Guilty pleas entered in drug case, fight incident

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 29, 2004

An Ashland, Ky., man accused of starting a massive fight in Ironton last month was among those entering guilty pleas last week in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

James Poindexter, 28, signed a bill of information on charges

of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony. Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Richard Walton ordered Poindexter to serve 30 days in jail and four years community controlled sanctions under intensive supervised probation. Seventeen months in prison was reserved if Poindexter violates the terms of his sanctions. He was given credit for time served and ordered to pay restitution to his victim.

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Poindexter was arrested Sept. 19 after he allegedly of hit a man over the head with a beer bottle at an Ironton bar. The fight escalated

and Ironton police called for assistance from a dozen other law enforcement agencies to help control an estimated crowd of 100 to 200 people.

Also last week, John David Waugh, 27, of

180 County Road 181, Ironton, pleaded guilty to third-degree felony aggravated assault and a misdemeanor theft charge. Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Frank McCown

will sentence Waugh Nov. 3. Waugh is accused of assaulting one family and stealing a chain saw from another.