Probation violation leads to 3 years in prison


Others incarcerated by court orders

By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY – A 43-year-old Sidney man was sentenced to three years in prison on drug-related charges in Shelby County Common Pleas Court recently. It was one of several cases with incarceration orders.

David D. Goff, 2355 Collins Drive, Apt. D, received the prison term when he was found to be in violation of his probation. The 36 months is the total for three convictions he received.

Goff was arrested on May 4, 2017, and thusly convicted of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, possession of criminal tools and tampering with evidence, both fifth-degree felonies. He was placed on five years of community control sanctions.

The Shelby County Adult Probation Department filed a motion that Goff had violated his probation by contacting known felons, testing positive for drugs, and for not contacting his probation officer as ordered.

Judge James Stevenson found Goff guilty and placed him with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC). Goff received 18 months for the drug trafficking charge, 12 months for the criminal tools conviction, and six months for the tampering charge. They will be served concurrently.

Matthew J. Overbey, 43, 318 S. Wilkinson Ave., will serve 11 months on each case with the ODRC on two cases that were ruled to have the terms of his probation violated. Each case was a conviction for possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies.

The prison sentences will be served consecutively.

Alexander Steven Kurth, 34, Old Hickory, Tennessee, was ordered to serve 90 days in the county jail for a probation violation on two counts of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He had been arrested on June 3, 2014. The sentences will run be served concurrently.

Stephanie L. Fulks, 39, 4129 Children’s Home Road, was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail for a probation violation on three counts of theft, all fifth-degree felonies. She will participate in the jail’s work release program beginning May 1.

She had been arrested for using credit cards of others without their permission. Upon her release from jail, her community control will continue.

Mark Anthony Michael Jr., 26, 231 Jefferson St., Quincy, was ordered to serve 15 days in the Shelby County Jail for a probation violation. He had been convicted of attempted forgery, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was arrested April 28, 2017, for his involvement in printing money.

He will participate in the facility’s work release program beginning May 7.

Other case rulings

In other cases:

• Lela Jones, 44, 1148 Hamilton Court, was found in violation of her probation on a burglary conviction, a third-degree felony. She was ordered to the county jail for transport to be part of the Monday Program in Dayton.

• Levi A. Moorman, 21, also of 1148 Hamilton Court, was ordered to the county jail on a probation violation related to a conviction of attempted possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was placed on a $5,000 bond.

• Cody Lowe, 21, 122 N. Brooklyn Ave., was found in violation of his probation on a burglary charge, a third-degree felony. He was ordered to the county jail with a $7,500 bond being set.

• William H. Dobbins, 54, Piqua, pleaded guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle. With it being his third conviction within a 10-year period, the charge was listed as an unclassified misdemeanor, but includes a mandatory jail sentence.

When sentenced, Dobbins will be facing a maximum of one year in prison and a maximum fine of $2,750.

• Jeremy Billerman, 40, Celina, Ohio, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony, during a status conference recently. He was arrested on drug-related charges on Jan. 9.

When sentenced he faces a maximum of 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.

• Arron Boerger, 21, 555 Amelia Court, was sentenced to three days in jail, placed on five years of community control, fined $375 and assessed court costs, and ordered to complete drug and alcohol counseling, on charges of attempted aggravated possession of drugs and operating a motor vehicle under the influence, both first-degree misdemeanors.

He was arrested driving 92 miles per hour on State route 705.

• Mike Antonio Sanchez, 21, Barberton, Ohio, entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, during a final pretrial hearing. He was arrested on Feb. 8 with 195 tablets of Oxymorphone.

When sentenced, he faces a maximum of 36 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

• Cassell M. Baker Jr., 25, Frankfort, Kentucky, was sentenced to five years community control on a charge of possession of drugs, a fourth-degree felony. He was also fined $300 and assessed court costs and ordered to complete drug and alcohol counseling. His case was transferred to a probation department in Michigan.

• David D. Pearson, 47, 870 Merri Lane, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony, during a final pretrial hearing. He faces a maximum of 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.

He was arrested on Dec. 23, 2016, with cocaine.

• Jacob C. Kinney, 23, 1577 E. Court St., pleaded guilty to vandalism, a fifth-degree felony, during a recent status conference. He faces a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine. Part of the plea agreement was that prosecutors would recommend a six-month prison sentence and that he pay $1,950 in restitution.

On Jan. 20, he broke a window at the Shelby County Jail.

Others incarcerated by court orders

By Jim Painter

For the Sidney Daily News

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.