Lima man sentenced to 3 years in prison


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@sidneydailynews.com



SIDNEY – A Lima man was sentenced to three years in prison in a drug possession case in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

Judge James F. Stevenson sentenced Jesse L. Mason, 34, of Lima, to 36 months in prison for a probation violation stemming from a charge of possession of drugs, a third degree felony. Mason was granted credit for 270 days served in jail.

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

In other actions:

• Travis R. Morley, 27, was sentenced to 35 months in prison on charges of failure to comply with an order or signal of an officer, a third degree felony, and aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. As part of a plea deal, charges of receiving stolen property, a fourth degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony, were dismissed.

Morley was sentenced to 24 months in prison on the failure to comply charge and 11 months on the possession of drugs charge, sentences that will be served consecutively, meaning one after the other. He was granted credit for 105 days served in jail.

After his release from prison, Morley will be required to serve up to three years of post release control. His driver’s license was suspended for three years. He also was ordered to pay court costs and was ordered to pay $1,555 in restitution.

• Landon S. Murray, 26, of Sidney, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for a probation violation stemming from a charge of possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. He was granted credit for six days served in jail.

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

• Andrew D. Biddle, 20, of Sidney, was sentenced to 180 days in the Shelby County Jail for a probation violation stemming from a charge of attempted aggravated possession of drugs, a first degree misdemeanor.

If all fines and court costs are paid, Biddle will be eligible for early release after 90 days.

• Carolyn L. Maynard, 57, of Sidney, was ordered to serve five years of probation on a charge of trafficking in drugs and an amended charge of attempted failure to appear, both of which are fifth degree felonies.

As part of a plea deal in the trafficking case, a second charge of trafficking in drugs, also a fifth degree felony, was dismissed.

Maynard, who previously was charged with failure to appear, a fourth degree felony, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of attempted failure to appear. That charge stemmed from her failure to report to a Dec. 21, 2020, status conference in the trafficking case.

Along with probation, Maynard was ordered to successfully complete treatment at the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation Center or another community based correctional facility. She also must pay the cost of prosecution and any supervision fees.

• Laura M. Taborn, 50, 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 charge of trafficking in drugs, a fourth degree felony, was dismissed.

Along with probation, Taborn must obtain her GED diploma, successfully complete drug and alcohol counseling and pay court costs.

• Lori Maggard, 35, of Dayton, was ordered to serve five years of probation on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. As part of a plea deal, a charge of possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony, was dismissed.

Along with probation, Maggard was ordered to successfully complete treatment at the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation Center or another community based correctional facility. She also must pay the cost of prosecution and any supervision fees.

• Seth R. Mahoney, 19, of Sidney, was ordered to serve up to five years of probation on an amended charge of petty theft, a first degree misdemeanor. Mahoney previously was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth degree felony, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.

Along with probation, Mahoney must successfully complete drug and alcohol counseling, obtain his GED diploma, obtain and maintain employment and pay 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.