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Man pleads guilty to attempt to commit a felony

Dec. 30, 2012 @ 11:27 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Cabell Circuit Judge Alfred Ferguson ordered Frank Randolph Smith to a 1- to 3-year prison sentence.

Smith, 26, had pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony. He agreed to enter that plea without a grand jury indictment.

Ferguson and fellow Cabell Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell also issued punishments in the following criminal cases.

Prescription fraud

Ferguson ordered Melinda Zaneski to a 1- to 4 year prison sentence.

Zaneski, 55, had pleaded guilty to obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation. She agreed to enter that plea without a grand jury indictment.

Meth, burglary cases

Ferguson ordered George Keith Belton to a 2- to 10-year prison sentence.

Belton, 46, had pleaded guilty to attempting to operate a clandestine drug lab and daytime burglary, also known as entering without breaking. He agreed to enter the plea without a grand jury indictment.

Prison in felony attempt

Ferguson ordered Jimmie Lee Holbrook Jr. to a 1- to 3-year prison sentence.

Holbrook, 32, had pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony. He agreed to enter the plea without a grand jury indictment.

Probation, fine

Farrell ordered Jennifer Lynn Dempsey to one year of probation and a $250 fine after the judge suspended a 1- to 3-year prison sentence.

Dempsey had pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony, that being possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. She agreed to enter the plea without a grand jury indictment.

Burglary leads to prison time

Farrell ordered Christopher Michael Price to a 1- to 15-year prison sentence.

Price, 23, of the 300 block of Stewart Road in Hurricane, W.Va., had pleaded guilty to burglary.

A February 2012 indictment initially charged Price with burglary, petit larceny and destruction of property.

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