Week of 1/8/18 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 1/8/2018 to 1/15/2018:

 

1/9/2018 - John Grotto, 44 year old male from BOMONT - Case No. 2017 CRC-I 000147

Convicted of Theft, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2913.02(A)(1). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of 90 days. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees.

 

1/10/2018 - Earl Douglas Cecil, 46 year old male from WOOSTER - Case No. 2017 CRC-I 000314

Convicted of Violating a Protection Order, M1, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2919.27(A)(1). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a fine of $500.00. The judge ordered: Fine due within 90 days.  Additionally the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees.

 

1/10/2018 - Michael Bates, 28 year old male from Apple Creek - Case No. 2017 CRC-I 000231

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. 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; Participate in Cognitive Behaviorial Group.

 

1/10/2018 - Phillip Marks, 27 year old male from Wooster - Case No. 2017 CRC-I 000381

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 11 months. Additionally the following conditions were imposed: PRC Notification Given.

 

1/10/2018 - Brittney Lewis, 22 year old female from WOOSTER - Case No. 2017 CRC-I 000296

Convicted of Forgery, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2913.31(A)(3). Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years. The judge ordered: Write letter of apology to victim in this case. 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; Obtain GED or High School Diploma; Participate in Cognitive Behaviorial Group.

 

1/9/2018 - Branden Harmon, 22 year old male from Wooster - Case No. 2017 CRC-I 000182

Convicted of Aggravated Assault, F4, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2903.12(A)(2). Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: a term of incarceration of 30 days and Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years. The judge ordered: CBT group Basic supervision. 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.

 

1/9/2018 - Anthony Estep, 18 year old male from Rittman - Case No. 2016 CRC-I 000363 - Probation Violation

Sentence

Convicted of Receiving Stolen Property, F4, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2913.51(A) and one additional count. Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of 180 days.

 

1/10/2018 - Amber Blankenship, 37 year old female from WOOSTER - Case No. 2017 CRC-I 000166 - Probation

Violation Sentence

Convicted of Possession of Heroin, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A). Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of 30 days.