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Eight sentenced to prison in Brown County

By Wayne Gates – Editor
Six people were sentenced recently in Brown County Common Pleas Court.
Jamie Lee Davis
On December 7, 2015 a 2 Count indictment was filed against Jamie Lee Davis in Case No. 2015-2340.
The indictment charged Count 1, Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, and Count 2, Conspiracy, both felonies of the 3rd degree.
On February 19, Davis entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler.
On March 8, Judge Gusweiler sentenced  Davis to 2 years of community control sanctions, a Driver’s License Suspension for 12 months and a mandatory fine.  Count 2 was dismissed.
Kevin Fithen
On April 5, a hearing was held for Violation of Community Control Sanction that was previously imposed on May 30, 2013 against Defendant, Kevin Fithen, in Case No. 2013-2072.
Fithen had been convicted of Grand Theft of a Firearm, a felony of the 3rd degree.
He was placed on community control for a period of 2 years, which was subsequently extended an additional 1 year, and was notified at that time that a violation of the community control order could result in a prison term of 24 months.
Defendant waived hearing and admitted to the violations contained in the Probation Department Report.
On that same date Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Fithen’s community control be extended 1 year.  The Defendant is ordered to enter and successfully complete the STAR Relapse Program and any Aftercare that can include Transitional Living.
Michael Liming
On December 31, 2015, a 4 Count indictment was filed against Michael Wayne Liming in Case No. 2015-2421.
The indictment charged Counts 1 and 2, Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Receiving Stolen Property, both felonies of the 4th degree, and Counts 3 and 4, Theft and Illegal Use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits or WIC program benefits, both felonies of the 5th  degree.
On April 7, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Counts 1 and 3 before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler.
On that same date Judge Gusweiler sentenced Liming as to Count 1, a confinement of 16 months in the Ohio Department of Corrections and Count 3, 10 months in prison to be served concurrently with the with the sentence imposed in Count 1. Counts 2 and 4 are dismissed.
Mary Martin
On December 7, 2015 a 2 Count indictment was filed against Mary B. Martin in Case No. 2015-2366.
The indictment charged Count 1, Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs and Count 2, Conspiracy, both felonies of the 3rd degree.
On March 29, 2016 Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler.
On April 6, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Martin to 2 years of community control sanctions, a license suspension for 12 months, completion of the STAR Program plus any aftercare. Count 2 is dismissed.
Barbara Reese
On April 5, a hearing was held for Violation of Community Control Sanction that was previously imposed on November 9, 2015 against Defendant, Barbara Reese, in Case No. 2015-2012.
The Defendant had been convicted of Possession of Drugs, a felony of the 5th degree.
Defendant was placed on community control for a period of 2 years and was notified at that time that a violation of the community control order could result in a prison term of 11 months.  Defendant waived hearing and admitted to the violations contained in the Probation Department Report.
On that same date Judge Gusweiler sentenced Ms. Reese to 11 month in the Ohio Department of Corrections.
Andy Stewart
On March 25, a 2 Count indictment was filed against Andy Stewart in Case No. 2016-2067.
The indictment charged Counts 1 and 2, O.V.I.  a 4th degree felony.
On April 7, 2016, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler.
On that same date Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Stewart to 24 months in the Ohio Department of Corrections, 60 days of which are mandatory.
The Court will consider Judicial Release into the STAR Program in 6 months, a mandatory fine, a Driver’s License Suspension for 10 years, with no driving privileges for the first 3 years, and if limited driving privileges are granted, Guardian Interlock and restricted license plates are required.
Defendant must also attend a mandatory alcohol program. Count 2 is dismissed.
Sherry Carlier
On January 29, a 3 Count indictment was filed against Sherry Ann Carlier in Case No. 2016-2013.
The indictment charged Count 1, Burglary, a felony of the 2nd degree and Count 2, Grand Theft When the Property is a Firearm or Dangerous Ordnance, a felony of the 3rd degree, and Count 3, Safecracking,  a 4th degree felony.
On April 1, 2016, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler.
On that same date Judge Gusweiler sentenced Carlier to 3 years in the Ohio Department of Corrections.
The Court will consider Judicial Release into the STAR Program at the appropriate time,  and Restitution.
Counts 2 & 3 are dismissed.
Gary York
On January 29, a 4 Count Indictment was filed against Gary L. York in Case No. 2016-2010.
The indictment charged Counts 1, 2, & 3 with Gross Sexual Imposition, and Count 4, Importuning, all felonies of the 3rd degree.
On March 18, 2016 Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler.
On March 31, 2016 Judge Gusweiler sentenced  York to a confinement of 3 years in the Ohio Department of Corrections and reporting requirements for a Tier II Sex Offender.  Counts 2, 3 & 4 are dismissed.

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