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Woman gets three years in theft case

Apr. 11, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- An Ironton area woman was sentenced Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to three years in prison for felony theft.

Donna L. Wicker, 51, of County Road 21, Ironton, agreed to pay $3,000 Wednesday towards the $14,421 in restitution she owes. She could be eligible for judicial release after serving six months in prison as part of a negotiated plea. Judge Charles "Chuck" Cooper ordered her to repay the remaining $11,421 she owes within a year of her release from prison.

Warren "Butch" Morford, a South Point lawyer representing the defendant, said his client had a gambling addiction. He said Wicker has been working two jobs to collect money to pay on the restitution she owes.

In other cases:

Curtis L. Adkins, 35, of the 100 block of Kelly Lane, Chesapeake, pleaded guilty to identity fraud and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to six months in prison.

Nicholas Hughes, 20, of Township Road 186, South Point, was sentenced to 11 months in prison for breaking and entering and theft. Hughes, however, will be placed on community control sanctions for several years and transferred to the STAR Community Justice Center in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, when a bed becomes available in about a month. Judge D. Scott Bowling also ordered him to do 200 hours of community service.

Brett A Goody, 33, of Township Road 297, Ironton, pleaded not guilty to two counts of grand theft, two counts of breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools. One of the charges stemmed from a break-in at the Wendy's in downtown and taking money from a small safe on March 24. Bond in the case was set at $60,000 and a pretrial was set for April 17.

Jeremy R. Runyon, 35, of County Road 15, South Point, pleaded not guilty to burglary, two counts of breaking and entering, theft of drugs and two counts of misdemeanor theft. Bond was set at $50,000 and a pretrial was set for April 24.

Kimbralee Boyd, 22, of Township Road 1186, pleaded not guilty to illegal manufacture of drugs. Bond was set at $50,000 and a pretrial was set for April 24.

Christopher Breeding, 35, of County Road 2, Chesapeake, pleaded not guilty to having weapons while under disability and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. Bond was set at $20,000 and a pretrial was set for April 24.