Recent sentencings


By Heather Willard - hwillard@sidneydailynews.com



SIDNEY — The following were recently sentenced in Shelby County’s Court of Common Pleas. All sentencings include the cost of prosecution.

• Sherry Smith, 30, 614 Michigan St., possessing criminal tools. She is the wife of Kevin Smith, who was involved with Robert Barga’s forgery ring. In a plea bargain, prosecutors dropped a charge of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, which was due to counterfeiting activities. She was given five years probation, a $300 fine and drug and alcohol counseling.

• Samantha Striff, 20, 10945 Commanche Drive, attempted theft. She was originally charged with theft of a credit card, a felony of the fifth degree, but the charges were lowered in a plea bargain. She was sentenced to five years probation and drug and alcohol treatment.

• David Bokach, 25, Port Sanilac, Michigan, possession of criminal tools. The charge of possession of drugs was dropped during a plea bargain. He was sentenced to five years probation, drug and alcohol counseling and a $400 fine.

• Maria Huffman, 30, 2355 Collins Drive, Apt. D, attempted tampering with evidence. She was originally charged with tampering with evidence, which is a felony of the third degree. She was sentenced to five years probation, drug and alcohol treatment and a $200 fine.

• John Welton, 51, Rittman, attempted passing bad checks. Five years community control, 30 days in jail and resititution in the amount of $4,777.18. In addition, he was granted a week furlough for his prison sentence to transport his father home from court.

• Jeremy Sears, 26, at large, attempted aggravated assault. He was originally charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the fourth degree. Prosecutors revised the charges in a plea bargain, and he was sentenced to five years probation and a $200 fine.

• Stacy Reynolds, 45, 558 Bon Air Drive, possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools. She was sentenced to five years probation and drug and alcohol treatment.

• David Goff, 44, 2355 Collins Drive, Apt. D, aggravated trafficking in drugs, possession of criminal tools and tampering with evidence. He was given the choice of 18 months in prison or five years probation with six months at the WORTH treatment center in Lima. He chose probation and was remanded to the county jail awaiting transport to Lima.

• Travis Nelson, 25, 1467 E. Court St., Apt. F, attempted forgery. He was charged with printing counterfeit money with Mark Anthony Michael Jr., 25, and Heather Kies, 26, both of 231 Jefferson St., Quincy. He was sentenced to 108 days in prison.

By Heather Willard

hwillard@sidneydailynews.com