Accused rapist in jail on #036;50,000 bond
Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 29, 2005
A man accused of raping a small child and two people who violated their probation were among those making appearances Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Michael Gilkerson, 30, of Pataskala, was arraigned before Lawrence County Common Pleas Court Judge Frank McCown.
Gilkerson is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl. Although Gilkerson had asked to be released on his own recognizance, McCown set bail at $50,000 cash.
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Also Wednesday, a Pedro woman go to prison for 18 months after she violated the terms of her community controlled sanctions. Sheryl Logsdon, 35, of 14565 State Route 93, was serving three years probation stemming from a December 2003 conviction on two counts of forgery. But she was pleaded guilty in September to a theft charge in Ironton Municipal Court and was also found guilty of illegally using Oxycontin.
Summer Thacker, 21, of 47 Township Road 1342, South Point,
will go to prison for 11 months after she violated the terms of her sentence on fifth-degree felony theft. Thacker failed to complete a required drug rehabilitation program at a Salvation Army
facility and did not report to her probation officer as part of her probation. Thacker waived her right to have her case heard by a grand jury or Common Pleas Jury and pleaded guilty to the theft charge in late October.
A Kitts Hill who pleaded guilty burglary will go to prison for four years. Dustin Siders, 23, 2211 County Road 105, Kitts Hill, must also pay restitution to his victim. Siders pleaded guilty last month before Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Richard Walton. He was accused of breaking into a Lawrence County residence in late May.
Also Wednesday, Joseph Thompson, 28 of 1107 N. Second St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in drugs. He will serve a four-year prison sentence.
Also Wednesday, Brian K. Williams, 26, of 1527 S. Fourth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to four counts of trafficking in drugs. Williams will spend four years in prison.