Burglaries, thefts fill court docket
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Thefts and burglaries were among the cases getting attention this week in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
David Rakes, 41, of 3046 County Road 1, South Point, pleaded guilty on a bill of information to one count of burglary. Judge Richard Walton sentenced him to four years community controlled sanctions including 90 days home confinement. He was given credit for time served in jail awaiting resolution of his case.
“I have a problem with drugs and alcohol or I would never be here,” Rakes said. “Since I’ve been off alcohol, that’s helped a lot.”
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“Hopefully we won’t see you sitting there again anymore,” Walton agreed.
Dustin Myers, 18, of 1173 County Road 1, South Point, pleaded guilty on a bill of information to two counts of theft by deception and one count each of complicity to burglary and passing bad checks. Judge Charles Cooper sentenced him to four years community controlled sanctions under intensive supervised probation and ordered him to successfully complete a rehabilitation program at the STAR Criminal Justice Center. Myers must also testify truthfully against a co-defendant.
Also Wednesday, Misty Shavor, 27, of 4014 County Road 55, South Point, pleaded guilty to one count each of theft and burglary and two counts of domestic violence. She will be sentenced in September.
Joshua Mosley, 25, of Huntington, W.Va., but formerly of South Point, pleaded guilty to one count of theft. Walton sentenced him to four years community controlled sanctions under intensive supervised probation. He must also serve 90 days home confinement and 90 days community service. He must also pay $786 in restitution to his victim.
A Chesapeake man has been found incompetent to stand trial. Donald Peters, 18, of 1546 County Road 31, was found to be incompetent to stand trial or aid in his defense and is not able to be restored to mental capability, according to a report from Shawnee Forensics Center prepared by therapist David Malawista. Cooper referred the case to Lawrence County Probate Court Tuesday for further disposition. Peters had been charged with burglary.