Assault, rape cases heard in county court
Published 10:18 am Thursday, September 17, 2009
An Ironton man who allegedly sliced up his ex-girlfriend and assaulted another person at the woman’s residence was one of many arraigned Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Scott A. Fox, 37, of 2718 ½ S. 11th St., was arraigned on one count of aggravated burglary and two counts of felonious assault. He pleaded not guilty through his attorney, Mike Davenport.
Lawrence County Prosecutor J.B. Collier Jr., asked Judge D. Scott Bowling to set a $100,000 bond, given the seriousness of the charges. Davenport countered one of the victims was in jail in Boyd County facing charges and may not be a reliable witness.
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“I believe the charges will fail at trial,” Davenport said. “He is a member of the community, his family is here and his family is willing to assist in this matter.”
Collier countered by holding up photographs of one of the victims, showing massive lacerations to her face, some requiring staples.
“This man is a danger,” Collier said.
Bowling set bond at $100,000 cash, surety or property and added a $100,000 own recognizance bond.
Fox is accused of going to the woman’s home, first getting into a scuffle with the friend who was asleep in another room, and then assaulting the ex-girlfriend and cutting her with a box cutter.
Also Wednesday, James H. Robinson, 41, of 1212 S. Eighth St., Ironton, was arraigned on six counts of rape involving two underage girls.
He pleaded not guilty through his attorney, Mike Gleichauf. In asking for a $100,000 cash bond in this matter, Assistant Lawrence County Prosecutor Bob Anderson noted the seriousness of the accusations and noted, “The charges speak for themselves.”
Judge Charles Cooper accepted Anderson’s recommendation and ordered Robinson to return to court in two weeks for a pretrial conference.
Because of the age of the victims, Robinson could be sentenced to life in prison if he is convicted of these charges.
Earl White, 32, of 2444 S. Sixth St., Ironton, was arraigned on two counts of rape.
He pleaded not guilty through Davenport, who is also his attorney.
Cooper set bond at $25,000 cash and ordered White to return to court in two weeks for a pretrial conference.
In yet another case Wednesday, Clinton Cremeans, 30, of 115 County Road 28, Pedro, was arraigned on one count of aggravated burglary and a charge of violating his community control sanctions. Cremeans is accused of going with another person to a Pedro home and asking to use the bathroom.
Once inside they allegedly began to steal things from the homeowner.
His alleged cohort, Tara Adkins, 27, of 115 Private Drive 2913, has pleaded guilty in connection with the case and has agreed testify against Cremeans.
Bowling set bond at $25,000 cash, surety or property in regard to the aggravated burglary charge and scheduled a pretrial conference in two weeks.