Judge hands down sentences; several driver’s licenses ordered destroyed


By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com



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 list includes those who pled guilty or were found guilty between Dec. 9 and Dec. 13, 2019:

• James Storer, 35, of Wilmington, child endangerment, O.V.I.-under the influence, sentenced to 360 days in jail, operator’s license suspended from Dec. 12, 2019 to Dec. 11, 2020. An additional O.V.I. charge, child endangerment charge, and a left of center violation were dismissed.

• Laney Wilson, 22, of Wilmington, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended form Dec. 11, 2019 to Dec. 11, 2020, fined $1,075, assessed $135 court costs. Wilson must take part in supervised probation, get an ORAS assessment, must complete a three-day residential driver intervention, and must not consume alcohol or drugs of abuse while on probation. The operator’s license was destroyed. Driving privileges granted effective Dec. 23, 2019. ALS vacated. A left of center violation was dismissed.

• Gordon Russell, 22, of Hillsboro, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Dec. 11, 2019 to Dec. 11, 2020, fined $1,075, assessed $135 court costs. Russell must take part in supervised probation, get an ORAS assessment, and complete a three-day residential driver intervention program. If compliant, the court will suspend $375 of fine. The operator’s license was destroyed. Driving privileges granted effective Dec. 26, 2019. ALS vacated.

• Shawn Cravens, 39, of Hamilton, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Dec. 1, 2019 to Dec. 1, 2020, fined $1,075, assessed $135 court costs. Cravens must take part in supervised probation, get an ORAS assessment, and complete a three-day driver intervention program. If compliant, the court will suspend $375 of fine. The operator’s license was destroyed. Driving privileges granted effective Dec. 15, 2019.

• Richard Powell, 50, of Batavia, drug paraphernalia, sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended), fined $150, assessed $135 court costs. Powell must take part in non-reporting probation and have no further offenses for two years.

• Rocky Masterson, 27, trespassing, sentenced to 10 days in jail.

• Cheyenne Potts, 37, of Wilmington, drug instrument possession, sentenced to 10 days in jail, fined $500, assessed $135 court costs.

• Kyle Hensley, 39, of Clarksville, drug instrument possession, driving under suspension-financial, sentenced to ten days in jail, fined $500, assessed $270 court costs. Two additional drug instrument possession charges were dismissed.

• Geoffrey Brown, 40, of Wilmington, arson, sentenced to 10 days in jail (suspended), fined $100, assessed $135 court costs. Brown must commit no further offenses for two years and complete non-reporting probation.

• Brandon Ballentine, 26, of Pickerington, trespassing, fined $250, assessed $135 court costs. Additional charges of telecommunication harassment and marijuana possession.

• Kelsey Lafferty, 22, of Sharonville, drug paraphernalia, fined $250, assessed $135 court costs. The offense was amended from a permitting drug abuse charge.

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By John Hamilton

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