Three men and a woman with Archbold addresses were each sentenced on at least one drug-related charge in Fulton County Common Pleas Court recently.
Steven J. Beck, 51, Archbold, was sentenced on charges of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
He was involved in a single vehicle accident Dec. 12, 2018, when he was driving a pickup south on St. Rt. 66 and failed to negotiate the curves near the unincorporated community of Zone, south of Co. Rd. L, at about 10:59 pm.
He crashed into a dirt mound.
Beck was taken by helicopter ambulance to Toledo Hospital. He was released.
He was indicted Dec. 17, 2018, on two counts of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and one count, operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He entered a guilty plea to one of the firearms charges and the driving while intoxicated charge. Both counts are misdemeanors.
In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said Beck had a loaded firearm in the pickup, and was under the influence of alcohol when the crash occurred.
Beck was sentenced Thursday, May 16, to one year of community control. He was ordered to pay the cost of his prosecution, a $600 fine, be assessed by Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio, and complete any recommended treatment and aftercare, participate in a 72-hour Drivers Intervention Program within 120 days, and not to possess or own any firearms while under community control.
His driver license was suspended for one year, with employment and medical driving privileges.
The firearm found in the truck was forfeited to the state of Ohio.
Failure to abide by the conditions of the sentence could result in a 180-day prison sentence.
Matthew Short, 43, Archbold, was indicted on charges of theft and tampering with records by the Fulton County Grand Jury on Nov. 19, 2018.
He entered a guilty plea on Jan. 29, to a single count of theft.
Haselman said between Jan. 20, 2017,-May 6, 2018, he received unemployment compensation benefits he was not entitled to, because at the time, he was working.
He was sentenced Friday, May 17, to two weeks at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio and placed on one year community control. He was ordered to pay the cost of his prosecution, complete the court Cognitive Behavioral Program, and pay the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services $9,120.
Failure to comply could result in a nine-month prison sentence.
Kobe L. Jones, 18, was in- dicted Jan. 14 on charges of complicity to commit trafficking in marijuana and obstructing official business.
He entered a guilty plea to the trafficking charge on March 30. Haselman said in a press release that on or about Jan. 11, Jones attempted to aid another in selling marijuana in the vicinity of a school.
Jones was sentenced Wednesday, May 15. He was placed on one year of community control; ordered to pay the cost of his prosecution, court-appointed attorney fees, be assessed by the Maumee Valley Guidance Center, complete the court Cognitive Behavioral Treatment program, and to obtain a general education diploma (GED).
Failure to abide by the conditions of his sentence could result in Jones serving 180 days in jail.
Tori L. Knicley, 24, was indicted on a single count of aggravated possession of drugs on Sept. 17, 2018.
She was indicted a second time on Dec. 12, 2018, on two counts of failure to appear on a personal recognizance bond.
She entered a guilty plea to the drug charge and one of the two failure-to-appear charges on March 5.
On or about Sept. 1, 2018, Haselman said Knicley possessed methamphetamine. On Nov. 20, 2018, she failed to appear for a pre-trial conference.
Knicley was sentenced on Wednesday, May 15. She was placed on two years of community control; ordered to pay the cost of her prosecution, court-appointed attorney fees, complete the drug court program, be assessed for the Medically-Assisted
Treatment program and complete treatment and aftercare, must maintain an address with her mother in Archbold, and comply with an 11 pm-6 am curfew.
Knicley served 148 days in jail. If she fails to abide by the conditions of her sentence, she could serve a total of 17 months in prison.
•Bryon Rohda, 26, Oakwood; indicted Nov. 19, 2018, on one count, burglary; entered guilty plea to one count, aggravated trespass, a first degree misdemeanor; on Nov. 15, 2018, entered or remained on land or premises of another with purpose to commit a misdemeanor, the elements of which involved causing physical harm to another or causing another to believe that he would cause physical harm to them; sentenced Wednesday, May 15, to 12 days at CCNO, credit for time served; placed on one year community control, ordered to pay cost of prosecution, $100 fine, have no contact with victim, pay restitution of $586 to victim, have a mental health assessment, complete recommended treatment. Failure to comply could result in spending 168 days at CCNO.
• Justin W. Strawser, 26, Bryan; indicted April 15 on one count each, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments; entered guilty plea May 8 to one count, aggravated possession of drugs; on Feb. 26, possessed methamphetamine; sentenced Wednesday, May 8, to two years community control; ordered to pay cost of prosecution, to be held at CCNO until a bed is available at the SEARCH program, complete program, recommended aftercare. Failure to comply could result in 11-month prison sentence.
•Ruth Sierra, 48, Wauseon; indicted Dec. 17, 2018, on one count, illegal use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits or WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program benefits; entered guilty plea Feb. 15 to the same charge; April 17- Nov. 20, 2018, used another’s SNAP program benefits; sentenced Thursday, May 16, to one year community control; ordered to pay cost of prosecution, pay restitution to Ohio Job & Family Services, complete court Cognitive Behavioral Treatment program; served two days in jail. Failure to comply could result in six months in prison.