Clinton County Common Pleas Court sentences


By Nathan Kraatz - nkraatz@civitasmedia.com



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, presided over by 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 between Nov. 24 and Dec. 10:

• Shelby Buck, 29, of South Charleston, illegal assembly or possession of drugs (F3), sentenced six months prison (credit given for 14 days served; remainder suspended), must complete three years community controls, driver’s license was suspended six months and contraband was forfeited. Charges of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of criminal tools and illegal manufacturing of drugs were dismissed.

• Deanna Spurlock, 29, of Hillsboro, possession of heroin (F5), sentenced six months prison (credit given for 8 days served; remainder suspended), must complete three years community controls, driver’s license suspended for six months and contraband was forfeited.

• Heather Sheets, 31, of Sabina, community controls revoked, sentenced nine months prison (credit given for 154 days served). Sheets was initially placed on community controls in May of this year for receiving stolen property, theft, theft from the elderly and forgery (all F5).

• Douglas Ross Jr., 37, of Midland, grand theft (F4), sentenced six months prison (credit given for two days served; remainder suspended), must complete three years community controls and contraband was forfeited. A charge of burglary was dismissed.

• Kathleen Estep, 26, of Blanchester, assault (F5), sentenced six months prison (credit given for two days served; remainder suspended), must complete three years community controls and contraband was forfeited.

• Andre Arrington, 32, of Wilmington, trafficking in marijuana (F5), sentenced six months prison (credit given for 25 days served; remainder suspended), must complete four years community controls, driver’s license suspended for six months and contraband was forfeited. A charge of trafficking in marijuana was dismissed.

• Jacqueline Coleman, 37, of Wilmington, trafficking in heroin (F5), sentenced six months prison (credit given for five days served; remainder suspended), must complete three years community controls, driver’s license suspended for six months, pay restitution of $145 and contraband was forfeited. A separate charge of trafficking in heroin was dismissed.

• Danielle Smith, 23, of Wilmington, endangering children, (misdemeanor) and permitting drug abuse (F5), sentenced six months prison (credit given for five days served; remainder suspended), must complete three years community controls, driver’s license suspended for six months and contraband was forfeited. Charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs and aggravated possession of drugs were dismissed.

• Michael Magaha Jr., 49, of Clarksville, illegal assembly or possession of drugs (F3), sentenced six months prison (credit given for 41 days served; remainder suspended), must complete three years community controls, driver’s license suspended for six months and contraband was forfeited.

• Jonathan Nungester, 39, of Clarksville, domestic violence (F4), sentenced six months prison (credit given for 180 days served; therefore, Nungester was released from custody). Charges of felonious assault and assault were dismissed.

• Joshua Tunner, 36, of Wilmington, possession of drugs (F5), sentenced six months prison (credit given for two days served; remainder suspended), must complete three years community controls, driver’s license suspended for six months and contraband was forfeited.

• Jason Salisbury, 42, of Blanchester, driving under the influence (F3), sentenced three years prison (credit given for four days served), driver’s license suspended for 10 years and fined $1,350.

• David Rich, 31, of Talbott, Tenn., possession of drugs (F5), sentenced six months prison (credit given for 92 days served), driver’s license suspended one year and contraband was forfeited.

• Ashley Thomas, 24, of Cincinnati, forgery (F5) and failure to appear (F4), sentenced nine months prison (credit given for 49 days served). A separate charge of petty theft was dismissed.

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By Nathan Kraatz

nkraatz@civitasmedia.com