Three sent to prison

Three men were sentenced to prison on Monday for a combined total of seven years and four months.

Eric A. Tolliver was sentenced to three years and 10 months after pleading guilty to one county of burglary, a second-degree felony; two counts of forgery, one a fourth-degree and the other a fifth-degree felony, according to a press release from the Brown County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Scott Gusweiler sentenced him to 24 months for the burglary, 12 months for the fourth-degree forgery and 10 months for the fifth-degree forgery. The terms will be served consecutively.

Four other counts, including theft and theft from a person in a protected class, fourth- and fifth-degree felonies, were dismissed. Tolliver must also pay $3,289 in restitution.

Gusweiler advised Tolliver he has an optional three years of post release control after leaving prison, the release stated.

In an unrelated case before the common pleas court, Brian J. Peters pleaded guilty to his only charge, failure to provide notice of change of address, a third-degree felony, according to the media release.

He was sentenced by Gusweiler to 24 months in prison. He has an optional three years of post release control upon his release from prison.

In a separate case, Dalton Garland pleaded guilty to his only charge, one count of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, stated a news release.

Gusweiler sentenced Garland to 18 months in prison. His license will also be suspended for 10 years. He will have no privileges the first three years of the suspension, according to the release.

Garland will have a mandatory three years of post release control after leaving prison.

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