May 23
Mark Neace Sr., Rebecca Neace and minor children Mark Neace Jr., Karen Neace and Michael Neace vs. Justine Beckelheimer and Dennis Beckelheimer, deceased, estate, by Condalora Collius, administratrix
PA-Scott G. Stapleton; J-Hoke
* The plaintiffs seek damages resulting from a February 2006 auto accident on W.Va. 10. Beckelheimer's estate is administered through Cabell County Probate Court. The complaint alleges Justine Beckelheimer "had a proclivity for negligent and reckless driving."
Case number: 08-C-60

June 2
Alvin Payne vs. Jerry Bowman, Lincoln County Sheriff
PA-Mark Hobbs; J-Hoke
* Payne petitions to have his right to own and possess a firearm restored. He says "his love of the outdoors and his family and his love as a sportsman are only but a few reasons" he seeks the reinstatement. Payne, 63, pled guilty in 1981 to a felony offense of cultivating marijuana and was sentenced to 60 days in Huttonsville Correctional Center and two years probation. He claims state Code sets forth specific procedures for a convicted felon to have his firearms privileges restored. Bowman's involvement is solely to conduct a NCIC and CIB check of Payne's criminal record.
Case number: 08-C-63

June 9
Howard Perdue vs. William Toppings
PA-Ronald G. Salmons; J-Hoke
* Perdue says Toppings "placed fence posts … placed a camper and other assorted items" on his property in the Lick Fork area of Fourteen Mile Creek and that he is "attempting to exercise dominion and control over portions of plaintiff's property." Perdue seeks removal of all signs, posts, campers and other debris and cites "intentional and continuing trespass." He seeks $50,000 for frustration and mental anguish and $50,000 for interfering with his right to peacefully enjoy his property.
Case number: 08-C-65

July 17
Poca Valley Bank vs. Sarah R. Cooper
PA-Michael T. Chaney; J-Hoke
* The bank seeks to collect on a November 2004 note financing a manufactured home. It cites Cooper's agreement that included the banning of any hazardous substances on the property. The bank says she owes more than $60,000 and seeks an injunction allowing inspection of the property. In September 2007, it was reported Cooper was arrested by State Police at her home on felony charges that included manufacturing a controlled substance.
Case number: 08-C-74

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