Week of 3/2/20 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 3/2/2020 to 3/9/2020:

3/4/2020 - John Leach, 35-year-old male from Wooster - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000347 - Judicial Release Sentence     Convicted of Tampering with Evidence, F3, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2921.12(A)(1) and one additional count.  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: Community Control sanctions in the amount of 1 year, 6 months.  The judge ordered: Complete Reentry 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: 40 Hours; Random Drug Testing; Alcohol / Drug / Mental Health Counseling as Directed by Probation Department; Intensive Supervision Program; Participate in Cognitive Behavioral Group.

3/3/2020 - Douglas S. Kirtley, 33-year-old male from SMITHVILLE - Case No. 2020 CRC-I 000056     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 1 year.  The judge ordered: Sentenced after guilty plea upon waiver of counsel.  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.

3/3/2020 - Joseph Gibson, 31-year-old male from Wooster - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000142     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.

3/3/2020 - Racheal Wheeler, 19-year-old female from Wooster - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000477     Convicted of Receiving Stolen Property, M1, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2913.51(A).  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a fine of $250.00.  Additionally, the following conditions were imposed: Pay Court Costs / Probation Fees.

3/4/2020 - Richard McDougale, 40-year-old male from Orrville - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000279     Convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine), F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2925.11(A) and one additional count.  Sentenced by Judge Mark K. Wiest to: a term of incarceration of 14 days.

3/4/2020 - Glen Hopkins, 41-year-old male from WOOSTER - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000530     Convicted of Domestic Violence, F4, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2919.25(A).  Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: a term of incarceration of 80 days and Community Control sanctions in the amount of 2 years.  The judge ordered: Complete Anger Management and Parenting Classes Credit for 80 days served  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; Participate in Day Reporting Program.

3/4/2020 - Frankie Rouse, 43-year-old male from WOOSTER - Case No. 2018 CRC-I 000401     Convicted of Theft, F5, in violation of Ohio Revised Code 2913.02(A)(1).  Sentenced by Judge Corey E. Spitler to: a term of incarceration of 11 months.

3/4/2020 - Frankie Rouse, 44-year-old male from Shreve - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000208     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: a term of incarceration of 11 months.

3/4/2020 - Frankie Rouse, 44-year-old male from Shreve - Case No. 2019 CRC-I 000514     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.