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Second in Rax robbery gets 6 years in prison

Another Ironton man was sentenced to prison Wednesday for holding up a local restaurant.

Judge Charles Cooper sentenced Joshua Dyer, 25, of 2817 S. Eighth St., to six years in prison for the aggravated robbery of Rax Restaurant. The man had pleaded guilty at an earlier court appearance.

“I would just like to apologize,” Dyer said before sentencing.

Earlier this month, David Artis, 23, of 275 N. Third St. Apt. 202, pleaded guilty to the same charge in connection with the robbery. He was also sentenced to six years in prison.

In other cases:

• William Wilburn, 39, of 516 Hecla St., was arraigned on a bill of information of second-degree illegal manufacture of drugs, to which he pleaded guilty. He also admitted probation violations.

Cooper set sentencing for May 21 and set a $20,000 own-recognizance bond with GPS monitoring.

• Anthony White, 48, of 506 Walnut St., Ironton, was arraigned on a fourth-degree count of trafficking in drugs (Suboxone), to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $20,000 OR and set a pretrial for May 28.

• Todd McCann, 40, of 513 Railroad St., Ironton, was arraigned on a bill of information of fifth-degree breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools, to which he pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity.

Cooper ordered a mental evaluation and set bond at $250,000 cash or surety or $500,000 property. A pretrial was tentatively set for May 28.

• Zachary Almekinder, 25, of 209 Township Road 258, South Webster, was arraigned on a fifth-degree count of misuse of a credit card, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Judge D. Scott Bowling set bond at $20,000 cash or surety and $10,000 OR. A pretrial was set for May 28.

• Elvis Rister, 38, of 109 Garden Court, South Point, pleaded guilty to three counts of trafficking in drugs. Two additional counts of trafficking, as well as possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools, were dismissed.

Bowling sentenced the man to two years in prison, $2,500 in fines and a driver’s license suspension.

• Michael Rucker, 54, of 2533 S. Sixth St., Ironton, was arraigned on two fourth- and one third-degree count of trafficking in drugs, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Bowling set bond at $10,000 OR, $30,000 property and GPS monitoring. A pretrial was set for May 28.

• Sherry Harbolt, 42, of 1021 S. Seventh St., Ironton, pleaded guilty a third-degree count of trafficking in drugs and a count of misdemeanor endangering children. Bowling ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for May 28.

• Keturah Adkins, 31, of 2115 S. Sixth St., Ironton, admitted probation violations and was sentenced to 12 months in prison.