Mingo Junction woman violates probation
STEUBENVILLE – Brittany S. Turner, 25, of 104 McLister Ave., Mingo Junction, was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center on Monday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after she admitted to a probation violation.
Tuner was placed on probation in November for three years by Bruzzese after she pleaded guilty to an amended indictment charging aggravated assault. She initially was indicted on a felonious assault charge in connection with shots fired in what police said was a drug deal gone bad.
The county prosecutor’s office filed a probation revocation motion after Turner failed to report to her probation officer and failed to produce a urine sample for drug testing.
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said a Moundsville woman went to a house at 104 McLister Ave. around 9:30 p.m. on May 23 to buy heroin. The woman handed another woman inside the home $65. The woman inside came back to the window and said there was no heroin to buy and shut the window, Abdalla said. The Moundsville woman pushed the window back open and the woman inside came into the room with a gun and fired a shot, the sheriff said.
The bullet hit the window frame, shattering the glass, Abdalla said. The bullet went up to the ceiling and ended up in a sink, he said.
Abdalla said the Moundsville woman went to the Mingo Junction Municipal Building to report the shot being fired, and Abdalla said the woman was cut with the broken glass and was treated by medics at the municipal building.
Raymond L. Franklin, 20, of Chicago was sentenced Monday to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center by Bruzzese after Franklin pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin, with a school specification, and possession of heroin in connection with a raid by the county drug task force on State Street on Oct. 23.
Five people were charged in the drug raid, including Terrance Jones, 20, of Chicago who pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and was sentenced by Bruzzese to a mandatory three years in prison; and Jovan A. Poe, 21, of Chicago who pleaded guilty to trafficking in heroin, with a school specification, possession of heroin and tampering with evidence and was sentenced by Bruzzese to two years in prison. Bruzzese also ordered Franklin to forfeit to the county drug task force $2,349 in cash seized during the raid.
Franklin will be on probation for two years after his release from the Eastern Ohio Correction Center. He faces up to three years in prison if he violates probation.