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Lawrence County judges issue sentences in multiple cases

February 22, 2019

IRONTON — An Ironton man was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court after pleading guilty in a drug case and admitting to violating community control sanctions.

Rick Carter, 24, of the 2500 block of South 6th Street, Ironton, was sentenced by Judge Christen Finley.

In an unrelated case, Chastity D. Payne, 26, of County Road 15, was sentenced to 17 months in prison by Judge Andy Ballard. Payne was indicted earlier on charges of possession of heroin and failure to appear. In other cases:

• Antonio Butler, 27, of County Road 1, South Point, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced to 13 months in prison.

• Joshua Broughton, 35, of the 2500 block of Jarvis Road, Ashland, was sentenced to six months in prison for possession of drugs. A charge of failure to appear was dismissed.

• Seth N. Thompson, 28, of the 1900 block of Dixon Street, Ashland, pleaded guilty in a drug case. He was placed on community control sanctions for four years and ordered to complete up to a six-month program at the STAR Community Justice Center in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. He also was ordered to do 200 hours of community service.

• Larry R. Neal II, 40, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, pleaded guilty in a drug and receiving stolen property case and was placed on community control sanctions for four years and ordered to complete the program at STAR. He also was ordered to pay $638.50.

• Bridget N. Ellis, 37, of County Road 144, South Point, pleaded guilty to possession of meth and was placed on intervention in lieu of conviction. She was ordered to complete a drug abuse program at Mended Reeds in Ironton and do 200 hours of community service. As part of the program, she was ordered to stay drug and alcohol free for a year.

• Michelle Patrick, 24, of County Road 1, South Point, who pleaded guilty to possession of heroin, was placed on community control sanctions for four years and was ordered to complete a program at Mended Reeds in Ironton.

• Angel Baldwin, 31, of Wayne County, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin. She was placed on community control sanctions for four years and was ordered to complete the program at STAR.

• Tiffany M. Harbour, 32, of Simpson Drive, Huntington, rejected a proposed plea agreement. She faces two counts of trafficking in drugs and receiving stolen property charges. She faces a maximum sentence of 5 1/2 years in prison if convicted. She was offered a deal of three years in prison with the possibility of being released after serving six months to STAR. The case is set for trial March 25.

• Samuel Butler, 51, of County Road 35, Chesapeake, pleaded innocent to a charge of failure to notify authorities of a change of address. Bond was set at $25,000.

• Thomas Walls, 27, of Ohio 217, Kitts Hill, pleaded innocent to possession of drugs. Bond was set at $5,000.

• Laurisha Nelson, 31, of the 2500 block of South 8th Street, Ironton, pleaded innocent to possession of heroin and possession of Xanax. She was released on a $25,000 signature bond.

• Darrell Lee Carrico, 33, of Ohio 243, Coal Grove, pleaded innocent to breaking and entering and resisting arrest. He was released on a $15,000 signature bond.