Ironton man pleads guilty in robbery case
IRONTON -- An Ironton man pleaded guilty to an amended robbery charge Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court and faces up to eight years in prison.
Scott O. Lewis, 31, of the 2100 block of South 8th Street, Ironton, was indicted on a charge of aggravated robbery, a charge that carries a maximum 11-year prison sentence. Lewis pleaded guilty to an amended charge of robbery, which carries a maximum sentence of eight years in prison. Judge Charles "Chuck" Cooper set final sentencing for April 30 and set bond at $15,000 cash or surety or $25,000 property.
A co-defendant, Jason M. Adams, 32, of the 100 block of Rowe Street, Coal Grove, pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated burglary. His bond was set at $60,000 property, $40,000 cash or surety, and a $10,000 recognizance bond. Adams has been released on bond and ordered to wear an ankle monitor.
In other cases:
Anthony D. Fletcher, 25, of the 300 block of Susan Court, Ironton, rejected a plea offer that could have seen him sentenced to prison for seven years. Fletcher is charged with aggravated robbery, a charge that carries a maximum 11-year prison sentence and a $20,000 fine. The case is set for trial April 7.
Brittany Wilson, 28, of W.Va. 2, Lesage, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Rodney S. Miller Jr., 29, of the 800 block of Solida Road, South Point, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to 18 months is in prison.
Leo A. Ulery, 20, of County Road 52, Willow Wood, pleaded guilty to theft of a bank card. He faces a maximum 18 months in prison. Cooper ordered a presentencing investigation and set final sentencing for April 9. Bond was set at $5,000.
Kricia Devaney, 25, of the 5600 block of U.S. 60 E., Huntington, admitted violating community control sanctions. She was sentenced to eight months in prison.
Meaghan Gail Russell, 29, of County Road 1201, South Point, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to eight months in prison.
Drucilla Hall, 62, of Township Road 184W, Pedro, pleaded not guilty to four counts of complicity to trafficking in drugs. Bond was set at $25,000, and a pretrial was set for April 9.
Lori A. Knipp, 48, of the 2600 block of S. 5th Street, Ironton, pleaded guilty to two counts of permitting drug abuse and single counts of trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs. Final sentencing was set for April 9.
Jonathan Phillips, 25, of Olive Hill, Ky., pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge. She was placed on three years probation, ordered to perform 200 hours of community control sanctions and pay court costs.
Kimi Conn, 31, of Olive Hill, Ky., pleaded guilty to complicity to theft. She was placed on probation for three years, ordered to do 200 hours of community service and pay court costs.
William M. Barber Jr., 33, of the 900 block of Ridgeway Street, Coal Grove admitted to violating community control sanctions. His community control was extended for 12 months. He also was ordered to do 200 hours of community control sanctions.
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