Probation violations fill docket
Several defendants who were previously sentenced to community control sanctions were sent to prison this week after they admitted to violating the terms of their probation Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Tyler Denney, 29, of 621 S. Eighth St., Ironton, was on probation through a previous sentence of treatment in lieu of conviction. Denney admitted he violated his probation and Judge D. Scott Bowling found him guilty of fifth-degree possession of heroin. He was sentenced to 11 months in prison.
Denney also has charges pending in Judge Charles Cooper’s courtroom. The man was indicted in February on two counts of burglary, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence.
The following also admitted CCS violations:
• Garrett Spurlock, 24, of Ona, West Virginia, sentenced to two years in prison;
• Jeremy Stump, 36, of Huntington, sentenced to 11 months in prison;
• Stanley Carter, 38, of 621 S. Eighth St., Ironton, six months in prison;
• Gary Hay, 41, of Ironton, seven days in the county jail, $345 in arrears for GPS, CCS to continue;
• Kathleen Marshall, 50, of Huntington, nine months in prison;
• Nathan Spurlock, 34, of Chesapeake, nine months in prison.
The following defendants also made court appearances on Wednesday:
• Michael Nelson, 35, of 342 County Road 51, Pedro, who previously pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand theft, was sentenced to four years CCS under intensive supervised probation, 200 hours community service and 30 days in jail. Bowling also ordered the man to pay $14,119 in restitution to the NECCO Center.
• Candy Long, 36, of 62 Township Road 1161 Lot 7D, Proctorville, who previously pleaded guilty to fifth-degree theft, was sentenced to four years CSS/ISP, STAR and 200 hours community service. Bowling also ordered the woman to pay $1,425 in restitution.
• Joseph Earwood, 33, of 1200 Gallaher Drive, Ashland, pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree count of receiving stolen property. Bowling set sentencing for March 30.
• David Dodds, 37, of 38 Township Road 1501, Chesapeake, who previously pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree count of possession of heroin, was sentenced to treatment in lieu of conviction.
• Crystal Settles, 35, of 4632 Jared Court, Catlettsburg, Kentucky, was arraigned on a fourth-degree count of theft of drugs, to which she pleaded not guilty. Bowling set bond at $10,000 own-recognizance and a pretrial was set for April 20.
• Joseph Thompson, 38, of 1046 N. Fifth St., Ironton, was arraigned on two fifth- and one fourth-degree count of trafficking in heroin and a fourth-degree count of complicity to trafficking in heroin, to which he pleaded not guilty. Bowling set bond at $25,000 cash or surety plus $25,000 OR and GPS monitoring.
• Bill Smith, 57, of 1808 1/2 S. Third St., Ironton, was arraigned on five fourth-degree counts of trafficking in drugs, to which he pleaded not guilty. Bowling set bond at $10,000 OR plus GPS and a pretrial was set for April 6.