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COLUMBIANA COUNTY COURT NEWS

LISBON — Kayla J. Post, 32, Cherry Valley Road, Leetonia, was sentenced in Common Pleas Court to three years in prison for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a third-degree felony. On Nov. 11, 2018, Post engaged in sexual conduct with a 14-year-old child.

April Renee Mathes, 34, Aetna Street, Salem, was placed on five years community control for illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits or WIC program benefits, Medicaid fraud and grand theft. She was ordered to pay $94,175 in restitution for money stolen between July 1, 2013 and Oct. 31, 2018.

Thomas G. Reed Jr., 32, Ohio Avenue, East Liverpool, stipulated to violating his intervention in lieu of conviction plan he had been placed on after pleading guilty to misuse of credit cards and receiving stolen property, both fifth-degree felonies. Reed’s intervention plan was dishonorably terminated. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and placed on community control until Aug. 22, 2022. For three days starting on Sept. 21, 2018, Reed had use of a JC Penney credit card and both a Home Savings and Loan debit card and credit card belonging to Tammy J. Bernstein.

Shannon Nicole Mecum, 34, May Street, East Liverpool, was placed on five years community control for Medicaid fraud and grand theft. During her community control she is required to pay $16,413 in restitution to the county Department of Jobs and Family Services for money stolen between Oct. 1, 2017 and Jan. 31, 2019.

Brock Menough, 34, East Sixth Street, Salem, stipulated to violations and had his community control dishonorably terminated and was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail. Menough had been on community control for failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and driving while intoxicated for his actions on North Ellsworth Avenue on Aug. 5, 2018, when he fled through residential neighborhood at a high rate of speed.

Ashley N. Bassinger, 21, Girard, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and was immediately placed on three years community control. On June 28, 2019, Bassinger had a stolen license plate belonging to Seth Adelman.

Jerry S. Holben, 44, South Madison Avenue, Salem, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction. He pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine for drugs he had on April 27, 2019 and was placed on a three-year intervention treatment plan.

William Bernard Johnson Jr., 21, East Fifth Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to theft for stealing $1,295 on April 22, 2018 through the sale of lottery tickets, lottery payouts and voided transactions while working at Engelfield Oil Co, doing business as Duke and Duchess in Columbiana. He faces up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine. Sentencing is set for Aug. 28.

Keelie L. Wright, 21, East Washington Street, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to the lessor offense of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony. She was originally charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony. Sentencing is set for Aug. 27. On Oct. 20, 2018, Wright harmed Christian J. Perrin using a knife.

Daniel L. Crow Sr., 42, First Street, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor. Crow faces up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Aug. 28. On July 31, 2019, Crow harmed a child family member.

Joshua J.L. Lapin, 31, East Fourth Street, Salem, was credited with 97 days served and sentenced to complete a program at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center for aggravated possession of drugs for having methamphetamines on June 6, 2019.

Donald W. Owens, 44, East Main Street, New Waterford, was placed on three years community control after pleading guilty to aggravated possession of drugs for having methamphetamines on Feb. 8, 2019.

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