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Alleged gun thieves plead not guilty

Two Coal Grove men accused of stealing police weapons and using them in a robbery denied the charges against them Tuesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

David Allen Harris, 21, of 506 Marion Pike Lot 4, Coal Grove, and Joseph M. Waddle, 23, of 506 Marion Pike Lot 4, Coal Grove, were each arraigned on charges of first-degree aggravated robbery, third-degree having weapons under a disability, third-degree theft of a firearm and misdemeanor theft.

Both men pleaded not guilty and $100,000-bonds were transferred from a lower court.

Judge Charles Cooper set pretrials for Oct. 15.

Harris and Waddle were arrested in late August after more than a dozen Coal Grove residents’ vehicles were broken into, one of which was an Ironton police cruiser.

Harris and Waddle are accused of taking two pistols from the cruiser’s secured lock box. The men are also alleged to have robbed a man at gunpoint, taking about $19 in cash. The firearms were later allegedly found in one of the suspect’s homes under a piece of furniture.

In an unrelated case, co-defendants in an alleged meth-making case also pleaded not guilty.

Kevin Slone, 30, and Tonya Burggraf, 45, both of 1087 Township Road 309, Chesapeake, were arraigned on second-degree counts of illegal manufacture of drugs.

Cooper set bond for each defendant at $100, cash or surety and set pretrials on Oct. 15.

In other cases:

• Darryl Taylor, 39, of 925 S. Tenth St., Ironton, was arraigned on second- and three third-degree counts of trafficking in drugs (oxycodone), to which he pleaded not guilty.

Cooper set bond at $75,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for Oct. 15.

• Stuart Wolfe, 54, 275 N. Third St., Ironton, was arraigned on a third-degree count of disrupting public service, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Cooper continued a $5,000 bond from a lower court and set a pretrial for Oct. 15.

• Paula Crissinger, 49, of 19 Township Road 506, Kitts Hill, was arraigned on a third-degree count of tampering with evidence, to which she pleaded not guilty.

Cooper set bond at $150,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for Oct. 1.

• Curtis Page, 40, of 2674 Castine Way, Reynoldsburg, was arraigned on a first-degree count of aggravated trafficking in drugs (crack cocaine) and a fifth-degree count of possession of crack cocaine, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Cooper set bond at $100,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for Oct. 15.

• Keion T.C. Looney, 28, of 260 Cedardale St., Pontiac, Michigan, was arraigned on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs (oxycodone), to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $75,000 cash or surety and set a pretrial for Oct. 15.

• Leroy A. Page III, 27, of 130 S. Chester St., West Jefferson, was arraigned on counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs (crack cocaine) and possession of crack cocaine, to which he pleaded not guilty. Cooper set bond at $100,00 cash or surety and set a pretrial for Oct. 15.