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Two men sentenced to 8 years in prision

Oct. 11, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- Two defendants were sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison in separate cases in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.

Donald Workman, 29, of Township Road 616, South Point, pleaded guilty to illegal manufacturing of drugs, tampering with evidence and failure to appear. Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced him to eight years in prison, fined him $7,500, suspended his driver's license for three years and ordered him to pay court costs.

Earl W. Horsley II, 33, of Mound Road, Greenup, Ky., was sentenced to eight years in prison by Judge Charles "Chuck" Cooper. Horsley pleaded guilty to illegal manufacturing of drugs, tampering with evidence, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and possession of criminal tools. He also was fined $8,750 and had his driver's license suspended for three years.

Two co-defendants with Horsley also were sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to participating in the operation of a meth lab in the Hanging Rock area earlier this year. Milissa York, 27, of Kentucky 503, Wurtland, Ky., and Katie M. Horsley, 31, of Township Road 283N., Ironton, both were sentenced to four years in prison by Cooper after pleading guilty to complicity to illegal manufacturing of drugs and possession of criminal tools.

In other cases:

Ronnie L. Rowe, 59, of County Road 22, Ironton, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and was sentenced to three years in prison. Two counts of assault on a peace officer and criminal damaging were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. Rowe was given credit for some 500 days already spent in custody towards the prison sentence.

Phillip J. O'Dell Jr., 36, of the 1300 block of S. 3rd Street, Ironton, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and complicity to breaking and entering. He was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $450 in restitution to Tri State Vault.

Oscar Cremeans, 40, of the 800 block of 1st Street, Chesapeake, was sentenced to eight months in prison for violation of criminal control sanctions.

Samuel L. Butler, 45, of Private Drive 2151, South Point, was sentenced to six months in prison for failure to notify authorities of change of address.

Terren C. Jenkins, 20, of Private Drive 4649, Ironton, pleaded guilty to theft from the elderly. Jenkins was placed on community control sanctions for four years, ordered to pay court costs and do 200 hours of community sanctions.

Ashley Poff, 26, of Township Road 1430, South Point, pleaded guilty to forgery, breaking and entering and theft. She was placed on community control sanctions for four years, ordered to complete a program at the STAR Community Justice Center in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. She also was ordered to pay $890 in restitution and court costs.

Michael K. Faulkner, 32, of County Road 82, Kitts Hill, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs. He was placed on community control sanctions for four years, ordered to pay court costs, a $1,250 fine and had his driver's license suspended for six months.

Henry M. Runyon, 36, of Township Road 161, South Point, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs. He was placed on community control sanctions for four years, ordered to complete the program at STAR, fined him $1,250, ordered him to pay court costs and suspended his driver's license for six months.

Christopher L. Rudmann Jr., 30, of the 1700 block of S. 6th St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to burglary. He was placed on community control sanctions for four years and ordered to complete a program at a community based correctional facility in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Kayla M. McGee, 25, of Rotary Road, Huntington, pleaded innocent to a charge of attempted burglary. Bond was set at $25,000 and a pretrial was set for Oct. 24.

Robert D. Thacker, 54, of Township Road 301, Ironton, pleaded innocent to charges of complicity to illegal manufacturing of drugs and inducing panic. Bond was set at $40,000 and a pretrial was set for Oct. 24.

William W. James Jr., 43, of the 700 block of N. 4th Street, Ironton, pleaded innocent to two counts of felony domestic violence and resisting arrest. Bond was set at $40,000 and a pretrial was set for Oct. 24.

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