Nine defendants were sentenced and two pleaded guilty before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O’Connor earlier this week.
Michael Beck, 27, of Lewistown, was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison and ordered to pay restitution for two counts of burglary.
In January, Beck was indicted on two counts of burglary (F2), three counts of receiving stolen property (F5, M1, M1), and single counts of safecracking (F4), theft of drugs (F4), and criminal damaging (M2).
Last month, Beck pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and admitted to violating his probation.
Audric Clay, 27, of Bellefontaine, was sentenced to 40 months in prison and ordered to pay court costs for three counts of possession of drugs.
In April, Clay was indicted on three counts of possession of drugs (F3, F5, F5) and single counts of having weapons under disability (F3) and failure to appear (F3) along with a cash forfeiture of $2,501.
Clay, who was wanted on a failure to appear warrant, was arrested on felony drug and weapon charges at a city residence March 21st around one o’clock.
The Bellefontaine Police Department reports that Clay was visiting Shelly Neeld at 816 Heritage Court, Apt. 4.
Initially, an officer responded to her apartment on a child welfare complaint.
Clay was arrested on the failure to appear warrant.
Neeld and four small children were inside the apartment.
The Logan County Joint Drug Task Force then searched the residence.
Authorities recovered a .22 caliber rifle underneath a couch cushion directly beside the door to the apartment. The rifle resembles an AR-15 assault rifle.
A .25 caliber handgun was found in a bedroom.
A significant amount of crack cocaine and marijuana were seized along with smaller amounts of heroin and prescription drugs.
Clay had $2,501 in cash, which was seized.
Digital scales, ammunition, and his cell phone were seized from the apartment.
Clay was charged with having weapons under disability (F3), possession of crack cocaine (F3), trafficking crack cocaine (F3), possession of heroin (F5), trafficking heroin (F5), possession of Oxycodone (F5), and trafficking in Oxycodone (F5).
He was lodged in the Logan County Jail.
In November, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office arrested Clay for having weapons under disability. He has pending charges in Columbus on three drug-related arrests last year.
Steven Akers, 32, was sentenced to 26 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for theft of a motor vehicle and theft.
Ronald Houston, 34, of Columbus, was sentenced to five years community control and ordered to pay a $250 fine and court costs for trafficking in drugs and having weapons under disability.
Lee Watson, 47, of Russells Point, was sentenced to five years community control and ordered to pay court costs and attorney fees for non-support of dependents.
Scott Phillips, 37, of Bellefontaine, was sentenced to 101 days in jail with time served, three years community control, and ordered to pay a $250 fine, attorney fees, and court costs after being found guilty of domestic violence.
Shane Kramer, 40, of Rushsylvania, was sentenced to three years community control, 80 hours of community service, and ordered to pay a $250 fine, attorney fees, and court costs for weapons under disability.
In December, Kramer suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his residence.
The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Kramer was cleaning a gun when he shot himself in the leg around 5:30 p.m.
Kramer, who was drinking earlier in the day, was transported to Mary Rutan Hospital by a family member.
The hospital staff then contacted the sheriff's office.
Deputies met with Kramer and the medical staff.
Kramer said he thought the gun was unloaded.
He was treated and released from the hospital.
Darren Logsdon, 41, of East Liberty, was sentenced to two years community control, 80 hours of community service, and ordered to pay restitution, court costs, and attorney fees for domestic violence.
Joshua Butts, 25, of Russells Point, was sentenced to two years community control, 40 hours of community service, and ordered to pay court costs for permitting drug abuse.
Damione Miller, 34, of Bellefontaine, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing is scheduled for July 21st.
On June 13th, Darrell Davis, 31, of Bellefontaine, pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing is scheduled for July 21st.