PARKERSBURG - A man facing several charges was granted a continuance in Wood County Circuit Court Wednesday.
Norman Ratliff Jr., 57, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was granted a motion by Judge J.D. Beane to continue his trial on two of the counts against him to the January court term. In April his trial on two counts of second-offense failure to provide registration changes as a sex offender was declared a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a decision.
Ratliff was indicted by the January grand jury on charges of forgery, uttering, two counts of DUI, third-offense driving while license revoked for DUI, possession of a controlled substance, two counts of second-offense failure to provide notice of registration changes, second-degree robbery and robbery.
In other hearings Wednesday:
* Misty Dawn Napier, 32, 1700 Pike St., Parkersburg, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to two charges of unlawful possession of an unauthorized access device, a lesser included offense to the charge of fraudulent use of an access device as charged by the September 2012 grand jury. Sentencing was set for 9 a.m. Nov. 7 before Judge J.D. Beane.
* Chance Robert Seymour, 21, in custody at the South Central Regional Jail, entered a plea agreement to plead guilty to a charge of fleeing from an officer in a vehicle, a lesser included offense to a charge of fleeing an officer in a vehicle with reckless disregard for others as charged by a special session of the grand jury on July 18. Judge Jeffrey Reed set sentencing for 10:15 a.m. Nov. 14.
* Tabitha Jane King, 42, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, appeared for a change of plea hearing but the hearing was continued on a motion from the state. A motion to dismiss counts of third-offense DUI and third-offense driving on a suspended or revoked license for DUI was granted. Her trial on the remaining counts of third-offense DUI and third-offense driving on a suspended or revoked license for DUI was set for Oct. 3 before Reed.