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Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler sentenced four individuals to prison last Wednesday.


In May 2011, a three-count indictment was filed against Jonathan Bennett. The indictment charged: one felony-two count of Engaging in Pattern of Corrupt Activity, which has a maximum penalty of eight years in prison; one felony-two count of Conspiracy (to Trafficking in Drugs), which has a maximum penalty of eight years in prison; one felony-one count of Trafficking in Heroin, which has a maximum penalty of 11 years in prison. Judge Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to the third count of Trafficking in Heroin. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, the remaining counts in the indictment were dismissed.


According to court documents, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Bennett to prison on March 6 for a mandatory eight years to run consecutively to the term of incarceration imposed in Kentucky.


In November 2013, a one-count indictment was filed against Caleb P. Rice. The indictment charged one felony-three count of Domestic Violence, which has a maximum penalty of 36 months in prison. Judge Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty.


According to court documents, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Rice on March 11 to serve 18 months in prison.


In December 2013, a four-count indictment was filed against Alice Kimberly Booher. The indictment charged: one felony-one count of Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, which has a maximum penalty of 11 years in prison; one felony-two county of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, which has a maximum penalty of eight years in prison; one felony-three count of Endangering Children, which has a maximum penalty of 36 months in prison; and one felony-three count of Endangering Children, which has a maximum penalty of 36 months in prison.


Judge Gusweiler accepted a plea of guilty to the count of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs. Upon a motion by the State of Ohio, the remaining counts in the indictment were dismissed.


Judge Gusweiler sentenced Booher to 36 months in the Ohio Department of Corrections on March 11.


In January 2014, a five-count indictment was filed against Jerry G. Cooper. The indictment charged: one felony-two county of Count One, Aggravated Vehicular Assault, which has a maximum penalty of eight years in prison; one felony-five count of Failure to Stop After an Accident, which has a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison; one misdemeanor-one count of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, a drug of Abuse or a Combination of Them, which has a maximum penalty of 180 days in the Brown County Detention Center; one misdemeanor-one count of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, a Drug of Abuse or a Combination of Them, which has a maximum penalty of 180 days in the Brown County Detention Center; and one misdemeanor-one count of Driving Under OVI Suspension, which has a maximum penalty of 180 days in the Brown County Detention Center.


Judge Gusweiler, accepted a plea of guilty to the first count of Aggravated Vehicular Assault and the fourth count of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol, a Drug of Abuse or a Combination of Them. Upon a motion by the State, the remaining counts were dismissed.


According to court documents, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Cooper March 13 on count one to serve a mandatory three years in prison and on count four, to serve 180 days to run concurrently with count one. Judge Gusweiler ordered a five-year suspension of Cooper’s Ohio Driver’s License.


At each sentencing, Judge Gusweiler further advised the defendants of the mandatory three years of post-release control through the Adult Parole Authority, upon their releases from prison.

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