Municipal court judge hands down sentences for thefts, impaired drivers


By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com



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 list includes those who pled guilty or were found guilty between March 2, 2020 and March 6, 2020:

• Zachary Nichols, 26, of Wilmington, theft, sentenced to 180 days in jail (161 days suspended), fined $1,000, assessed $135 court costs. Nichols must take part in supervised probation, write a letter of apology to the incident location, and have no contact with them.

• John Harris II, 44, of Wilmington, theft, sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended), fined $250, assessed $135 court costs. Harris must write a letter of apology to the victim, have no contact with them, and pay $6.60 in restitution.

• Jorge Medina, 37, of Marietta, reckless operation, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $500, assessed $135 court costs. The offense was amended from an O.V.I charge. Medina must complete two years of non-reporting probation. ALS vacated. Additional charges of marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, and having an open container of alcohol in a prohibited place were dismissed.

• Daniel Holland, 40, of Lancaster, having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $250, assessed $135 court costs. The offense was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Holland must complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program and two years of non-reporting probation. ALS vacated. An O.V.I.-low breathalyzer and a turn signal violation were dismissed.

• Jordan Wiederhold, 21, of Clarksville, having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $500, assessed $135 court costs. The offense was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Wiederhold must complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program and two years of non-reporting probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $250 of fine. A failure to control charge was dismissed.

• Steven Williams, 61, of Wilmington, having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, hit-skip, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $750, assessed $135 court costs. The offense was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Williams must complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program and two years of non-reporting probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $250 of fine. ALS vacated. Additional charges of O.V.I., failure to control, and a marked lane violation were dismissed.

• Amber Bailey, 30, of Cincinnati, having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $500, assessed $135 court costs. Additional charges of O.V.I.-breathalyzer and a headlight violation were dismissed.

• Jordan Mowrey, 19, of Wilmington, O.V.I., sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $250, assessed $135 court costs. Mowrey must complete two years of non-reporting probation. ALS vacated. An O.V.I.-low breathalyzer and a left of center violation were dismissed.

• Ashton Gafford, 24, of Cincinnati, having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $500, assessed $135 court costs. The offense was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Gafford must complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program and complete two years of non-reporting probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $250 of fine. A going 80 in a 65 mph speed zone was dismissed.

• Jabez Clarke, 34, of Columbus, having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $500, assessed $135 court costs. The offense was amended from an O.V.I. charge, complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program, and two years of non-reporting probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $250 of fine and vacate ALS.

• Steven Zitney, 27, of Wilmington, having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $500, assessed $135 court costs. The offense was amended from an O.V.I. charge. and must complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program, and two years of non-reporting probation. A turn signal violation and a seat belt violation were dismissed.

• Jamie Wilson, 39, of New Vienna, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, sentenced to 180 days in jail (163 days suspended), fined $1,000, assessed $135 court costs. Wilson must take part in supervised probation and write a letter of apology to the victim.

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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@wnewsj.com

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