Man sentenced to prison on weapons charges


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@sidneydailynews.com



SIDNEY – A Sidney man was sentenced to almost four years in prison on weapons charges in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

Ramon U. Flores, II, 43, of Sidney, was sentenced to 47 months in prison on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth degree felony, and having weapons while under disability, a third degree felony.

As part of a plea deal, the state dropped charges of carrying a concealed weapon, a first degree misdemeanor, burglary, a third degree felony, and aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony.

Flores was ordered to serve 17 months on the charge of carrying a concealed weapon and 30 months on the charge of having weapons while under disability, terms that will be served consecutively, meaning one after the other. He was given credit for one day served in jail.

After his term at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Flores will be required to serve up to three years of probation. He also was ordered to pay $514.34 in court costs.

In other actions:

• James Baldwin, 47, of Sidney, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on charges of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third degree felony, and resisting arrest, a second degree misdemeanor.

As part of a plea deal, the state dropped a charge of assault, a fourth degree felony.

Baldwin was ordered to serve 30 months in prison on the charge of failure to comply and 90 days on the charge of resisting arrest. He will serve the terms concurrently, meaning at the same time. He was granted credit for 105 days served in jail.

After his prison term, Baldwin will be required to serve up to three years of probation. His driver’s license was suspended for five years, and he was ordered to pay $580.31 in court costs.

• Elizabeth Kindell, 32, at large, was sentenced to 14 months in prison on a charge of possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony, and an amended charge of attempted tampering with evidence, a fourth degree felony.

As part of a plea deal, a charge of possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony, was dropped. Also, a charge of tampering with evidence, a third degree felony, was amended to attempted tampering with evidence, a fourth degree felony.

Kindell was ordered to serve 11 months in prison on the possession of drugs charge and 14 months on the attempted tampering with evidence charge. She will serve the terms concurrently, meaning at the same time. She was granted credit for 82 days served in jail.

After her prison term, Kindell will be required to serve up to three years of probation. She also was ordered to pay $412.50 in court costs.

• Billy R. Christian, 43, of St. Marys, had his probation revoked and was ordered to serve his original sentence of 180 days in the Shelby County Jail. He was on probation since October 2020 when he pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted possession of drugs, a first degree misdemeanor. Christian also was ordered to pay $670.33 in court costs. He will be eligible for early release after 90 days.

• Justin Depinet, 38, of Sidney, was sentenced to five years of probation on charges of aggravated possession of drugs, a third degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony. He also must be accepted into and successfully complete treatment at the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation Center or another community based correctional facility and must pay $891.02 in court costs.

• Cassandra Dejesus, 23, of Sidney, was sentenced to five years of probation on a charge of attempted endangering children, a fifth degree felony. Dejesus also must cooperate with Children Services, attend parenting classes, serve 30 days in the Shelby County Jail, obtain a GED and pay $471.02 in court costs.

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@sidneydailynews.com

Reach the writer at kshaner@sidneydailynews.com or 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at kshaner@sidneydailynews.com or 937-538-4824.