Wilmington man again violates his sex offender notification duties

2-year prison term pronounced

By Gary Huffenberger - ghuffenberger@civitasmedia.com




WILMINGTON — After a local man violated the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Law a second time, he received a two-year prison term.

Joseph W. West, 33, of Wilmington, was sentenced for not having notified authorities of an address change and for aggravated possession of drugs.

West was classified as a sexually oriented offender following a November 2007 conviction on five counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He was sentenced to prison for five years in that case.

Then in 2014, he was found guilty of failing to register as a sex offender, in addition to trafficking in heroin.

For his latest offenses, West was granted time credit toward his two-year prison term — 52 days spent in jail on the sex offender notification violation, and 88 days in jail on aggravated possession of drugs.

At an unrelated sentencing hearing in common pleas court, Nicole L. Allgeyer, 40, of Wilmington, was sanctioned for embezzling money from the former Clinton-Massie Pee Wee Cheer organization. In this case of grand theft, she received a suspended six-month jail term, was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus all court costs, and she must pay back $7,501 in restitution to the Clinton-Massie Falcon Youth Cheer Inc.

In addition, Allgeyer was placed on community controls for a year. She received credit for three days she spent in the county jail on the case.

As previously reported in the embezzling case, a Clinton County Sheriff’s Office investigation concluded: “A large amount of groceries and fuel were purchased with the organization’s debit card.” Allgeyer held financial responsibility of the group.

According to court papers in the case file, Allgeyer did not have a criminal record prior to the grand theft charge.

In another recent sentencing, Patrick Edward Thomas, 36, of Redford Township, Michigan, received an 18-month prison term. He had been found guilty on two counts of grand theft vehicle, and one count of misusing a credit card.

The judge ordered Thomas to make restitution in the amount of $9,953. He also must pay court costs.

Time credit of 111 days was granted to Thomas for time he already spent in jail on the case.

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2-year prison term pronounced

By Gary Huffenberger