Nathan Mitchell Sentenced to Jail Time on Child Concealment Charge
By Katie Anderson, Harrison, Doddridge, and Ritchie County Reporter - email
The estranged husband of a slain Preston County woman has been sentenced to jail time for failing to allow the couple's daughter to visit her grandparents.
Harrison County Judge Thomas Bedell sentenced Nathan Mitchell, 30, to sixty days in jail and 5 years probation for violating a court order. Mitchell pleaded guilty to concealment or removal of a minor child from a custodian or person entitled to visitation in March 2014. Judge Bedell also ordered Mitchell to abide by the original court order allowing the girl to visit her grandparents. Other conditions of Mitchell's probation include not consuming alcohol, not carrying firearms or lethal weapons, and submitting to random drug and alcohol tests. Mitchell is required to perform 25 hours of community service each year for 3 years of his probation.
Nathan Mitchell was married to Shannon Stafford, 29, who was gunned down by Larry Mitchell, 54, of Shinnston, in a Wal-Mart parking lot in April 2012. Larry Mitchell is the father of Stafford's estranged husband, Nathan Mitchell. Larry Mitchell pleaded guilty to Stafford's murder in Dec. 2012.