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Duo sentenced to four years

Two Lawrence Countians will spend years in prison for an assault this summer that sent at least one person to the hospital, Lawrence County prosecutor J.

Sunday, September 09, 2001

Two Lawrence Countians will spend years in prison for an assault this summer that sent at least one person to the hospital, Lawrence County prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr. said.

Joshua Harless, 18, of Holiday Apartments, Proctorville, and Jeremy Harless, 23, of 813 First St., Chesapeake, were indicted Aug. 14 on two counts each of felonious assault during a fight, Collier said.

Each of them was sentenced Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to four years in prison, the prosecutor said.

Also in court Wednesday:

– Ronnie Copley Jr., 24, of 1198 Happy Hollow Rd., Piketon, pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, fourth-degree felony. He was sentenced to three years community control sanctions, including 60 days in jail, to be served concurrently with a sentence imposed by Ironton Municipal Court.

– Michael Rosebrough, 47, of 411 Etna St., Ironton, was sentenced to three years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation, fined $5,000 and driver’s license suspension for six months on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs. Rosebrough must also complete six months in an in-house drug treatment program.