Brothers plead guilty to burglary crimes

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 2, 2012

Two brothers admitted to burglary crimes Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Jacob Brown, 21, and James Brown, 19, both of 2811 County Road 6, Rock Camp, pleaded guilty separately.

Jacob pleaded to two counts of second-degree burglary and one count of third-degree attempted burglary. James pleaded to two counts of second-degree complicity to burglary, third-degree attempted burglary and second-degree burglary.

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Both will be sentenced in Judge D. Scott Bowling’s courtroom on Dec. 12 following pre-sentencing investigations. Both men are represented by attorney J.T. Holt.

In other cases:

• Richard Bridges, 28, of 2401 State Route 217, Kitts Hill, admitted to community control sanctions violations of not reporting to the adult probation department and not paying his court costs.

The man’s attorney, Philip Heald, asked that Bridges be placed in the New Beginnings drug treatment program rather than prison. Heald also noted the man had been in the STAR Community Justice Center program twice before.

“If he is sent to prison, this would create a hardship to him getting on the right track,” Heald said.

Bridges also pleaded for the judge to send him to a treatment center.

“I know I can do it,” he said.

“You’ve proved to me otherwise,” Bowling said. “This looks to me to be your fourth strike.”

Bowling sentenced the man to 18 months in prison.

• Russell Hickson Jr., 48, of 1934 County Road 103, Ironton, pleaded guilty to two fifth-degree counts of trafficking in marijuana.

Bowling sentenced the man to four years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation, 200 hours community service, a $1,250 fine and suspended his driver’s license.

• Joshua Coakley, 24, of 790 County Road 15, South Point, admitted to CCS violations of not reporting to the adult probation department.

Bowling sentenced the man to New Beginnings, reminding him that if he left the in-patient, non-secure facility, he would be sent to prison.