Man gets four years for felonious assault, unlawful restraint

Published 9:43 am Friday, July 30, 2010

An Oak Hill man will serve four years in prison for felonious assault and unlawful restraint.

Jeremy Arthur, 37, pleaded guilty Wednesday to the charges in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Scott Bowling sentenced Arthur to four years in prison and ordered him to pay court costs. Bowling also told Arthur he can visit with his daughter in Judge Cooper’s courtroom before he reports to prison.

In other cases:

Gregory Gannon, 27, of Milford, pleaded guilty to escape, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Bowling sentenced Gannon to six months in prison.

Blake King, 20, of 80 Township Road 1205 Proctorville, was arraigned on a burglary charge. King pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Bond has been set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 property. A pretrial hearing is set for Aug. 4.

Mark Elswick, 51, of 804 S. Tenth St. Ironton, pleaded not guilty to felonious assault. Judge Bowling set bond at $50,000 cash or property. A pretrial date is set for Aug. 11.

Shain Coffey, 23, of North Vernon Ind., pleaded not guilty to burglary and tampering with evidence. A pretrial date has been set for Aug. 4.

Ricky Richendollar, 42, of 301 Private Road 810 in Ironton, pleaded not guilty to complicity to aggravated robbery and breaking and entering.

Christopher Ferris, 27, of 158 Township Road 1049 Ironton, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated drug trafficking. Ferris was sentenced to four years of community-controlled sanctions and ordered to successfully complete the STAR community justice program.

Joseph Cremeans, 23, of 7096 County Road 15, Chesapeake, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated drug trafficking. Cremeans was sentenced to four years of community-controlled sanctions and ordered to complete the STAR program.

Nikki Lewis, 23, of 5350 County Road 15 South Point was sentenced to five years in prison for two counts of complicity to aggravated drug trafficking.

Christopher Myers, of 98 County Road 104, was sentenced to 14 days in county jail for violating the terms of his community-controlled sanctions.

Stewart Scott, 26, of Columbus, was sentenced to 12 months is prison for driving under the influence.

Michael D. White, 27, of County Road 1, South Point, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft. White was sentenced to 6 months in the county jail, four months of which were suspended. He was also sentenced two years of post release control.