Clinton County felony sentences

By Nathan Kraatz - [email protected]

WILMINGTON — The following report is compiled from a criminal case disposition report provided by the Clinton County Clerk of Courts. The following cases were tried in Clinton County Court of Common Pleas, presided over by Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck and his magistrates. Common Pleas handles felony criminal cases.

The defendant’s name, village or city of residence, crime, degree of felony and sentence are provided by the report. Felonies are ranked from F1 (most serious) to F5 (least serious). Defendants found guilty also must pay court costs, but those amounts aren’t included in the disposition report.

The following pled guilty or were found guilty of crimes from January 4 to 11:

• Bobby Hill III, 27, of Midland, illegal manufacturing of drugs (F2), sentenced three years prison (credit given for 92 days served), driver’s license suspended for three years, contraband forfeited. Charges against Hill of illegal assembly or possession of drugs, endangering children, permitting drug abuse, possession of criminal tools and receiving stolen property were dismissed.

• Jacob Arnold, 23, of Sabina, theft (F5) and forgery (F5), sentenced six months prison (credit given for four days served), two years community control, pay $4,500 restitution. Two charges of misusing a credit card against Arnold were dismissed.

• Scott Hamilton, 33, of Wilmington, possession of heroin (F4), sentenced six months prison (credit given for one day served), two years community control, contraband forfeited, driver’s license suspended for one year. Charges of possessing drugs and possessing cocaine against Hamilton were dismissed.

• Clifford Stephens, 35, of Blanchester, domestic violence (F4), sentenced 15 months prison (credit given for 49 days served). Charges of aggravated burglary, petty theft, disrupting public services and abduction against Stephens were dismissed.

• Laura McCoy, 46, of Blanchester, aggravated possession of drugs (F5) and failure to appear (F4), sentenced one year prison (credit given for 94 days served; remainder suspended), two years community control, driver’s license suspended for six months, contraband forfeited.

• John Folkert, 50, of New Vienna, driving under the influence (F3), sentenced six months prison (credit given for four days served), two years community control, driver’s license suspended for three years. Charges of having an open container and running a stop sign against Folkert were dismissed.

Reach Nathan Kraatz at 937-382-2574, ext. 2510 or on Twitter @NathanKraatz.

By Nathan Kraatz

[email protected]


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