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Theft, credit card misuse among cases that appear in common pleas

Published 12:00am Sunday, October 7, 2012

Jonathon R. Bailey, 27, of 729 S. Ninth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty on a bill of information to theft, misuse of a credit card and criminal damaging charges.

Bowling sentenced Bailey to four years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation and ordered him to successfully complete a rehabilitation program at the STAR Criminal Justice Center and pay $537 restitution jointly and severally with an alleged cohort.

Bailey’s attorney, Carol Jean Hampton, asked that Bailey be released on a brief furlough before being sent to STAR.

“He has three kids,” Hampton said. “You’re never going to see him in here again.”

Bailey added, “I’m sorry for what I’ve done.”

But Assistant Lawrence County Prosecutor Mack Anderson objected to the furlough.

“I want him to stay in jail,” Anderson said. “These two people broke into a car and got in and took credit cards, cash, a cell phone and jewelry.”

Bowling denied the request.

Heather Ratliff, 29, of 23A Private Drive 2823, South Point, was arraigned on four counts of trafficking in drugs. She pleaded not guilty through her attorney, J.T. Holt.

Bowling set bond at $25,000 cash or surety and added an own recognizance (OR) bond to it. If Ratliff makes bond she must under go electronic monitoring and random drug screens.

Chadwick Workman, 21, of 50 Township Road 1512 South Point, admitted he violated his probation by failing to report to the Adult Probation Agency and by testing positive for marijuana use.

He also failed to pay restitution to his victim.

Bowling sentenced him to four years CCS/ISP and ordered him to complete a rehabilitation program at the STAR Community Justice Center.

“He is thankful for the opportunity to go to STAR,” Workman’s attorney Phillip Heald said. “He’s going to be a father in the morning.”

Workman asked if he could be released briefly so he could be with his family when the child is born.

“I apologize,” Workman said. “I’ve been out working, trying to be a father and I’ve been out paying the bills.”

Bowling denied the request.

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