 24. He is being held in the Northern Regional Jail on $50,000 cash-only bond.
Eduardo Alvendia was also indicted for robbery.
Alvendia allegedly went into the “Up on the Lane” gambling parlor in Woodsdale, pointed a gun at the clerk, threw a pillowcase at her, and demanded cash.
His girlfriend, Kristina Morris, allegedly assisted Alvendia, but was not indicted.
Alvendia is in the Northern Regional Jail on $20,000 cash-only bond. Friday, he has a bond hearing and is hoping for it to be reduced. He has pleaded not guilty.
These are just some of the cases out of Ohio County. In all, 27 people have been indicted for felony charges. Several drug cases and sex cases were also on the docket Thursday.
Most trial dates were scheduled for this summer. We will keep you updated on the cases.