Sex offender sentenced to prison

A defendant who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman was sentenced Monday to prison by Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark S. O’Connor.

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Kyle Pool, 29, of 1112 Milligan Drive, was sentenced to one year in prison and five years’ post-release control, and will be labeled a Tier III sexual offender for one count of sexual battery, a third-degree felony.

His victim spoke in court. She said the defendant intentionally worked to get her so drunk that she passed out and, when she did black out, he sexually violated her.

The defendant’s prior criminal record contains a couple charges of drunk driving and possession of marijuana.

The defendant works seasonally in the excavating business, he said. He has three daughters, two of whom he sees regularly, and is regular on all his child support.

Defendant imprisoned for violating CPO

Garrett Pickering, 21, address at large, was sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay court costs for 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.





The defendant said Monday he knew he wasn’t supposed to be on the property at 1274 Township Road 204, Bellefontaine, but that’s where his belongings were and he wanted to take a shower.

The judge noted the defendant’s extensive unsuccessful history on community control, which has included several probation violations.

“There doesn’t seem any point to putting you on community control when you’re just going to do what you want to do anyway,” Judge O’Connor said.

Suspected drug dealer’s bond set at $15,000

Bond was set at $15,000 Monday for a man arrested late last week on suspected trafficking of heroin, Oxycodone, crack cocaine and marijuana.

Audric Clay, 27, of Columbus, faces a handful of drug trafficking and weapons charges following his arrest Friday at 816 Heritage Court, Apt. 4.  

The defendant currently has a weapons under disability charge pending in Logan County, and has failed to appear for multiple court hearings related to that charge.

Additionally, since July 30 the defendant has been arrested five times on suspicion of drug trafficking, possession of drugs and having weapons under disability.