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Man sentenced in '11 robbery

Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A local 24-year-old has been placed at the state's Anthony Correctional Center for youthful offenders for his role in a robbery from May 2011.

Cody Colton Ramey, 24, of the 4500 block of Magazine Avenue in Huntington received the sentence earlier this month. He had pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery.

Cabell Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell suspended a 15-year prison sentence in deciding upon the placement. Ramey remained at the Western Regional Jail at midday Friday awaiting transfer to the Greenbrier County facility.

The case stems from a May 31, 2011, robbery at the Same Old Place/Classic Liquors building in the 1400 block of Adams Avenue. A witness tip about a possible getaway vehicle led police to a residence a couple of miles east along Magazine Avenue, where a four-hour standoff ensued.

A September 2011 indictment initially charged Ramey with conspiracy and first-degree robbery. Ramey was one of three men charged in the case.

Farrell, and fellow Cabell Circuit Judge Alfred Ferguson, also issued punishments in the following criminal cases.

Man gets prison time in forgery, uttering case

Ferguson ordered Gregory Loudenback to a 2- to 6-year prison sentence.

Loudenback, 35, had pleaded guilty to two counts of attempt to commit a felony. A late 2011 indictment initially charged Loudenback with two counts of forgery and uttering, along with a single count of conspiracy.

Grand larceny charge leads to prison

Ferguson ordered Jeremy Michael Walker to a 1- to 10-year prison sentence. That followed a revocation in adult drug court.

Walker, 34, of the 4900 block of Camp Creek Road in Huntington had pleaded guilty to grand larceny. An August 2010 indictment initially charged Walker with second-degree robbery.

Probation ordered in meth case

Farrell ordered Wilman Dillon to serve two years of probation after the judge suspended a 1- to 3-year prison sentence.

Dillon had entered a Kennedy plea to attempt to commit a felony, which allows for a conviction without the defendant admitting guilt or describing his or her participation in the crime.

A February 2012 indictment initially charged Dillon with attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory.

Prison ordered in felony attempt

Ferguson ordered Sarah Jane Roseberry to a 1- to 3- year prison sentence.

Roseberry, 27, had pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony. She agreed to enter the plea without a grand jury indictment.

Man sentenced on lesser charge

Farrell ordered Billy Lee Devore to a 1- to 3-year prison sentence.

Devore, 49, had pleaded guilty to attempt to commit a felony. Initially charged with a forged prescription, Devore agreed to enter the plea without a grand jury indictment.

Lovejoy gets probation, home confinement

Farrell ordered Charles Matthew Lovejoy to three years of probation after the judge suspended a 1- to 10-year prison sentence. One year of probation must be served on home confinement.

Lovejoy, 33, of the 400 block of 8th Street West in Huntington had pleaded guilty to entering without breaking. A June 2012 indictment initially charged Lovejoy with burglary and grand larceny.

Man sentenced for driving on revoked license

Farrell ordered Edward Glenn Beckett II to a 1- to 3-year prison sentence.

Beckett, 49, of the 100 block of 11th Street in Huntington had pleaded guilty to third-offense driving on a suspended/revoked license for a prior DUI. A January 2012 indictment initially accused Beckett of that charge, along with second-offense driving under the influence and receiving stolen property.

Beckett's criminal record now includes convictions on 32 misdemeanors and six felonies, according to court officials.

Probation ordered in conspiracy, fraud case

Farrell ordered Daniel J. Smith to three years of probation with drug treatment after the judge suspended a prison sentence.

Smith, 35, of the first block of 27th Street in Huntington had pleaded guilty to single counts of conspiracy and obtaining a controlled substance by fraudulent misrepresentation. Two indictments, returned in December 2010 and May 2012, initially charged Smith with two counts of each charge.

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