Week of 1/27/20 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 1/27/2020 to 2/3/2020:

1/28/2020 - Oscar Lewis, 52-year-old male from Wooster - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000464     Convicted of Attempted Possession of a Fentanyl-Related Compound, M1, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2923.02 / 2925.11 (A).  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a fine of $250.00.  Additionally, the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees.

1/28/2020 - Jacob Hershman, 32-year-old male from Wooster - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000304     Convicted of Possession of a Fentanyl-Related Compound, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A) and one additional count.  Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years 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; Intensive Supervision Program; Participate in Cognitive Behavioral Group.

1/29/2020 - Christopher Kauffman, 39-year-old male from Orrville - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000320     Convicted of Obstructing Official Business, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2921.31(A) and one additional count.  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of 3 days, Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years, a fine of $375.00 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: 80 Hours; Pay Restitution: $882.23.; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Obtain / Maintain Gainful Employment.

1/29/2020 - Michael Paul Marcus Harper, 23-year-old male from WEST SALEM - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000596     Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A).  Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler.  Additionally, the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees.

1/29/2020 - Brian Lee Baker, 45-year-old male from CRESTON     Convicted of Obstructing Official Business, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2921.31(A) and 2 additional counts.  Sentenced to: Credit for time served in community based corrections facility.

1/29/2020 - Mick Akins, 39-year-old male from WOOSTER - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000608     Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A).  Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: a term of incarceration of 30 days.

1/29/2020 - Brent Shields, 22-year-old male from Orrville - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000605     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 1 year and Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years.  Additionally, the following conditions were imposed: 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; Obtain / Maintain Gainful Employment; Intensive Supervision Program; Complete Program at Community Based Correctional Facility (4 - 6 months): SRCCC; Participate in Cognitive Behavioral Group.

1/29/2020 - Krystal Wengerd, 35-year-old female from WOOSTER - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000159     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; Participate in Cognitive Behavioral Group.

1/29/2020 - Krystal Wengerd, 35-year-old female from WOOSTER - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000399     Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A) and one additional count.  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; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Obtain / Maintain Gainful Employment; Intensive Supervision Program; Participate in Cognitive Behavioral Group.

1/29/2020 - Kenneth Sheppard, 41-year-old male from Smithville - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000748     Convicted of Receiving Stolen Property, F4, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2913.51(A).  Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: a term of incarceration of 67 days.  The judge ordered: Credit for 67 days served.

1/31/2020 - Ashton Dutter, 26-year-old female from Smithville - Case No. 2020 CRC-I 000057     Convicted of Possession of a Fentanyl-Related Compound, 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: 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; Complete Program at Community Based Correctional Facility (4 - 6 months): SRCCC; Participate in Cognitive Behavioral Group.

1/29/2020 - Thomas Davis, 37-year-old male from Fredericksburg - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000669 - Probation Violation Sentence     Convicted of Burglary, F3, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2911.12(A)(3) and one additional count.  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years.  The judge ordered: Complete Reentry Court. Letter of apology to victim.  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; Participate in Cognitive Behavioral Group.

1/29/2020 - Aaron W. Torrence, 31-year-old male from Wooster - Case No. 0330-13-CR - Probation Violation Sentence     Convicted of Trafficking in Marihuana, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.03(A)(1).  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of 28 days.  The judge ordered: Credit for 28 days’ jail time served.

1/29/2020 - Aaron W. Torrence, 31-year-old male from Wooster - Case No. 0119-13-CR - Probation Violation Sentence     Convicted of Petty Theft, M1, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2913.02(A)(1).  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of 28 days.  The judge ordered: Credit for 28 days’ jail time served.