Ohio man faces multiple charges
IRONTON -- Charges of aggravated burglary, assault on a police officer and having weapons while under disability -- being a felon in possession of a firearm -- were added Wednesday against a Lawrence County man already charged with aggravated vehicular assault and violation of a protection order.
Virgil Cole, 40, of County Road 14, Pedro, pleaded innocent Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to aggravated robbery, assault on a police officer and having weapons while under disability.
Judge Charles "Chuck" Cooper set bond at $100,000 and consolidated the five charges against Cole for trial. He earlier pleaded not guilty to violation of a protection order and aggravated vehicular assault against a former girlfriend. Cooper agreed to consolidate the cases because the former girlfriend also is a victim in the aggravated robbery charge.
A pretrial was set for Feb. 20.
In an unrelated case, Nathan James Bloomfield, 27, of Ohio 93, Pedro, was ordered to report to the Appalachian Behavioral Health Care Center in Athens by noon Friday. Bloomfield is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide after it was determined he was driving on a suspended license and was under the influence at the time of an accident last year that killed John R. Markel, 62, of Pedro, last June 29.
Bloomfield also sustained serious head injuries in the crash and has been found incompetent to stand trial. He was ordered to undergo treatment in Athens for a year to determine if his competency can be restored.
In other cases:
Jamie L. Adkins, 23, of Township Road 276N, South Point, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced by Judge D. Scott Bowling to 21 months in prison.
James D. Cade, 34, of the 1100 block of S. 6th Street, Ironton, pleaded not guilty to burglary. Bond was set at $100,000, and a pretrial was set for Feb. 6.
Bill S. Goody, 24, and Donald Goody, 49, both of County Road 128, South Point, pleaded not guilty to complicity to burglary. Bond was set at $15,000, and a pretrial was set for Feb. 20.
William T. Roy, 33, of County Road 1, pleaded not guilty to obstructing justice. Bond was set at $25,000, and a pretrial was set for Feb. 13.
Michelle K. Curry, 31, of the 2100 block of South 6th Street, Ironton, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft. Final sentencing was set for 3 p.m. Friday.
Charles R. Brown Jr., 36, of Pine Terrace Drive, Ashland, admitted violating community control sanctions. Prosecutors recommended a prison sentence of two years, but Cooper continued sentencing for a week.
Phillip A. Dingess, 32, of County Road 1, South Point, pleaded not guilty to four counts of breaking and entering and one count of complicity to breaking and entering. Bond was set at $7,000, and a pretrial was set for Feb. 6.
Savannah N. Jenkins, 25, of South 5th Street, Ironton, pleaded not guilty to possession of drugs and endangering children. Bond was set at $10,000, and a pretrial was set for Feb. 6.
Brandon L. Mullens, 30, of Township Road 2111, Ironton, pleaded not guilty to forgery. A previous bond was continued, and a pretrial was set for Feb. 20.
Ruby Stubbs, 44, of the 3400 block of West Virginia 75, Huntington, pleaded not guilty to possession of drugs. She was released on bond, and a pretrial was set for Feb. 20.
Jonlee Boggs, 29, of Township Road 1430, South Point, pleaded not guilty to an amended charge of receiving stolen property. Boggs was placed on community control sanctions for four hours, ordered to perform 200 hours of community service, ordered to complete a four-to-six-month program at the STAR Community Justice Center and pay $390 in restitution.