Sidney man sentenced to 11 months in prison for three separate cases


By Charlotte Caldwell - [email protected]



SIDNEY — The Shelby County Common Pleas Court recently handed down several sentences for drug possession and trafficking and harassment with a bodily substance, among other charges.

James Caleb Parker, 28, of Sidney, was sentenced to 11 months in prison with three days of jail credit and up to two years of discretionary post-release control for the possession of drugs (cocaine), a fifth-degree felony. Parker was initially indicted on two charges of possession of drugs (cocaine and Fentanyl) and possessing criminal tools (a syringe cap and bindle), fifth-degree felonies, but two charges were dismissed. In a separate case, Parker was sentenced to 17 months in prison with 68 days of jail credit, which will run consecutive to the first case, due to one charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. He was initially indicted on the same charge as well as failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, both fourth-degree felonies, for stealing a 2006 Black GMC and fleeing from police, but one charge was dismissed. In a third case, Parker was sentenced to nine months in prison with five days of jail credit and up to two years of discretionary post-release control, which will run concurrent to the first two sentencings, due to one charge of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. He was initially indicted on the same charge as well as forgery, both fifth-degree felonies, for possessing a stolen business check that belonged to another at Sidney Foodmart and cashing it for $750, but one charge was dismissed.

Larry P. Young, 62, of Sidney, was sentenced to no more than five years of community control. He must also pay restitution of $1,075.78 to the Shelby County Animal Shelter and he is prohibited from owning animals. This is because of one charge of attempted prohibitions against companion animals, a first-degree misdemeanor. Young was initially indicted on the same charge, a fifth-degree felony, for shooting a dog inside the mouth with a firearm.

Adam Richard Vestal, 38, at large, was sentenced to five years of community control with zero days of jail credit and completion of drug and alcohol counseling. Vestal also must pay a fine of $200 and maintain employment. This was because of one charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. Vestal was initially indicted on three charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs, fourth-degree felonies, for selling methamphetamine, but two charges were dismissed.

Timothy S. Crider, 29, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was sentenced to 30 months in prison with 110 days of jail credit and discretionary post-release control of up to two years for one charge of harassment with a bodily substance, a third-degree felony. Crider was initially indicted on two charges of harassment with a bodily substance, third-degree felonies, for spitting on a Shelby County corrections officer knowing he had Hepatitis C, but one charge was dismissed.

Kyra R. Mclain, 19, of Sidney, was sentenced to five years of community control. Mclain must also successfully complete treatment at WORTH or another CBCF, the Vivitrol program, and a recovery home, and she must obtain a GED. This was because of one charge of trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and one charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. Mclain was initially indicted on seven counts of drug trafficking and aggravated drug trafficking, fourth and fifth-degree felonies, for selling Tramadol, heroin, Fentanyl and methamphetamine, but all but two charges were dismissed. In a separate case, Mclain received the same sentence with four days of jail credit for the possession of drugs (Fentanyl), possessing criminal tools (a bag), both fifth-degree felonies, and tampering with evidence (hiding a bag of Fentanyl in her body cavity), a third-degree felony. In a third case, Mclain received the same sentence with 65 days of jail credit for one charge of attempted failure to appear on March 28, 2022, 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.