Blan abuction case to close

Stanley Conley to be sentenced

By Dylanne Petros -

WILMINGTON – A Blanchester man will be sentenced after changing his plea to guilty in an abduction case.

Stanley Conley, 37, was arrested Aug. 3 after Blanchester police were called to a home on East Man Street where a woman reported she had been abducted overnight against her will. The woman reported she was held at knifepoint, said Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt.

Conley was charged with abduction in the third degree and felonious assault in the second degree. While in jail, Conley had an altercation with a corrections officer and was charged with assaulting a peace officer in the fifth degree.

Conley originally pled not guilty to all charges. He had two trials scheduled before Thanksgiving and before Christmas.

At Monday’s pre-trial hearing, Conley changed his not guilty plea to guilty for the charges of abduction and assaulting a peace officer in exchange for the felonious assault charge being dropped.

Conley was remanded to custody.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

Reach Dylanne Petros at 937-382-2574, ext. 2514, or on Twitter @DylannePetros.
Stanley Conley to be sentenced

By Dylanne Petros