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Man sentenced to prison on forgery charges

March 17, 2019

IRONTON — An Ironton man has been sentenced to three years in prison on several counts of forgery, according to Lawrence County Common Pleas Court records.

Judge Christen Finley sentenced Scott E. Fisher to prison after he pleaded guilty to five counts of forgery. He also was ordered to pay restitution in the case.

In an unrelated case, Richard L. Sharp, 55, of the 1000 block of North 3rd Street, Ironton, pleaded innocent to aggravated possession of meth. His bond was set at $100,000.

He pleaded innocent in other cases to charges including aggravated trafficking in 27.7 grams of meth, tampering with evidence and possession of cocaine.

He faces more than 20 years in prison on drug and other charges.

Prosecutors offered a 14-year prison sentence in the case. The offer was rejected.

In other cases:

• Shasta Jenkins, 35, of County Road 19, Kitts Hill, admitted violating community control sanctions and was sentenced by Finley to 18 months in prison.

• Dylon Dailey, 20, of Ironton, changed his plea from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity to a charge of grand theft. A competency evaluation at Court Clinic was ordered for Dailey.

• Steven Fletcher, 29, of Little Solida Road, South Point, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs. 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.

• Jacob Daniel Cochran, 25, of Ison Road, Franklin Furnace, pleaded guilty to possession of meth. He was placed on community control sanctions for four years and ordered to complete a treatment program at Mended Reeds in Ironton.

• Robert N. Jones, 30, of County Road 1, South Point, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs. He was placed on community control sanctions for four years and ordered to complete the program at STAR and do 400 hours of community service. Some $1,770 confiscated when he was arrested was turned over to the prosecutor’s office.

• James Mills, 40, of Township Road 1361, Chesapeake, pleaded guilty to domestic violence and violation of a protection order. Final sentencing was set for April 17.

• Wayland Riffe, 25, of County Road 22, Ironton, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs. He was placed on treatment in lieu of conviction, requiring him to stay drug and alcohol free for a year. He also was ordered to get treatment at Mended Reeds.

• Johnny L. Browning, 37, of Ohio 522, Pedro, pleaded innocent to three counts of possession of controlled substances. Bond was set at $25,000.