More charges added to case involving robberyPublished 9:36am Thursday, January 31, 2013
A Pedro man already facing charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and violating a protection order answered additional charges Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Virgil Cole, 40, of 647 County Road 14, was arraigned on a bill of information of first-degree aggravated robbery, third-degree having weapons under a disability and fourth-degree assault on a police officer.
Cole, represented by attorney Scott Evans, pleaded not guilty to the charges. Cole had also previously pleaded not guilty to the aggravated vehicular homicide and violating a protection order charges on Jan. 9.
Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson asked that the two separate cases be consolidated for trial since the incidents involved the same victim.
Judge Charles Cooper set bond at $100,000 cash or surety for the new charges. Cole has been incarcerated since his last arraignment, also on a $100,000 bond. A pretrial was set for Feb. 20.
In other cases:
• Phillip Dingess, 32, of 3152 County Road 1, South Point, was arraigned on four fifth-degree counts of breaking and entering and one count of complicity to breaking and entering, also a felony of the fifth degree.
Dingess pleaded not guilty though attorney Luke Styer.
Cooper continued bond from a lower court and added a $20,000 own-recognizance bond. A pretrial was scheduled for Feb. 6.
• James Cade, 34, of 1114 S. Sixth St., Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of second-degree burglary. The man pleaded not guilty through Styer.
Cooper set bond at $100,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for Feb. 6.
• Michelle Curry, 31, of 2120 S. Sixth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to three fifth-degree counts of theft. Cooper ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Friday.
• Brandon Mullens, 30, of 171 Township Road 211, Ironton, was arraigned on one count of fifth-degree forgery. The man pleaded not guilty through Evans.
Cooper continued bond from a lower court and added a $20,000 OR bond. A pretrial was set for Feb. 20.
• Savannah Jenkins, 25, of 2615 S. Fifth St., Ironton, was arraigned on counts of fifth-degree possession of drugs (oxycodone) and misdemeanor endangering children.
Jenkins pleaded not guilty through Evans.
Cooper set bond at $10,000 cash or surety plus $10,000 OR. A pretrial was set for Feb. 6.