Judge sends woman accused of attempted poisoning to jail on bond violation

BUCKHANNON – A woman who has been indicted by an Upshur County Grand Jury on four felony charges is headed to jail after allegedly serving alcohol to an underage person.

Jaymie Wright, who was indicted in January for three counts of attempting to kill or injure by poison and one count of solicitation of murder, was back in court Wednesday for a bond revocation hearing.

Prosecutor Savannah Wilkins said the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration conducted a check recently at the Evolution Bar, where Wright allegedly sold alcohol to an underage person working with the ABC.

Heather Moore with the ABC testified that in January, she and an undercover person under the age of 21 sat next to each other at the bar and asked to place an order, so Wright approached them and asked to see their IDs. Moore testified that she presented her ID first, which was a regular horizontal license, and the undercover individual presented hers, which was vertical.

Wright allegedly put stamps on the back of their hands, indicating they could drink, and served the undercover person a Bud Light.

After gathering everything for her report, Moore called the state police and Wright was cited for serving a person under age 21.

Wilkins asked the court to revoke Wright’s $50,000 bail and impose a $100,000 cash-only bail, but Wright’s attorney, Tom Dyer, said implementing a cash bail that high would be tantamount to no bond at all.

Judge Kurt Hall instead ordered Wright to serve 30 days in jail, and then bond would be returned to the previous amount and conditions.

Hall also asked Home Confinement Officer Sgt. Rodney Rolenson to refrain from allowing individuals on home confinement to work in bars. Previously, Rolenson said that was typically permitted as long as the charges did not have anything to do with drugs or alcohol.

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