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Men admit to breaking into Ironton businesses

Two men who broke into Wendy’s and Sparetime admitted their guilt Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Brett Goody, 33, of 110 1/2 Main St., Coal Grove, and Scott Christian, 33, of 662 State Route 650, Ironton, each pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand theft, two counts of fifth-degree breaking and entering, fourth-degree safe cracking, and fifth-degree possession of criminal tools.

In exchange for their guilty pleas, another count of fourth-degree grand theft was dropped for each man.

Judge Charles Cooper set sentencing for May 8.

In other cases:

• Joseph Smith, 40, of 139 Elizabeth St., Proctorville, pleaded guilty to a count of second-degree trafficking in drugs (heroin). A count of possession of drugs was dropped.

Cooper sentenced the man to four years in prison, a $7,500 fine and suspended his driver’s license for six months.

• Annette Coffee, 51, of 109 Township Road 317, Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of fourth-degree driving under the influence, to which she pleaded guilty. Cooper sentenced the woman to 30 months in prison, a $1,000 fine and suspended her driver’s license for three years.

• Nicholas Blaylock, 28, and Nicholas Roman, 31, both of 832 County Road 15, South Point, were each arraigned on a bill of information of fifth-degree possession of criminal tools, fifth-degree breaking and entering and misdemeanor resisting arrest. Both defendants pleaded not guilty.

Cooper continued bonds set at a lower court and set pretrials for May 8.

• Chester Daniels, 45, of 1120 Wall St., Olive Hill, Ky., admitted to community control sanctions violations and was sentenced to seven months in prison.

• Adam Pemberton, 31, of 2240 County Road 124, Chesapeake, pleaded guilty to a second-degree count of burglary. Cooper sentenced the man to six years in prison and ordered him to pay $275 in restitution.

• Cheryl Carrico, 25, of 54 Township Road 1195, South Point, was arraigned on counts of fifth-degree theft, second-degree burglary, fifth-degree breaking and entering, fourth-degree theft of drugs and misdemeanor theft, to which she pleaded not guilty.

Cooper set bond at $50,000 cash or surety or $100,000 property.