Proctorville man gets almost 10 years for burglary, grand theft

Published 10:21 am Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Proctorville man will serve nearly 10 years in prison for charges including burglary and grand theft.

Kiah Maynard, 18, of 311 Township Road 1167, Proctorville, pleaded guilty in Judge Charles Cooper’s courtroom of Lawrence County Common Pleas Court. Maynard was sentenced to nine years and 11 months for second-degree burglary, third-degree grand theft, fifth-degree theft, first-degree complicity to aggravated burglary, and complicity to theft from an elderly person.

Maynard was convicted of breaking into the home of an elderly person. He had been charged with two additional counts, complicity to kidnapping, and complicity to disrupting public service but those counts were dropped in exchange for a guilty plea to the other charges.

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Also a motion to revoke the community-controlled sanctions of South Point cemetery owner Larry Carter was withdrawn.

Assistant Prosecutor Mack Anderson said Carter, owner of Highland Memorial Gardens, has cleaned up a dumpsite on the cemetery property as well as paid the necessary fines and court costs.

Carter had been scheduled for a CCS trial Wednesday. In September, Judge D. Scott Bowling continued the trial, saying Carter had cleaned up the area and paid the fine.

The judge had sentenced Carter to four years of community-controlled sanctions May 25 for an open dumping charge. Bowling stipulated that he clean up the site or be sentenced to two years in prison.

In other cases:

Clarence Botkins, 38, of 114 Private Drive 4287, Ironton, pleaded not guilty breaking and entering and possessing criminal tools. Retired Judge Richard Walton was appointed to hear the case after Cooper recused himself. Botkins is accused of breaking into the Ironton Country Club, of which Cooper is a member.

Walton scheduled a pretrial hearing for Dec. 22.

Ronda Littlejohn, 38, of 501 Pike St., Coal Grove, was resentenced to four months in jail for tampering with evidence and obstructing official business. Bowling had previously sentenced Littlejohn to the STAR community-justice program, but she did not qualify.

Brittney J. Morris, 24, of 223 Township Road 1186 Apt. 8, South Point, pleaded not guilty to tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. Cooper set bond at $20,000 and set a pretrial hearing for Dec. 29.

Darren Sanders, 25, of 457 Private Drive 1664, Scottown, pleaded not guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and discharging a firearm near a prohibited premise. Cooper continued bond from a lower court and scheduled a pretrial hearing for Dec. 22.

Pamela Kerfoot, 36, of 402 Brubaker Drive, South Point, pleaded not guilty to theft, a fourth-degree felony. Bowling set a pretrial hearing for Jan. 5.

Richard Bridges, 26, of 2401 State Route 217, Kitts Hill, admitted he violated the terms of his community-controlled sanctions by testing positive for drugs and failing to report to adult probation.

Bowling sentenced Bridges to complete the relapse program at the STAR community justice center.