SIDNEY – Several women were handed prison sentences on drug-related and other charges recently in Shelby County Common Pleas Court. Also, a Lima man lost his driving privileges and will spend 30 days in jail stemming from a drunken driving offense.
Carissa Hankey, 33, at large, will spend 18 months at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) Marysville Reformatory for Women as she violated her probation for a second time.
Judge James Stevenson sentenced her to 18 months on an original charge of trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and 12 months on a single count of possession of criminal tools. A fifth-degree felony. He ordered the terms be served concurrently, or at the same time.
Hankey was arrested on March 27 with Fentanyl.
Amy Lochard, 41, incarcerated, had her community control sanction revoked in two cases that lead to her receiving a year in prison.
Stevenson ordered she serve 12 months at Marysville on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and, a 180-day term on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. The sentences will be served concurrently.
She was arrested on Sept. 4, 2017, and, April 2 in possession of methamphetamine.
Brandy McClellan, 27, incarcerated, was sentenced to 12 months in prison a count of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, stemming from her being found with a stolen Ford F-150 truck and license plates.
Court records show that on Sept. 14 McClellan took possession of the truck knowing it was stolen.
Jessica L Dutschke, 26, Shelbyville, Kentucky, was ordered to 160 days in the Shelby County Jail on a charge of attempted possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor.
She was arrested on March 3 in possession of heroin.
Vandal sent to jail
Michael Scott Corner II, 20, 108 Canal St., Port Jefferson, was sentenced to 90 days in the county jail on a charge of criminal damaging, a second-degree misdemeanor, during his probation revocation probable cause hearing. He will participate in the jail’s work release program. The jail term will be shortened by half if all fines and court costs are paid in full.
He was found to have vandalized a house at 503 Buckeye St. in Sidney in Oct. 31, 2017.
Benjamin Franklin Sizemore Jr., 57, Lima, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on a charge of one count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OVI), a first-degree misdemeanor. He will be permitted to participate in the work release program.
He was also ordered to serve five years on community control sanctions, fined $525, had his driver’s license suspended for two years, must have special OVI license plates on his vehicle, must install an interlock system, and, must obtain drug and alcohol counseling.
On a charge of attempted improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a first-degree misdemeanor, Sizemore was placed on five years of community control and had his gun ordered to be destroyed.
He was arrested on Aug. 4 for drunken driving and having a loaded handgun. The report indicated Sizemore refused a breath test and had so in two previous cases. Court records stated Sizemore had a previous drunken driving conviction in Lima Municipal Court.
Court no shows; violent threats
In other cases:
Two men failed to show for their sentencing and Stevenson issued warrants for their arrest. A Lima man who threatened violence at a local government office was placed on probation.
• Joe R. Stout, 49, Kokomo, Indiana, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OVI), a first-degree misdemeanor, failed to appear.
When sentenced, he faces maximums of 12 months in prison and a $2,500 for the drug charge, and 180 days in jail and a $1,075 fine for the driving offense.
He was arrested Oct. 6 in possession of Methamphetamine and for OVI.
• Paul Treon, 25, Conover, attempted receiving stolen property, a first-degree misdemeanor, also failed to appear in court. He faces a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. He was found in possession of a Club Cadet lawn mower owned by Quality Steel Fabricating on Sept. 4.
• Dwight Adrian McNeal, 44, Lima, was ordered to serve five years of community control on an amended charge of attempted aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was also ordered to obtain drug and alcohol, seek anger and rage management, and, VA counseling. He was fined $200 and assessed court costs.
According to Sidney Police, on Aug. 17 at 8:35 a.m., McNeal was meeting with a female caseworker when he became enraged making the threats. The encounter did not escalate physically, and the victim was not injured.
Court records noted McNeal has three previous assault-related convictions in Shelby County courts since 2002 while living at various Sidney addresses.
• Cody T. Smith, 25, Mount Vernon, Ohio, received five years of community control on charges of attempted possession of drugs, and, for having physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated, both first-degree misdemeanors. He was also ordered to obtain mental health counseling, fined $100, and assessed court costs.
He was arrested on Aug. 4 with Hashish while driving while intoxicated.
• Kenneth J. Williams-Anderson, 23, Detroit, Michigan, was placed on five years of probation on a charge of attempted possession of drugs, a fourth-degree felony. He was also ordered to obtain mental health and drug and alcohol counseling. The case will be transferred to Michigan authorities.
He was arrested Aug. 20 with marijuana.
The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.