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Ironton man sentenced in theft of firearm

Mar. 27, 2013 @ 11:13 PM

IRONTON -- An Ironton area man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Eric A. Collins, 23, of the 3900 block of Ohio 243, pleaded guilty to theft of a firearm. Judge Charles "Chuck" Cooper sentenced Collins to two years in prison and ordered him to pay court costs.

In an unrelated case, Harry Wilks, 64, of the 500 block of Rockwood Avenue, Chesapeake, was placed on community control sanctions for four years and ordered to pay court costs after pleading guilty to a charge of open dumping/open burning. Wilks was cited for having a number of scrap tires on his property in the Chesapeake area. Wilks is subject to a two-year prison sentence if he doesn't abide by the terms of his probation.

He was ordered to continue removing tires from his property in the Chesapeake area. He also was ordered not to bring any more tires to the site.

In other cases:

Brandon L. Mullens, 30, of Township Road 211, Ironton, was sentenced to six months in prison for forgery.

Richard Snodgrass, 25, of the 400 block of 29th Street, Ashland, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs. He was sentenced by Judge D. Scott Bowling to 11 months in prison, fined $1,250, had his driver's license suspended for six months and was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service. He will be given a judicial release to the STAR Community Justice Service in Franklin Furnace once a bed becomes available to complete a four to six-month program.

Clinton Cremeans, 33, of County Road 28, Pedro, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to six months in prison.

Donald E. Goody, 9, of County Road 28, South Point, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. He was given a suspended 180-day jail sentence, ordered to pay $24,000 in restitution, fined $500 and required to pay court costs.

Rebecca Hogsten, 38, of Township Road 343, Ironton, was placed on community control sanctions for four years for tampering with evidence. She also was ordered to pay court costs.

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