Ex-WV mayor free on bond in embezzlement case - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Ex-WV mayor free on bond in embezzlement case

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • One Injured After Possible Stabbing

    One Injured After Possible Stabbing

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:59:41 GMT
    Fayette County Emergency Dispatchers confirm that one person has been transported to the hospital after an unconfirmed stabbing in Mount Hope.
    Fayette County Emergency Dispatchers confirm that one person has been transported to the hospital after an unconfirmed stabbing in Mount Hope.
  • UPDATE: Search for suspects in Beckley shooting continues

    UPDATE: Search for suspects in Beckley shooting continues

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:38:57 GMT
    Three people are in the hospital Tuesday night after a shooting along Antonio Avenue in Beckley.Police said around 5 PM two men rushed up to a basketball game on a court near an apartment complex and started firing guns.Three men suffered injuries as a result.The three men were taken to a nearby hospital.Detective Morgan Bragg with Beckley Police said one man was in surgery around 6 PM Tuesday night.The other two men were in stable condition. Surveillance video from a camera near the basketba...
    Three people are in the hospital Tuesday night after a shooting along Antonio Avenue in Beckley.Police said around 5 PM two men rushed up to a basketball game on a court near an apartment complex and started firing guns.Three men suffered injuries as a result.The three men were taken to a nearby hospital.Detective Morgan Bragg with Beckley Police said one man was in surgery around 6 PM Tuesday night.The other two men were in stable condition. Surveillance video from a camera near the basketba...
  • 3rd annual Everett Lilly Memorial Festival to come to Raleigh County

    3rd annual Everett Lilly Memorial Festival to come to Raleigh County

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:22:37 GMT
    The 3rd annual Everett Lilly Memorial Festival is coming soon.You can celebrate the life of one of the forefathers of bluegrass music,while enjoying the live performances by The Lilly Mountaineers,Johnny Cochran, Idletymes and much more.
    The 3rd annual Everett Lilly Memorial Festival is coming soon.You can celebrate the life of one of the forefathers of bluegrass music,while enjoying the live performances by The Lilly Mountaineers,Johnny Cochran, Idletymes and much more.

WEIRTON (AP) — The former mayor of Weirton is free on $30,000 bond while awaiting trial on embezzlement charges.

Media outlets report that Mark Harris and his wife, Nycole, appeared Wednesday before Hancock County Circuit Judge Martin Gaughan.

The 44-year-old ex-mayor is charged with three counts of embezzlement and one count of conspiracy. His wife is charged with conspiracy.

Investigators say Mark Harris stole more than $16,000 between 2007 and 2011. City Attorney Vincent Gurrera says the missing money had been donated for a planned skate park. The theft was discovered after Harris left office.

The judge said the couple can return to their current home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., but must be back in court Oct. 15.

Harris served one term but did not seek re-election in 2011.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.