Man sentenced for arson and grand theft auto


By Charlotte Caldwell - [email protected]



SIDNEY — The Shelby County Common Pleas Court handed down several sentences during the weeks of March 28 and April 4 for drug trafficking, aggravated arson, grand theft auto and failure to comply with a police officer.

Ryan A. Moorman, 21, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was recently sentenced to concurrent sentences of two to three years and 12 months at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections with mandatory post-release parole of 18 months and discretionary post-release parole of up to three years with 104 days of jail credit. This was due to aggravated arson, a second-degree felony, and grand theft auto, a fourth-degree felony. Moorman was initially indicted on the same charges for setting fire to a property located at 216 Washington St. in Sidney and stealing a 2008 Lexus.

Latrisha Nichole McGhee, 37, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was sentenced to 24 months in prison with up to two years of discretionary post-release parole and 148 days of jail credit. McGhee’s driver’s license was also suspended for three years. This was due to one charge of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony. McGhee drove a car at excessive speeds, ran a stop sign, and drove in the wrong lane of traffic while fleeing from the police officer.

Keonte Hardy, 22, of Cincinnati, was sentenced to 30 months in prison with up to two years of discretionary post-release parole with 20 days of jail credit. Law enforcement also seized $933 in cash that was determined to be contraband. This was due to one count of trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony. Hardy was initially indicted on trafficking in drugs, a first-degree felony, three counts of receiving stolen property, fourth-degree felonies, possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony, and having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony, but all charges except trafficking in drugs were dropped. Hardy prepared Fentanyl for transport and distribution and had a bag to put it in, he had a 2019 Nissan, an Ohio license plate and a Glock 21 that he knew or had reasonable cause to believe had been stolen, and he possessed a handgun while under disability, having previously been convicted of aggravated robbery in Hamilton County.

Rocky L. Stone, 43, of Sidney, was recently sentenced to 17 months in prison and up to two years of discretionary post-release parole with 155 days of jail credit for two counts of trafficking in drugs, both fourth-degree felonies. Stone was initially indicted on five counts of trafficking in drugs for knowingly selling or offering to sell Tramadol and Fentanyl in the vicinity of a juvenile, but all but two charges were dismissed.

Tumairra R. Hoover, 27, of Sidney, was recently sentenced to five years of community control with two days of jail credit and treatment at WORTH or other CBCF. Hoover must also obtain a GED and maintain employment upon release from WORTH. This is due to aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. She was initially indicted on two charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs for knowingly selling or offering to sell Synthetic Cannabinoid Pharmacaphore, but one charge was dismissed. In a separate case, Hoover received the same sentence with zero days of jail credit for aggravated trafficking in drugs (Synthetic Cannabinoid Pharmacaphore), a first-degree felony.

By Charlotte Caldwell

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