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Arraignments dominate court docket

Published 10:06am Thursday, September 5, 2013

A long list of defendants answered charges stemming from a recent grand jury, including four people accused of selling prescription drugs.

Esmond Roach, 60, of 717 Second Ave., Chesapeake, was arraigned on four counts of fourth-degree trafficking in drugs, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Judge Charles Cooper set bond at $25,000 cash or surety plus a $25,000 own-recognizance bond. A pretrial was set for Sept. 11

David Adkins, 35, of 20 Township Road 1416, Proctorville, was arraigned on a fourth-degree count of trafficking in drugs, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Cooper set bond at $10,000 cash or surety plus $10,000 OR. A pretrial was set for Sept. 18.

Rebecca Lewis, 35, of 103 Stanley St., Proctorville, was arraigned on two counts of fourth-degree trafficking in drugs, third-degree trafficking and fourth-degree complicity to trafficking, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Cooper set bond at $25,000 cash or surety, $50,000 property and $25,000 OR. A pretrial was set for Sept. 18.

Travis Moore, 31, of 98 Prichard St., Proctorville, was arraigned on two third-degree and one fourth-degree counts of trafficking in drugs, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $15,000 cash or surety and $15,000 OR. A pretrial was set for Sept. 18.

In other cases:

• Curtis Sudderth, 32, of 819 S. Seventh St., Ironton, was arraigned on a fourth-degree count of domestic violence, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $20,000 cash or surety plus $20,000 OR. A pretrial was set for Sept. 18.

• Kenneth Holtzaphel, 34, of 1515 S. Third St., Ironton, admitted community control sanctions violations and was sentenced to two years in prison.

• Michael Omasta II, Route 3 Box 363, Fort Gay, W.Va., was arraigned on a third-degree count of attempted burglary, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $25,000 cash or surety and $35,000 OR. A pretrial was set for Sept. 11.

• Justin Shelton, 22, of Grandview Inn Room 301, South Point, was arraigned on a count of third-degree attempted burglary, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $35,000 cash or surety plus $35,000 OR. A pretrial was set for Sept. 11.

• Homer Crank, 37, homeless, was arraigned on counts of first-degree aggravated burglary, third-degree violating a protection order and fourth-degree domestic violence.

• Margaret Sparks, 32, of 1603 Luci Mae Drive, Flatwoods, Ky., was sentenced to 11 months in prison with a judicial release to the STAR Community Justice Center. Sparks had previously pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree count of possession of drugs.

Cooper also ordered the woman to pay a $1,200 fine and suspended her driver’s license for six months.

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