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CCS violators get prison time

Lawrence County residents who violated their probation orders were sentenced to prison on Tuesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Brad Jenkins, 24, of 415 Neal Ave., Ironton, and Dean Everett, of 104 Private Drive 3, Chesapeake, each admitted to community control sanctions violations.

Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced Jenkins to remain in the Lawrence County Jail until a bed became available at the STAR Community Justice Center. Bowling sentenced Everett to seven months in prison, after which time the man would no longer be on CCS.

Donald Rice, 45, of 902 Gary Malone Lot 17, South Point, was arraigned on CCS violations as well as a bill of information of domestic violence.

The man denied the CCS violation and pleaded not guilty to the bill of information. Bowling set a pretrial for Jan. 8.

In other cases:

Amanda Williams, 33, and Jason Burgess, 42, both of 31 Twin Valley Road, Portsmouth, were arraigned on fifth-degree possession of drugs charges. Burgess was also arraigned on a count of misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instrument.

Each pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Bowling continued bond from a lower court for each defendant and added $10,000 own-recognizance bonds and GPS monitoring. Pretrials were set for Jan. 8.

James Stover, 32, of 514 Second Ave., Chesapeake, was arraigned on a fourth-degree count of theft, to which he pleaded not guilty. Bowling continued bond from a lower court and added at $10,000 OR bond. A pretrial was set for Jan. 22.