2 sent back to prison

By Gary Huffenberger - ghuffenberger@aimmedianetwork.com




WILMINGTON — Two men who didn’t comply with their reporting requirements as sex offenders have received 12-month prison sentences.

Jason Tyler Brunk, 25, of Wilmington, was found guilty of failing to notify a sheriff of a change in his residential address. Brunk previously was convicted of gross sexual imposition in a 2013 case in Warren County.

Clinton County Common Pleas Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck, in sentencing Brunk, stated the defendant had been “extremely disrespectful to his parole officer.” Further, in mid-July Wilmington police charged Brunk with complicity to theft.

In addition, since being granted an early judicial release from prison by Warren County Common Pleas Court, he has incurred four driving without a valid license offenses, according to Rudduck.

Brunk received time credit for 114 days in jail he had already served in the failing to notify a change of address case.

The second man who failed to notify the sheriff as required as a sex offender is Andrew Robert Blake Jones, 29, of Wilmington. He was found guilty of not reporting a change in his employment address.

He also had been indicted with failing to report a change of residential address, but that count was dropped by prosecution as part of the negotiated settlement.

Jones is classified as a Tier 2 sexual offender for a 2012 Clinton County case in which he was convicted of abduction with a sexual motivation and of domestic violence.

In the written sentencing entry for the failure to register case, Rudduck stated prosecution “stipulated the offense was a first offense under this statute upon defendant’s record, a stipulation the court will honor. However, the court is mindful of a prior conviction in this court for the same offense for which defendant [Jones] was sanctioned to prison.”

The judge added that despite that history, Jones “appears to still maintain a reckless approach to complying with reporting requirements.”

Jones has previously served two separate prison terms for Clinton County Common Pleas Court.

At other recent sentencing hearings:

• Kristina Hope Snider, 40, of Blanchester, was placed under community controls for a two-year term, with participation at the residential STAR Community Justice Center one component of the community control sanctions. She had been found guilty of two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and two counts of failing to appear in court as ordered. She spent more than 100 days in jail on the charges.

• Geoffrey Brown, 38, of Wilmington, was put on community controls for two years, and ordered to pay $1,000 restitution to the business Quick Stop. He also received a suspended six-month jail term, with credit for 74 days spent in jail. The sanctions are due to him being found guilty of breaking-and-entering.

• Zachary Logan Shoemaker, 35, of Wilmington, was placed under community controls for a two-year term, with participation at the STAR Community Justice Center a component of the community controls. He served 99 days in jail on the case. Shoemaker had been convicted of tampering with evidence and of aggravated trafficking in drugs.

• James E. Arnett, 38, of Jamestown, was placed on community controls for a year after he was convicted of aggravated possession of drugs.

• Heather Marie Tankersley, 38, of Dayton, was given a six-month suspended jail term, put on community controls for two years, and ordered to make restitution of $823 to the victim of her crime. Tankersley had been convicted of unauthorized use of a vehicle. She spent five days in jail on the case.

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By Gary Huffenberger