Judge hands down sentences


By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY — The following people recently appeared in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

• Matthew A. Roe, 28, 14175 Sidney-Freyburg Road, Anna, was sentenced to 150 days in jail on one count of possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. He will participate in the county work release program commencing Oct. 25. If all fines and costs are paid within 60 days the jail sentenced will be suspended.

Roe was also fined $400 and assessed court costs. He was arrested on March 8 in possession of Adderall.

• Kassie R. Brocker, 19, Grand Rapids, Michigan, was sentenced to 90 days in jail on a charge of attempted aggravated possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. If all fines and costs are paid within 60 days, the jail term will be suspended.

She was also fined $300 and assessed court costs. She was arrested on May 15 in possession of Adderall.

• Aimee Megan Chenoweth, 28, Huntington, Indiana, was denied a judicial release request when no violations regarding the prosecution of her case were found.

In May, Chenoweth was sentenced to 18 months at the Marysville Reformatory of Women with the ORDC on a charge of improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. The prison term was imposed when Chenoweth violated her probation and failed to appear for a court hearing.

She was arrested on Dec. 3, 2016, when a loaded pistol was found in her car. She was originally placed on five years community control, fined $300 and ordered to pay court costs.

• Amanda K. Murphy, 22, 1515 Kenwood Drive Apt. 14, was released from prison when it was determined the court made a mistake imposing her sentence.

On March 8, Murphy was sentenced to 18 months with the ODRC when her community control sanctions were terminated on a conviction for carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony.

Judge James Stevenson also re-imposed 120-day sentences on previous convictions for endangering children and aggravated menacing, both first-degree misdemeanors. They were to be served concurrent with the 18-month sentence.

Murphy reportedly failed to report to probation officers in October leading to the revocation of her probation, according to online court records.

Court records indicate a 90-day jail term was the proper sentence. Since she had served the required 90 days authorities ordered her release.

• Ronald Lewis, 44, incarcerated, pleaded guilty to a plea negotiated charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, during a status conference. He was sentenced to nine months with the ODRC. He was transferred to the Miami County Jail where he faces other felony charges.

Lewis was arrested on May 14 in possession of Fentanyl.

• Kimberly R. Heysham, 43, 314 N. Ohio Ave. Apt. 1, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, during her status conference.

She was found guilty of have Fentanyl when arrested on Oct. 21, 2017.

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.