Clinton County Municipal Court dispositions


WILMINGTON — The following report is compiled using a disposition report provided by Clinton County Municipal Court. The information includes the defendant’s name, age, residence if listed, charge(s) disposed, fine, court costs assessed, jail sentence and any special conditions. Municipal Judge Mike Daugherty oversees the court, which administers the law in criminal misdemeanor cases.

The following pled guilty or were found guilty between August 21 and 25:

• Joshua Smith, 24, of Wilmington, domestic violence, O.V.I., sentenced to 360 days in jail (356 suspended), operator’s license suspended from July 8, 2017, to July 8, 2018, fined $1,575, assessed $250 court costs. Smith must take part in supervised probation and complete assessment. If compliant, the court will suspend $375 of fine, ALS will be vacated, and driving privileges will granted immediately. Additional charges of a second domestic violence charge, obstructing official business and drug possession were dismissed.

• Austin Shell, 23, of Midland, O.V.I., sentenced to 90 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Aug. 31, 2017, to Aug. 31, 2018, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Shell must take part in supervised probation, complete assessment, and a three-day residential driver intervention program. If compliant, the court will suspend $375 of fine, ALS vacated, and driving privileges granted effective Sept. 2, 2017. Additional charges of O.V.I. high test, a left to center violation, and a turn signal violation were dismissed.

• Judith Tobias, 68, of Port William, reckless operation, sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended), fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from an O.V.I. charge, defendant has completed three-day non-residential driver intervention program. No ALS imposed. A marijuana possession and a drug paraphernalia charge were dismissed.

• Shane Donaldson, 19, of Clarksville, theft, sentenced to 180 days in jail, fined $1,000, assessed $125 court costs. Donaldson must write a letter of apology to the victim.

• Scott Thompson, 27, of Wilmington, having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $1,000, assessed $125 court costs. Thompson must take part in supervised probation, complete assessment, complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program. If compliant, the court will suspend $300 of fine, ALS vacated, and driver license will be returned to defendant. The charge was amended from an O.V.I. charge.

• Sierra Reetz, 22, of Riverside, reckless operation, sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended), fined $250, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Reetz must complete a three-day residential driver intervention program and two years of non-reporting probation. ALS vacated. Additional charges of O.V.I.-under the influence and failure to control were dismissed.

• Ashley Hudson, 21, of Wilmington, having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $1,000, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Hudson must complete supervised probation and complete assessment and three-day non-residential driver intervention program. If compliant, the court will suspend $300 of fine and ALS will be vacated. An additional charge of driving 65 in a 55 mph speed zone was dismissed.

• Richard Baker II, 40, of Blanchester, O.V.I.under the influence, sentenced to 180 days in jail (165 days suspended), operator’s license suspended from Aug. 24, 2017, to Aug. 23, 2020, fined $2,500, assessed $125 court costs. Baker must take part in supervised probation and is ordered to wear an electronic alcohol monitor GPS for six months to be monitored by probation. Baker must obtain restricted plates and interlock device during driving during driving privileges. ALS vacated and driving privileges effective Nov. 17, 2017.

• Melissa Phillips, 37, of Wilmington, stopping after an accident involving damage to property, sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended), fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. Phillips must commit no offenses for a year and be monitored by non-reporting probation. Additional charges of driving under suspension-failing to reinstate and assured clear distance ahead were dismissed.

• Alex Grace, 19, of Wilmington, O.V.I., sentenced to 90 days in jail, operator license suspended from Aug. 24, 2017, to Feb. 23, 2018, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Grace must take part in supervised probation and a three-day residential driver intervention program. If compliant, the court will suspend $500 of fine, ALS will be vacated, and driving privileges will be granted effectively Sept. 4, 2017. Additional charges of O.V.I.-under the influence and a broken tail light violation were dismissed.

• Timothy Rish, 30, of Dayton, O.V.I., sentenced to 90 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Aug. 24, 2017, to Nov. 23, 2017, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Rish must take part in supervised probation and complete a three-day residential driver intervention program. If compliant, the court will suspend $500 of fine, driver’s license granted effective Sept. 7, 2017, operator’s license to BMV for destruction, and ALS vacated.

• Nicholas Skinner, 25, of Ashville, driving under suspension-financial, going 50 in a 35 mph speed zone, fined $125, assessed $125 court costs.

• Roger Wical, 25, of Urbana, drug instrument possession, drug paraphernalia, sentenced to 90 days in jail (88 days suspended), fined $400, assessed $125 court costs. Wical must take part in nonreporting probation, forfeit contribution for destruction, and have no more offenses in Clinton County this year.

• William Egner, 72, of Blanchester, trespassing, sentenced to three days in jail.

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By John Hamilton

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