Man sentenced to prison and jail time on three charges


By Charlotte Caldwell - [email protected]



SIDNEY — The Shelby County Common Pleas Court recently handed down several sentences for drug trafficking, attempted grand theft auto, and vandalism, among other charges.

Troy J. Williams, 34, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was sentenced to 20 months in prison and 10 days in jail with 117 days of jail credit and discretionary post-release control of up to two years. Additionally, Williams’s driver’s license was suspended for one year and he was fined $525. This was because of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, the improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs of abuse, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was initially indicted on the same charges as well as having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony, and operating a motor vehicle with a specified concentration of alcohol, a first-degree misdemeanor, for possessing a stolen 12-gauge shot gun and Taurus G2C 9 mm hand gun while operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol when he was previously convicted of drug trafficking in Greene County, but two charges were dismissed.

Jeremy Lee Elsner, 37, of St. Paris, was sentenced to 17 months in prison with 70 days of jail credit and discretionary post-release control of up to two years for attempted failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a fourth-degree felony. Elsner was initially indicted on the same charge as well as driving under suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor, for driving a motor vehicle over 100 mph and running multiple stop signs while fleeing from police and operating a motor vehicle on a public road while his driver’s license was suspended, but the latter charge was dismissed.

William L. Stone, 53, of Piqua, was sentenced to 12 months in prison — which will run consecutive to his sentence in Miami County — with zero days of jail credit and discretionary post-release control of up to two years for trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. Stone was initially indicted on two charges of trafficking in drugs for knowingly selling or offering to sell Fentanyl and Phencyclidine (PCP) in the vicinity of a juvenile, but the PCP charge was dismissed.

Larry M. Napier, 39, who is in the Shelby County Jail, was sentenced to 11 months in prison with 13 days of jail credit and discretionary post-release control of up to two years for attempted grand theft auto, a fifth-degree felony. Napier was initially indicted on the same charge, a fourth-degree felony, for knowingly stealing a 2005 Dodge Dakota pickup truck without the owner’s consent.

Kaleb B. Fleming, 19, of Sidney, was sentenced to nine months in prison with zero days of jail credit and is ordered to pay restitution of $20,100 to the city of Sidney for vandalism, a fourth-degree felony. Fleming was initially indicted on the same charge and receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony, for being in possession of a 2009 white Dodge vehicle that he knew or had reasonable cause to believe had been stolen and for causing $7,500 worth of damage to the Landrum soccer field in Sidney, but the stolen property charge was dismissed.

By Charlotte Caldwell

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Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.