Thursday, October 31, 2013

WV Man In Mingo Case Seeks Prison Release Pending Petition


A Delbarton man convicted of selling drugs to a sheriff is seeking his release from prison until a judge hears a petition in his case.

The attorney for George White filed a motion in Mingo County Circuit Court in October. Ronald Rumora asks for White's release from Huttonsville Correctional Center until the yet-unfiled petition is decided. A visiting judge appointed to White's case hasn't ruled on the motion.

Former circuit judge Michael Thornsbury sentenced White in May to up to 15 years in prison.

Thornsbury resigned a month ago and pleaded guilty in a scheme to protect Sheriff Eugene Crum from revelations he'd bought drugs from White. Crum was killed in April in an unrelated shooting.