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Alex Shook working on Thomas case

Attorney Alex Shook, who is representing West Virginia linebacker J.T. Thomas III, said this morning he does not expect that a preliminary hearing will be rescheduled in Monongalia County Magistrate Court.

Thomas and cornerback Ellis Lankster face felony charges of receiving and transferring stolen goods.

“I’ve been in constant communication with the prosecutor’s office trying to bring about a quick resolution that is in everyone’s best interests,” Shook said.

Shook said he’d been working with Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney Marcia Ashdown late last week and earlier this week on an agreement. He’d declined to offer specifics.

“Marsha Ashdown is an experienced prosecutor who has handled hundreds, if not thousands of cases involving university students,” Shook said. “I’d expect a similar outcome based on precedents in the past.”

Shook, from Moundsville, played fullback and tight end at WVU and lettered from 1988-91.

He rushed for 129 yards, averaged 4.4 yards per carry and scored one touchdown on the ground his first three seasons, then moved to tight end and caught 23 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns as a senior. Shook was also a member of the College Football Association’s Scholar-Athlete Team in 1991.