ST. CLAIRSVILLE Several pleas were heard and sentences handed down during Friday's session of Belmont County Common Pleas Court. Judge John M. Solovan II presided.
Robert Lee Asbury, 31, Wheeling, was sentenced on one count of burglary, a felony of the fourth degree occurring Oct. 8, 2012. He received five years of community control sanctions, including up to five months jail with credit for 102 days served, followed by six months at the East Ohio Correctional Center (EOCC) before being released.
Benjamin Scott Fador, 36, 319 South Main St., Bethesda, was unable to reach a plea agreement and will proceed to trial Oct. 15.
He is accused of aggravated robbery, occurring Jan. 12, 2013.
Austin Stephen Peroni, 109 Clairborne St., St. Clairsville, pleaded no contest to attempted theft of an automobile, a felony of the fifth degree occurring June 20, 2013. His sentence was set for Nov. 22. A pre-sentence investigation and victim impact statement were ordered.
Ryan Allan Puskarich, 28, 67712 Lloydsville Alley, St. Clairsville pleaded guilty to assault on a peace officer, a felony of the fourth degree occurring Feb. 26, 2013. A pre-sentence investigation and victim impact statement were ordered. Sentencing will be set after his evaluation at Southeast Inc.
Keith Nicholas Vinka, 22, 3745 Monroe St., Bellaire pleaded guilty to one count burglary, a felony of the third degree occurring July 27, 2012. His sentence was set for Dec. 6. A pre-sentence evaluation, victim impact statement and EOCC evaluation were ordered.
Tanner Meek, 19, 63087 Toad Hollow Road, was terminated from drug court and will be sentenced Oct. 15. He was originally convicted of trafficking in drugs, a felony of the fifth degree occurring Aug. 17, 2010.
Lori Carol Large, 29, 408 Gomber Avenue, Cambridge, was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to one count of illegal conveyance of drugs onto the grounds of a detention area, a felony of the fourth degree occurring Jan. 24, 2013. A status conference was set for Oct. 25, with plea agreement deadline Nov. 22 and trial Nov. 26. She was released on recognizance.
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