Braxton Citizens' News, Government

Itofe and Johnson sentenced to prison

The Honorable Richard A. Facemire recently completed several court orders in the Braxton County Circuit Court. Jasmine R.H. Morton, Braxton County Prosecuting Attorney, represented the state during these proceedings.

On June 13, Amber Brooke Itofe and her attorney Eric Wildman appeared in court for a hearing on probation revocation. She admitted to the allegations contained in the petition to revoke probation. The court therefore revoked her probation. The defense noted she had been accepted into Recovery Point for drug treatment and asked the court to permit her to attend the rehabilitation program. The state argued she had already completed a long-term program and been given a significant break by the court. The state requested she be sentenced to prison. Judge Facemire denied the request and sentenced Itofe to two to 20 years in prison on the felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and fentanyl with intent to deliver.

Rylan Thomas Johnson came before Judge Facemire with his attorney David Karickhoff for a hearing on probation revocation. The defendant admitted to the allegations contained in the petition so the court revoked his probation. Johnson asked the court for the opportunity to attend Recovery Point for treatment for his drug addiction. The state noted he had already completed a long-term rehabilitation program and therefore be sentenced to prison. The court denied the motion for an alternative sentence. On the two offense of possession with intent to deliver for methamphetamine and fentanyl, Johnson was sentenced to two to 20 years in the state penitentiary.

On July 2, the following individuals had their felony charges dismissed due to the prosecution failing to indict within the legal time frame required by the law: Colton Howard Davis, Ramiro Luis Pimentel, Jr., Treylyn Jo Fultz, Danielle Danae Espinoza, Ronnie Jack Thayer, Jr. and Shaunna Amick.