Agreement reached in assault case


60-day jail sentence set to be reviewed in January

By Sarah Allen - [email protected]



Stanley Lamb is pictured with defense attorney Allyce Horne in the Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday.


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A Wilmington man who entered an agreement in the Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday must return to court in January to review a 60-day jail sentence on a probation violation.

The Times-Gazette previously reported that Stanley Lamb, 32, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault following an alleged altercation earlier this month.

After he was arraigned, Lamb appeared the following Monday on a new charge for driving on a suspension. At that time, his bond was set at $50,000, as previously reported.

On Thursday, Lamb pled guilty to an amended and reduced charge of fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Nineteen days of a 30-day jail sentence were suspended. Lamb was given credit for 11 days. A $250 fine was also suspended. Lamb must obtain counseling from FRS.

The driving on a suspension charge was dismissed after Hillsboro Municipal Court Acting Judge Susan Zurface ran Lamb’s driving record and found that he has since become valid.

Lamb was also found guilty of a probation violation on a 2011 conviction for obstructing official business. A 60-day jail sentence is set to be reviewed in January, according to court records. His probation was extended for three years.

Also on Friday, a bond was set for Kimberly Long, 45, Hillsboro.

She appeared on a charge of first-degree misdemeanor telephone harassment.

Records showed that Long previously entered an agreement in July on a different charge and pled guilty to third-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief.

According to the court, Hillsboro Municipal Court Judge David H. McKenna recused himself from that case. Judge Robert J. Judkins presided over it, the court added, and he will also preside over Long’s most recent case.

A plea of not guilty was entered on Long’s behalf. Her bond is set at $5,000 on that case. On her prior case, Long’s “bond was revoked … pending (a) hearing” on Tuesday, records stated.

In other cases:

• Jeff Garen, 47, Hillsboro, was arraigned on first-degree misdemeanor driving without consent. An affidavit filed with the court stated that Garen was charged after a relative came to the Highland County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday to report that Garen had “stolen her 1999 Chevy S-10 truck from her home.” Garen had allegedly been told previously that he “did not have permission to use or drive the truck ever,” the affidavit added. According to records, a pretrial in Garen’s case scheduled for next month. His bond is set at his own recognizance (OR). While his case is pending, Garen is ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim and is to observe a curfew. He is prohibited from driving, records showed.

• Anthony Gonter, 30, Hillsboro, entered an agreement on a charge of first-degree misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI). He pled guilty, and accompanying charges for driving on a suspension, failing to drive in marked lanes, and a seat belt violation were dismissed. Eighty-seven days of a 90-day jail sentence were suspended. Gonter will receive credit for his time in a three-day driver intervention program. He must pay $375 of a $1,075 fine. His license was suspended for six months. Gonter was placed on reporting probation. He was also found to be in violation of a previous conviction for driving without a license, a first-degree misdemeanor. On that case, a 30-day jail sentence was imposed, and Gonter was given credit for 30 days he had served. He was released from jail on Friday.

• Leslie Beatty, 43, Hillsboro, entered an agreement on a charge of telephone harassment. He pled guilty, and the state recommended a suspended sentence on the condition that he obtain anger management classes. The judge followed that agreement, suspending 73 days of a 90-day jail sentence. Beatty was given credit for 17 days in jail. Beatty must pay $250 of a $1,000 fine. He was placed on reporting probation. Beatty was released from custody Friday.

• Sara Johnson, 19, Washington Court House, also entered an agreement. According to records, she pled guilty to operating a vehicle after underage consumption (OVUAC), a first-degree misdemeanor. Charges for OVI, underage consumption, and traveling left of center were dismissed. A 30-day jail sentence was suspended, as was $200 of a $250 fine. Johnson’s license was suspended for 90 days. She must obtain her GED and complete counseling that was previously ordered in Fayette County.

• A charge of telephone harassment was dismissed for Robyn Reedy, 38, New Vienna. The Times-Gazette previously reported that she was charged in July.

Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.

Stanley Lamb is pictured with defense attorney Allyce Horne in the Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_StanleyLamb1.jpgStanley Lamb is pictured with defense attorney Allyce Horne in the Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday. Sarah Allen|The Times-Gazette
60-day jail sentence set to be reviewed in January

By Sarah Allen

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