Burglars go to state prison for Clinton County cases


By Gary Huffenberger - ghuffenberger@civitasmedia.com



WILMINGTON — Five people were recently sentenced in Clinton County cases to state prison, two of them for burglary.

• Christopher L. Robinson, 28, of Hillsboro, received a three-year prison term after being convicted of burglary and theft of drugs, both felony-level offenses, and of seven counts of misdemeanor criminal damaging. He was granted time credit of 96 days in jail. He is ordered to make restitution.

• Justin J. Stephens, 19, whose residence is listed as at-large, received a two-year prison term after being found guilty of one count of felony burglary and six counts of misdemeanor criminal damaging. He was granted time credit toward the prison term for the 96 days he served in the county jail. He too is ordered to make restitution.

• Michael Jamaille Scott, 39, of Wilmington, received a two-year prison term after his community controls were revoked. He was granted time credit toward the prison term for 489 days he had served in incarceration already on the case, including prison time prior to a judicial release.

The original case involved convictions for attempted felonious assault, tampering with evidence, and having a weapon under disability.

• Jacquan M. Sims, 23, of Dayton, received an 18-month prison term for failing to comply. In addition, his operator’s license is suspended for three years. He was granted time credit of 158 days he has served already in the case.

• Keauna M. Strickland, 27, of Middletown, saw her community controls revoked and a nine-month prison term pronounced this month. The original conviction was for permitting drug abuse. Strickland was granted time credit of 150 days served in the case.

• Charles D. Rhinesmith, 35, of Wilmington, was placed under community controls for a two-year term after being found guilty of aggravated possession of drugs. He was given a suspended jail sentence of six months, with credit for three days served. The seized contraband was forfeited.

• Joshua C. Morton, 35, of Clarksville, was placed under community controls for two years after a conviction for endangering children. He received a suspended six-month jail term, with credit for five days spent in jail.

• Jessie L. Kegley, 36, of Blanchester, was put on community control sanctions for three years as his intervention program in lieu of conviction was revoked. On the original charge of possessing heroin, he now was given a suspended six-month jail term, with credit for five days already served in jail on the case.

• Amanda Christin Hensley, 33, of Wilmington, received a suspended six-month jail term, with credit for two days served in jail, on convictions for aggravated possession of drugs, a felony, and endangering children, a misdemeanor. She will be on community controls for two years.

• Teddie E. Burchett, 56, of Blanchester, was ordered to participate in the residential STAR Community Justice Center’s programming, and placed on two years of community controls on a conviction for aggravated possession of drugs.

• Erin Sayword Garrett, 35, of Wilmington, received a suspended six-month jail term, while being placed under community controls for two years and ordered to participate in programming at the residential STAR Community Justice Center facility. She was convicted of theft from a person in a protected class and of grand theft.

Garrett was granted time credit for 91 days served in jail on the case. She also must make restitution of $490 to one victim and $800 to another.

• Michael Z. Shaw, 28, of Middletown, was convicted of fifth-degree felony theft, and given a suspended six-month jail term, with time credit for two days served in the case. He was fined $500 (in addition to being ordered to pay all court costs) and ordered to have no contact with the victim. He will be on community control sanctions for a year.

Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.

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By Gary Huffenberger

ghuffenberger@civitasmedia.com