Man pleads not guilty in theft casePublished 9:33am Thursday, April 11, 2013
An Ironton man accused of stealing vehicles and breaking into multiple businesses denied the charges Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
According to the indictment, Brett Goody, 33, of 373 Township Road 297, allegedly stole a 2004 Jeep Liberty and a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country Van on March 24.
Also on the same day, Goody allegedly broke into Wendy’s, cracked a safe and took a moneybag.
According to Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Mack Anderson, Goody was arrested after being spotted on the roof of Sparetime, which he is also accused of breaking into.
Goody was arraigned on two counts of fourth-degree grand theft, two counts of fifth-degree breaking and entering, fourth-degree safe cracking, and fifth-degree possession of criminal tools. Goody pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Judge Charles Cooper continued bond set at a lower court of $60,000 cash or surety. Goody will return to court for a pretrial April 17.
In other cases:
• Donna Wicker, 51, of 3714 County Road 21, Ironton, was sentenced to three years in prison on a third-degree count of theft. Wicker was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $14,421.
Anderson said the victim in the case, an 89-year-old woman, was in agreement with the sentence.
Wicker’s attorney, Warren Morford, said the theft was a result of his client’s gambling addiction and she had no prior criminal record.
“I think she had learned an expensive lesson here,” Morford said.
Cooper said the woman may be eligible for judicial release after six months on the condition that she pay $3,000 towards the restitution and behave while in prison.
• Jeremy Runyon, 35, of 1304 County Road 15, South Point, was arraigned on counts of second-degree burglary, fifth-degree breaking and entering, fourth-degree possession of drugs and misdemeanor theft.
Runyon was arraigned on a bill of information of fifth-degree breaking and entering and misdemeanor theft.
Runyon pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Cooper set a $50,000 property bond and scheduled a pretrial for April 24.
• Curtis Adkins, 35, of 103 Kelly Lane, Chesapeake, pleaded guilty to counts of fifth-degree identity fraud and fifth-degree receiving stolen property.
Cooper sentenced the man to six months in prison.
• Kimbralee Boyd, 22, of 223 Township Road 1186 Apt. 30, South Point, was arraigned on a count of second-degree illegal manufacture of drugs in connection with an alleged meth lab that was found in March an apartment in South Point.
Boyd pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Judge D. Scott Bowling set bond at $50,000 cash or surety and own-recognizance. Boyd will return to court for a pretrial April 24.
• Christopher Breeding, 35, of 263 Private Drive 3418 County Road 2, Chesapeake, was arraigned on a counts of third-degree having weapons under a disability and fifth-degree improperly handing a firearm. Breeding pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Bowling set bond at $20,000 OR and set a pretrial for April 24.
• Nicholas Hughes, 20, of 223 Township Road 1186 Apt. 17, South Point, was arraigned on a bill of information of two fifth-degree counts of breaking and entering, to which he pleaded guilty.
Bowling sentenced the man to 11 months in prison with a judicial release to the STAR Community Justice Center when a bed becomes available, four years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation and 200 hours community service.