Common Pleas resolves six cases


WILMINGTON — The following report is compiled from a criminal case disposition report provided by the Clinton County Clerk of Courts. The following cases were tried in Clinton County Court of Common Pleas, which is presided over Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck and his magistrates. Common Pleas handles felony criminal cases.

The defendant’s name, village or city of residence, crime, degree of felony and sentence are provided by the report. Felonies are ranked from F1 (most serious) to F5 (least serious). Defendants found guilty also must pay court costs, but those amounts aren’t included in the disposition report.

The following were sentenced from Aug.14 to Aug. 18:

• Eric Ford, 25, Wilmington, forgery (F5) and theft from an elderly person (F5), sentenced 11 months prison (credit given for 72 days in jail). As part of a settlement, two separate charges of forgery were dismissed.

• Nicholas Brush, 30, Wilmington, trafficking in marijuana (F5), trafficking in hashish (F5) and a fourth violation of community controls sanctions, sentenced 10 months prison (credit given for 75 days in jail). As part of a settlement a separate charge each of trafficking in marijuana and hashish were dismissed. Brush was on community controls for three counts of non-support of contributing to non-support of dependents.

• Perry Murphy, 54, Midland, community controls violation, sentenced 12 months prison (credit given for 123 days in jail). Murphy failed to report to probation officers for more than a year and was originally sentenced for possession of criminal tools and tampering with evidence in 2014. It was Murphy’s first violation of community controls.

• Jordan Slone, 24, Wilmington, community controls violation, nine months prison (credit given for 165 days in jail). Slone “walked away from transitional housing which the Court believed necessary” and paid nothing towards his child support obligations. It was Slone’s second violation of community controls, which was ordered for non-support or contributing to non-support of dependents.

• Jonathan Cumberland, 36, Hillsboro, community controls violation, two years prison (credit given for 405 days in jail). Cumberland, who was sentenced in 2013 for robbery (F2), failed to report to probation officers, was discharged from anger management classes and failed to complete his mental health assessment.

• Angela Roberts, 27, Wilmington, theft of drugs (F4; oxycodone), 18 months intervention in lieu of conviction. Roberts must report monthly or as necessary with a supervision officer, complete any treatment deemed necessary, cannot imbibe alcohol or use drugs and must pay restitution of more than $1,000 to a pharmacy.

Reach Nathan Kraatz at 937-382-2574, ext. 2510 or on Twitter @NathanKraatz.

By Nathan Kraatz

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