North Carolina man sentenced to jail


By Charlotte Caldwell - [email protected]



SIDNEY — The Shelby County Common Pleas Court handed down several sentences during the week of Feb. 21 for interference with custody, drug trafficking, grand theft auto and pandering obscenity involving a minor, among other charges.

Rodney J. Jenkins, 56, of Castle Hayne, North Carolina, was sentenced to 45 days in the Shelby County Jail for two counts of attempted interference with custody, both first-degree misdemeanors. He was initially indicted on two counts of interference with custody, both fifth-degree felonies, because he took two children, 6 and 7 years old, in the custody of their mother, out of the state.

Megan M. Price, 34, of Sidney, was sentenced to no more than five years of community control and a fine of $200 with one day of jail credit for attempted trafficking in drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. She was initially indicted for trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, because she knowingly sold or offered to sell marijuana in the vicinity of juveniles.

Clara J. Kauffmann, 35, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was sentenced to five years of community control and drug and alcohol counseling with three days of jail credit for attempted trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. She was initially indicted on aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, because she knowingly sold or offered to sell methamphetamine.

Savannha S. White, 25, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was sentenced to 22 months in prison and up to two years of discretionary post-release parole with 69 days of jail credit. She is also required to pay a restitution of $2,778.40. This resulted from charges of attempted grand theft auto and theft, both fifth-degree felonies. She was initially indicted on grand theft auto, a fourth-degree felony, theft, a fifth-degree felony, and criminal damaging or endangering, a second-degree misdemeanor, but the latter charge was dismissed. She knowingly stole a 2003 Dodge Stratus and tools from Crystal M. Baker valued between $1,000 and $7,500 while also spray painting Baker’s car.

Brian W. Preston, 74, of Sidney, was sentenced to five years of community control and sex offender counseling with two days of jail credit for three counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, all fourth-degree felonies, and tier-II sex offenses. He was initially indicted on nine counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor for knowingly downloading and possessing obscene material on his personal computer that has a minor as one of its participants, and all but three counts were dismissed

Derrick Jovahn Collins, 29, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was sentenced to 12 months in prison and one to three years of mandatory post-release parole with 94 days of jail credit. He is also required to pay a restitution of $200. This resulted from charges of attempted kidnapping, a third-degree felony, and grand theft auto, a fourth-degree felony. Collins stole a 2000 Cadillac from the Dollar General parking lot in Sidney with a 7-year-old child inside and left with the car and the child to a different location.

Timothy James Beard, 24, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was sentenced to five years of community control and treatment at the MONDAY program with 145 days of jail credit for attempted gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, and tier-II sex offense. He was initially indicted for engaging in sexual conduct with a female child less than 13 years old during the time period of January 2011 to December 2012, a first-degree felony.

By Charlotte Caldwell

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