Man gets three years for CCS violation

Published 10:12 am Thursday, July 7, 2011

An Ironton man was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for a probation violation.

Jeremy M. Grizzle, 30, of 601 Hecla St., admitted in Lawrence County Common Pleas to violating the terms of his community-control sanctions. At the recommendation of Lawrence County Prosecutor J.B. Collier, Judge Charles Cooper sentenced him to three years in prison, which is the remaining portion of the sentence the judge originally imposed.

Grizzle had served one year of a four-year prison sentence and was out on a judicial release when he violated his CCS.

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Grizzle’s defense attorney Tyler Smith requested unsuccessfully that Grizzle instead be sentenced to a community-based correctional facility like the STAR Community Justice Center. The man has a dependency on drugs, Smith said.

Cooper sentenced the man to prison time but told him he might consider releasing him to STAR at some point depending on Grizzle’s behavior in prison.

In other cases:

Charles H. McKenzie, 47, of 248 Township Road 179, Ironton, denied a CCS violation. Cooper denied a request for bond by the man’s defense attorney Samantha Fields and set a CCS trial for July 20.

Jessie L. Devaney, 21, of 202 Park Ave., South Point, denied a CCS violation. Cooper set a CCS trial for next week.

Derrick S. Cordle. 25, of 5238 Blackburn Ave., Ashland, Ky., admitted a CCS violation. Cooper sentenced Cordle to 17 months in prison with credit for time served.

Cooper granted a request from the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office to revoke bond for Cameron J. Simmons.

Simmons was sentenced in May to six years in prison for charges of possession of crack cocaine, tampering with evidence, possession of drugs and misdemeanor assault.

Simmons failed to show up for his jail sentence. The bonding company has 30 days to bring in Simmons or it will have to forfeit its $125,000 for bond, Cooper ruled.