Woman apologizes for attempted burglary
An Ironton woman accused of burglary and a South Point man who violated his probation were among those apologizing for their actions Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Rose Wilson, 54, of 807 N. Fifth St., Ironton, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted burglary that had been amended from an original burglary charge.
Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced her to 7 months in jail but gave her credit for time served awaiting resolution of her case — roughly seven months — and placed her on four years community control sanctions under intensive supervised probation (CCS/ISP).
Bowling further ordered Wilson to obtain and complete a treatment program at Shawnee Mental Health and take all medications as prescribed.
Wilson is restrained from going near her victim.
“I apologize to the court to the court for taking up your time and the money this is costing,” Wilson told Bowling when he asked if she had anything to say before being sentenced. She wiped tears from her eyes as she spoke. “I’ll go to my grave sorry for that. I didn’t mean any harm.”
In another case, Lorrie L. Gilmore, of Huntington, W.Va., pleaded guilty to charges of theft and tampering with evidence.
Bowling ordered her to successfully complete a rehabilitation program at the STAR Community Justice Center along with four years CCS/ISP.
“She made a couple of bad decisions and she is admitting that today,” Gilmore’s attorney, Mike Gleichauf, said on her behalf. “She is looking forward to completing that program and becoming a productive member of society again.”
Aaron Pemberton, 35, of South Point, admitted he violated the terms of his probation by failing to report to his probation officer as required and not paying court-ordered restitution.
Bowling sentenced him to the two weeks he has already served in jail awaiting resolution of his case and ordered him to continue his probation.
“He’s got to understand he has to comply with things,” Assistant Lawrence County Prosecutor Mack Anderson said. “I think he does now.” Pemberton’s attorney, Mike Gleichauf, agreed.
“I believe the time spent in the Lawrence County Jail has been a real eye opener for him. I believe he understands now how serious this is and he needs to comply with the bureau of community control. I don’t believe you’ll see him in this court again.”
Pemberton told Bowling he has four children and has thought a lot about what he has done.
He also said he has recently read in the newspaper stories of people violating their probation and going to prison and will comply with the term of his probation in the future.
Bowling told Pemberton he would indeed send him to prison if he violated his probation again.
“You’re absolutely right, no questions asked,” Bowling told him.
Pemberton was on probation for an earlier forgery conviction.