Anna man sentenced to three years in prison

By Shannon Bohle -



SIDNEY — Robert W. Tillman, 24, of Anna, who faced sentencing in two different cases, received three years in prison, with the sentences from the two cases to be served consecutively.

For the first case, Tillman was sentenced to one year in prison, up to two years of probation, and all costs of prosecution. On Oct. 21, 2021, Tillman entered a guilty plea to failure to comply with an order or signal of officer, a third-degree felony and the other two charges were dismissed. On or about June 5, 2021, Tillman allegedly fled from police while in his vehicle traveling at excessive speeds, running multiple stop signs, and traveling the wrong way on a one-way street, risking serious harm to people and property, having in his possession the controlled substance Clonazepam, a medication to treat seizures, and a container, after previously being convicted of a drug abuse offense. He was initially charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of an officer, a third-degree felony, as well as two fifth-degree felonies: drug possession and possessing criminal tools.

In the second case, Tillman was sentenced to two years in prison for committing two third-degree felonies: aggravated trafficking in drugs (a reduced charge) (two years in prison) and having weapons while under disability (two years in prison), with sentences to be served concurrently, followed by up to three years of probation, and all costs of prosecution. Tillman was initially indicted on three felony charges: aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony, having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. The third charge was dismissed.

On or about Aug. 8, 2021, Tillman allegedly sold Methamphetamine while possessing bags, scales, and a pipe, as well as a loaded 9mm SCCY semi-automatic handgun. Bond was revoked on Dec. 22, 2021.

Ashley Dawn Line, 29, of Piqua, on Dec. 23, 2021, was ordered to remain in jail until accepted into the WORTH Center after her attorney, Robert E. Long III, filed an application for treatment in lieu of conviction, stating that Line committed the crimes due to her drug dependency. On Nov. 17, 2021, Line pleaded guilty to attempted grand theft of a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony, along with $300 in restitution, where the maximum sentence would be one year in prison and up to $2,500 in fines, while the petty theft charge was dismissed. Line was initially charged with grand theft of an automobile, a fourth-degree felony, and petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. On or about July 15, 2021, Line allegedly stole a 2005 Acura TL and took payment for a car she did not own.

Destiny Broughton (now known as Palte), 22, of Huber Heights, failed to appear for scheduled sentencing on Dec. 15, 2021. A warrant was issued for her arrest and her bond was forfeited. Broughton previously failed to appear for a scheduled sentencing on Nov. 29, 2021. Castle Bail Bonds had requested, on Nov. 17, 2021, to be released from their obligation, because Broughton “continues to maintain a lifestyle” of “continually being re-arrested and finding that the defendant is currently incarcerated in the Middletown, Ohio jail.” On Oct. 19, 2021, Broughton entered into a plea agreement, entering a guilty plea to the lesser charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony, along with weapon forfeiture, in exchange for the dismissal of all other charges. Broughton was initially indicted on four drug-related charges for activities occurring on or about July 27, 2021, including aggravated trafficking in drugs (Methamphetamine), a second-degree felony, and three fifth-degree felonies: trafficking in drugs (cocaine), possession of drugs (Fentanyl), and possessing criminal tools (bags and scales). Broughton also had a .38 Taurus revolver, which the grand jury found to be affiliated with the felony offenses.

Joseph H. Honeycutt, 38, of Sidney, to appear for scheduled sentencing on Dec. 22, 2021. A warrant was issued on Dec. 27, 2021, for Honeycutt’s arrest and his bond was forfeited. On Nov. 22, 2021, Honeycutt pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated possession of drugs (Methamphetamine), a fifth-degree felony, and the court dismissed the charge of possessing criminal tools (bags), also a fifth-degree felony, for events allegedly occurring on or about Dec. 9, 2020.

The inability to follow the rules of probation resulted in additional sentencing.

Manny R. Perez, 22, of Sidney, was sentenced to three years in prison for violating probation. On Sept. 28, 2021, his probation officer found him in violation on several counts, including selling marijuana, associating with people engaging in criminal activity, possessing alcohol as well as drug paraphernalia. On or about July 6, 16, and 24, Perez had allegedly engaged in five counts of drug trafficking involving liquid hashish and marijuana in the vicinity of a school, being third- and fourth-degree felonies, to which Perez pleaded guilty to one third-degree charge of drug trafficking. His initial sentence was five years of probation, required drug and alcohol counseling, required completion of a GED, a $300 fine, and all costs of prosecution. Violating the probation would result in three years of prison and up to three years of discretionary probation after release.

Tyler L. Sanchez, 28, of Sidney, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating probation. Sanchez pleaded guilty, on July 23, 2020, to aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony, after stabbing a female victim with a knife on or about June 5, 2020. This was a reduced charge from felonious assault, a second-degree felony. His initial sentence was five years of probation, required anger, rage, mental health and drug counseling, and all costs of prosecution. Violating the probation could have resulted in up to 18 months of prison (less 53 days of jail credit), followed by a discretionary three-year-period of probation.


By Shannon Bohle