Swineford sentenced to treatment, probation

By Alexandra Newman - anewman@aimmedianetwork.com



SIDNEY — The woman who attempted to rob two Sidney stores in April appeared in Shelby County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday for sentencing.

Misty M. Swineford, 42, 3576 Wapakoneta Ave., Apt. 103, was ordered by Judge James Stevenson to complete the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation (WORTH) Center in Lima, five years of community control, and pay an $150 fine on each count.

She was originally charged with one count of burglary, a felony of the third-degree, two counts of robbery, felonies of the third-degree, one count of failure to comply with order or signal of officer, a felony of the fourth degree, one count of possession of drugs, and one count of possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.

As part of a plea agreement all the counts were dismissed except one count of burglary and one count of robbery.

According to court records the robbery counts were in connection to an incident on April 19, at the Family Dollar Store on Wapakoneta Avenue and then the Speedway store on St. Marys Avenue when she allegedly told the clerk she had a gun in her purse and demanded money. A short low speed pursuit also took place during this incident, and cocaine and a pipe were found on her person, resulting in the other charges. The burglary charge was from the same day when she allegedly trespassed in a residence on Redmond Road in Russia, and committed a theft offense.

It was noted during court on Tuesday these incidents were related to a binge on cocaine. Her attorney also noted she cooperated with law enforcement and this is her first felony offense.

She also received 105 days of confinement credit in the event she is incarcerated for this case again.


By Alexandra Newman


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