Local woman sentenced to prison


By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY – A transient Sidney woman with multiple probation violations on record was sentenced to a year in prison for her involvement in an incident of vehicle theft. Similar violations have resulted in another local woman receiving a 180-day prison term.

Three other people failed to appear for their sentencings during cases heard recently in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

Rachael Slife, 46, addresses listed in Sidney and Piqua, was sentenced to 12 months with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s Marysville Reformatory for Women on a charge of attempted receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. Online court records indicate she will receive 108 days of credit for time already served.

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

Slife had been placed on five years of community control, ordered to obtain drug and alcohol counseling, participate in the Vivitrol program and reside at the Amelia House.

She violated community control rules by leaving the Amelia House, and refused to report to probation officers and take a drug test.

Probation violations led to another local woman receiving six months with the ODRC Marysville facility.

Tiffany Roe, 29, 303 N. West Ave., was sentenced to 180 days in state prison on charges of theft, a fifth-degree felony, and safecracking, a fourth-degree felony. Previously, she was placed on a $5,000 bond after being found guilty of a probation violation by being in the presence of a person known to be part of criminal activity.

The charges are linked to a break-in and theft for cash on Dec. 19 and Dec. 22, 2016, at a Fort Loramie residence.

Judge James Stevenson issued arrest warrants and bond forfeitures of three Sidney women who failed to appear at their sentencings.

They include Brittney Goings, 30, 701 Johnson Drive, possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; Brooke Danielle Young, 34, 301 S. Main Ave., three counts of complicity to forgery, all fifth-degree felonies; and Alysa Bell, 23, 1614 Catalpa Place, three counts of possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, all fifth-degree felonies.

Other cases include:

• Joshua A. Williams, 44, at large, was placed on five years of community control on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, all fifth-degree felonies. He was also ordered to complete the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation program in Lima or the MonDay program in Dayton.

He was also fined $200 and assessed court costs.

• Ashley A. Thomas, 32, 610 E. Pike St., Jackson Center, was placed on five years of probation on two counts of trafficking in drugs, both fifth-degree felonies. She was also ordered to complete drug and alcohol counseling, was fined $200 and assessed court costs.

She was arrested Oct. 2, 2017, with cocaine and April 11 with Buprenorphine.

• Shawn L. Gessler, 47, 5234 Cardo Road, Fort Loramie, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, during a bond hearing. He faces a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison and a $2,500 fine.

He was arrested June 18, 2018, with Methamphetamine. He remains free on a $2,500 bond.

• Ashley Hughes, 34, at large, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, during her status conference. She was sentenced to 92 days in jail and given 92 days credit for time served.

Court records indicate a joint recommendation for community control would be requested. Her probation orders were to be transferred to Georgia authorities.

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.