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Man pays restitution to Health Department

Jeremy Penwell, 35, of Kitts Hill, one of two suspects arrested in connection with misuse of Ironton City Health Department gas cards last year, was sentenced in Judge Andrew Ballard’s courtroom on Wednesday morning.

Penwell paid complete restitution of $576.21 to the health department, and was sentenced to four years of community control sanctions with intensive supervised probation and ordered to complete 400 hours of community service.

Penwell and Ryan Meeks, 32, of Ironton, were charged with theft by deception in their misuse of the health department gas card.

In other action in Ballard’s courtroom, Kristen Corbin, 27, of Ironton, admitted to her CCS violation and was sentenced to three months in prison.

Jimmie O’Field, 57, of South Point, pleaded guilty to handling a firearm while intoxicated and was sentenced to four years of CCS with 17 months reserved.

Tisha Ramey, 29, of Huntington, had her case continued on charges of forgery and receiving stolen property.

Paul Zimmerman, 38, of Ironton, pleaded not guilty on two counts of trafficking in Oxycodone and had his bond set at $35,000 cash or surety and $35,000 own recognizances, with GPS monitoring.

William Stapleton, 35, of Ironton, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs and was sentenced to four years of CCS, 200 hours of community service, and ordered to complete a program at STAR Community Justice Center.

Brandon Porter, 28, of Ironton, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs and was sentenced to four years of CCS with ISP, and 200 hours of community service. Porter had already checked himself into a program at Riverside and will be required to complete that program as well.

In Judge Charles Cooper’s courtroom David Barry, 47, of Proctorville, pleaded not guilty to charges of felonious assault, and had bond set at $75,000 cash or surety and $75,000 own recognizances.

Clarence Blair, Jr., 38, of South Point, pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin, less than five grams but more than one gram, and was sentenced to four years of CCS and ordered to successfully complete a program at STAR Community Justice Center.

Walter Briggs, II, 26, of Detroit, had his case continued while his attorney files a motion to suppress. Briggs is accused of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and trafficking in marijuana.

Elijah W. Chapman, 21, of Chesapeake, also had his case continued. Chapman was appearing on charges of burglary and felonious assault.

Robert Goldsby, 29, of Ironton, pleaded not guilty to charges of burglary and had his bond set at $50,000 cash or surety.

Matthew A. Rife, 27, of Ironton, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. Rife was sentenced to eight months of prison with credit for time served.

Brandon Spencer, 34, of Proctorville, pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, felonious assault, and criminal damaging, and had his cases consolidated with a new indictment and continued.

Anneimika A. Walters, 39, of London, tested positive for methamphetamine and had her bond increased to $30,000 and was ordered back to court in two weeks time. Walters is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of alprazolam (generic for Xanax).

Timothy White, 28, of Catlettsburg, pleaded guilty in a negotiated deal to robbery and tampering with evidence. White was sentenced to 30 months on the robbery and 29 months on the tampering charge, to run consecutively, for a total of 59 months, with credit for time served.

Virginia White, 42, of South Point, had her bond set at $75,000 cash or surety, on all of her charges. White is charged in three separate cases, and is currently confined to home with GPS monitoring. White is charged with tampering with evidence in one case, with complicity to trafficking, with Destiny Rickey, and to trafficking in Oxycodone in a second case, and to burglary and theft in a third case.

Robert L. Williams, III, 59, of Ironton, made a motion to withdraw his guilty plea and had his pretrial set for April 26. Williams is charged with complicity to trafficking in the Kim Montgomery case.

Anthony S. Workman, 39, of Chesapeake, pleaded guilty to failure to appear for sentencing in a previous case. Workman was sentenced on both cases, having previously pleaded guilty to charges of burglary and grand theft. He was sentenced to three years on the charge of burglary and 17 months on the charge of grand theft, to run concurrently, and to six months on the failure to appear charge, to run consecutively, for a total sentence length of three years and six months. He was also ordered to pay $1,559.32 in restitution on the grand theft charge.