2 heading to prison

Two individuals were sentenced to a combined 28 months in prison this week.

Brown County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott T. Gusweiler sentenced Phyllis F. Mensah to 20 months in prison.

Mensah was initially indicted on one count of theft and 13 counts of forgery, all fifth-degree felonies. She pleaded guilty to counts two, five and six. The other counts were dismissed, according to a press release from the court.

She has an optional three years of post release control when she leaves prison.

In a separate case, Jennings Childress received an eight-month prison term.

He pleaded guilty to one count of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. The other count in the case, possessing drug abuse instruments, a first-degree misdemeanor, was dismissed.

His driver’s license will be suspended for six months. Childress has an optional three years of post release control upon his release from prison, according to the news release.

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