Four sentenced in common pleas court
Four people were sentenced Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court after each pleaded guilty to a variety of charges.
Justin Hargis, 31, of 64 Township Road 1013, South Point, pleaded guilty to one count of theft. Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced him to four years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation (CCS/ISP). Bowling also ordered Hargis to successfully complete a rehabilitation program at the STAR Community Justice Center and perform 200 hours of community service.
Roy Sprouse, 34, 408 S. Ninth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempt to commit burglary. Bowling sentenced him to four years CCS/ISP. Sprouse must also successfully complete a rehabilitation program at the STAR Community Justice Center and perform 200 hours of community service.
“He has a substantial substance abuse problem,” Sprouse’s attorney, Mike Gleichauf, said, adding he thought Sprouse could benefit from the stint at STAR.
Randall Staton, 49, of 4002 Powell Road, Parkersburg, W.Va., pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal non-support.
Bowling sentenced him to 180 days in jail but suspended the sentence and ordered him to serve two years’ probation and pay $300 a month toward his arrearage of more than $6,400.
Staton’s attorney, J.T. Holt, said Staton had been paying child support but got behind when he was out of work. “The arrearage is all he has left,” Holt said, noting that Staton’s children are now 18 years of age or older. He no longer owes anything for the children except the arrearage, which Holt said would be “satisfied well before the two years (probation) are up.”
Antonio Butler, 20, of 20 Township Road 1018, South Point, pleaded guilty to receiving property. Bowling sentenced him to four years CCS/ISP. Butler was also ordered to pay $431 restitution and serve 200 hours of community service.
Charles Gardner, 21, of 8547 Wisconsin St., Detroit, Mich., pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs (oxymorphone) and one count each of tampering with evidence and possession of drugs (oxycodone). Bowling sentenced him to a total of 30 months in prison.