Theft, CCS violations heard in common pleas court

Published 10:18 am Friday, March 18, 2011

The Lawrence County Common Pleas Court heard several probation violation cases as well as a theft case this week. During its Wednesday session, the court heard the following cases:

Dana M. Cox, 27, of 2308 S. Ninth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to theft of an elderly person, a fifth-degree felony.

Judge Charles Cooper sentenced Cox to four years of community-controlled sanctions, which includes the successful completion of the STAR community justice program.

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Eleven months in prison have been reserved for Cox in the case that she violates the terms of her CCS. Those eleven months are reserved consecutively to the 18 months that were originally reserved for her when she was sentenced to CCS.

“You are getting a break here Ms. Cox,” Cooper told her. “I can’t say I’ve ever seen anyone get a second felony and get a recommendation to STAR.”

The prosecution also dismissed a motion alleging a CCS violation.

Brittani Spry, 25, of 214C Township Road 1430 Apt. 18, South Point, admitted violating the terms of her community-controlled sanctions by being discharged from the STAR community justice center. Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced Spry to 26 months in prison, which is the balance of the sentence that was reserved for her when she was sentenced to CCS.

Robert Prince, 34, of 8580 Gallia Pike, Franklin Furnace, admitted a CCS violation for testing positive for drug use. Bowling sentenced Prince to eight months in prison with credit for time served.

Amanda Grubb, 30, of 1700 Donna St., Apt. 4E, Ashland, admitted a CCS violation for failing to report to adult probation and using drugs. Bowling sentenced Grubb to 18 months in prison.

Christopher Young, 19, of 1002 S. 10th St., Ironton, denied a CCS violation. Cooper set a trial in the matter for next week.

Jennifer Sharp, formerly known as Jennifer Page, 34, of 924 ½ 13th St., Huntington, W.Va., denied violating the terms of her CCS. Cooper scheduled the next hearing in the case for next week.

Mark Workman, 44, of 1531 Cannonsburg Road, Ashland, denied violating his CCS. Cooper scheduled a CCS trial for next week.