Maplewood man faces additional jail time


By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY – A Maplewood man currently serving an 18-month prison sentence has agreed to a plea agreement that may add additional time in incarceration. A Sidney man is also facing prison time in a drug-related case.

These were among cases adjudicated recently in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

Aaron J. Bensman, 36, 12320 Pasco-Montra Road, Maplewood, pleaded guilty to a charge of having a weapon while under disability, a third-degree felony, during his final pretrial. When sentenced he faces a maximum of 36 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

He was arrested Nov. 15 while possessing two firearms, which were forfeited.

In December, Bensman was ordered to serve 17 months with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) North Central Correctional Institute on a charge of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony.

He was originally charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, for the stabbing of a person in the ear on June 15.

A Sidney man charged with drug-related offenses when authorities responded with a drug task force entry to his home has accepted a plea negotiated agreement.

Donte L. Jelks, 28, 320 S. Miami Ave., pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in drugs, both fifth-degree felonies, and one count of trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. He will be ordered to forfeit $1,890 in cash believed to be obtained through drug sales.

He faces a maximum of 42 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

On Dec. 17, Sidney and Piqua Police officers executed a narcotics search warrant at Jelks’ home. A large amount of marijuana, cash and a cellphone were seized.

Dustin Gilbert-Renauldo Chappel, 47, Ecorse, Michigan, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, during his final pretrial recently. He faces the possibility of 36 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

On Oct. 18, Chappel was arrested and found to be in possession of 299 Oxycodone pills.

Also arrested was Mark Dias Lacy, 39, Detroit, Michigan, charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony. He was also found with 299 Oxycodone tablets.

Manny R. Perez, 20, 637 Marilyn Drive, enter a guilty plea to one count of trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony. When sentenced he faces a maximum of 36 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Perez was arrested July 6 for selling liquid form hashish near a school facility.

$10,000 bond imposed

A Sidney man was ordered to post a $10,000 bond after pleading guilty to a charge of burglary, a fourth-degree felony, during his final pretrial. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim.

Lathan J. Ragland, 30, 132 Pike St., was one of several men who entered a home at 843 Meri Lane on May 26 to purposely inflict physical harm on someone. When sentenced he faces a maximum of 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Mya Browning, 19, 108 Canal St., pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted aggravated possession of drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony during a recent status conference. When sentenced she faces a maximum of 30 months in prison and a $7,500 in fines.

She was arrested in possession drug tablets over the bulk amount.

Lori A. Allen, 52, 221 E. Water St. Apt. B, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies, during her status conference. She was arrested for selling Methamphetamine on July 11-12.

She faces a maximum sentence of 36 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

In other cases:

• Aaron Paul C. Badiola, 19, 7720 Hardin-Wapak Road, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor, during a recent hearing. The agreement also includes Badiola not being declared a sex offender.

According to online court records, he admitted having had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl on Oct. 13.

• William S. Watercutter, 61, 10221 Fair Road, entered a guilty plea to a negotiated charge of possession of drugs, a fourth-degree felony, during a status conference. When sentenced, he faces a maximum of 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Court records noted a joint recommendation of probation. His charge was for illegal cultivation of marijuana.

• Amanda Williams, 34, Wapakoneta, was sentenced to five years of community control on a charge of trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. She must successfully complete drug and alcohol counseling, was fined $300, and assessed court costs.

She was arrested Sept. 3 in possession of Methamphetamine.

• Vickie Napier, 58, 1441 River Road, had her bond set at $2,500 during probation violation bond hearing. She was originally placed on five years of community control on an amended charge of attempted aggravated possession of drugs a first-degree misdemeanor. She was also ordered to obtain drug and alcohol counseling, and, assessed court costs.

She was arrested on April 2 in possession of Methamphetamine.

• Tisha M. Hecht, 39, 320 Franklin Ave., pleaded guilty to an amended charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, during her final pretrial. She faces a maximum of 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.

She was arrested on Nov. 16 in possession of Fentanyl.

• Ryan Clark, 30, at large, entered a guilty plea to one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. When sentenced he faces a maximum of 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.

He was arrested on Sept. 18 with Fentanyl.

Plea change involves 2 courts

• Daniel R. Chapman, 25, 207 Robb St., Jackson Center, was granted treatment in lieu of conviction on charges of possession of drugs and aggravated possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies, when he pleaded guilty during a recent hearing.

This course of action is tied to his guilty plea to operating a motor vehicle, a first-degree misdemeanor, in Sidney Municipal Court.

If the plan fails, Stevenson reported Chapman would be facing a maximum sentence of 24 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

He was arrested on Aug. 18 in possession of cocaine and Methamphetamine.

• Douglas Leroy Selanders II, 39, St. Marys, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. When sentenced, he faces a maximum of 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine.

He was arrested Sept. 23 with Fentanyl.

• Savannah N. Lawson, 25, Edison, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, during a status conference. She is facing up to 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.

She was arrested on Nov. 14 with Methamphetamine.

• Sean D. Carr, 22, 1409 N. Main Ave., pleaded guilty to an amended charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He is facing up to 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.

He was arrested Nov. 30 with Methamphetamine.

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.