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Four sentenced in Common Pleas

Four people were sentenced recently in Brown County Common Pleas Court.

On July 20, 2015, a two Count indictment was filed against David S. Carpenter in Case No. 2015-2180.
The indictment charged Count 1, Burglary, a felony of the 2nd degree, and Count 2, Petty Theft, a first degree misdemeanor.  On May 2, 2016, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler.  On May 20, 2016 Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Carpenter to 3 years in the Ohio Department of Corrections and Restitution.  Count 2 is dismissed.

On May 19, 2016, a hearing was held for Violation of Community Control Sanction that was previously imposed on March 27, 2014, against Defendant, Leslie C. Powell.   The Defendant has been convicted of Trafficking in Heroin, a felony of the 5th degree, having a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison and a fine of $2500.00. Defendant was placed on community control for a period of 2 years, which was subsequently extended an additional year,  and was notified at that time that a violation of the community control order could result in a prison term of 10 months.  Defendant waived hearing and admitted to the violations contained in the Probation Department Report.  On that same date Judge Gusweiler sentenced Ms. Powell to 30 days in the Brown County Adult Detention Center. Further, community control is terminated.
On May 20, a hearing was held for Violation of Community Control Sanction that was previously imposed on January 3, 2014, against Defendant, Christopher Proffitt, in Case No. 2013-2243.
The Defendant has been convicted of Possession of Heroin, a felony of the 5th degree, having a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison and a fine of $2500.00. Defendant was placed on community control for a period of 1 year, which was subsequently extended an additional three years,  and was notified at that time that a violation of the community control order could result in a prison term of 11 months, to be served consecutively to his sentence imposed in Case No. 2014-2111.  Defendant waived hearing and admitted to the violations contained in the Probation Department Report.  On that same date Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Proffitt to 11 months in the Ohio Department of Corrections, to be served consecutively to his sentence imposed in Case No. 2014-2111.
On December 17, 2015, a 10 Count indictment was filed against Dusten W. Walters, in Case No. 2015-2395.
The indictment charged Counts 1 through 10, Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor, a felony of the 4th degree, having a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and a $5,000.00 fine.
On April 1, 2016, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Counts 1 and 2 before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler.  On May 20, 2016, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Walters to 2 years of community control sanctions and was apprised of the reporting requirements as a Tier II Sex Offender and 30 days in the Brown County Adult Detention Center.  Counts 3 through 10 are dismissed.

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