SIDNEY – In a recent jury trial verdict, a local man was found guilty of one count and innocent of a related charge in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.
In other cases, prison and jail sentences were handed down by Judge James Stevenson.
The jury found Randall Christopher Michael Leonard, 29, incarcerated, guilty of grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. They also determined him innocent of one count of trespass in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony.
He was on trial for taking an automobile and trespassing at 18100 Rickway Court when arrested on July 16.
Online court records indicate Leonard entered the residence, stole a set of car keys, and drove away with a 2002 Honda Civic without permission of the owner.
He remains housed at the Shelby County Jail.
Trevelle Scott, 42, Dayton, received 17 months with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) on a charge of attempted failure to comply with a police officer or signal, a fourth-degree felony.
He pleaded guilty of fleeing from police during a Feb. 27 traffic stop. He was driving more than 100 miles per hour at one point during the chase.
Matthew Padalino, 28, incarcerated, was sentenced to 17 months for attempted failure to provide a change of address, a third-degree felony. On May 22, he failed to notify authorities of his address which is required for him being a sex offender.
Online records indicate he has a previous conviction.
Carl Crawford, 23, incarcerated, received an 11-month sentence with the ODRC on a count of attempted failure to provide a change of address, a fifth-degree felony. On March 20, he did not supply his new address to the sheriff’s office.
The indictment included information on his previous sex-related conviction in Miami County.
Eric D. Burton, 46, Celina, was sentenced to nine months in prison on a charge of possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. He was found to have cocaine when arrested on Aug. 4.
In other cases, Stevenson ordered offenders to be incarcerated at the county jail.
• Samantha Laurae Striff, 21, Fort Wayne, Indiana, was ordered to jail for 180 days due to probation violation on a charge of attempted theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. She failed to report to her probation officers.
• Stephen Jeffrey Vennemeyer, 52, 3815 Russia-Versailles Road, Russia, received 90 days in jail on charges of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony, and for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, a first-degree misdemeanor.
He will participate in the jail’s work release program beginning Nov. 5.
Vennemeyer was originally charged with aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony, regarding the motorcycle accident on May 5.
According to court records, Vennemeyer was traveling intoxicated on Russia-Versailles Road when he lost control of his motorcycle. He overturned seriously injuring his passenger.
• Derek Woodall, 21, Wapakoneta, was sentenced to 45 days in jail for a probation violation on a charge of trafficking in drugs, fifth-degree felony. Court records show he lost his employment and tested positive for drugs.
He remains incarcerated on a $7,500 bond.
• Zachery Dean Erb, 28, Lakeview, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on a probation violation on a charge of trespassing in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony.
He will participate with the jail’s work release program beginning Nov. 5.
• Lashawn Hazel, 48, Dayton, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on a probation violation on charges of possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies. He tested positive for drugs, according to court records.
He will participate in the jail work release program beginning Nov. 5.
• Vickie L. Napier, 57, 224 Pike St., was ordered to 15 days in jail for a probation violation on a charge of attempted aggravated possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. She reportedly tested positive for drugs.
She was given seven days credit on her jail stay.
• Daniell N. Pottenger, 26, Covington, received 10 days in jail for a probation violation on a charge of theft and forgery, both fifth-degree felonies. She will be part of the jail’s work release program beginning Nov. 5.
She was originally given five years community control and ordered to pay her portion of the total restitution in the amount $5,071 to Schoenlein Trucking and Salvage, 4625 Hardin-Wapak Road.
She was a co-defendant in the case with Steven Baker of Piqua.
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