Man#8217;s joy ride leads to jail time

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 17, 2007

A joy ride in someone else’s truck will cost an eastern end man some freedom and some money.

Billy Wiles, 19, of 1871 Wells Run, Crown City,

pleaded guilty on a bill of information last week to one count of breaking and entering and one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle as well as misdemeanor counts of not wearing a seat belt, operating a motor vehicle without a license, reckless driving and failing to report an accident.

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He was accused of breaking into a barn in mid-October and stealing a 1995 Ford 150, which he later wrecked.

Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Charles Cooper sentenced him to four years community controlled sanctions under intensive supervised probation (CCS/ISP) and 180 days in jail, which was suspended. He must also successfully complete a rehabilitation program at the STAR Criminal Justice Center and was also fined $130.

Further, Wiles must also make $4,466 in restitution to his victim.

Also last week, Bernest “Seafoo” Mitchell, Jr., 55, of 136 Township Road, 1067, South Point, admitted he violated his probation by failing to report to his probation officer as he was supposed to. Cooper sentenced him to 90 days home confinement but gave him credit for time spent in jail awaiting resolution of his case.

In another case, Shane F. Lemley, 34, of 597 State Route 775, Proctorville, was arraigned on two counts of theft and one count of theft from the elderly. Cooper set bond at $10,000 and set a pretrial conference for Wednesday.