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Ironton man sent to prison on drug charges

Published 12:18am Sunday, February 9, 2014

An Ironton man will spend nearly three years in prison for selling drugs.

Timothy Hankins, 58, of 717 Ashtabula St., was sentenced to 34 months in prison for four fourth-degree counts of trafficking in drugs, to which he had previously pleaded guilty.

Common Pleas Presiding Judge Charles Cooper also sentenced the man to pay $5,000 in fines and suspended his driver’s license for one year.

In other cases:

• David Adkins, 35, of 20 Township Road 1416, Proctorville, pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree count of trafficking in drugs. Cooper set sentencing for Feb. 19.

• Zachary Taubenheim, 28, of 400 Township Road 1090, Proctorville, was arraigned on a count of first-degree aggravated robbery, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Cooper set bond at $75,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial on Feb. 19.

• John DeBelle, 29, of 1023 S. Fifth St., Ironton, was arraigned on a fifth-degree count of violating a protection order and a misdemeanor count of domestic violence, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Cooper set bond at $10,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial on Feb. 19.

• Jack Cremeans, 29, of 2615 S. Fifth St., Ironton, was arraigned on a fifth-degree count of theft, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $10,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial on Feb. 19.

• Chester Daniels, 46, 2022 County Road 55, Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of fourth-degree driving under the influence, to which he pleaded guilty. Cooper sentenced the man to 17 months in prison, a $1,500 fine and a three-year driver’s license suspension. Cooper also granted the man a judicial release to the STAR Community Justice Center.

• David Large, 31, of 2603 N. Second St., Hanging Rock, pleaded guilty to counts of third-degree tampering with evidence, third-degree possession of drugs and misdemeanor counts of possession of drugs, theft and possession of marijuana.

Cooper set sentencing for April 9.

• Ben Smith, 35, of 909 N. Second St., Ironton, was arraigned on a second-degree count of illegal manufacture of drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $35,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial on Feb. 19.

• Garrett Spurlock, 22, of 3161 Howells Mill Road, Ona, W.Va., was arraigned on a bill of information of a third-degree count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $25,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial on Feb. 19.

• John Waugh, 36, of 3305 S. Bend St., Loris, S.C., was arraigned on a second-degree count of illegal manufacture of drugs and a fifth-degree count of possession of drugs, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $35,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial on Feb. 19.

• Craig Wysong II, 24, of 2395 County Road 66, Proctorville, was arraigned on a first-degree count of aggravated robbery, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $100,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for Feb. 19.

• Christopher Young, 22, of 304 N. Second St., Ironton, was arraigned on fifth-degree counts of failure to register and failure to notify change of address. Young pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity. Cooper ordered a competency evaluation and set a $50,000 cash or surety bond.

• Frank Shope, 52, of 2299 County Road 27, Pedro, was arraigned on a bill of information of fifth-degree possession of drugs and misdemeanor possession of drugs and driving under the influence, to which he pleaded guilty.

Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced the man to four years community control sanctions under intensive supervise probation, STAR, a $1,250 fine and a six-month driver’s license suspension.

• Shawn Miller, 28, of 2617 S. Fourth St., Ironton, was arraigned on a fifth-degree count of theft, to which he pleaded guilty. Bowling sentenced the man to four years CCS/ISP, STAR, and $1,043 in restitution to Sunset Nursing Center.

• Jonathan Phillips, 25, of 1792 State Route 986, Olive Hill, Ky., was arraigned on a bill of information of third-degree count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and a misdemeanor count of theft, to which he pleaded not guilty. Bowling set bond at $20,000 own-recognizance and GPS monitoring. A pretrial was set for Feb. 19.

• Christopher Snead, 27, of 2950 Seventh Ave., Huntington, W.Va., was arraigned on three counts of second-degree burglary, to which he pleaded not guilty. Bowling set bond at $50,000 OR and $100,000 cash or surety.

• Joshua Romans, 30, of 832 County Road 15, South Point, pleaded guilty to a count of aggravated vehicular assault. Bowling set sentencing for Feb. 18.

 

 

 

 

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