Created on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 Written by NATE SMITH
Five others sentenced
A defendant resolved each of his pending cases Monday in Logan County Common Pleas Court, pleading guilty to an indictment that included two felonies and a misdemeanor.
Garrett Pickering, 21, address at large, pleaded guilty to violating a civil protection order, a third-degree felony; breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony; and a first-degree misdemeanor charge of violating a CPO.
In exchange for the pleas, Logan County Prosecutors have agreed not to pursue pending charges including breaking and entering and theft of a motor vehicle.
The defendant was arrested a couple of times last year and again in January for breaking into Excel Auto Body and Paint, a business owned by his father at 1274 Township Road 204, Bellefontaine.
Miles Pickering had taken out the CPO against his son, an order the defendant was arrested for violating multiple times.
No sentencing recommendation was made by prosecutors or defense.
A 2011 felony drug conviction means that community control is not a given. He faces up to 4 1/2 years in prison when he is sentenced March 24.
Also pleading guilty were:
Katie Pool, 28, of Lakeview: theft; and Kyle Pool, 29, of Bellefontaine: sexual battery.
Presentence investigations were ordered and sentencing is March 24.
Five other defendants were sentenced Monday, they were:
• Michael Saba, 33, of Bellefontaine: two years in prison and ordered to pay a $500 fine, restitution and court costs for felonious assault;
• Melissa Keeton, 40, of Medway: 60 days in the Logan County Jail, two years’ community control and ordered to pay a $250 fine, court costs, restitution and attorney fees for theft;
• Steven Angel, 38, at large: two years of community control and ordered to pay a $250 fine, court costs and attorney fees for non-support of dependents;
• Ryan Johnston, 27, of Rushsylvania: three years’ community control and ordered to pay a $500 fine, court costs and attorney fees for possession of drugs; and
• Edward Ruminer, 55, of Bellefontaine: two years’ community control, 80 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $250 fine, court costs, restitution and attorney fees for receiving stolen property.