Ironton man faces 11-year prison sentence for aggravated robbery

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 26, 2014

An Ironton man accused of attacking and robbing another man in September was given his final plea deal Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Anthony Fletcher, 24, of 358 Susan Court, rejected the offer from Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Mack Anderson.

Anderson said if the man pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated robbery, he would be sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Judge Charles Cooper set the trial for Feb. 10.

The maximum sentence Fletcher could receive if found guilty is 11 years in prison.

Fletcher was arrested in September after allegedly assaulting and stealing the wallet of another man who offered Fletcher a ride in his truck.

In other cases:

Bradley Stone, 31, of 359 County Road 1 Lot 11, South Point, pleaded guilty to a second-degree county of burglary.

Cooper sentenced the man to four years in prison and $315 in restitution.

Christopher Young, 22, of Ironton denied community control sanctions violations and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity through his attorney Warren Morford.

Morford said he did not feel comfortable proceeding with the case until his client was evaluated for competency.

Jerry Hinman, 33, of Franklin Furnace, pleaded guilty to a third-degree count of escape. Cooper sentenced the man to two years in prison.

Fred Watts Jr., 44, of 14314 State Route 7, Proctorville, pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree count of theft from the elderly.

Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced the man to 17 months in prison and ordered him to pay $6,500 in restitution jointly with other co-defendants in the case.

Amanda Williams, 33, of 31 Twin Valley Road, Portsmouth, was sentenced to six months in prison for a fifth-degree possession of drugs charge, to which she previously pleaded guilty.

Bowling also ordered the woman to pay a $1,200 fine and suspended her driver’s license for six months.

Sarah Kelly, 26, of 282 County Road 14, Pedro, pleaded guilty to third-degree tampering with evidence and fourth-degree possession of cocaine. Bowling set sentencing for Feb. 12.

Taylor Fleming, of 3910 County Road 55, South Point, was sentenced to treatment in lieu of conviction for a count of fourth-degree theft of drugs.

Bowling ordered Fleming to complete the Mended Reeds program and serve a year on probation.