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7 sentenced in common pleas court

Probation, prison time, fines are meted out

Seven received sentences in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court Tuesday morning.

Mark Miller, 42, of 310 Chinns Branch, Wurtland, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest. Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced him to four years community controlled sanctions with intensive supervised provision as well as 17 months at STAR Community Justice Center reserved and 200 hours of community service.

Albert Rucker, 24, of 120 Apt. A Freeman Court, South Point, pleaded guilty to three fifth-degree felony counts of theft. Judge Bowling sentenced him to four years community controlled sanctions with intensive supervised provision as well as paying a restitution of $605 to the victim and 200 hours of community service.

Demar Johnson, 23, of 1010 S. Ninth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to the third-degree felonies of tampering with evidence and having weapons while under disability. Judge Bowling sentenced him to two years in prison for each count concurrently.

Nathaniel Clark, 27, of 13126 Prospect, Warren, Michigan, previously pleaded guilty to complicity to trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony, in June. Judge Bowling sentenced him to four years community controlled sanctions with intensive supervised provision with 11 months reserved.

Dajuan M. Williams AKA “Wires,” 26, of 1602 McGuire St., Detroit, Michigan, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, third-degree felonies, and a fourth-degree felony of attempted aggravated trafficking in drugs. Judge Charles Cooper sentenced him to four years and 11 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.

Michael T. Shong Jr., 25, of 2112 State Route 325 North, Bidwell, pleaded guilty to burglary, a second-degree felony. Judge Cooper sentenced him to six years in the appropriate penal institution.

Joseph E. Merrill Jr., 41, of 8202 County Road 1, South Point, pleaded guilty to felonious assault, a first-degree felony, and resisting arrest, a fourth-degree felony. Judge Cooper sentenced him to four years in prison.