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Ironton man sentenced to prison

December 22, 2018

IRONTON - An Ironton man admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to 17 months in prison.

Carl Johnson, of Hecla Street, Ironton, could be eligible for early release after serving six months in prison to the STAR Community Justice Center in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, for up to a six-month program.

In an unrelated case, Nicholas Griffith, 29, of the 1500 block of South 3rd Street, Ironton, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs. Final sentencing was set for Dec. 27. Griffith faces a prison sentence of 17 months in prison with the possibility of parole to STAR after serving six months in prison.

In other cases:

n Harley R. Crance, 24, of the 1700 block of South 5th Street, Ironton, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated trafficking in heroin and aggravated trafficking in meth and possession of meth. Final sentencing was set for Jan. 2.

n Franklin C. Aldridge, 36, of the 800 block of South 7th Street, Ironton, pleaded guilty to possession of meth and failure to appear. A charge of aggravated possession of drugs was dismissed. Final sentencing was set for Jan. 16.

n Michael Preston, 52, no address listed, admitted violating community control sanctions. He was ordered to complete up to a six-month program at a community-based correctional facility and do 200 hours of community service. He also was ordered to stay in jail until a bed becomes available.

n Phillip Lauren Angeron, 33, of Washington Avenue, Huntington, failed a treatment in lieu of conviction program in a drug case and was sentenced to 11 months in prison.

n Timothy R. Kerns, 42, of Elkview, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to identity fraud and receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to six months in jail and given credit for time served since Oct. 16.

n Kimberly D. Duncan, 40, of Pine Hill Estates Road, was sentenced to six months in jail in a drug case.

n Joshua S. Cremeans, 38, of County Road 1, South Point, pleaded guilty in a burglary case and was placed on community control sanctions for four years. He was placed on community control sanctions for four years. He also was ordered to get drug treatment and do 200 hours of community service.

n Kallie M. Briggs, 20, of Chatham Street, Gallipolis, Ohio, pleaded guilty in a drug case. She was placed on community control sanctions for four years and was ordered to do 200 hours of community service.

n Tiffany S. Rudmann, 36, of the 200 block of Center Street, Ironton, pleaded guilty to possession of meth. She was placed on treatment in lieu of conviction, requiring her to stay drug and alcohol free for a year.

n A felony charge of possession of drugs was dismissed against Gary Fields, 57, of County Road 70, Proctorville, after he produced a prescription for the drugs.

n Shawn Sagraves, 28, of County Road 15, South Point, pleaded innocent to charges of failure to appear and complicity to burglary. Bond was set at $100,000.

n Eugene C. Likens, 34, a homeless South Point area resident, pleaded innocent to charges of trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in drugs, escape, tampering with evidence and felony vandalism. Bond was set at $100,000.

n Jeremy Mayo, 29, of Sophia, West Virginia, pleaded innocent to possession of heroin and falsification. Bond was set at $5,000.

n Ronald L. Frye, 27, of East Lynn Road, Wayne, pleaded innocent to possession of drugs. He was released on a $35,000 signature bond.

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