Man accused in stabbing pleads not guilty

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 13, 2010

A man arrested in connection with a double stabbing last month was arraigned Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Joseph Lewis, 45, of 607 N. Fifth St., Ironton, was arraigned on two counts of felonious assault and one count of tampering with evidence.

He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity through his attorney, Mike Gleichauf.

Judge Charles Cooper set bond at $20,000 and scheduled a June 30 pretrial conference.

Also Wednesday, Gary Smith, of 1866 County Road 55, Ironton, admitted he violated his probation by not completing ordered programs and not paying his restitution. Cooper sentenced him to six month in prison.

Steven Horsely, 30, of Ashland, Ky., admitted he violated his probation as well. Cooper sentenced him to an additional one year of probation and ordered him to successfully complete a rehabilitation program at the STAR Community Justice Center.

Stacy Hubbard, 28, of Oak Hill, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of drugs. Cooper sentenced her to four years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation (CCS/ISP) plus 250 hours of community service. She must also pay $674 restitution.

Rosie Moreland, 26, of 9669 State Route 141, Kitts Hill, was sentenced to four years CCS/ISP for her earlier guilty plea to charges of complicity to aggravated robbery and complicity to aggravated burglary.