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Police chase lands Kentucky man in prison



A DUI stop that escalated into a two-state police chase has resulted in an eight-year prison sentence for one Kentucky man.

Daniel Morgan, 19, of 1009 Market St., Worthington, Ky., was sentenced Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Morgan pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree felonious assault against Ironton Police Officers John Hammonds and Larry Large, as well as Raceland Police Officer Harper Howell; first degree illegal manufacture of meth and third-degree failure to comply with the order or signal of police officer.

Judge Charles Cooper sentenced Morgan to six years in prison for each of the first-degree felony charges, to be served concurrently, and two years for the third-degree felony, to be served consecutively, for a total of years in prison.

Morgan was represented by attorney Scott Evans.

Morgan led Raceland Police officers into Ohio after a DUI stop in April. He was apprehended at the 1500 block of Lawrence Street, but not before he tried to run over the three officers. A mobile meth lab was also found in his truck.

In other cases:

• An Ironton man pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs (oxycodone).

Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced James E. Kiser, 46, of 1004 Kemp Lane, to three years in prison for two counts and one year for the third count, to be served consecutively, for a total of seven years in prison.

Bowling also ordered Kiser to pay $5,000 fine, suspended his driver’s license for one year and sentenced him to serve three years of post release control after his prison sentence.

The trafficking charges also caused Kiser to violate his probation.

Bowling sentenced him to three additional years in prison, to run concurrently with his seven-year sentence.

• Brandon Walker, 30, of 304 Delores Ave., South Point, was arraigned on two counts of receiving stolen property.

Walker pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set a $20,000 OR bond, GPS monitoring, and scheduled a pretrial for July 18.

• Matthew Baker, 29, of 8015 County Road 1, South Point, was arraigned on one count of fourth-degree grand theft.

Baker pleaded not guilty through is attorney Samantha Fields.

Bowling set a $20,000 OR bond and scheduled a pretrial for July 25.