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Man asks judge to send him to prison

A man who was sentenced to STAR last month has asked a judge to change his sentence to prison.

Lowney Dossey, 28, of 216 Township Road 240W asked Judge Charles Cooper in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to send him to prison instead of having him complete the STAR Community Justice Program as part of his community controlled sanctions.

Cooper agreed, sentencing him to the 11 months in a state penitentiary that were reserved for him when he was sentenced in July.

Dossey’s charges were felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor charges of assault and criminal damaging.

Also during Lawrence County Common Pleas Court Wednesday:

Kyle Hinkle, 20, of 396 County Road 70, was sentenced to five years in prison for one count of burglary.

James E. Kiser, 44, of 161 Township Road 1189 South Point, pleaded not guilty to a seven-count indictment that included two counts of aggravated drug trafficking, two counts of drug trafficking and three counts of endangering children.

A pretrial hearing has been set for August 18.

Mark Elswick, 52, of 804 South Tenth Street Ironton, was sentenced to five years in prison for felonious assault.

Kathy A. Ross, 32, 4573 County Road 5 in Pedro, pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving stolen property.

Judge Scott Bowling sentenced Ross to two years in prison. As part of a plea agreement, two counts of unauthorized use of property were dismissed.

Ross apologized for her actions, saying that she was had a drug problem at the time of the offenses.

Robert Armstrong, 38, of 644 Township Road 212 N, Willow Wood, pleaded not guilty to one count of failure to provide a change of address.

Bowling set a pretrial date for August 18. At that time, Armstrong will also face a charge that he violated the terms of his community-controlled sanctions. Bowling set bond in the case at $10,000 of his own recognizance and $10,000 cash.

Ashley Ross, 28, of Ashland, Ky., pleaded not guilty to one count of theft of drugs. A pretrial hearing has been set for September 1.

Anthony Jones, 30, of 10875 State Route 775, Scottown, denied that he violated the terms of his community-controlled sanctions. Bowling scheduled a CCS trial for August 18.

Gregory Cox, Jr., 29, of 1539 County Road 21, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. Cox was sentenced to 18 months in prison.