Sex charges, probation violations lead to prison sentences


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@sidneydailynews.com



SIDNEY – Two Sidney residents were sentenced to 12 months in prison for probation violations while a Youngstown man was sentenced to 11 months in prison on sex-related charges in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

Judge James F. Stevenson sentenced Alex J. Moorman, 32, of Sidney, to 12 months in prison for a probation violation stemming from a charge of trafficking in drugs, a fifth degree felony. He was granted credit for five days served in jail.

After his release from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Moorman will be required to serve up to three years of post release control. He also was ordered to pay court costs.

• Kyle L. Freeman, 29, of Sidney, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for a probation violation stemming from a charge of possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony. He was granted credit for 214 days served in jail.

After his release from prison, Freeman will be required to serve up to three years of post release control. He also was ordered to pay court costs.

• Clifton G. Johnson Jr., 51, of Youngstown, was sentenced to 11 months in prison on charges of importuning, a Tier I sex offense and fifth degree felony, and attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a Tier II sex offense and fourth degree felony. He previously was charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a third degree felony, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge and the importuning charge April 19.

Johnson was sentenced to 11 months in prison on each of the two charges. He will serve the sentences concurrently, meaning at the same time. He was granted credit for 13 days served in jail.

After his release from the prison, Johnson will be required to serve five years of post release control. He also was ordered to pay court costs.

As a Tier II sex offender, Johnson will be required to register his address every 180 days for 25 years.

• Kimberley L. Hicks, 31, of Sidney, was sentenced to 11 months in prison on charges of possession of drug and possessing criminal tools, both of which are fifth degree felonies. As part of an April 5 plea deal, an additional charge of possession of drugs in a separate case, also a fifth degree felony, was dismissed.

Hicks was sentenced to 11 months in prison on each of the two charges. She will serve the sentences concurrently, meaning at the same time. She was granted credit for six days served in jail.

After her release from prison, Hicks will be required to serve up to three years of post release control. She also was ordered to pay court costs.

• Mike A. Lee, 46, of Sidney, was ordered to serve five years of probation on charges of trafficking in drugs, both of which are fifth degree felonies. As part of a plea deal, three additional charges of trafficking in drugs, each a fifth degree felony, were dismissed.

Along with probation, Lee was ordered to maintain employment, pay a $200 fine and pay all costs of prosecution and any supervision fees.

• Charlie Michael Browning, 19, of Sidney, was ordered to serve five years of probation on a charge of trafficking in drugs, a fifth degree felony. As part of a plea deal, a second charge of trafficking in drugs, also a fifth degree felony, was dismissed.

Along with probation, Browning was ordered to maintain employment, pay a $200 fine and pay all costs of prosecution and any supervision fees.

• Cindy M. Maxwell, 39, of Sidney, was ordered to successfully complete treatment at the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation Center for a community control violation stemming from charges of trafficking in drugs, a fifth degree felony, aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth degree felony, and trafficking in drugs, a fourth degree felony.

Maxwell’s community control sanctions also were continued, and she was ordered to pay costs.

• Esta J. Stammen, 27, of Sidney, was ordered to successfully complete treatment at the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation Center or another community based correctional facility for a probation violation stemming from charges of aggravated assault, a fourth degree felony, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs of abuse, a first degree misdemeanor.

Stammen’s community control sanctions also were continued, and she was ordered to pay costs.

• Candace K. Roberts, 48, of Sidney, was ordered to successfully complete treatment at the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation Center for a community control violation stemming from a charge of trafficking in drugs, a fifth degree felony.

Roberts’ community control sanctions also were continued, and she was ordered to pay 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.