Clinton County Municipal Court Judge hands down sentences


By John Hamilton - jhamilton@civitasmedia.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 pled guilty or were found guilty between May 8 and May 12:

• Joseph Faul, 24, of Jamestown, reckless operation, sentenced to 60 days in jail, fined $500, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Faul will complete IOP and two years of non-reporting probation. If compliant, court will suspend $250 of fine. ALS vacated. Additional charges of marijuana possession, drug possession, and obedience to a traffic control device were dismissed.

• Robert Tucker, 47, of Wilmington, two counts of possession of drug instruments, 360 days in jail (312 days suspended), fined $2,000, assessed $250 court costs. Tucker will take part in supervised probation. If compliant, court will suspend $1,000 of fine. Tucker must complete 40 hours of community service.

• Thomas Lovins, 20, of Wilmington, reckless operation, sentenced to 60 days in jail, fined $250, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Lovins has completed in a three-day residential driver intervention program, credit three days of jail. Lovins must complete two years non-reporting probation and must have no further offense. Additional charges of marijuana possession, seat belt violation, and no tail light violation were dismissed.

• Darrell Campbell, 32, of Wilmington, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail, operator’s license suspended from May 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Jail time stayed to allow the defendant to complete supervised probation, SAQ, and three-day driver’s intervention program. If compliant, court will suspend $375 of fine. ALS vacated. Driving privileges granted effectively May 27, 2017. Additional charges of marijuana possession and a marked lane violation were dismissed.

• Jody Davis, 42, of Wilmington, reckless operation, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $250, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from O.V.I. charge. Davis has to complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program. Jail time suspended on condition that Davis commits no further offenses and complete two years of non-reporting probation. ALS vacated. Additional charges of no tail lights violation and O.V.I./under the influence were dismissed.

• Kyle Hargrave, 36, of Sabina, domestic violence, sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), fined $750, assessed $125 court costs. Criminal protection order terminated. Hargrave must complete supervised probation. If compliant, court will suspend $750 of fine and comply with the medical advice of Doctors. An additional charge of domestic violence was dismissed.

• Joshua Gray, 19, of Blanchester, assault, sentenced to 24 days in jail, fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. Gray was sentenced to 30 days for contempt. Release date June 10, 2017.

• Rahson Staples, 55, falsification, sentenced to 180 days in jail, fined $1,000, assessed $125 court costs. Additional charges of misuse of 911 and fugitive from justice were dismissed.

• Christina Stover, 25, of Mt. Pleasant, theft, sentenced to 30 days in jail, fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. Jail time stayed to allow the defendant to complete diversion. Stover must pay restitution of $203.35 to the victim and write an apology letter. Additional charges of O.V.I., having physical control of vehicle while under the influence, and trespassing were dismissed.

• Johnathon Ward, 24, of Dayton, drug paraphernalia, fined $90, assessed $125 court costs. The case was waived by the defendant.

• Nicole Garrison, 45, of Cincinnati, going 91 in a 70 mph speed zone, fined $105, assessed $125 court costs. The case was waived by the defendant.

• Alex Grace, 18, of Wilmington, possession of marijuana, fined $25, assessed $125 court costs.

• Benjamin Trout, 28, of Beavercreek, driving under suspension-financial, fined $50, assessed $125 court costs. A fictitious registration charge was dismissed.

• Armando Simpson, 21, of Mason, going 93 in a 70 mph speed zone, fined $105, assessed $125 court costs. The case was waived by the defendant.

• George Beatty, 45, of Leesburg, driving under suspension-failing to appear/pay fine, fined $50, assessed $125 court costs.

• Megan Slone, 23, of Washington Court House, theft, sentenced to 30 days in jail, fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. Jail stayed to allow the defendant to complete diversion. Slone must write a letter of apology to the victim.

• John Fields, 35, of Felicity, driving under suspension-failing to appear/pay fine, fined $125, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from a driving under suspension charge.

• Dylan Price, 25, of Clarksville, disorderly conduct, fined $100, assessed $125 court costs.

• William Benner II, 25, of Wilmington, driving under suspension-financial, fined $125, assessed $125 court costs. An additional charge of driving 72 in a 55 mph speed zone was dismissed.

• Nolan Shelton, 25, of Wilmington, disorderly conduct, sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended), fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from a telecommunications harassment charge. Shelton must have no contact with the victim with an exception. Shelton must complete two years of non-reporting probation.

• Michael Myers, 45, of Wilmington, disorderly conduct. The charge was amended from a trespassing charge. Fines and costs are suspended on condition that Myers have two years of good behavior.

• Christal Gulley, 47, of Sabina, illegal distribution/permitting of tobacco/alternative nicotine products to children, fined $25, assessed $125 court costs.

• Clinton Kepler, 21, of Sabina, illegal distribution/permitting of tobacco/alternative nicotine products to children, fined $25, assessed $125 court costs.

• Paul Ashe, 30, of Wilmington, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, fined $200, assessed $125 court costs. Ashe will pay fines only for the marijuana possession charge.

• Christopher Alexander, 30, of Wilmington, driving under suspension-reinstatment fee, fictitious registration, fined $175, assessed $125 court costs. Alexander will only pay fines for the registration charge.

• Diana Cruz, 34, of Wilmington, reckless operation, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $500, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Cruz must complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program and two-years of non-reporting probation. ALS vacated. A prohibited turn charge was dismissed.

• Diamond Hamm, 20, of Cincinnati, going 94 in a 70 mph speed zone, fined $105, assessed $125 court costs. The case was waived by the defendant.

• Christina Kelley, 31, of West Union, hit-skip, failure to control, operator’s license suspended from May 10, 2017 to Nov. 10, 2017, fined $300, assessed $125 court costs. Kelley will only pay fines for the failure to control charge.

• Priscilla Strange, 21, of Manchester, theft, sentenced to 30 days in jail, fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. Strange must write a letter of apology to the victim.

• Ashley Rollins, 27, of Midland, driving under suspension-financial, child restraint system violation, possession of drugs, fined $200, assessed $375 court costs. Additional charges of passing a bad check and two counts of fictitious registration were dismissed.

• Benjamin Thomas, 30, of Xenia, possession of marijuana, going 75 in a 55 mph speed zone, fined $205, assessed $250 court costs. The cases was waived by the defendant.

• Katelyn Gallagher, 28, of North Olmsted, going 144 in a 70 mph speed zone, fined $105, assessed $125 court costs. The case was waived by the defendant.

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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@civitasmedia.com

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