Arraignments continue

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – An arraignment from Thursday was postponed to Friday and held in the Belmont County Common Pleas courtroom. Judge Frank Fregiato presided.

Joshua Blake Vigorito was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to one count of illegal conveyance of drugs onto the grounds of a detention center, a felony of the third degree occurring Nov. 1, 2013. Pre-trial was set for June 23, with plea agreement July 7 and trial July 31.

In addition, Amber Nichole Lancaster, 25, Bridgeport, appeared Thursday for arraignment. She pleaded not guilty to passing bad checks, a felony of the fourth degree occurring July 25, 2013. Status conference was set for June 6, with plea agreement July 11 and trial July 29. She was released on her own recognizance.

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