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Father must pay back child support

A former Ironton resident was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail and ordered to repay thousands of dollars in back child support, Lawrence County prosecutor J.

Friday, December 17, 1999

A former Ironton resident was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail and ordered to repay thousands of dollars in back child support, Lawrence County prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr. said.

Bernard Hammond, 51, of Providence, R.I., formerly of Ironton, pleaded guilty to criminal non-support before Lawrence County Common Pleas Court Judge Frank McCown, Collier said.

Hammond was indicted in February 1998 for failure to pay $49,767 in child support, he said.

McCown sentenced Hammond to six months in the county jail, with credit for time served since Oct. 20, and three years community control sanctions.

Hammond also was ordered to continue regular support payments and make payments on the owed support.

Also in court Wednesday:

– Tommy Wilson, 51, County Road 3, Chesapeake: pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs, fourth-degree felony, and unlawful transaction in weapons, fourth-degree felony.

Judge Richard Walton sentenced Wilson to three years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation, to complete an in-house drug treatment program, to forfeit the weapon to the state and to pay a $2,500 fine plus costs. His driver’s license also was suspended for six months.

– Daniel Stapleton, 21, of 584 Township Road 343, Ironton: pleaded guilty to vandalism, fourth-degree felony (due to amount of damage to a business).

Judge McCown sentenced Stapleton to 90 days in the county jail. He is to report Jan. 10. He also must serve three years community control sanctions and pay restitution as determined by the probation department.

– Raymond Short, 37, of 636 Township Road 179, Ironton: pleaded guilty Dec. 8 to attempted sexual battery, fourth-degree felony.

Following a pre-sentence investigation, Judge McCown sentenced Short Wednesday to six months in the county jail, with credit for about two months time served, to three years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation and to pay court costs.

– Richard Sullivan Jr., 45, 2749 Highlawn Ave., Huntington, W.Va.: pleaded guilty on a bill of information to driving under the influence, fourth-degree felony (having three prior offenses within six years).

Sullivan was sentenced by Judge Walton to six months in the county jail, with credit for 37 days served, to three years community control sanctions and to pay a $750 fine plus costs.

Walton also ordered Sullivan’s 1984 Ford E-150 be forfeited and his driver’s license be suspended for three years.