LISBON – Brooks Michael Cartwright, 32, Grove City, Pa., pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to failing to notify the sheriff’s office of his change of address in December 2012. He faces up to 11 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Sentencing is set for July 28. Cartwright was convicted of rape in Tulsa County, Okla., in May 2002.
LISBON – Charitey A. Riggs, 20, of Salem, was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Thursday to 16 months in prison, but granted credit against those months for 367 days already served.
Riggs, whose last known address was on North Ellsworth Avenue, had previously pleaded guilty to misuse of credit cards, forgery and two counts of theft in two separate cases. Court documents state she had a wallet containing a Visa card belonging to James Shearer on April 4, 2013 and the next day she used the credit card for her own purchase. On Feb. 26, 2013 Riggs took a check belonging to Rebecca Simpson and forged the check the next day.
LISBON – Frank E. Fulmer, 57, Drain Street, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to receiving stolen property and having a weapon under disability. He faces up to four years in prison and $12,500 in fines.
Fulmer allegedly brandished a loaded .22 caliber Glennfield rifle when police were attempting to take him into custody on June 19, 2013.
Additionally, he has a 1986 conviction for rape, which forbids him from having the rifle, which was reportedly in the bedroom of his home when police arrived.
LISBON – Cristy R. Culler, 36, North Broadway, Salem, was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to 18 months in Marysville Reformatory for Women for three counts of trafficking in drugs. Culler sold heroin on both May 21, 2013, and Sept. 9, 2013. She also sold cocaine on Sept. 9, 2013.
In the case of Joseph M. Smith, 28, North Lincoln Avenue, Salem, the judgment entry was corrected placing him on four years intervention in lieu of conviction, instead of three as was previously listed in the judgment entry last week. Smith had pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of drugs.
LISBON – Adam L. Lodge, 22, West Main Street, Leetonia, was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to three years probation including spending the first six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center beginning on Tuesday.
On March 14, Lodge pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary for breaking into the home of Jerry Reed, state Route 558, Leetonia, on Nov. 4, Nov. 7 and Nov. 12, 2013.
During the break-ins Lodge took coins, a 22-caliber revolver and a 12-gauge shotgun.
Daniel M. Duke, 22, St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating his probation on a domestic violence conviction from 2012.
Duke was dishonorably terminated from probation, credited with 11 days served in jail and ordered to serve an additional 49 days starting on Saturday.
LISBON – In Common Pleas Court, Steven J. Davis, 38, East Washington Street, Washingtonville, pleaded guilty to robbery for stealing metal from his employer Gray-Fin on May 25, 2012. When confronted by his supervisor, Davis assaulted the person and fled the scene. He faces up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Aug. 8.
Robert P. Blake II, 25, Commerce Street, Wellsville, was found to have violated his probation for a previous conviction of cultivation of marijuana and was sentenced to six months in prison. Blake had been growing five marijuana plants in an above ground swimming pool, four plants on a side porch, one plant in his backyard and 80 plants in his basement.
Joseph M. Smith, 28, North Lincoln Avenue, Salem, pleaded guilty to two counts possession of drugs for having a spoon inside his apartment containing both heroin and fentanlyn. He was granted intervention in lieu of conviction for three years.
Jacob S. Stryffeler, 22, South 12th Street, Beloit, was sentenced to three years probation for possession of drugs. Stryffeler had four-methylethcathinone in a straw and a pill bottle in his vehicle on June 18, 2013.
The intervention in lieu of conviction program for Michael J. Spencer, 26, Fairfield Avenue, Columbiana, was dishonorably terminated for violations. He was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay the Counseling Center for his intervention in lieu of conviction evaluation. Spencer had been convicted of possession of drugs after pleading guilty in December.
Eric L. Mellinger, 42, Sher-man Street, Lisbon,was found in violation of his probation on a non-support of dependents conviction. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
LISBON – Todd Kirtley, 31, Alice Street, East Palestine, was placed on three years probation for theft after he apologized to those in Common Pleas Court on Thursday and to the owner of the business from which he stole.
His defense attorney, Ross Smith, noted Kirtley had been forthright about what he did from the start and Smith said he does not believe Kirtley is a criminal. Kirtley took two laser transits valued at $3,935 from a construction trailer on Peace Valley Road on May 28, 2013.
Stefan L. White, 20, Echo Dell Road, Rogers, pleaded guilty to a possession of drugs charge with a forfeiture specification for cocaine and $2,509 in his possession on Sept. 11, 2013. Sentencing was set for July 3. He faces up to 12 months in prison, a five-year license suspension and a $2,500 fine.
LISBON – John W. Burke, 54, West Spruce Street, Lisbon, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to two counts of OVI for driving under the influence with previous convictions and refusing to allow a chemical test on June 22, 2013.
Sentencing was set for Aug. 7 when he faces up to 10 years in prison, a $21,000 fine, a lifetime license suspension, vehicle forfeiture and an alcohol or drug addiction program.
LISBON – Kathy Talbot, 52, state Route 164, Lisbon, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to eight counts of trafficking in drugs. She faces up to eight and a half years in prison, up to $22,500 in fines and a 40-year license suspension. Talbot was involved in the sale of cocaine on June 6, 2012; June 20, 2012; July 3, 2012; July 17, 2012; July 31, 2012; and March 18, 2013. Also, she sold heroin on Jan. 23, 2013 and oxycodone on June 15, 2012. Sentencing is set for July 25.
John M. Simonds, 51, Main Street, Leetonia, pleaded guilty to two counts of OVI for driving on Aug. 15, 2011 after three previous convictions of OVI in the past 20 years. Sentencing was set for Aug. 1.
Chad E. Ratliff, 42, Darner Road, Lisbon, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction and was given our years intensive probation for a possession of drugs charge. He had cocaine in his possession on May 22, 2013.
Robert J. Ketchum Jr., 26, Olive Street, Salem, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction and was given four years intensive probation for receiving stolen property for having a truck belonging to John Zoellers June 15, 2013.
LISBON – Jason R. Monter, 32, Bandy Road, Homeworth, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to theft. On Sept. 30 Monter had Diazepam and Alprazolam, which were taken from the apartment of Sonnett Holenchick while in her apartment. He faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing was set for July 3.
Sylivia Haupt, 60, Walnut Street, Rogers, was granted intervention in lieu of conviction after pleading guilty the theft for taking percocet pills from the purse of a co-worker. She was placed on an intervention probation program.
A report from the Forensic Psychiatric Center of Northeast Ohio found Nicole Graef, 27, Rauch Road, East Palestine, not competent to stand trial at this time. Judge C. Ashley Pike ordered she continue outpatient mental health treatment through Canfield Counseling and the matter be reviewed on Aug. 4. Graef is accused of making multiple telephone calls to attorney Constance Witt, even after she was notified to stop.
LISBON – Gary T. Dorsey, 14th Street, Wellsville, was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to six months in prison and had his license suspended for six months for possession of drugs. Dorsey had 10 individual packages of cocaine in his possession on Nov. 11, 2012, along with $152 used in the commission drug-related crime.
Scott E. Kopras, 22, Dresden Avenue, East Liverpool, was placed on three years probation for attempted possession of drugs, a first degree misdemeanor. His license was suspended for six months. Kopras had heroin found in his pocket during a pat down search on May 31, 2013.