Archived Story

Men admit to breaking into Ironton businesses

Published 9:37am Thursday, April 25, 2013

Two men who broke into Wendy’s and Sparetime admitted their guilt Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Brett Goody, 33, of 110 1/2 Main St., Coal Grove, and Scott Christian, 33, of 662 State Route 650, Ironton, each pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand theft, two counts of fifth-degree breaking and entering, fourth-degree safe cracking, and fifth-degree possession of criminal tools.

In exchange for their guilty pleas, another count of fourth-degree grand theft was dropped for each man.

Judge Charles Cooper set sentencing for May 8.

In other cases:

• Joseph Smith, 40, of 139 Elizabeth St., Proctorville, pleaded guilty to a count of second-degree trafficking in drugs (heroin). A count of possession of drugs was dropped.

Cooper sentenced the man to four years in prison, a $7,500 fine and suspended his driver’s license for six months.

• Annette Coffee, 51, of 109 Township Road 317, Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of fourth-degree driving under the influence, to which she pleaded guilty. Cooper sentenced the woman to 30 months in prison, a $1,000 fine and suspended her driver’s license for three years.

• Nicholas Blaylock, 28, and Nicholas Roman, 31, both of 832 County Road 15, South Point, were each arraigned on a bill of information of fifth-degree possession of criminal tools, fifth-degree breaking and entering and misdemeanor resisting arrest. Both defendants pleaded not guilty.

Cooper continued bonds set at a lower court and set pretrials for May 8.

• Chester Daniels, 45, of 1120 Wall St., Olive Hill, Ky., admitted to community control sanctions violations and was sentenced to seven months in prison.

• Adam Pemberton, 31, of 2240 County Road 124, Chesapeake, pleaded guilty to a second-degree count of burglary. Cooper sentenced the man to six years in prison and ordered him to pay $275 in restitution.

• Cheryl Carrico, 25, of 54 Township Road 1195, South Point, was arraigned on counts of fifth-degree theft, second-degree burglary, fifth-degree breaking and entering, fourth-degree theft of drugs and misdemeanor theft, to which she pleaded not guilty.

Cooper set bond at $50,000 cash or surety or $100,000 property.

The Tribune believes it is possible for people with a variety of points of view to discuss issues in a civil manner and will remove comments that, in our opinion, foster incivility. We want to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas. Responsibility for what is posted or contributed to this site is the sole responsibility of each user. By contributing to this website, you agree not to post any defamatory, abusive, harassing, obscene, sexual, threatening or illegal material, or any other material that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy this site, or that infringes on the rights of others. Any user who feels that a contribution to this website is a violation of these terms of use is encouraged to email, or click the "report comment" link that is on all comments. We reserve the right to remove messages that violate these terms of use and we will make every effort to do so — within a reasonable time frame — if we determine that removal is necessary.

Editor's Picks