Toledo Man Guilty After Bench Trial
Gary L. Merritt, 51, Toledo, was found guilty of breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools, theft, and attempted theft following a one-day bench trail Tuesday, March 13, in Fulton County Common Pleas Court.
A pre-sentence report was ordered, and Merritt’s bond was continued pending the completion of the report. Sentencing will be set when the pre-sentence report is complete.
The charge was a result of a Fulton County Sheriff Department investigation.
Three people were recently sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court:
•Cody Heffern, 21, formerly of rural Wauseon, previously pled guilty to theft; on Aug. 20, 2011, stole his sister’s credit card; sentenced to two years community control, ordered to pay prosecution costs, abide by 10 pm to 6 am curfew except for employment, stay out of bars/taverns, possess no alcohol or drugs, make restitution, complete SEARCH program, Bowling Green.
•Korie O’Brien, 21, Wauseon, previously pled guilty to burglary; on Aug. 4, 2011, forced his way into a N. Shoop Ave. residence; ordered to serve 30 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, with work release; maintain employment, pay prosecution costs and attorney fees; make restitution, have no contact with victim, abide by 10 pm to 6 am curfew except for employment, stay out of bars/taverns, possess no alcohol or drugs, complete treatment at Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio.
•J.P. Morgan, 50, Napoleon; pled guilty to attempted possession of cocaine; on July 20, 2011, attempted to obtain, possess, or use cocaine; sentenced to 180 days at CCNO, all but seven days suspended, credit for seven days served; ordered to have no arrests for convictions other than minor misdemeanor traffic offenses for two years; obtain driver license within one year, have no contact with Melvin Reinbolt; pay costs of traffic case; complete treatment at Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio.