Local thieves, drunk drivers get jail time


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 continues the list of those who pled guilty or were found guilty between Dec. 4 and Dec. 8:

• Reed Maikut, 34, of Wilmington, theft, drug instrument possession, sentenced to 270 days in jail (suspended), assessed $250 court costs. Maikut must write a letter of apology to the victim and have no contact with them. Maikut must commit no further offenses and complete non-reporting probation for two years. Additional charges of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension-financial, and a turn signal violation were dismissed.

• Emily Smith, 36, of Wilmington, theft, sentenced to 30 days in jail, fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. Jail time stayed, Smith must pay $421.63 in restitution to the victim.

• Nathan Ritchie, 30, of Wilmington, unauthorized use of property, drug instrument possession, sentenced to 120 days in jail (99 days suspended), fined $850, assessed $250 court costs. Ritchie must take part in supervised probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $450 of fine. An additional drug instrument possession charge was dismissed.

• Brandon Burkhart, 30, of Blanchester, two counts of theft, trespassing, sentenced to 60 days in jail, assessed $250 court costs.

• Thomas Comberger, 42, of Wilmington, theft, sentenced to 30 days in jail, fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. Jail time stayed. Comberger must pay $74.49 in restitution to the victim and write a letter of apology to them.

• Christopher Miller, 30, attempting to commit an offense, criminal damages, sentenced to 270 days in jail, assessed $250 court costs. The “attempting to commit” charge was amended from a breaking and entering charge. Any contraband was ordered destroyed. A drug paraphernalia charge was dismissed.

• Melissa Lute, 36, two counts of drug instrument possession, sentenced to 180 days in jail (152 days suspended), fined $1,500, assessed $250 court costs. Lute must take part in supervised probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $750 of fine.

• David Ritze, 58, of Lynchburg, having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, driving under 12-point suspension, sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), fined $600, assessed $250 court costs. Ritze must commit no offenses for two years, take part in non-reporting probation for two years and must be assessed to determine if any further is needed. ALS vacated. Two driving under suspension-financial charges, a driving under suspension-failing to reinstate charge, and an O.V.I.-suspension charge were dismissed.

• Joey Vitale, 30, of Midland, drug instrument possession, sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), fined $1,000, assessed $125 court costs. Vitale must take part in supervised probation. If compliant, the court will suspend the fine.

• David Sellman, 22, of Wilmington, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Dec. 8, 2017 to Dec. 8, 2018, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Sellman must take part in supervised probation. complete professional assessment, take part in a three-day residential driver intervention program and must not consume any alcohol or drugs of abuse. Driving privileges granted effective Dec. 24, 2017. A headlights violation was dismissed.

• Joseph Doughman, 23, of Lynchburg, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Dec. 7, 2017 to Dec. 7, 2018, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Doughman must take part in supervised probation, complete a professional assessment, and must take part in a three-day residential driver intervention program. If compliant, the court will suspend $375 of fine and grant driving privileges effective Dec. 23, 2017. A marked lane violation was dismissed.

• Denise Brown, 42, of Wilmington, O.V.I., sentenced to 90 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Dec. 7, 2017 to June 6, 2018, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Brown must take part in supervised probation and complete a three-day driver intervention program. If compliant, the court will suspend $400 of fine, vacate ALS, and grant driving privileges effected Dec. 17. Additional charges of marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, and a left to center violation were dismissed.

• Branden Fisher, 30, of Columbus, trespassing, obstructing official business, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), assessed $250 court costs. Fisher must pay $14.99 in restitution to the victim. Fisher must have no offenses for two years and complete non-reporting probation. A theft charge was dismissed.

• Theodore McNair, Jr., 28, 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. McNair 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 and vacate ALS. A tag/sticker violation was dismissed.

• Benjamin Bach, 36, of Blanchester, domestic violence, violating a protection order, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $200, assessed $250 court costs. A protection order violation charge was dismissed. A drug instrument possession charge was dismissed.

• Michael Rolark, 49, of Wilmington, disorderly conduct, sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended), fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from a domestic violence charge. Rolark must have no contact with the victim. Rolark must commit no offenses for two years and complete non-reporting probation. A violating protection order charge was dismissed.

• Richard Sholler, Jr., 26, of Clarksville, driving under suspension, driving under suspension-financial, hit-skip private property, fined $300, assessed $375 court costs. Sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended). An additional charge of going 107 in a 55 mph speed zone and a seat belt violation were dismissed. Sholler must complete 40 hours of community service.

• Joseph Hill, 18, of Wilmington, trespassing, sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended). Hill must take part in supervised probation and must have no contact with the victim.

• Levi Hollingsworth, 28, trespassing, sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended), fined $50, assessed $125 court costs.

• Mathew Swindler, 31, of Wilmington, reckless operation, sentenced to 10 days in jail (suspended), fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Swindler must complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program. ALS vacated. A failure to control charge was dismissed.

• Benjamin Burris, 40, of Erlanger, telecommunication harassment, sentenced to three days in jail (suspended), assessed $125 court costs. Burris must have no contact with the victim except thru legal proceedings in Juvenile Court. An additional telecommunication harassment charge was dismissed.

• Andrew Smith, 45, of Blanchester, disorderly conduct, fined $65, assessed $125 court costs. The case was waived by the defendant.

• Terry Deck, 56, of Frankfort, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, fined $1,150, assessed $250 court costs. Deck’s guns were ordered to be returned to Deck. A seat belt and marked lane violation were dismissed.

• Brittany Howard, 20, of Martinsville, drug possession, fined $100, assessed $125 court costs.

• Summer Payne, 18, of Wilmington, drug paraphernalia, fined $50, assessed $125 court costs.

• Alex Kinser, 24, of New Vienna, marijuana possession, fined $50, assessed $125 court costs.

• Harlee Shelton, 18, of Wilmington, drug possession, fined $50, assessed $125 court costs.

• Samuel Morgan, 20, of Sabina, marijuana drug paraphernalia, fined $50, assessed $125 court costs.

• Ricky Pressler, 59, of Midland, driving under suspension-financial, fined $150, assessed $125 court costs. Additional charges of drug possession, driving under suspension-failing to reinstate and no operator’s license were dismissed.

• Nicole Lucas, 39, of Blanchester, disorderly conduct. The charge was amended from a domestic violence charge. A no conduct order was vacated.

• Aaron Aber, 24, of Wilmington, reckless operation, fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from an O.V.I. charge. A marked lanes violation was dismissed.

• Charles Brooks, 36, of Wilmington, driving under suspension-failing to appear/pay fine, fined $125, assessed $125 court costs. A driving under suspension charge was dismissed.

• Jordan Miller, 26, of Piketon, carrying a concealed weapon, fined $250, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle.

• Travell Davis, 24, of Mobile, going 102 in a 70 mph speed zone, fined $105, assessed $125 court costs. The case was waived by the defendant.

• Mary McClure, 34, of Wilmington, maintaining a disorderly place, fined $50, assessed $125 court costs. The trial was sent to the magistrate.

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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@wnewsj.com

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