Shawn Edward Swisher of Point Pleasant, David Allen Bowman of Point Pleasant and Stephen Jacob Dorsey of Gallipolis Ferry appeared before Judge David Nibert and entered guilty pleas to different charges.
”Swisher is facing a prison sentence of one to five years on the charge of conspiracy. He was one of several people arrested in October for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver heroin.
In the early morning hours of Oct. 22, deputies with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department found approximately $2,000 worth of heroin and $800 that was seized in the raid at a home on Lincoln Avenue in Point Pleasant. It was the result of a 22-hour, non-stop investigation that led to the arrests of Swisher as well as Phillip Eugene Jackson and Torell Justice, both of Dayton, Ohio, Thomas Robert Mallette of Point Pleasant, Brittani Nicole Roush of Henderson and Catherine Lee Browning of Point Pleasant.
Swisher was indicted by the January grand jury. He will be sentenced May 18.
• Bowman entered a guilty plea for breaking and entering. Last January, Bowman, along with his brother, Billy Joe, and a juvenile, broke into the auditorium area of Point Pleasant Junior Senior High School and took copper wiring, plumbing and tools.
Earlier this month, Billy Joe Bowman pleaded guilty to breaking and entering as well. He will be sentenced April 13. David Bowman will be sentenced May 18.
• Dorsey could serve up to a year in the Western Regional Jail and could pay a fine up to $2,500 after he pleaded guilty to petit larceny.
• A man indicted by the May 2007 grand jury made his first appearance in court. David Lynn Darst of Mason was indicted for two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of petit larceny.
Darst has been out of the jurisdiction of the court and recently was returned. He will appear before Nibert March 30 for arraignment. He currently is in the Western Regional Jail.
• Ann Marie Thacker was granted a motion of reducing her bond from $25,000 to $5,000 and be placed on home confinement. She is to have no contact with her alleged victim.
On Wednesday, the following people received sentencing from Nibert:
• Jeffrey W. Blain of Gallipolis Ferry will serve six months in jail as well as home confinement that is to run concurrent.
• James Frank Will III, aka Johnny Will, of Point Pleasant, had his reconsideration from home confinement to probation granted.
• David McDonald of Gallipolis Ferry received an additional year of probation and was ordered to report to the Day Report Center.
• Robert Matheny Jr. had his probation revoked.