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Arraignments dominate court docket

Published 9:32am Friday, January 25, 2013

Lawrence County Common Pleas Court judges heard arraignments for drug crimes, burglaries and probation violations Wednesday.

Co-defendants Kala Moore and Cherish Copley were arraigned separately for allegedly making methamphetamine.

Moore, 24, of 1774 State Route 503, Wurtland, Ky., was arraigned on counts of third-degree tampering with evidence, fourth-degree attempted illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments.

Copley, 26, of 532 Crump St., Raceland, Ky., was arraigned on counts of third-degree illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and fifth-degree possession of drugs.

Both women pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Judge D. Scott Bowling set bond for both women at $15,000 cash or surety plus $15,000 own-recognizance. Both women will return for pretrial in February.

Co-defendants Darrell Gore, 50, of 16 Township Road 616, South Point, and Rene Bryan, 30, of 15 Township Road 1186, South Point, were arraigned on single counts of second-degree complicity to burglary and burglary, respectively.

Gore and Bryan pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Bowling set bond for both at $20,000 cash or surety plus $50,000 OR and set a pretrial for both cases on Feb. 13.

In other cases:

• Jason Chapman, 30, of 228 Township Road 111, Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information for fourth-degree domestic violence.

Chapman pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation, 200 hours community service, treatment at New Beginnings, and a restraining order was granted for the victim.

• Joseph Profitt, 45, of 79 Township Road 1339, South Point, denied CCS violations. A trial was set for Jan. 30.

• Suzanne McCall, 30, of 417 S. Eighth St., Ironton, admitted CCS violations of failing to pay court costs and fines. Bowling extended her CCS one year, gave her 200 hours community service and ordered her to pay $250 per month towards the fines.

• Angel Martin, 27, of 221 Private Drive 96, South Point, admitted CCS violations of not reporting to adult probation. Bowling sentenced Martin to four months in prison.

• Willie Stilltner, 57, of 75 Pershing Ave., Sciotoville, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree possession of drugs (meth). Bowling sentenced the man to four years CCS/ISP, the STAR Community Justice Center program, a $1,250 fine and a six-month driver’s license suspension.

• Jeffery Sammons II, 30, of 217B Township Road 1430 Apt. 5, South Point, was arraigned on six fifth-degree counts of breaking and entering, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Judge Charles Cooper set bond at $25,000 cash or surety.

• Joshua Jones, 33, address unknown, was arraigned on a second-degree count of child endangerment, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Cooper set bond at $150,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for Jan. 30.

• William Bailey, 47, of 305 Pearl St., Ironton, admitted CCS violations and was sentenced to 10 days in jail.

• Frank Hill, 40, of 1676 12th Ave., Huntington, W.Va., was arraigned on a bill of information of two fifth-degree counts of possession of drugs, to which he pleaded guilty. He also admitted a CCS violation.

Cooper sentenced the man to a total of eight months in prison, a $1,250 fine and a six-month driver’s license suspension.

• John DeBelle, 27, address unknown, was arraigned on a fifth-degree count of violating a protection ordered, to which he pleaded guilty.

Cooper sentenced the man to five months in prison.

• David Bruton, 38, of 1805 Clay St., Flatwoods, Ky., admitted CCS violations and was sentenced to 25 days already served in the county jail.

 

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