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One in Masonic Temple vandalism arraigned

Published 10:15am Thursday, July 5, 2012

One of three people arrested in connection with vandalism at the Ironton Masonic Temple answered charges Tuesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Dallas M. Roberson, 22, 404 N. Second St. Apt. A, was arraigned on a bill of information, ons fifth-degree counts of breaking and entering and vandalism.

Roberson pleaded not guilty though his attorney Mike Gleichauf.

Judge Charles Cooper continued bond from a lower court and scheduled a pretrial July 11.

Roberson, along with Jodi M. Blevins, 18, 402 N. Second St., and a 17-year-old from South Point, was arrested in June three days after the Ironton Masonic Lodge at 109 N. Third St., was broken into.

Windows on the second and third floors of the building were smashed and office doors were broken into. Also the area was covered with powder from fire extinguishers.

New Beginnings, a tenant in the building, reported the incident. A Compaq laptop computer, a black lock box with more than $8,000 in checks, $30 in cash and food stamp cards, were reported stolen from the business.

In other cases:

• Gary Thomas, 42, of 904 Fourth St. East, South Point, pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated trafficking in drugs.

Six other charges, including trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and having weapons under a disability, were dropped.

Cooper scheduled sentencing for July 18.

• Myrtle Woods, 38, of 818 S. Fourth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree complicity to trafficking in drugs. An additional charge of third-degree complicity to trafficking in drugs was dropped.

Cooper sentenced Woods to four years in prison, ordered her to pay a $10,000 fine and suspended her driver’s license for one year.

Woods was represented by attorney, Mike Gleichauf.

• Kerry Coleman, 27, of 317 Mulberry St., Ironton, was arraigned on one count of fourth-degree assault on a police officer.

Coleman pleaded not guilty though his attorney, Scott Evans.

Cooper continued bond from a lower court and scheduled a pretrial for July 18.

• Stephen Graham, 34, of 1843 County Road 69, Proctorville, tested positive for cocaine. Cooper modified his bond to $15,000 cash or surety and scheduled a pretrial for July 18.

• Stanley Harris Carter, 34, of 618 S. Eighth St., Ironton, was arraigned on one count of fifth-degree possession of cocaine.

Carter pleaded guilty through his attorney, John Kehoe.

Cooper continued bond and scheduled sentencing for July 11.

• Jerry Ray Miller, Jr., 30, of 847 N. South Sr., Ironton, pleaded guilty to second degree trafficking in drugs.

Cooper sentenced Miller to five years in prison, ordered him to pay a $10,000 fine and suspended his driver’s license for one year.

Miller was represented by attorney Warren Morford.

• Johnnie Stapleton Jr., 23, of 1724 Campbell Drive, Ironton, pleaded guilty to second-degree felonious assault and misdemeanor criminal damaging.

Cooper sentenced Stapleton to three years in prison plus 90 days in the county jail, to run concurrently.

• Karrie Turpin, 38, of 11709 State Route 243, Chesapeake, was arraigned on a bill of information, a third-degree tampering with evidence.

Cooper sentenced Turpin to four years community-controlled sanctions with intensive supervise probation and ordered her to successfully compete the STAR Community Justice Center drug program.

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