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Local Man Sentenced On Obstruction Charge



Travis G. Beiswenger, 21, Archbold, was sentenced in Fulton County Common Pleas Court Monday, April 23, to 20 days at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.

Beiswenger had previously entered a guilty plea to a single count of obstructing official business.

A press release from Scott Haselman, county prosecuting attorney, states that on Oct. 28, 2011, Beiswenger “obstructed an Archbold police officer from performing official duties.”

Acting on information they received, Archbold police offi cers went to Beiswenger’s Stamm Street apartment looking for James P. Nation, 19, no known address. There was a warrant for Nation’s arrest issued by the Adrian, Mich., Police Department.

Nation was one of multiple suspects in an armed home invasion which occurred Oct. 4, 2011, in Adrian.

When police knocked, Beiswenger answered the door and said Nation was not in the apartment, and that the officer could not go inside and look for him. However, officers said they smelled marijuana, and told Beiswenger they were going inside; Beiswenger said at that point they could come in.

Police found Nation, along with a 9mm semi-auto handgun, body armor, and what they suspected was a hand grenade.

Both Nation and Beiswenger were taken into custody. Sentence

Beiswenger was later indicted on an obstructing offi cial business charge. He then entered a guilty plea.

He was sentenced to 20 days at CCNO, with credit for three days served; placed on community control for two years; ordered to maintain employment, stay out of bars and-or taverns, and not possess or consume alcohol or illegal drugs, complete substance abuse treatment, and pay the cost of prosecution, attorney fees, and a fine of $200.

Failure to comply could result in Beiswenger serving 90 days at CCNO.

Greg Walsh, an Adrian police detective, said last week charges are still pending against Nation in Lenawee County Circuit Court (equivalent to common pleas court in Ohio).

He said a plea agreement is expected soon. Other Case

Another man was sentenced on April 23:

•Dennis M. Prentice, 56, Toledo; pled guilty to one count of theft; on Feb. 23, stole televisions and other items from a Wauseon discount store; sentenced to six months in prison.



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