Piqua man sentenced to prison after fleeing from police


By Charlotte Caldwell - [email protected]



SIDNEY — The Shelby County Common Pleas Court recently handed down several sentences for drug possession and trafficking, failure to comply with the signal of an officer, and bringing a prohibited item to a detention facility.

Tyler M. Lett, 25, of Piqua, was sentenced to 18 months in prison with one day of jail credit and discretionary post-release control of up to two years. Lett is also ordered to pay restitution of $4,614.93 to Nicholas Peltier and $1,350 to Rhonda Suttle, and his driver’s license is suspended for three years. This was because of failure to comply with the signal of an officer, a third-degree felony. He was also indicted on driving under OVI suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor, but the charge was dismissed. While fleeing from a police officer, Lett drove at excessive speeds and hit a parked car and a fence. In a separate case, Lett was sentenced to six months in prison with zero days of jail credit and discretionary post-release control of up to two years for the possession of drugs (cocaine), a fifth-degree felony.

Jace Chamberlin, 22, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was sentenced to five years of community control with two days of jail credit, completion of WORTH or other CBCF and the Vivotrol program, and he must obtain and maintain employment. This was because of possession of drugs (cocaine), a fifth-degree felony. He was also initially indicted on possessing criminal tools (a baggie), a fifth-degree felony, but the charge was dismissed.

Kaitlynn Elizabeth Wilkins, 22, of Sidney, was sentenced to 30 months in prison with discretionary post-release control of up to two years for aggravated trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), a third-degree felony. She was initially indicted on two charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs for methamphetamine, second and third-degree felonies, and selling a dangerous drug (Gabapentin), a fourth-degree felony, but all but one charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs was dismissed.

Lela C. Jones, also known as Lela C. Moorman, 48, of Dayton, was sentenced to 17 months in prison with zero days of jail credit and discretionary post-release control of up to two years for possessing criminal tools (a syringe), a fifth-degree felony, and trafficking in drugs (selling Fentanyl), a fourth-degree felony. She was also initially indicted on two charges of possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies, for having cocaine and Fentanyl, but these two charges were dismissed.

Brandon Lee Miller, 21, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was sentenced to five years of community control with 65 days of jail credit, the completion of WORTH or other CBCF and the Thinking for a Change program, and he must obtain a GED. This was because of the illegal conveyance of a prohibited item onto the grounds of a detention facility, a third-degree felony, for bringing methamphetamine into the Shelby County Jail. He was also indicted on aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, for possessing methamphetamine, but the charge was dismissed.

Tiffany Ann Fugate, 24, of Sidney, was sentenced to 11 months in prison with seven days of jail credit and discretionary post-release control of up to two years for possession of drugs (Fentanyl), a fifth-degree felony.

By Charlotte Caldwell

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Reach the writer at (937) 538-4824.

Reach the writer at (937) 538-4824.