Six plead guilty in Common Pleas Court

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 3, 2004

Six individuals pleaded guilty to drug, assault and robbery charges last week in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court, according to Lawrence County Prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr.'s office.

Earle Werkheiser Jr., of 47 Private Drive 28157, South Point, pleaded guilty to two counts of felonious assault, a second-degree felony; and two counts of corrupting another with drugs, also a second-degree felony.

Werkheiser was sentenced to four years in prison.

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Chezsirray O. Owensby of Columbus pleaded guilty to trafficking crack cocaine and possession of crack, both first-degree felonies, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

Owensby will be sentenced at a yet to be determined date.

Kevin R. Black, of 3 Township Road 1341, South Point pleaded guilty to felony charges of abusing harmful intoxicants - sniffing paint fumes.

He was sentenced to four years community controlled sanctions. He must also complete substance abuse counseling.

If he violates the sanctions, Black can be sentenced up to 11 months in jail.

Eugene A. Dalton, of 3148 County Road 4, Pedro, pleaded guilty to burglary, a second-degree felony. Dalton was sentenced to three years in prison.

Michael L. Coleman, of 716 Adams St., pleaded guilty to attempting to commit aggravated robbery, a second-degree felony. Coleman was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Aaron M. Wiley, of 136 Elizabeth St., Proctorville, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering and vandalism, both fifth-degree felonies.

Wiley was sentenced to four years community controlled sanctions under intensive supervision and six months under electronic monitored home confinement.

If he violates the sanctions, Wiley can be sentence up to 11 months in jail. He must also pay an unspecified amount of restitution.