ST. CLAIRSVILLE The Belmont County Common Pleas Court saw several drug related pleas and sentences during Friday's session. Judge John M. Solovan II presided.
David W. Garrett, 22, 1171 Duo Avenue, Canton pleaded guilty to attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a 14-year-old, a felony of the fourth degree occurring Oct. 6, 2010. He faces a maximum of 18 months and designation as a Tier 2 offender. A pre-sentence investigation, victim impact statement and EOCC evaluation were ordered. He will be sentenced Dec. 7.
Braxton Ross Thorngate, 25, 2002 Decatur Avenue, Wheeling, pleaded guilty to attempted theft, a felony of the third degree occurring March 10, 2012. He voluntarily terminated from drug court and will complete his EOCC sentence.
Jonathan Richard Haney, 27, 1800 Hill St., Martins Ferry was sentenced for child endangering, a felony of the third degree occurring April 4, 2012. He was given five years of community controls.
He will serve up to six months in jail and six months EOCC.
"You have to address your very deep-seated anger control issues," Solovan said.
Emily Stultz, 21, 201 Swales Boulevard, Elk City, Oklahoma, was sentenced for one count burglary and one count receiving stolen property, felonies of the fourth degree. She was given two years community control sanctions, up to 180 days in jail with credit for 141, and six months EOCC.
John Daniel Pahoundis II, 55, 15661 County Road 271, Conesville, pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence, a felony of the third degree occurring May 26, 2016. He has a prior DUI conviction from 2008. He faces a maximum of 36 months. He will be sentenced Dec. 7. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered.
Jerry Lee Stubblefield, 41, currently incarcerated, pleaded guilty to identity fraud and one count forgery, felonies of the fifth degree occurring Feb. 8. 2012. He will serve six months in the penitentiary concurrent with another sentence.
Michael Chad Maffe, 40, incarcerated, saw the revocation of his probation. He was charged with illegal processing of drug documents and deception to obtain dangerous drugs, felonies of the fifth degree occurring Oct. 11, 2010, and given five years of community controls. He now faces new charges. He pleaded guilty to illegal conveyance of prohibited substances into jail, a felony of the third degree occurring Aug. 16, 2012. He was sentenced to 24 months with credit for 297 days.
"You've only hurt yourself," said Solovan.
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