Prisoner pleads guilty in court

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Kevin Dingus, 27, incarcerated, appeared Friday before Belmont County Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Fregiato and admitted a violation.

He is currently serving five years for felonious assault. He pleaded guilty to illegally conveying drugs into a detention facility, a felony of the third degree.

Fregiato sentenced him to three years, concurrent with his ongoing half-completed sentence, resulting in an additional nine months of incarcerated.

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