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Four defendants sentenced to prison

Others get community control

Four defendants were sentenced to prison earlier this week in Logan County Common Pleas Court.

Alex Cramer, 22, of Hilliard, was sentenced to three years in prison and was classified as a Tier II sexual offender for gross sexual imposition. He must register his address with the county sheriff twice yearly for the next 25 years. After prison he will be on post release control for five years.

Per an earlier plea agreement, prosecutors won’t oppose judicial release in six months when Mr. Cramer becomes eligible.

The mother of the now 13-year-old victim read a letter to the court that she said was written by her daughter.

In the girl’s letter, she asks Judge Mark S. O’Connor to sentence Mr. Cramer to the maximum sentence of five years in prison. She wrote that she thought “something like this” could only happen to bad people and she must be a bad person because it happened to her.

The court ruled that, according to sentencing guidelines, the defendant should be sentenced to three years in prison because he had no prior criminal history.

Also sentenced were:

• Lionel Triplett, 37, of Lancaster: 24 months in prison for theft from the elderly;

• DeWayne Brown, 28, at large: 11 months in prison for trafficking in drugs;

• Bradley Rogan, 25, of Bellefontaine: eight months in prison for trafficking in drugs;

• Ryan Fissell, 33, of Bellefontaine: West Central Community Based Correctional Facility, five years’ community control, the probation incentive program and ordered to pay court costs and attorney fees for trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs;

• Erin Ramey, 27, of Middleburg: five years’ intensive community control, family treatment court, the probation incentive program and ordered to pay court costs and attorney fees for grand theft and safecracking;

• Jeannie Magill, 28, of Lakeview: three years’ community control and ordered to pay a $250 fine and court costs for domestic violence.

• Joshua McBride, 25, of Urbana: five years’ community control and ordered to pay a $500 fine, court costs and attorney fees for theft of drugs and breaking and entering.

Pleading guilty were:

• George Taylor, 42, of Ridgeway: aggravated vehicular assault; and Gregory Gorham, 61, of Bellefontaine: trafficking in drugs.

Presentence investigations were ordered and sentencings are scheduled for Nov. 26.

Clarification

Randall Bolen’s guilty plea Monday in Logan County Common Pleas Court to charges of failure to comply with a lawful order and menacing by stalking was part of a negotiated plea agreement in which prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of felonious assault and reduce to a misdemeanor the menacing by stalking charge.

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