Criminal history, behavior nets man six years in prison


By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY – A 41-year-old man with an extensive criminal history has been sentenced to six years in prison on three drug-related charges by local authorities. Two others were also ordered to prison in Shelby County Common Pleas Court recently.

Joseph Teasley, 41, incarcerated, was sentenced to 72 months with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) on three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, including a third-degree and two fourth-degree felonies. They will be served in addition to his sentence from Miami County.

According to online court records, Judge James Stevenson based his sentencing on Teasley’s criminal history and the fact he committed at least two other felony offenses while awaiting trial on these charges.

He was ordered to serve 18-months on each fourth-degree felony consecutively, or one after the other. He then received 36 months for the third-degree felony, which will also be served consecutively to the others.

The court ruled Teasley sold Methamphetamine on July 13, Aug. 9 and 30. The Aug. 30 incident was in the vicinity of a juvenile.

The inability to follow the rules of probation has led to a three-year prison sentence for a Piqua man on a burglary charge.

Robbie J. Carr, 20, Piqua, received the maximum sentence during his appearance at a probation violation revocation hearing on a charge of burglary, a third-degree felony. Court records show he tested positive for alcohol and drugs on March 19.

On Dec. 19, 2017, Carr broke into a home at 411 S. Main Ave.

Perry L. Price, 22, incarcerated, was sentenced to 17 months with the ODRC on a charge of attempted failure to provide a change of address, a fourth-degree felony.

On Nov. 6, he failed to provide a new address and has two other related convictions.

County jail orders

Five other people were ordered to serve a sentence in the Shelby County Jail on various cases. They include:

• Nijal Waldroop, 23, 804 Clinton Ave., was sentenced to 180 days on a charge of child endangering, a first-degree misdemeanor, when he violated his probation by testing positive for drugs. He will participate in the facility’s work release program beginning April 17.

He was found guilty for having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

• Melissa M. Nicodemus, 35, 316 E. Court St., was sentenced to 180 days in jail for a probation violation for a second time.

Originally, she was sentenced to five years of community control, fined $200, and assessed court costs on a charge of attempted aggravated possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Nicodemus was arrested on Feb. 2017, in possession of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen.

She served 30 days in jail starting on Dec. 27, 2017, and participated in the work release program. On March 12, 2019, Nicodemus tested positive for drugs. She will report to jail on April 24.

• Robert E. Randolph, 48, Lancaster, Ohio, one of three people who cashed fraudulent checks at First National Bank in Sidney on Sept. 5, 2018, has been sentenced to 120 days in jail on a charge of attempted forgery, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was given 92 days credit for time already served.

• Steven C. Erter, 57, 403 Ruby Court, Anna, was ordered to serve 90 days in the county jail on a charge of petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was also assessed court costs.

Online court records indicate between Jan. 1, 2013, through Sept. 1, 2018, Erter took $5,000 from the EMI Corp. of Jackson Center, where he was an employee. He has completed full restitution to the company.

• Geneva Ashcraft, 34, 614 Third Ave., was sentenced to 10 days in jail commencing April 19 on a charge of attempted obstruction of justice, a first-degree misdemeanor. She was also fined $200 and assessed court costs. She will participate in the work release program.

Upon her release, she will serve five years on community control.

She was found guilty of attempting to conceal the whereabouts of William Warfield, a wanted felon, while he was at her residence on Nov. 16.

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.