Week of 10/21/19 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 10/21/2019 to 10/28/2019:

10/22/2019 - Cory Michael Weiser, 27-year-old male from Ashland - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000210     Convicted of Failure to Verify Address, F4, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2950.06(F).  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: Community Control sanctions in the amount of 1 year.  The judge ordered: Comply with registration requirements.

10/22/2019 - Nikki Williams, 42-year-old female from Wooster - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000334     Convicted of Obstructing Justice, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2921.32(A)(1).  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of 60 days.

10/23/2019 - James V. Bennett, III, 37-year-old male from Orrville - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000195     Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F3, 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 1 year, 6 months.  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; Obtain / Maintain Gainful Employment; Intensive Supervision Program; PRC Notification Given; Participate in Cognitive Behavioral Group.

10/23/2019 - Cody Huffman, 26-year-old male from Orrville - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000252     Convicted of Assault, F4, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2903.13(A).  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of 1 year, 6 months.  Additionally, the following conditions were imposed: PRC Notification Given.

10/23/2019 - Joseph Sampsel, 36-year-old male from Big Prairie - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000336     Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A).  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest.

10/23/2019 - Joseph Perry Sampsel, 35-year-old male from Wooster - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000722     Convicted of Petty Theft, M1, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2913.02(A)(1).  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest.

10/23/2019 - Marcus Ellison, 32-year-old male from Wooster - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000265     Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A) and one additional count.  Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: a term of incarceration of 6 months.

10/23/2019 - Markus Ellison, 32-year-old male from WOOSTER - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000418     Convicted of Having Weapons While Under Disability, F3, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2923.13(A)(3).  Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: a term of incarceration of 9 months and Post Release Control in the amount of 3 years.  Additionally, the following conditions were imposed: PRC Notification Given.

10/23/2019 - Douglas Kirtley, 30-year-old male from Smithville - Case No. 2017 CRC-I 000494 - Probation Violation Sentence -Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Fentanyl), F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A).  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to the following conditions: Community control continued.