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Judges hear burglary, drug cases

Published 10:01am Friday, November 2, 2012

Robberies, burglaries and drug charges were on the dockets Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Jacob and James Brown, both of 2811 County Road 6, Rock Camp, were arraigned on burglary charges.

Jacob, 21, pleaded not guilty to two counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary. James, 19, pleaded not guilty to complicity to burglary, attempted burglary and burglary.

Judge D. Scott Bowling set bond for both men at $100,000 own-recognizance plus $150,000 cash, surety or property and ordered GPS home monitoring. There will be a pretrial in both cases Nov. 14.

In Judge Charles Cooper’s courtroom, co-defendants Bruce Jamison Jr. and Christopher Smith were arraigned on robbery charges.

Jamison, 36, of 29 Private Drive 257, South Point, pleaded not guilty to second-degree robbery, while Smith, 44, of 346 Vale Road, Bidwell, pleaded not guilty to second-degree complicity to robbery.

Cooper set bond in both cases at $100,000 cash or surety and set pretrials for Nov. 14.

In other cases:

• Steven Conley, 23, of 2465 County Road 61, Kitts Hill, was arraigned on a first-degree count of complicity to aggravated robbery and fourth-degree trafficking in drugs.

Conley pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $100,000 cash or surety and scheduled a pretrial for Nov. 14.

• Paul Waginger, 25, of 486 Pittfield Drive, Worthington, was sentenced on a count of fifth-degree breaking and entering, to which he previously pleaded guilty.

Cooper sentenced the man to four years community controlled sanction under intensive supervised probation and ordered him to serve nine months at the SEPTA Correctional Facility in Athens.

• Bradley Harrison, 28, of 110 Hogset Hollow, Ironton, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree theft and misdemeanor counts of misuse of a credit card and criminal damaging.

Cooper set sentencing for Nov. 7.

• April Mount, 38, of 282 Township Road 36, Ironton, was arraigned on two counts of fifth-degree deception to obtain dangerous drugs.

Mount pleaded not guilty and Cooper set bond at $10,000 cash or surety.

• Manuel Anderson, 33, of 911 Ninth Ave., Huntington, W.Va., was arraigned on a first-degree count of trafficking in drugs (oxycodone).

Anderson pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $100,000 cash plus a $100,000 OR bond.

• Jon Thacker, 32, of 404 Township Road 301, Ironton, was arraigned on trafficking in drugs and illegal manufacture of drugs. Thacker pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $50,000 OR with GPS monitoring. There will be a pretrial in the case Nov. 14.

• Matthew McFarland, 9, of 210 Dutey Drive, Coal Grove, was arraigned on two counts of assault on a peace officer. The man pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

After mental evaluations are returned, Bowling will determine a bond amount and a date for a pretrial.

• Walter Thomas, 35, of 68 State Route 373, Pedro, was arraigned on a bill of information of fourth-degree burglary. Thomas pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $25,000 OR and set a pretrial Nov. 7.

• Heather Ratliff, 29, of 23 A. Private Drive 2823, South Point, was arraigned on a count of first-degree complicity to trafficking in drugs. Ratliff pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $25,000 OR plus GPS monitoring and set a pretrial for Nov. 21.



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