Teenager pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

Published 10:32 am Thursday, August 5, 2010

A man initially charged with rape pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser charge. David E. Turvey, 19, of 908 Township Road 111, Coal Grove, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of sexual misconduct with a minor.

The victim is a 12-year-old girl who asked Turvey to come to her house to have sex, Prosecutor Mack Anderson said last week.

Turvey also pleaded guilty to failing to comply with an officer after being signaled to stop.

Judge Charles Cooper sentenced Turvey to a total of four and a half years in prison. Three years for failure to comply and a year and a half for sexual misconduct. Turvey will also be required to register as a sex offender for the next 15 years.

Also in court Wednesday, Cooper found that Joseph Lewis, 45, of 607 N Fifth St. in Ironton, is competent to stand trial.

Lewis is charged with two counts of felonious assault and one count of tampering with evidence. He allegedly stabbed his girlfriend Connie Fisher and her mother Goldie Fisher in May of this year. In June, Lewis pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Also, two Ironton residents who broke into a house on Hog Run Road pleaded guilty and were sentenced eight years in prison each.

Ricky Richendollar, 42, 301 Private Road 810 Ironton, pleaded guilty to complicity to aggravated robbery and breaking and entering. Shayne McCallister, 25, 506 Lorain St. Ironton, pleaded guilty to one count of felonious assault, aggravated robbery, and breaking and entering.

“(McCallister) suffered a beating at the hands of the homeowner and there’s a certain amount of humility that goes along with that,” his attorney Warren Morford said. He added that McCallister “realizes that God was with him and kept him from being more seriously injured. At least I hope he does.”