Last of three charged in assault enters guilty plea

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 28, 2003

The third of three adults charged with beating and robbing two homeless men has pleaded guilty in connection with the incident.

Jeffrey Lewis, 32, of 716 Vernon St., Ironton, entered a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree felonious assault in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court yesterday afternoon. He was sentenced to four years on each count, to run concurrently. Two charges of aggravated robbery were nullied.

Lewis, his brother, Joseph Lewis and a friend, Tammy Brumfield, both of 95 Private Drive 523, Ironton were accused of beating and robbing Larry Williams, 43, and Michael Floyd, 36, both of Ironton, at a house in the 600 block of North Fifth Street on Nov. 30, 2002. A 13 year-old girl was also accused in the incident. Brumfield and Joseph Lewis pleaded guilty in connection with the beatings last week.

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Ironton Police detective, Capt. Chris Bowman said he's pleased that the three adults have admitted their guilt.

"I think justice was served. I have spoken with the victims and they feel that justice has been served. What they did was a cowardly act, they preyed on people who were vulnerable," Bowman said. " I appreciate the work the Lawrence County Prosecutor's Office did on this case as well. It was a team effort, and everybody worked diligently on this."

Lewis was also ordered to make restitution to the victims for their medical expenses. The amount of restitution will be determined at a later date. Williams spent several days in intensive care at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Floyd was treated and released from a local hospital for injuries he sustained in the incident.