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South Point man gets eight years for crimes

A South Point man will spend eight years in prison for aggravated burglary, felonious assault, and disrupting a public service.

Sunday, February 17, 2002

A South Point man will spend eight years in prison for aggravated burglary, felonious assault, and disrupting a public service.

According to Prosecuting Attorney J.B. Collier’s office, Andy Travis, 18, of 93 Township Road 1334, South Point was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court after he pled guilty to aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony. Travis was also sentenced to seven years in prison for felonious assault, a second-degree felony. For disrupting public services, Travis was sentenced to one year in prison.

The sentences will be served concurrently and Travis was ordered to pay restitution and all court costs involved in the case.

In other court news:

– Jason R. Clonch, 20, of 448 Township Road 207, Pedro, pled guilty to possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony; and breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony.

These charges stemmed from an incident which occurred at the Pine Tree Carryout on Sept. 19 of last year.

Clonch was sentenced to serve three years on community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation, which includes 90 days in the county jail and 90 days of electronically monitored home confinement. Clonch will also pay all court costs.

– Veronica R. Locascio, 36, of 1211 N. Second St., Apartment 2, Ironton, was found not-guilty by reason of insanity by Common Pleas Court Judge Frank McCown and was committed to the Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., in Athens for treatment.

Locascio was charged with assault on a peace officer, a first-degree felony and arson, a fourth-degree felony. Her treatment will not exceed 10 years, the maximum sentence for her offense.