Michigan man imprisoned for police chase


Mount Victory man admits sex offenses

By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY – A Michigan man was sentenced to two years in state prison for leading police on a high-speed chase in February. A Mount Victory man is facing a possible 10 years of incarceration for sex-related crimes.

The cases were two of several recently adjudicated in Shelby County Common Pleas Court recently.

Javonte E. Jones, 22, Canton, Michigan, was sentenced to 24 months with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) on one count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony. His driver’s license will be suspended for three years upon his release.

Jones was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $7,152 for damages occurring at Walmart in Sidney on Feb. 18.

That night, an attempt was made to detain Jones who fled the scene in a vehicle causing the damage. During a car chase, speed reached as high as 95 mph before being captured.

Richard W. McCafferty, 46, Mount Victory, Ohio, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of gross sexual imposition, all third-degree felonies. He was found guilty of having sexual contact with a nine-year-old girl some 10 years ago.

McCafferty admitted to having had sexual contact with the girl from June 1 through Dec. 28, 2008.

Judge James Stevenson told McCafferty that some prison time was mandatory and should be expected.

Rayshawn M. Johnson, 37, at large, avoided a last minute jury trial by entering a guilty plea to an amended charge of trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He faces a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.

However, attorneys agreed to recommend a six-month prison term when Johnson is sentenced on June 26.

Johnson was arrested June 7 while trafficking in cocaine.

Tyler Oakley, 31, at large, remains in the Shelby County Jail on a $2,500 bond after pleading guilty to aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies, during his final pretrial. The plea agreement also included the state not prosecuting Oakley on his failing to report for a court hearing.

He faces a maximum penalty of 24 months in prison and a $5,000 fine when he is sentenced on June 26

On March 6, Oakley was arrested along with Ronnie J. Scholl, 39, and Brandy Nichole Teasley, 36, both of 916 N. Miami Ave., and was charged in having Methamphetamine.

At 11:45 a.m., that day, members of the Sidney-Piqua Tactical Response Team secured the residence where they allegedly found equipment associated with the manufacturing of counterfeit money, in addition to evidence of drug trafficking. Also, recovered during the search were Methamphetamine, heroin, steroids, drug paraphernalia and a loaded 9 mm handgun.

Judicial release

Tammy Napier, 41, 224 Pike St., was granted a judicial release from prison to pursue the next step of rehabilitation, according to online court records. She is currently housed at the county jail awaiting enrollment into the MonDay Program in Dayton or the Western Ohio Regional Treatment Habilitation (WORTH) program in Lima.

On July 31, Napier was sentenced to 30 months at the ODRC Marysville Reformatory for Women on a charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony. It was also ordered she forfeit her 2004 Chrysler Sebring used in drug trafficking, and her handgun was to be destroyed. She was also fined $200 and assessed court costs.

Napier was arrested on May 1, 2018, with more than five times the legal amount of methamphetamine.

Robert Tillman, 21, 14350 State Route 119, Anna, was placed on a $2,500 bond on a charge of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, due to a probation violation.

Tillman was ordered to remain in his residence with privileges to drug counseling and probation meetings.

Four people did not appear for their court hearings recently. Stevenson forfeited their bonds and issued warrants for their arrests. They were:

Danny L. Whitmore, 43, 312 S. Wilkinson Ave., attempted aggravated possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor; Savannah N. Lawson, Eidison, Tennessee, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; Amber M. Crosley, 20, Piqua, trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony; and Daniel Murphy, 38, 5880 State Route 29 Lot 11, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor.

In other cases:

• Jessica R. Southers, 36, 5880 State Route 29 Lot 11, pleaded guilty to a charge of endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor, during her status conference. When sentenced she faces 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

She possessed Methamphetamine in front of minor children on Feb. 28.

• Jillian R. Thurmond, 19, 306 N. Third St., Anna, pleaded guilty to theft, a fifth-degree felony, during her status conference. She was found guilty of taking a bank card belonging to another person.

• John S. Cottom, 38, at large, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated possession of drugs, a first-degree felony, during his final pretrial. He was arrested on Aug. 27 in possession of Methamphetamine.

• Amonte Clayton, 23, Inkster, Michigan, pleaded guilty to a count of theft, a fifth-degree felony, during his status conference.

Drug charges

• Manny R. Perez, 20, 637 Marilyn Drive, was sentenced to five years of community control on one count of trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony. He was also ordered to obtain his GED, fined $300 and assessed court costs.

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

• Lori A. Allen, 52, 221 E. Water St. Apt. B, was placed on five years of community control on two counts of trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies. She was also ordered to enroll in the MonDay program in Montgomery County.

Allen arrested for selling Methamphetamine on July 11-12.

• Kelly Renee Lenhart, 35, Van Wert, Ohio, pleaded guilty to a charge of illegal conveyance of a prohibited item onto the grounds of a detention facility, a third-degree felony.

She admitted trying to take Fentanyl and Methamphetamine into the Shelby County Jail on Feb. 12.

• Sean D. Carr, 23, 1409 N. Main Ave., was sentenced to five years of community control on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He was arrested Nov. 30 with Methamphetamine.

He must also successfully complete the WORTH program.

• Rachael Slife, 45, 801 S. Miami Ave., was placed on five years of community control on a charge of attempted receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. She was also ordered to obtain drug and alcohol counseling, participate in the Vivitrol program and reside at the Amelia House.

She was found guilty of receiving a stolen Jeep Cherokee on Nov. 6.

• Louise Lynn Loraine Morris, 37, at large, was placed on five years of community control on a count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony. She must also enroll in the MonDay program.

• Travis Wayne Tschudi, 37, 614 East Ave., was ordered to participate in the WORTH program when he was sentenced for aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

He was arrested Dec. 28 in possession of Methamphetamine.

• Stephanie L. Hartline, 28, 221 ½ E. Court St., pleaded guilty to a charge illegal use of supplemental nutrition of WIC benefits, a fifth-degree felony, during her final pretrial. When sentenced she faces a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine. She must also pay restitution of $355.

She admitted providing false information to obtain $353 in food assistance between June 1 and July 31.

• Rusty Lynn Shannon, 56, Piqua, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, during his final pretrial. When sentenced he faces a maximum of 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

He was arrested on May 8 in possession of Methamphetamine.

• Jordan T. Downing, 23, Quincy, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. He was arrested Dec. 29 in possession of Methamphetamine.

When sentenced he faces a maximum of 30 months in prison and a $7,500 fine.

Mount Victory man admits sex offenses

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.