Source: June 3, 2015 Read More →

ORDER OF PUBLICATION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FAYETTE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA IN THE INTEREST OF: A.K. 08/25/2009 Juvenile Abuse Neglect No. 15-JA-09 Adult Respondent: David Ward John W. Hatcher Jr., Judge ORDER OF PUBLICATION To Whom It May Concern: The purpose of this action is to protect the infant respondent, A.K., from abuse and neglect. The Petitioner, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, is seeking legal and physical custody of said child respondent, A.K.. Further, the Petitioner is seeking to locate the Respondent Father, David Ward, of the infant respondent, A.K.. Briana Deems is the mother of A.K. who was born on August 25, 2009. Counsel for the Petitioner, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, is Jeffery T. Mauzy, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 108 East Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840. It appearing that the whereabouts of the Respondent Father, David Ward, is presently unknown at this time, it is ordered that the Respondent Father, David Ward, obtain from the Fayette County Circuit Clerk at the Fayette County Courthouse, Fayetteville, West Virginia, the Petition filed in this matter. The Respondent Father, David Ward, must appear and defend on or before Monday, June 22, 2015 at 11:45 a.m., in the Courtroom of the Honorable John W. Hatcher Jr., Fayette County Courthouse, Fayetteville, West Virginia, at which time a hearing will be held. Failure to answer and defend could result in a default judgment, and loss of parental rights. Counsel for the Respondent Father, David Ward, is J.B. Rees, Attorney at Law, PO Box 432, Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840, (304) 574-3226. The Respondent Father, David Ward, is further advised that such proceedings may result in the severance of parental rights and the transfer of custody of said child unto the Petitioner. The infant respondent, A.K., shall be represented by counsel at every stage of these proceedings. The Guardian ad Litem appointed for said child is Jennifer Alvarez, 1505 Princeton Avenue, Princeton, West Virginia 24740, Phone (304) 425-9973. ENTERED by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Fayette County this 27th day of May, 2015. JEFFERY T. MAUZY Assistant Prosecuting Attorney DANIEL E. WRIGHT CLERK Fayette County Circuit Court Fayette County, West Virginia 6-10-WED-2-RH L 3035