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Man gets eight years for Tackle Box break-in

Others arraigned on burglary charges

 

A South Point man found guilty of breaking into the Tackle Box in April was sentenced Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Rickey E. Winters, 52, of 417 Solida Road, South Point, got eight years in prison for first-degree grand theft of 10 firearms. The sentence is to be served concurrently with a combined 39 additional months for fifth-degree breaking and entering, fifth-degree vandalism and fourth-degree receiving stolen property.

“I would like to apologize to the court and my family,” Winters said.

Judge Charles Cooper also ordered Winters to pay $650 in restitution to the victim and sentenced him to a mandatory five years of post-release control.

Winter’s attorney, JT Holt, informed the court that Winters had already paid the restitution cost.

In August, Gary Bruce Thompson Jr., 35, of 901 S. Seventh St., Ironton, also pleaded guilty to the break-in and was sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay $650 in restitution and court costs.

In other cases:

• Jonathan Lyons, 19, of 103 Bowman St., Coal Grove, pleaded guilty to first-degree complicity to aggravated robbery and third-degree tampering with evidence.

Lyons is accused of robbing the BP station off U.S. 52 at Charlie Creek Road at knifepoint in June with Shawn A. Morrison, who was sentenced in October.

Morrison, 18, of 414 County Road 54, Kitts Hill, was sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay $179.10 in restitution.

Cooper allowed Lyons to continue his bond and scheduled sentencing for Nov. 9.

• Lisa Ann Stapleton, 34, of 1022 County Road 15, South Point, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree aggravated trafficking in drugs and one count of fourth-degree aggravated trafficking in drugs.

Cooper scheduled sentencing for Nov. 30.

• Amber N. Waddell, 26, of 2739 South Fifth St., Ironton, was arraigned on one count of second-degree burglary. Waddell pleaded not guilty through her attorney Mike Gleichauf.

Cooper continued bond set from a lower court and scheduled a pretrial hearing for Nov. 16.

• Ellen Yoder, 24, of 1397 Township Road 250, South Point, was arraigned on one count of second-degree complicity to burglary. Yoder pleaded not guilty through her attorney J.T. Holt.

Cooper continued a $10,000 bond set from a lower court and set a pretrial for Nov. 16.

• Frank Triesch Jr., 35, of 749 Washington Ave., Huntington, W.Va., was arraigned on one count of second-degree burglary. Triesch pleaded not guilty through his attorney Mike Davenport.

Cooper continued a $25,000 bond set from a lower court.

• Dwayne Allen Fortner, 25, of 120 Freeman Court, South Point, was arraigned on one count of second-degree burglary. Fortner pleaded not guilty through his attorney David Reid Dillon.

Cooper continued a $20,000 bond set from a lower court and set a pretrial for Nov. 16.