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Arraignments held in common pleas court

Amber Gillenwater agillenwater@civitasmedia.com

May 1, 2014

GALLIPOLIS — Several individuals were recently arraigned in Gallia County Common Pleas Court on various felony charges.


David Michael Borders II, 32, of Ironton, formerly of Ashland, Ky., pleaded not guilty to one count of endangering a child after he allegedly “created substantial risk to the health and safety” of a child by violating a duty of care, protection or support as a parent, guardian or custodian and caused “serious physical harm” to the child. The victim in this case is reportedly 12 years old.


During his arraignment hearing earlier this week, Borders was present with his retained counsel, Andrew Noe. His bond was set at $15,000, own-recognizance and he was released from the Gallia County Jail following the hearing.


A jury trial in this case has been scheduled for Sept. 3; a plea agreement may be filed by Aug. 8.


As a condition of his bond, Borders was ordered to have no contact with the victim.


Jackie Spurlock, 36, of Patriot, was charged with one count of nonsupport of dependents.


According to the indictment, Spurlock failed to provide support between April 6, 2011, to March 13, 2014, to the victim as she was legally obligated to support the victim. The indictment further stipulates that the total arrearage of the support amounts to $23,721.57.


During her hearing, Spurlock pleaded not guilty to the charge. She was later released from the Gallia County Jail on an own-recognizance bond.


A jury trial in this case has been set for Sept. 2; a plea agreement may be filed by Aug. 4.


Corbett E. Ratliff, 46, of Cheshire, recently pleaded not guilty to one count of theft after he allegedly deprived the victim of a Net Spend credit card on May 2, 2012, a felony of the fifth degree.


An indictment in this case was originally filed July 8, 2012, and the defendant, according to court documents, was arrested on a warrant April 21.


During his arraignment hearing, Ratliff’s bond was set at $5,000, own-recognizance. He was released from the Gallia County Jail following last week’s hearing.


A plea agreement in this case may be filed by Aug. 4 and a jury trial has been set for Sept. 4.


Richard A. Jackson, 19, of Bidwell, recently pleaded not guilty to one count of fifth-degree felony theft.


According to the indictment in this case, Jackson allegedly stole two trailers from Rural King between Oct. 31, 2013, and March 13, 2014.


During his arraignment hearing in this case, Jackson’s bond was set at $5,000, own-recognizance and he was later released from the Gallia County Jail.


A plea agreement in this case may be filed by Aug. 8. A jury trial has been set for Sept. 8.


David A. Mullins, II, 38, of Gallipolis, was recently charged with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, after he was allegedly in the possession of two firearms — weapons the defendant had reasonable cause to believe were obtained from a theft offense — on April 29, 2013.


An indictment in this case was filed on Sept. 12, 2013, and the defendant was arrested on a warrant on April 21.


During his arraignment hearing last week, Mullins pleaded not guilty to the charge and was later released on an own recognizance bond.


A jury trial in this case has been set for Sept. 4 and a plea agreement may be filed prior to trial by Aug. 4.


Benjimin A. Bush, 19, of Crown City, was recently charged with one count of trafficking in drugs and one count of drug possession after he allegedly sold or attempted to sale five lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) pills on Jan. 14, 2014.


A indictment in this case was filed on March 6, and during his arraignment hearing this week, Bush pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.


He was subsequently released from the Gallia County Jail on an own-recognizance bond.


A plea agreement in this case may be filed by Aug. 4. A jury trial is scheduled for Sept. 2.


Lance D. Locke, 34, of Groveport, was recently charged with one count of trafficking in drugs and one count of drug possession after he allegedly sold or attempted to sell 0.15 grams of heroin on Dec. 27, 2013.


An indictment in this case was filed in March, and following Locke’s arrest last week, he appeared for an arraignment hearing.


He pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and his bond was set at $15,000, own-recognizance. Locke was later released from the Gallia County Jail.


A jury trial in this case is set for Sept. 8, while a plea agreement may be filed by Aug. 8.