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Second teen sentenced in school panic case

The first Proctorville teen to admit his involvement in a school panic case was the second to be sentenced.

John Pacinhik, 18, of 179 Township Road 1233, was sentenced to five years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation.

Judge Charles Cooper also ordered the teen to pay a $1,000 fine. If he violates his probation, he could be sentenced to prison for up to 11 months.

Pacinhik pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree count of inducing panic, which had been reduced from a second-degree felony.

Pacinhik, along with Samuel Patrick, 19, of the same address, were arrested in April and subsequently indicted on inducing panic charges after the Fairland School District reported “alarming” material had been posted through the social media site, Instagram.

Patrick pleaded guilty last week to a second-degree count of inducing panic and was sentenced to four years in prison.

In other cases:

• Gregory Warren, 29, of 3903 Mound St., Ashland, pleaded guilty to a third-degree count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. Other counts of first-degree aggravated, fifth-degree possession of cocaine and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

Cooper sentenced the man to two years in prison.

• William Yapp, 49, and Robert Duty, 51, both of 9371 County Road 1, South Point, each pleaded guilty to second-degree counts of trafficking in heroin. Multiple other drug charges were dismissed. Cooper set sentencing for Dec. 23.

• Jason France, of 513 N. Sixth St., Ironton, admitted CCS violations and was sentenced to eight months in prison.

• Keith Adkins, 38, and Gary Hay, 41, both of 3109 S. Fifth St., Ironton, each pleaded guilty to third-degree counts of arson. Judge D. Scott Bowling ordered presentence investigations and set sentencing for Dec. 9.

• Nicholas Coleman, 48, of 13815 Shoddy Daisy Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of theft. Bowling sentenced the man to time served and three years probation.

• Reggie Crance, 25, of 17797 State Route 93, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of falsification. Bowling sentenced the man to three years probation, 180 days in the county jail suspended and 30 days home confinement.

• Lori Zundel, 51, of 318 Mulberry St., Ironton, admitted CCS violations and was sentenced to six months in prison.

• Jennifer Flora, 25, of 6471 Merrits Creek Road, Huntington, admitted CCS violations and was sentenced to 24 months in prison.

• David Hass, 20, of 103 Columbus St., South Point, pleaded guilty to two fifth-degree counts of forgery. Bowling ordered a PSI and set sentencing for Dec. 9.

• Donald Wine, 27, listed as homeless, pleaded guilty to third-degree count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. Bowling sentenced the man to three years in prison.

• Charles McKenzie, 51, of 308 Ridgeway St., Coal Grove, pleaded guilty to a third-degree DUI. Bowling sentenced the man to three years in prison, a $2,000 fine and issued a lifetime driver’s license suspension.