Week of 1/14/19 Criminal Felony Convictions:

A criminal defendant has to have been sentenced before he or she is considered “convicted” of a criminal offense in the State of Ohio. Below are the felony convictions that took place in the Wayne County Common Pleas Court for 1/14/2019 to 1/21/2019:

 

1/15/2019 - Herbert Edward Coppa, 43 year old male from WOOSTER - Case No. 2015 CRC-I 000049 - Judicial Release Sentence

Convicted of Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, F2, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.04(A) and one additional count. Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to the following conditions: Re-entry Court. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 80 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Intensive Supervision Program; Participate in Cognitive Behaviorial Group.

 

1/15/2019 - Herbert Edward Coppa, 43 year old male from Wooster - Case No. 2014 CRC-I 000402 - Judicial Release Sentence

Convicted of Burglary, F2, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2911.12(A)(2). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to the following conditions: Re-Entry Court. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Intensive Supervision Program; Participate in Cognitive Behaviorial Group.

 

1/14/2019 - Stephen Balas, 49 year old male from Wooster - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000397

Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a fine of $250.00. The judge ordered: Fine and court costs due in 90 days. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees.

 

1/15/2019 - James Hegarty, 51 year old male from Wooster - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000724

Convicted of Attempted Aggravated Possession of Drugs, M1, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2923.02 / 2925.11(A). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to the following conditions: Credit for jail time served on probation violation based upon this charge. Court costs waived.

 

1/15/2019 - Joshua Niehaus, 25 year old male from Wooster - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000168

Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of (with 1 year suspended) and Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 100 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Obtain / Maintain Gainful Employment; Obtain GED or High

School Diploma; Intensive Supervision Program; Participate in Cognitive Behaviorial Group.

 

1/15/2019 - Joshua Niehaus, 25 year old male from Wooster - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000421

Convicted of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, F4, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.03(A)(2). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of (with 1 year suspended) and Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 100 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Obtain / Maintain Gainful Employment; Obtain GED or High School Diploma;

Intensive Supervision Program; Participate in Cognitive Behaviorial Group.

 

1/15/2019 - Joshua S. Niehaus, 26 year old male from Wooster - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000282

Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A). Sentenced by Judge Mark K.Wiest to: a term of incarceration of (with 1 year suspended) and Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 100 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Obtain / Maintain Gainful Employment; Obtain GED or High School Diploma;

Intensive Supervision Program; Participate in Cognitive Behaviorial Group.

 

1/15/2019 - Joshua Niehaus, 26 year old male from Wooster - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000323

Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of (with 1 year suspended) and Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 100 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Obtain / Maintain Gainful Employment; Obtain GED or High School Diploma;

Intensive Supervision Program; Participate in Cognitive Behaviorial Group.

 

1/15/2019 - Joseph Daniel Widmer, 29 year old male from STERLING - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000288

Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Amphetamine), F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A) and 2 additional counts. Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: a term of incarceration of 3 days, Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years, a fine of $500.00 and a driver's license suspension for 1 year. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 50 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Obtain / Maintain Gainful Employment.

 

1/16/2019 - Tia McIntire, 31 year old female from Wooster - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000422

Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of 1 year and Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 100 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Intensive Supervision Program; Participate in Drug Court; Participate in Cognitive

Behaviorial Group.

 

1/16/2019 - Tia McIntire, 31 year old female from Orrville - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000223

Convicted of Possession of Cocaine, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 100 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug /Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Intensive Supervision Program; Participate in Cognitive BehaviorialGroup.

 

1/16/2019 - Christopher Wenger, 33 year old male from Orrville - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000705

Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A). Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: a term of incarceration of 6 months.

 

1/15/2019 - Tamra Spencer, 22 year old female from EAST CANTON - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000385

Convicted of Domestic Violence, F4, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2919.25(A). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: Community Control sanctions in the amount of 3 years and Post Release Control in the amount of 3 years. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 80 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Obtain / Maintain Gainful Employment; Obtain GED or High School Diploma; Counseling: as recommended; Participate in Cognitive Behaviorial Group.

 

1/15/2019 - Tamra Marie Spencer, 25 year old female from Canton - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000539

Convicted of Harassment with a Bodily Substance, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2921.38(A) and one additional count. Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of 60 days, Community Control sanctions in the amount of 3 years and Post Release Control in the amount of 3 years. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 80 Hours; Counseling: as recommended; Participate in Cognitive Behaviorial Group.

 

1/16/2019 - Colton Miller, 18 year old male from MILLERSBURG - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000154

Convicted of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, F4, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2923.12(A)(2) and one additional count. Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years. The judge ordered: Firearm forfeited $677 forfeited Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 50 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Intensive Supervision Program; Complete Program at Community Based Correctional Facility (4 - 6 months): SRCCC.

 

1/16/2019 - Colton James Miller, 18 year old male from Millersburg - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000593

Convicted of Improperly Handling Firearms In A Motor Vehicle, F4, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2923.16(B). Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years. The judge ordered: Firearm forfeited. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 50 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Obtain / Maintain Gainful Employment; Intensive Supervision Program; Complete Program at Community Based Correctional Facility (4 - 6 months): SRCCC.

 

1/16/2019 - Corey Allen Gatten, 27 year old male from CRESTON - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000261

Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A). Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees; Standard Terms: Obey All Laws & Probation Rules, Follow Directions of Probation Officer; Perform Community Service: 50 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Obtain / Maintain Gainful Employment; Intensive Supervision Program.

 

1/16/2019 - Cory Rastetter, 28 year old male from WOOSTER - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000474

Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A). Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: a term of incarceration of 60 days.

 

1/16/2019 - Haylie N. Cecil, 25 year old female from Orrville - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000138

Convicted of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (Methamphetamine), F2, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.03(A)(2). Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: a term of incarceration of 3 years and Post Release Control in the amount of 3 years. The judge ordered: Firearm forfeited Additionally the following conditions were imposed: PRC Notification Given.

 

1/16/2019 - Crystal Aukerman, 31 year old female from Wooster - Case No. 2016 CRC-I 000036 - Probation Violation Sentence

Convicted of Attempted Endangering Children, F4, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2923.02 / 2919.22(B)(6). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of 6 months.