Lakeview man sentenced to prison


By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY – A Lakeview man has been sentenced to nearly a year in the state prison system on drug-related charges. Defendants were also sentenced to the Shelby County Jail.

The cases were among several heard recently in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

Earl Woods III, 33, was sentenced to 11 months with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on each of two charges. They are to be served concurrently, or at the same time.

The charges include aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies. Woods was also sentenced to six months in prison on an amended charge of attempted failure to appear, a fifth-degree felony. The sentence will be served consecutively, or following the previous sentences.

Wood was arrested April 26 with Methamphetamine and cocaine, and failed to appear in court for his sentencing on Jan. 2.

Brandon Wilson, 24, 421 N. Miami Ave., was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail with work release privileges, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a first-degree misdemeanor, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

He was also fined $375, assessed court costs, and was ordered to obtain drug and alcohol counseling.

Tabitha L. Kirkland-Wallace, 35, 2345 Collins Ave., was ordered to spend 30 days in the county jail on a charge of attempted forgery, a first-degree misdemeanor. The court ruled if she paid all fines and costs within 180 days the jail term would be suspended.

Alysia Canales, 20, Defiance, Ohio, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, during her final pretrial hearing. She was arrested Dec. 7 with Methamphetamine with a maximum penalty 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Patrick Lemaster, 52, 107 W. South St., was sentenced to five years on probation on a charge of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony. He must also obtain drug and alcohol counseling.

Online court records indicate he pushed a woman to the floor fracturing her pelvis.

Madisen Leach, 22, 615 N. Miami Ave., failed to appear for her sentencing. Judge James Stevenson forfeited her bond and gave the bonding company until April 9 to bring her to court.

Leach was found guilty of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony. She stabbed a male victim on Sept. 23.

Michael Henry Cotterman, 48, Dayton, was placed on five years of community control on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies. He was also fined $300 and assessed court costs.

Cotterman must also participate in the Vivitrol program and reside in the Shelby House. He was arrested April 19 with Methamphetamine and Fentanyl.

Three defendants were ordered to participate in the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation Program in Lima. They include:

• Matthew Alan Terry, 42, 480 Mires Lane, aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

• Aaron J. Oskowski, 41, 119 Shelby St., possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

• Derek Max Dean Wilson, 24, 111 E. Pinehurst St., attempted burglary, a fourth-degree felony, and receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony.

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.