Three felony sentences handed down in Common Pleas

By Nathan Kraatz -

WILMINGTON — A Lynchburg man was sentenced earlier this month to a year of prison for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.

Joshua Newman, 37, of Lynchburg, pled guilty to the third-degree felony. A plea agreement stipulated the one-year prison sentence. Other terms of the agreement include reducing the charge from a second-degree felony and to drop a third-degree felony charge of endangering children.

Newman was sentenced April 6, at which time he was given 88 days’ credit for time served, his license was suspended for six months and the contraband was ordered forfeited.

His sentence is concurrent with an 18-month prison sentence from 2015 for two counts of possessing heroin and failing to appear in court.

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

Listed below are a defendant’s name, age, their town of residence, the crime the defendant was found guilty of, the degree of felony and the terms of the sentence. 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 pled guilty, were found guilty or were otherwise sentenced in Clinton County Court of Common Pleas from April 5 through April 7:

• Michael Miller, 40, of Wilmington, three counts of non-support of a dependent (F5) and one count non-support of a dependent (F4), sentenced five years’ community control, pay child support. Miller was also sentenced to a suspended six-month jail sentence. A fifth charge of non-support of a dependent against Miller was dismissed.

• Robert Taylor, 60, of Sabina, aggravated possession of drugs (F5), sentenced two years community control, GPS monitoring, driver’s license suspended for six months, contraband forfeited. Taylor was also sentenced to a suspended six-month jail sentence. A separate charge of aggravated possession of drugs against Taylor was dismissed.

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By Nathan Kraatz