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South Point man gets prison for B&E, burglary

Found guilty on four charges after trial

A South Point man was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Andy Ballard’s courtroom.

Cody Perkey, 22, of 108 Sharon Court, South Point, previously pleaded not guilty to three counts of breaking and entering, all fifth-degree felonies, and one count of burglary, a felony of the second-degree.

Perkey’s case went to trial last week, where he was found guilty of all of the charges.

All of the crimes took place in the Village of South Point, and were investigated by Detective Larry Large, Sgt. Lenny Abrams and Patrolman Allan Wheeler, all of the South Point Police Department.

He appeared in front of Ballard for sentencing on Wednesday, and was sentenced to four years and 11 months in prison, and ordered to pay court costs.

In other cases:

• Dina Blasko, 36, of 1915 N. Third St., Ironton, or 201 Crestview Road, Russell, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and identity fraud, a fifth-degree felony. In another case, she pleaded guilty to escape, a third-degree felony, vandalism, a fifth-degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a felony of the third-degree. Judge Andy Ballard sentenced her to three years in prison.

• Misty Boyer, 35, of 1967 N. Fourth St., Ironton, previously pleaded not guilty to trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), a fourth-degree felony, trafficking in drugs (Alprazolam), a fifth-degree felony, and possession of drugs (methamphetamine), also a fifth-degree felony. Ballard set a final offer hearing for June 27. If she rejects the state’s final offer at that time, trial will  be Aug. 23 and 24.

• Phillip Clark, 22, of 9069 County Road 107, Apt. C, Proctorville, pleaded guilty to improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, and aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine), a fifth-degree felony. He was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, and Ballard ordered him to participate in his drug court, complete 200 hours community service and abstain from drugs and/or alcohol for at least one year.

• Eddie Estep, 36, of 630 Township Road 60, South Point, previously admitted community-controlled sanctions (CCS) violations, but was unable to be admitted to STAR as part of his original sentence. Ballard ordered him to complete treatment at Mended Reeds and 200 hours community service, with 11 months reserved.

• Robert Felty, 55, of 217 Kentucky St., Ashland, Kentucky, pleaded not guilty to possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. Ballard set bond at $5,000 cash or surety and $25,000 OR. Pretrial was set for June 13.

• Bryton Harden, 22, of 3571 Balls Brach Road, Culloden, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (methamphetamine), a fifth-degree felony. In exchange for his guilty plea, the state agreed to nolle a charge of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. As part of the plea deal, however, he agreed to forfeit the firearm to the South Point Police Department for destruction. He was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, and Ballard ordered him to complete treatment, 200 hours community service and abstain from drugs and/or alcohol for at least one year.

• Jonathan Hopkins, 22, of 1012 Ninth Ave., Huntington, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (psilocybin AKA mushrooms), a fifth-degree felony. He was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, and Ballard ordered him to complete treatment and 200 hours community service.

• Daniel Jenkins, 39, of 235 Memorial St., Coal Grove, previously pleaded not guilty to trafficking in drugs (methylenidate hydrochloride), a third-degree felony. He will receive a final offer at a later date. If he reject’s the state’s final offer, trial is set for July 19 and 20.

• Ellen Witten, 60, of 3116 Fifth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. She was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, and Ballard ordered her to complete treatment, 200 hours community service and abstain from drugs and/or alcohol for at least one year.

• Ryan Russell, 44, of 2109 N. Second St., Ironton, pleaded not guilty to four counts of trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), three third-degree felonies and one fourth-degree felony. Ballard set bond at $75,000 OR and ordered him to be placed on GPS monitoring until his pretrial. Pretrial was set for June 13.

• Ethan Preston, 27, of 703 Lane St., Coal Grove, pleaded not guilty to two counts of trafficking in heroin, both fifth-degree felonies. Ballard set bond at $25,000 OR. Pretrial was set for June 13.

• Jonathan Eden, 44, of 84 Private Drive 8047, Proctorville, admitted CCS violations. Judge Charles Cooper sentenced him to 13 months prison with credit for two months served.

• Norman Fulks II, 42, of 115 Township Road 1111, Proctorville, denied CCS violations. Cooper set CCS trial for May 30.

• Kendrick Jones, 38, of 511 S. 10th St., Apt. D1, Ironton, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to four counts of trafficking in heroin, three fifth-degree felonies and one fourth-degree felony due to being in the presence of juveniles. Cooper ordered him to be evaluated.

• Nicholous Thomas, age unknown, of 247 Andrea Drive, Wheelersburg, pleaded not guilty to possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. Cooper continued a $2,500 cash or surety bond from lower court and set a $10,000 OR bond. Pretrial was set for June 13.