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3 get prison sentences at common pleas

Three defendants received prison sentences this week in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

• Larry Chinn, 31, of 4570 State Route 141, Ironton, previously pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault, a second-degree felony, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. Judge Charles Cooper sentenced him to six years in prison.

• Christina Anderson, 40, of 3341 State Route 243, Ironton, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and attempted aggravated trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), also a third-degree felony. Cooper sentenced her to five years in prison.

• Emory Markel Jr., 38, of 2739 S. Eighth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin, a fifth-degree felony. Judge Andy Ballard sentenced him to six months in prison.

In other cases:

• David Malanowski, 37, of 307 South St. E., Apt. 1, South Point, denied community-controlled sanctions (CCS) violations. Cooper set CCS trial for Oct. 31.

• Michael Parks, 42, of 70 Private Drive 302, South Point, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (methamphetamine), a fifth-degree felony. Cooper sentenced him to four years CCS under intensive supervised probation (ISP) with 11 months reserved, and ordered him to complete STAR.

• Curtis Ratcliff, 43, of South Point, denied CCS violations. Cooper set CCS trial for Oct. 31.

• Lisa Willis, 49, of 2023 State Route 423, Coal Grove, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and two counts of possession of heroin, also felonies of the fifth-degree. She was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, and Cooper placed her on one year probation and ordered her to complete treatment at Spectrum Outreach Services and complete 200 hours community service.

• Casey Bartrum, 22, of 8027 State Route 522, Pedro, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. Ballard set sentencing for Dec. 4, and ordered him to pay $1,800 in restitution before he returns for sentencing.

• Johnda Dodson, 18, of 48 State Route 217, Kitts Hill, pleaded not guilty to felonious assault, a second-degree felony. Ballard set bond at $20,000 OR and placed her on GPS home confinement. Pretrial was set for Oct. 31.

• Damion Fox, 33, of 127 Township Road 1021, South Point, previously pleaded not guilty to theft, a fifth-degree felony. He failed his drug screen, and Ballard increased his bond to $50,000 cash or surety and $100,000 OR. Pretrial was set for Oct. 31.

• Floyd Franklin, 57, c/o Lawrence County Jail, admitted CCS violations. Ballard sentenced him to time served, making his case off paper.

• Joseph Hicks, 38, of 203 Burnsdale Road, Louisville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony, possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor of the fourth-degree. He was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, and Ballard ordered him to complete treatment at Mended Reeds with weekly reporting and 200 hours community service.

• Sean James, 26, of 412 Mill St., Ironton, previously pleaded not guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs (Adderall), a third-degree felony. Ballard set another pretrial for Oct. 31, where he will receive a final offer. If he rejects the state’s final offer, trial is set for Nov. 19.

• TJ Jenkins Jr., 34, of 195 Township Road 1368, Proctorville, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony. He was eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction, and Ballard placed him on GPS home confinement and ordered him to complete STAR and 200 hours community service.

• Larry Neal II, 39, of 8756 State Route 140, Wheelersburg, pleaded not guilty to receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of drugs (methamphetamine), a fifth-degree felony. Ballard set bond at $20,000 OR and placed him on GPS home confinement. Pretrial was set for Oct. 31.

• Shawn Patrick, 30, of 148 Private Drive 2482, Proctorville, pleaded guilty to improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of drugs (Suboxone), a first-degree misdemeanor. Ballard sentenced him to two years CCS and ordered him to complete treatment at Riverside Recovery Services. A gun was also forfeited in the case.

• Donald Sisler Jr., 28, of 2163 County Road 22, Ironton, previously pleaded not guilty to trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), a fourth-degree felony, trafficking in heroin, having weapons while under disability and illegal conveyance of prohibited items onto the grounds of a detention facility or institution, all third-degree felonies, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor or the second-degree. Another pretrial is set for Nov. 11, where he will receive a final offer. If he rejects the state’s final offer, trial is set for Dec. 17.