Man gets four years for chase

Published 11:08 am Thursday, October 2, 2008

A West Virginia man who was arrested after a high-speed chase from his home state into eastern Lawrence County pleaded guilty to several charges Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Shane Neal, 28, of Apple Grove, told Judge Charles Cooper he was guilty of assault on a peace officer, failure to comply with the order and signal of a police officer and resisting arrest. Cooper sentenced Neal to a total of four years in prison but allowed his Ohio sentence to be served concurrently with a sentence re received in West Virginia on corresponding charges. One count of felonious assault on a peace officer was dismissed in exchange for his guilty plea.

Also Wednesday, Angel N. Martin, of 221 Private Drive 96, South Point, pleaded guilty on a bill of information to two counts of possession of drugs and one county of possession of drug paraphernalia. She will be sentenced Oct. 15.

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Stephen B. Leonard, 32, of 1365 County Road 1, South Point, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced Leonard to four years community controlled sanctions under intensive supervised probation and ordered him to undergo outpatient drug treatment. Leonard must also pay $2,000 restitution to his victim.