Man gets two years for breaking and entering

Published 9:57 am Friday, January 28, 2011

A Proctorville man will spend two years in prison for a series of break-ins at local businesses.

Brett Dement, 22, of 262 Township Road 1234, Proctorville, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to four counts of breaking and entering and one count of obstructing official business.

Dement broke into four businesses including Rome Tire and Brake, an Exxon gas station, Romeo’s Pizza and a Clark’s Pump N Shop.

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Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced Dement to a total of two years in prison and ordered him to pay a total of approximately $7,000 in restitution to the businesses.

In other cases:

John Adkins, 33, of 358 Private Drive 476, Chesapeake, pleaded guilty last Friday to complicity to aggravated trafficking in drugs. Judge Charles Cooper sentenced Adkins to five years in prison, which will run concurrently with incarceration for charges in West Virginia.

Sharissa M. Snyder, 24, of 2625 S. Fourth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree aggravated drug possession and illegal use or possession of paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Cooper sentenced Snyder to four years of Community Controlled Sanctions (CCS) that includes successfully completing the STAR community justice program.

Bruce Marsh Jr., 19, of 94 Township Road 303, Proctorville, pleaded guilty to three counts of receiving stolen property, one count of assault on a peace officer, and one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Bowling sentenced Marsh to a total of 17 months in jail and ordered him to pay a $500 fine. Marsh’s driver’s license will be suspended for the six months as well.

Danny Estep, 59, of 2214 N. Fifth St., Ironton, admitted violating the terms of his CCS. During a home visit, a representative from adult probation found marijuana and knives at his residence, Bowling said.

Bowling sentenced Estep to six months in prison.

Ellis Fetty, 26, of 980 Swauger Valley Road, Portsmouth, admitted violating the terms of his CCS by failing to report to adult probation and failing to make restitution payments. Bowing sentenced Fetty to 11 months in prison with credit for time served.

Harvey S. Campbell III, 36, of 101 Highland Drive, Locust, N.C., pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony criminal non-support of a child and two counts of misdemeanor non-support of a child. Campbell is accused of not providing child support for two children. In non-support cases, the State of Ohio typically files a misdemeanor charge and a felony charge for each child in the case.

Bowling set a pretrial hearing in the matter for Feb. 2.

Seth M. Large, 26, of 2603 N. Second St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs. Bowling sentenced Large to four years probation that includes successfully completing the STAR community justice program.