Probation violator sent to prison

Published 12:12 am Sunday, February 23, 2014

An Ironton woman who was arrested at a Chinese buffet earlier this month for skirting her probation orders was sentenced to prison Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Plea Court.

Jessi Pinkerman, 36, admitted community control sanctions that she failed to report to the adult probation office in Judge D. Scott Bowling’s courtroom.

Bowling sentenced the woman to six months in prison, after which time she would no longer be on probation.

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Pinkerman was featured in the The Tribune’s Most Wanted series in December and was arrested in early February after adult probation officers spotted the woman at an Ashland, Ky., Chinese buffet while eating lunch.

In other cases:

• Mike Rucker, 53, of 2533 S. Sixth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of aggravated criminal trespass. Bowling sentenced the man to 180 days in jail, suspended, three years probation, 200 hours community service and a restraining order against the victim.

• James Stover, 32, of 514 Second Ave., Chesapeake, pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree count of theft. Bowling sentenced the man to four years CCS under intensive supervised probation, STAR and $150 restitution to the victim.

• Larry Justice, 53, of 221 Private Road 1385, Ironton, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of obstructing official business. Those charges were amended from counts of fifth-degree receiving stolen property.

Bowling sentenced Justice to 90 days in jail, suspended, a $750-fine for each count and $500 in restitution to Storage on the Spot.

• Kandas Johnson, 30, of 2418 S. Sixth St., Ironton, admitted CCS violations and was sentenced to six months treatment at Mended Reeds.

• Rodney Miller, 29, listed as homeless, was arraigned on a fifth-degree count of failure to register, to which he pleaded not guilty. Bowling set bond at $20,000 cash or surety plus an own-recognizance bond and GPS monitoring.

• Samantha Zornes-Massie, 23, of 3003 S. Fifth St., Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of fifth-degree forgery, to which she pleaded not guilty. Bowling set bond at $10,000 cash or surety plus OR.

• Rashard Carter, 22, of 605 S. Eighth St. Apt. B, Ironton, was sentenced Feb. 12 to a total of six years in prison for aggravated burglary and two drug trafficking charges.

• Sarah Kelly, 26, of 282 County Road 14, Pedro, was sentenced Feb. 12 to 36 months in prison for third-degree tampering with evidence and fourth-degree possession of cocaine, to which she previously pleaded guilty. Bowling also ordered Kelly to pay a $2,500 fine and a six-month driver’s license suspension.