COMMON PLEAS: Campbell enters guilty plea to three charges

A Belle Center man, who pleaded guilty this week to charges out of a February 2013 crash, will face sentencing July 22.

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Gary Campbell, 57, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor, and two fourth-degree felony counts of vehicular assault, amended from third-degree felony aggravated vehicular assault.

In exchange, the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office dropped a second OVI charge.

Visiting Judge David Faulkner accepted the plea and asked for presentence investigation.

According to troopers of the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the motorist was eastbound on State Route 366 when his pickup truck hit the rear of a car in tow.

Richard Steiner Sr. of Belle Center was in the car being towed by a pickup driven by Matthew McKinnon of Belle Center.

The Steiner car separated and traveled into the path of westbound car operated Terri Wolf of Huntsville.

Mr. Steiner and Ms. Wolf both sustained injuries.

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Johnson given five more years



Dwayne A. Johnson, 46, currently incarcerated in North Central Correctional, was sentenced to another five years after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

Judge O’Connor ordered the sentence to begin once the defendant finishes the current 5 1/2-year term for robberies in Shelby and Preble counties.

Locally, the defendant entered Village Pantry, 200 E. Sandusky Ave., around 1:10 a.m. on July 12 and brandished what appeared to be a handgun.

He demanded cash from the clerk and ordered patrons onto the ground.

He fled the scene, but was later caught.

Police later learned the weapon was carved from wood and painted black to resemble a handgun.

He was given 190 days credit for time served.

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Miller pleads to one count of GSI

Benjamin Miller, 39, of Mingo, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony.

In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped two other counts of gross sexual imposition and recommended three years in prison.

He admitted he groped an 11-year-old girl while staying at a relative’s home in Bellefontaine in November.

“I don’t remember doing any of it. I was probably drunk,” he told Judge O’Connor.

 He will be sentenced June 30.