(Picture Courtesy: Kanawha Co. Prosecuting Attorney's Office)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Mercer
County magistrate has been appointed to hear a domestic battery case against
Kanawha County prosecutor Mark Plants.
The state Supreme Court appointed
Magistrate Mike Flanigan to the case Thursday.
Plants was arraigned on the
misdemeanor charge earlier this week. He's accused of hitting one of his sons
more than 10 times with a leather belt on Feb. 22. West Virginia State Police
began an investigation after Plants' ex-wife, Allison Plants, reported the
If convicted, Plants faces up to one
year in prison and a $500 fine. Plants has said he is not guilty of any
No hearing date has been scheduled in
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