Municipal court dispositions


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 cases are on the list of those who pled guilty or were found guilty between Oct. 22 and Oct. 26:

• Jeremiah Watts, 29, of Hillsboro, O.V.I., sentenced to 180 days in jail (174 days suspended), operator’s license suspended from May 30, 2018 to May 29, 2020, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Watts must take part in supervised probation, get a professional assessment, and must not consume alcohol/drugs of abuse while on probation. Additional charges of criminal damages, marijuana possession, and drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

• Joel Gant, 39, of Parkersburg, O.V.I.-under the influence, sentenced to 180 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Oct. 25, 2018 to Oct. 24, 2018, fined $1,075, assessed $125 court costs. Driving privileges granted effective Nov. 10, 2018. ALS vacated. Operator’s license ordered destroyed. Addition charges of drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, O.V.I., and a marked lane violation were dismissed.

• Randall Baker, 38, of Blanchester, false information, resisting arrest, drug instrument possession, sentenced to 70 days in jail (47 days suspended), fined $1,250, assessed $375 court costs. Baker must write a letter of apology to the arresting officer, must not commit any more offenses in Clinton County for two years, and must no use alcohol/drugs of abuse for two years. Additional charges of ‘open container’, aggravated menacing, misconduct at an emergency facility and an additional false info charge were dismissed.

• John Nicodemus, 63, of Jamestown, physical control of a vehicle was under the influence, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $500, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from an O.V.I. charge. Nicodemus must complete two days of non-residential diver intervention program. Jail time suspended on condition that Nicodemus commit no further offenses for two years and complete two years of non-reporting probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $250 of fine. ALS vacated. An additional O.V.I. charge and a marked lanes violation were dismissed.

• Guy Aber, 32, of Dayton, reckless operation, 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. Aber must take part in a three-day non-residential driver intervention program and complete two years of non-reporting probation. If compliant, the court will suspend $250 of fine. ALS vacated. An additional O.V.I. charge and a turn signal violation were dismissed.

• Henry Larsen Jr., 60, of Fairfield, reckless operation, sentenced to 60 days in jail (suspended), fined $250, assessed $125 court costs. Larsen must complete a three-day non-residential driver intervention program and complete two years of non-reporting probation. ALS vacated. Additional charges of O.V.I.-under the influence and ACDA were dismissed.

• Christopher Conger, 26, of Wilmington, child endangerment, assault, criminal damages, sentenced to 20 days in jail, fined $25, assessed $375 court costs. Conger must complete 40 hours of community service and commit no further offenses in Clinton County for the rest of year. A marijuana drug paraphernalia charge was dismissed.

• Gary O’Connor, 72, of Wilmington, physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, sentenced to ten days in jail (suspended), fined $100, assessed $125 court costs. The charge was amended from an O.V.I. charge. O’Connor must have no further alcohol/drug-related offenses for one year. ALS vacated. Additional seat belt and marked lanes violation were dismissed.

• Samuel Reynolds, 19, of Midland, hit-skip, sentenced to 10 days in jail (suspended), operator’s license suspended from Sept. 20, 2018 to March 20, 2019, fined $250, assessed $125 court costs. Reynolds must have no further offenses for two years and complete non-reporting probation and any contraband forfeited to law enforcement for destruction. Additional charges of no operator’s license and ACDA were dismissed.

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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@wnewsj.com

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