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School Family Copes With Death of Student Following Accidental Shooting

His favorite color was blue. He always wanted to help. He didn't mind getting sent to the principal's office because he loved Kim Freeland and Secretary Violet Butcher so much. These are some of the memories that the teachers at Leading Creek Elementary School will keep, following the accidental shooting death of one of their students on Nov. 23.
Colby Lee Pritt, age 10, of Tory, died on Nov. 23, following an accidental firearm discharge, according to his obituary. The school and police did not disclose the student's name.
The student and his 11-year-old brother had access to a loaded 270 rifle and the 10-year-old died at the scene, according to police.
The Gilmer County Sheriff's Department is conducting an ongoing investigation and, as of press time, were still gathering information connected to the case.
Gilmer Sheriff Larry Gerwig and his staff offered "heartfelt condolences to the family and the community impacted by this terrible tragedy."

Leading Creek Elementary

Felony Charge Against Weston Woman Dismissed

A felony charge lodged against a Weston woman has been dismissed upon motion by the Prosecuting Attorney before Magistrate Roger D. Clem, Jr.
Donna Kay Collins, 41, of Old Route 33, Weston, was charged earlier this month with felony fraud and related activity in connection with an access device. She was charged by Weston Patrolman Shawn Carlton.
According to Carlton's complaint, on Sept. 21 he was dispatched to Citizens Bank in reference to an invesigation. There he was informed by bank personnel that on Sept. 16, Collins came into the bank where the ATM is located and put one dollar into an envelope to deposit into her account.

Woman Charged With Felony DUI

A West Milford woman has been charged with third offense felony driving under the influence, this time under the influence of a controlled substance.
Kelli Marie Robinson, 38, was charged on Nov. 23 by Deputy J.S. Tonkin of the Lewis County Sheriff's Deparment.
On Nov. 23, Tonkin and Deputy E.E. Carpenter responded to an E911 dispatch call concerning a reckless driver on Interstate 79.
The person who called in the complaint indicated that a driver was going slowly at about 50 miles per hour on the Interstate and had struck a guardrail at the 106 mile marker.

Kelli Marie Robinson

Kelli M. Robinson

Man Sentenced to Prison on Drug Crime

An Upshur County man was sentenced to serve 1-5 years in prison on Monday in Lewis County Circuit Court.
Paul Aaron Bolton, 38, who was already serving time for felony possession of a precursor for the manufacture of methamphetamine­—on a conviction in Upshur County, was sentenced for the crime of felony delivery of a controlled substance.
The Lewis County sentence will be served concurrently with the Upshur County sentence.
Julian C. Floyd, 31, was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail, to be followed by two years of probation with participation in the Community Corrections Program for the misdemeanor crimes of brandishing a deadly weapon and failure to appear in court.

Julian Floyd

Julian Floyd

Paul Bolton

Paul Bolton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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