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South Point man sentenced on DUI

Jan. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- A South Point man admitted violating community control sanctions and driving under the influence and was sentenced Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to two years in prison.

Jason Tackett, 32, of Township Road 616, South Point was sentenced in the case by Judge D. Scott Bowling. He also fined Tackett $2,500 and suspended his driver's license for three years.

In an unrelated case, Beverly "Doris" Copley of Crown City, Ohio, pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering children. She previously had been charged with about 40 counts of complicity to rape before pleading guilty to the amended charges Wednesday. Her husband, Donald Copley, 69, was sentenced in November to 60 years in prison in the case.

Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson asked for a presentencing investigation. Final sentencing in the case was set for Jan. 23.

In other cases:

Anthony L. Burks, 45, of County Road 15, South Point, was sentenced by Bowling to 18 months in prison for violating community control sanctions.

Eddie Estep, 31, of Township Road 615, South Point, was sentenced by Bowling to 17 months in prison for violating terms of his community control sanctions.

John R. Hogan, 27 of the 400 block of N. 2nd Street, Ironton, was sentenced by Cooper to nine months in prison for violating community control sanctions.

Ashleigh V. Watson, 30, of the 600 block of 10th Avenue, Huntington was sentenced by Judge Charles "Chuck" Cooper to a year in prison for community control sanctions violations.

Todd N. Lawhorn, 33, of W. Pigeon Roost Road, Rush, Ky., pleaded guilty to forgery and was sentenced by Cooper to six months in prison.

Frank Todd Hill, 30, of County Road 1, South Point, was sentenced by Cooper to five months in prison for violating community control sanctions.

James A. Hildreth, 43, of the 200 block of Orchard Street, Ironton, was sentenced by Cooper to 150 days in prison for violating community control sanctions.

Virgil L. Cole, 40, of County Road 14, Padre, Ohio, pleaded innocent to charges of aggravated vehicular assault and violation of a protection of order. Bond was set at $100,000, and a pretrial was set for Jan. 16.

Rebecca L. Hogsten, 37, of Township Road 343, Ironton, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence. A presentencing investigation was ordered, and final sentencing was set on March 6.

Glen Hall Jr., 58, of Fire Fighter Lane, Chattaroy, W.Va., pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs. He was placed on community control sanctions for four years, fined $1,250 and had his driver's license was suspended for six months.

Kayla Harless, 25, of the 800 block of Virginia Avenue, Huntington, pleaded guilty to theft. She was placed on community control sanctions for four years, and ordered to complete a program at the STAR Justice Center in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, ordered to pay $6,439 in restitution and do 200 hours of community service.

William Meadows, 27, of the 4900 block of Waverly Road, Huntington, pleaded innocent to aggravated vehicular assault and possession of drugs. Bond was set at $5,000, and a pretrial was set for Jan. 23.

Brenda Ritchie, 28, of County Road 18, South Point, pleaded guilty to theft of a firearm and possession of drugs. She was placed on community control sanctions for four years, and ordered to pay $650 in restitution and do 200 hours of community service.

Corey A. Crabtree, 19, of Helen Street, South Point, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

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