Man with sex charges has trial date set

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 3, 2006

A man accused of unlawful conduct with a child and a woman accused of stealing a car were among those making appearances last week in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Frank McCown set a Sept. 18 trial date for William Rigsby, 41, of 717 Township Road 184 W, Pedro. Rigsby was indicted earlier this month on three counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of disseminating material detrimental to a minor. Rigsby has pleaded not guilty.

McCown cut Rigsby’s bail in half and agreed he could be released on $25,000 cash and $50,000 property. He must return to court Sept. 6 for a pretrial conference.

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Also last week, a Huntington, W.Va., woman was sentenced to 10 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to one count of grand theft.

Molly Wilson Ross, 34, also must serve three years community controlled sanctions once she is released from prison.

McCown gave her credit for time served in jail awaiting resolution of her case. She is accused of stealing a 1989 Jeep Cherokee in May 2005.

Also, Mark Curry, 38, of 269 Township Road 275, Proctorville, was arraigned on two counts of burglary and one count of theft.

Judge Richard Walton allowed the bond he posted in Municipal Court to continue. Curry will return to court July 26 for a pretrial conference.