SIDNEY – An arrest warrant was issued for a Sidney man when he failed to appear for his jury trial Tuesday in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.
Two other defendants failed to appear in court recently, with one being ordered arrested.
Marlon D. Robinson, 34, 329 Maple St., is being sought by authorities who was scheduled for trial facing numerous drug-related charges in two cases that were combined by court officials. He had been released on a recognizance bond.
About two hours after the scheduled start time of the anticipated daylong trial, Judge James Stevenson issued the ruling for Robinson’s arrest.
According to online court records, Robinson was arrested by Sidney Police on March 30, as a backseat passenger in a traffic stop. Officers reportedly detected the odor of marijuana and investigated. Drug were allegedly found in his backpack.
Robinson was charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony, trafficking in drugs, and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.
On Aug. 3, Robinson was indicted for aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony, trafficking drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, all fourth-degree felonies.
The charges stem from his alleged possession and sale of Fentanyl and heroin. One charge noted he was supposedly selling drugs near a school.
The whereabouts of two other defendants is also being sought by authorities.
On Jan. 10, Dionte Findlay, 305 Broadway St., Piqua, failed to appear for a pretrial hearing. The court ordered his bond be forfeited and issued an arrest warrant.
Findlay is charged with trafficking in drugs and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.
On Jan. 12, Christopher P. Depinet, 38, 514 Second Ave., also failed to appear in court. Judge Stevenson gave the bond company until March 2 to produce Depinet in court.
Depinet is charged with two counts of possession of drugs, possession of criminal tools, and being a person selling, distributing, or possessing a dangerous drug, all fifth-degree felonies.
An Urbana man remains housed at the Shelby County Jail after facing charges in two cases recently.
Sean M. Rollins, 33, had his probation revoked for a violation of his community control rules from a conviction of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. The court ordered him to jail and placed him on a $5,000 bond.
In a second case, Rollins pleaded not guilty on a charge of illegal conveyance of a prohibited item onto the grounds of a detention facility, a fifth-degree felony, during his arraignment.
He is accused of attempting to take drugs into the county jail on Dec. 9, 2016.
In other cases:
• Michael Dean Ceyler Sr., 55, incarcerated, entered a guilty plea to a charge of attempted assault, a fifth-degree felony. The plea was entered after Ceyler was found competent to stand trial following a competency hearing.
He was charged with assaulting a Sidney Police officer on July 13. No sentencing date has been scheduled.
• Jerry J. Smith, 56, Tipp City, was sentenced to five years community control on a charge of petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was also fined $200 and assessed court costs. He was found guilty of taking 946 pounds of copper wiring from Area Energy and Electric of Sidney.
• Ryan Parrett, 28, 1220 Morris Ave., was sentenced to five years of community control on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He must successfully complete the program at the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation Center in Lima.
He was also fined $200 and assessed court costs.
• Randall Scott, 52, Dayton, attempted possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor, was sentenced to five years of community control. He must successfully complete drug and alcohol counseling, was fined $200, and assessed court costs.
• Michael Scott Corner II, 108 Canal St., Port Jefferson, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of criminal damaging, a second-degree misdemeanor, during recent plea negotiations. No sentencing date has been set.
He was found to have vandalized a house at 503 Buckeye St. in Sidney.
• Chad Lawson, 43, 3114 State Route 66, Houston, entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of obstructing justice, a first-degree misdemeanor, during a final pretrial hearing recently. He will be sentenced on Feb. 28.
Lawson was charged with lying to Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies about the location of Michael Cotterman, who was being sought by authorities.
• Rickey Gallimore Jr., 822 S. Ohio Ave., pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempting possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor, during plea negotiations recently. He will be sentenced on March 1.
He was arrested Sept. 19 in possession of heroin.
• Amy Lochard, 40, 1001 Fourth Ave. Lot 4, entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of attempted aggravated possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor, during a status conference recently. She will be sentenced March 1.
She was arrested Sept. 4 with Methamphetamines.
The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.