Probation violator gets prison sentence

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 2, 2014

One of Lawrence County’s Most Wanted probation violators was sentenced to prison Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Jarod McKnight, 19, of Barboursville, W.Va., was sentenced to 20 months in prison by Judge Charles Cooper.

McKnight admitted to violating his probation by not reporting to the adult probation department.

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Heather Pyle, 32, of 337 Highland St., Huntington, W.Va., who was also featured on the Most Wanted list, admitted probation violations.

Cooper sentenced the woman to 18 months in prison.

In other cases:

• Scott Crank, 29, of 28 Township Road 1010, Chesapeake, pleaded guilty to a fourth-degree count of carrying a concealed weapon and misdemeanor counts of possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments.

Cooper ordered a pre sentence investigation and set sentencing for March 19.

• David Adkins, 35, of 20 Township Road 1416, Proctorville, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for a fourth-degree count of trafficking in drugs. Cooper also ordered the man to pay a $2,500 fine and suspended his license for six months.

• Shane Yates, 26, of 312 Rear S. Eighth St., Ironton, was arraigned on a second-degree count of arson, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $25,000 cash or surety and $50,000 property. A pretrial was set for March 19.

• Garrett Spurlock, 22, of 3161 A. Howells Mills Road, Ona, W.Va., pleaded guilty to a third-degree count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.

Cooper ordered a PSI and set sentencing for April 9. Until sentencing, Cooper set bond at $50,000 own-recognizance and ordered weekly drug testing.