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COLUMBIANA COUNTY COURT NEWS

LISBON — Kendall L. “Kush” Smith Jr., 25, of Youngstown, was sentenced in Common Pleas Court to four years in prison and fined $17,500. He had previously pleaded no contest to possession of fentanyl, possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of the drug oxycodone. He was found in possession of these drugs at the Lisbon Days Inn on Jan. 14, 2019. A charge of obstructing police business was dropped as part of the plea deal.

Keith G. Dishler, 24, Belmar Street, East Liverpool, was recently found not guilty of felonious assault and resisting arrest following a two-day jury trial. Dishler had been accused of harming his girlfriend, Courtney Boso with a knife and resisting the attempts of East Liverpool police to take him into custody on March 10, 2018.

Joseph R. Burke Jr., 49, Bill Smith Road, Wellsville, was sentenced to five years community control and sentenced to 30 days in the county jail for attempted vehicular assault, a lesser charge to the aggravated vehicular assault he had been initially facing. His license was suspended for two years. On March 25, 2018, Burke had caused serious harm to James Wilkes while driving a vehicle while intoxicated son Calcutta Smithferry Road in St. Clair Township.

Khalis J. Collins, 24, Canton, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs for having burprenorphine on Aug. 8, 2019. He requested immediate sentencing and was sentenced to 10 months in prison to be served at the same time as nine years in prison he is currently serving for two prior drug-related cases.

Nicholas S. Franklin, 23, formerly of Southeast Boulevard, Salem, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control, which was dishonorably terminated. Franklin was sentenced to nine months in prison, consecutive to his sentence in another case. Franklin had been on community control for a robbery charge, which had stemmed from his stealing sunglasses, food items and cough syrup from the Calcutta Walmart in 2015 and shoving a store manager when he was confronting so he could flee.

Chelsea A. Cica, 34, Kentwood, Mich., was placed on three years community control for possession of cocaine and aggravated possession of drugs. On Jan. 5, 2019, Cica had both cocaine and methamphetamines, leading to the two felony charges. As part of her community control, she was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail, fined $5,000.

Kenneth Aaron Bragg, 27, Vine Street, East Liverpool, was sentenced for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge to six months in jail with credit for 58 days already served and 122 days suspended. He was placed on three years community control. Bragg had caused physical harm to Ashley Lee Dearth, a household member on July 16, 2019 when he already has three prior convictions for domestic violence in East Liverpool Municipal Court. He had been charged initially with a third-degree felony domestic violence, but agreed to plead to a misdemeanor lesser offense.

Daniel W. Haschak, 23, Pearl Street, Leetonia, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction. Haschak pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs and attempted possession of drugs, a lesser charge of the second aggravated possession of drugs which he was initially facing. Haschak was placed on a three-year intervention treatment plan. On both June 9, 2019 and July 24, 2019, Haschak had methamphetamines.

Dawna M. Wright, 49, Deerfield, was placed on three years community control for a possession of cocaine charge for having the drug on May 2, 2018.

Destiny N. Earich, 22, Aten Avenue, Wellsville, was placed on four years community control for a trafficking in cocaine charge. Earich had attempted to sell the drug in the vicinity of a child on April 18, 2018.

Kimberly M. Tice, 36, Globe Street, East Liverpool, was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction. Tice pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs for having amphetamines on April 20, 2018 and was placed on a two-year intervention treatment plan.

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