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Man sentenced in '11 standoff

Oct. 02, 2012 @ 10:50 PM

HUNTINGTON -- A local man faces more than a decade in prison for his involvement in a May 2011 armed robbery.

Nathan A. Sparks, 33, of the 4500 block of Magazine Avenue, recently received a 15-year prison sentence. He had pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery. Cabell Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell ordered all but one year of that sentence be served after an unrelated punishment in Wayne County.

The Cabell County case stems from a May 31, 2011, robbery at the Same Old Place/Classic Liquors building in the 1400 block of Adams Avenue. A witness tip about a possible getaway vehicle led police to a residence a couple of miles east along Magazine Avenue, where a four-hour standoff ensued.

A September 2011 indictment in Cabell County initially charged Sparks with first-degree robbery and conspiracy.

Sparks' sentence was one of several recently handed down by Farrell and Cabell Circuit Judge Alfred Ferguson.

Man sent to prison for unlawful wounding

Farrell ordered Justin Matrice Peet to serve a 2- to 6-year sentence behind bars. The 29-year-old, originally from Chicago, had pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and domestic battery without a grand jury indictment.

Theft suspect gets drug court

Ferguson placed Marvin Midkiff in drug court while holding in abeyance a 2- to 25-year sentence behind bars. The defendant had pleaded guilty to breaking and entering, burglary and petit larceny without a grand jury indictment.

Prison, restitution for burglary case

Ferguson ordered John Leiper to serve a 4- to 55-year prison sentence with $500 restitution. The defendant had pleaded guilty to three counts burglary, along with single counts grand larceny and petit larceny.

A September 2011 indictment initially charged Leiper with eight counts burglary, four counts grand larceny and two counts petit larceny.

Prison time for forgery

Farrell ordered Matthew Scott Smith to serve a 1- to 10-year prison sentence. The 41-year-old from the 700 block of Solida Road in South Point, Ohio, had pleaded guilty to forgery of a credit card.

A May 2011 indictment initially charged Smith with forgery of a credit card, conspiracy, burglary and grand larceny.

Attempted felony gets probation

Farrell ordered Kenneth Dale Snyder to one year probation, after the judge suspended a 1- to 3-year prison sentence. The defendant from the 1000 block of Mason Street in Milton had pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony.

A November 2011 indictment initially charged Snyder with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Probation ordered in petit larceny case

Farrell ordered Reginald Pleasant to one year probation, after the judge suspended a 6-month jail sentence. The defendant, of the 1100 block of Hal Greer Boulevard in Huntington, had pleaded guilty to petit larceny.

A September 2011 indictment initially charged Pleasant with burglary, petit larceny and transferring stolen property.

Grand larceny lands woman in prison

Ferguson ordered Rachel Ann Doneff to a 1- to 10-year prison sentence. The 32-year-old from the 100 block of Oney Avenue in Huntington had pleaded guilty to grand larceny.

A February 2012 indictment initially charged Doneff with four counts third-offense shoplifting, along with single counts grand larceny and conspiracy.

Probation for wanton endangerment

Ferguson placed Christopher Deuser on two-and-a-half years probation, after the judge suspended a 3-year prison sentence. The defendant, with Huntington addresses in the first block of 27th Street, 500 block of Richmond Street and 2600 block of Collis Avenue, had pleaded guilty to wanton endangerment.

A March 2012 indictment initially charged Deuser with wanton endangerment, along with breaking and entering.

Fraud nets probation

Farrell placed Gerald Martin Coyne on two years probation, along with orders to pay restitution and a $240 fine. It all followed the judge's suspension of a 12-year prison sentence.

The 24-year-old from Proctorville, Ohio, had pleaded guilty on two counts of fraudulent use of an access device.

A May 2012 indictment initially charged Coyne with three counts fraudulent use of an access device, along with single counts forgery, petit larceny and breaking and entering.

Woman sent to youthful offender center

Farrell recommended Hannah Marie Frazier be placed in the state's correctional center for youthful offenders, as the judge ordered her to a 1- to 3-year prison sentence. The 21-year-old from Salt Rock had pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony without a grand jury indictment.

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