Man sentenced to 36 months in prison for reckless homicide


By Charlotte Caldwell - [email protected]



SIDNEY — The Shelby County Common Pleas Court recently handed down several sentences for reckless homicide, drug trafficking and possession, and tampering with evidence.

Jacob Stone, 32, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was sentenced to 36 months in prison with two days of jail credit and discretionary post-release control of up to two years for reckless homicide and aggravated trafficking in drugs, third-degree felonies. Stone was initially indicted on involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony, for selling Fentanyl to Chadwick Amburgey which resulted in his overdose death, and four charges of drug trafficking, third, fourth, and fifth-degree felonies, for selling methamphetamine and Fentanyl.

Kenneth Ashley Brackett, 48, of Xenia, was sentenced to 30 months in prison with 19 days of jail credit and discretionary post-release control of up to two years for aggravated possession of drugs, a third-degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a fifth-degree felony. Brackett was initially indicted on aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony, for preparing methamphetamine for distribution, tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. for hiding methamphetamine in his sock to impair its availability as evidence, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony, for possessing baggies to store methamphetamine, but the latter charge was dismissed.

Joey Lee Edwards, 40, of Sidney, was sentenced to five years of community control with zero days of jail credit and completion of drug and alcohol counseling and the Thinking for a Change program. Edwards must also obtain a GED. This was because of one charge of trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Edwards was initially indicted on two charges of drug trafficking, fifth-degree felonies, for selling marijuana, but one charge was dismissed.

Brent A. Walden, 31, of Sidney, was sentenced to five years of community control with one day of jail credit and a $300 fine for each charge. Walden must also complete drug and alcohol counseling and maintain employment. The Sidney Police Department also seized $720 and a Springfield Armory Hellcat 9 mm handgun. This was because of two charges of trafficking in drugs, fourth-degree felonies. He was initially indicted on three charges of trafficking in drugs, second and third-degree felonies, for preparing hashish and marijuana for distribution, and the illegal cultivation of marijuana, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, but two charges were dismissed.

By Charlotte Caldwell

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Reach the writer at (937) 538-4824.

Reach the writer at (937) 538-4824.