Prison sentences ordered in burglary, drug cases


By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY – A Sidney man was ordered to prison on a burglary charge after he and three others entered a home with bad intentions. Drug charges resulted in a local man also being sent to prison.

Several other cases were adjudicated recently by Shelby County Common Pleas Court Judge James Stevenson.

Cody Chrisman, 19, 918 Buckeye Ave., was ordered to serve 30 months with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) on a charge of burglary, a third-degree felony.

Co-defendants charged with aggravated burglary were Jacob Wade, 18, 607 S. Miami Ave., Phillip D. McCloskey, 20, and, Lathan J. Ragland, 29, both of 132 Pike St., all first-degree felonies, Alexis D. Carnes, 18, 560 County Road 23, Quincy, Ohio, was charged with complicity to aggravated burglary, also a first-degree felony.

According to online court records, the four allegedly entered a home at 843 Meri Lane on May 26 to purposely inflict physical harm on someone. Carnes is accused of driving the men to the residence.

Randall Hammer, 53, incarcerated, was sentenced to 12 months in prison during his probation violation hearing. He was found guilty of two counts each of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies.

He received 12 months with the ODRC on each count, but they will be served concurrently, or at the same. Hammer had previously been placed on community control and ordered to successfully complete drug and alcohol counseling.

Hammer was arrested June 27 in possession of Methamphetamine, cocaine, and Fentanyl.

Aaron Oskowski, 40, at large, pleaded guilty to amended charges during his status conference. He was found guilty on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies.

He was sentenced to 11 months in prison on each count, which will be served concurrently.

Jacob S. Martin, 25, 934 Buckeye Ave. Apt. 313, was sentenced to 11 months with the ODRC on an amended charge of theft, a fifth-degree felony.

His co-defendant, Elizabeth M. Cotterman, 31, formerly of 934 Buckeye Ave. Apt. 313, now of Rockford, Ohio, entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of receiving stolen property, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Court records indicate Martin took a bank card from in the ATM machine at U.S. Bank on Wapakoneta Avenue on July 16. He was charged was charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony, for being in possession of a debit/credit card without permission of the owner.

Cotterman was originally charged with receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony, when she was found in possession of the stolen debit/credit card. When sentenced she faces a maximum of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Giovanni Ruiu, 23, 310 S. Pike St., Anna, was sentenced to 11 months in prison on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

He was arrested April 30 in possession of drugs.

In other cases:

• Joseph M. Teasley, 40, at large, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies, and one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony, during a final pretrial. Prosecutors also agreed to dismiss 10 drug charges in two other cases.

When sentenced on Dec. 27, Teasley faces a maximum of six years in prison and a $20,000 fine. He remains free on a $10,000 bond.

• Justin D. Bey, 22, 537 Amelia Court, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, during his final pretrial hearing. He was arrested Sept. 3 for selling Methamphetamine near a juvenile.

When sentenced he faces a maximum of 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

• Jontez Armond Haithcock, 19, 313 Jefferson St., pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony. When sentenced he faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

He was arrested regarding a Nov.15 assault when Haithcock and another person punched a man breaking ribs and puncturing a lung.

• An arrest warrant was issued for Hayley O’Reilly, 19, Covington, for failing to appear at her final pretrial. She is charged with aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.

• A Fort Loramie man failed to appear at hearing to determine a treatment plan in lieu of conviction. Shawn L. Gessler, 46, 5234 Cardo Road, must appear in court by Jan. 4, according to court records.

He is charged with aggravated possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.

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.