Sentences handed down at common pleas court
Several defendants were sentenced this week in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
• Jason Ellison, 35, of 1112 Ninth St., Apt. 2, Huntington, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery, both fifth-degree felonies. Judge Andy Ballard sentenced him to four years community-controlled sanctions (CCS) under intensive supervised probation (ISP) with 22 months reserved. He was also ordered to complete 200 hours community service and pay $7,810 in restitution.
• Steven Horsely, 37, of 4114 Skidmore St., Ashland, Kentucky, denied CCS violations. Ballard set CCS trial for next week.
• Troy Hughes, 28, of 527 Washington St., Coal Grove, previously pleaded guilty to grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, burglary, a second-degree felony, theft from the elderly, a fifth-degree felony, and resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor. In another case, he previously pleaded guilty to misuse of credit cards, a felony of the fifth-degree. Ballard sentenced him to four years in prison and ordered him to pay $309 in restitution.
• Michelle Jenkins, 37, of 1124 S. Fourth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to three counts of trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), all third-degree felonies. Ballard sentenced her to three years in prison and ordered her to pay court costs.
• Frances Lawrence, 29, of 1660 State Route 775, Proctorville, pleaded guilty to theft, a fifth-degree felony. She was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, and Ballard ordered her to complete treatment, STAR, 200 hours community service and pay court costs.
• Garland Sharp, 27, of 726 S. 10th St., Ironton, pleaded not guilty to burglary, a fifth-degree felony. Ballard continued the $10,000 cash or surety bond from lower court and set a $25,000 OR bond.
• Scott W. Bonham, 50, of 73545 U.S. 50, McCarther, pleaded guilty to having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony, possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, possession of drugs (methamphetamine), a fifth-degree felony, defacing ID marks of a firearm, a first-degree misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor of the fourth-degree. In another case, he pleaded guilty to failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony. Judge Charles Cooper sentenced him to a total of 26 months in prison with credit for time served.
• Kelli J. Runyon-Carrico AKA Kelli J. Runyon, 32, of 720 S. 10th St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a fifth-degree felony. Cooper sentenced her to four years CCS under ISP with 11 months reserved, and ordered her to complete STAR.
• Myca Followay, 32, of 150 Township Road 111, Ironton, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), both fourth-degree felonies. Cooper sentenced her to 10 months in prison.
• Ashley D. Gillispie, 32, of 323 33rd St., Huntington, West Virginia, previously pleaded not guilty to possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, possession of drugs (Alprazolam), a first-degree misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a minor misdemeanor. On Wednesday, she failed a drug screen and Cooper increased her bond to $25,000 cash or surety and $25,000 OR.
• John R. Hogan, 32, of 3462 Bexvie Ave., Columbus, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering, vandalism and possession of criminal tools, all felonies of the fifth-degree. Cooper sentenced him to 16 months in prison with credit for time served.
• David J. Malanowski, 37, of 307 Fourth St. E., Apt. 1, South Point, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony, and falsification and endangering children, both first-degree misdemeanors. Cooper sentenced him to four years CCS under ISP with 11 months reserved, and ordered him to complete STAR.
• Jonathan J. Ratcliff, 22, of 77 Township Road 1019, South Point, previously pleaded not guilty to improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. On Wednesday, he failed a drug screen and Cooper increased his bond to $5,000 cash or surety and $5,000 OR.
• Dara L. Rowe, 39, of 13 Private Road 372, Ironton, denied CCS violations. Cooper set CCS trial for March 6.