Clinton County Municipal Court sentences


By Nathan Kraatz - [email protected]



WILMINGTON — The following report is compiled using a disposition report provided by the Clinton County Municipal Court. The information includes the name of the defendant, age, location (if listed), charge disposed, fine, court costs assessed, jail sentence and any special conditions. Municipal Judge Mike Daugherty oversees the court, which handles misdemeanors, traffic cases and some civil cases. Only the criminal misdemeanors are included here.

The following recently pled guilty or were found guilty of crimes during the week of Feb. 1-5:

• Curtis Ford, 31, of Wilmington, receiving stolen property and criminal damages, sentenced 270 days jail, assessed $230 court costs, write letters of apology to victims, no other contact with one victim. Charges of possessing marijuana and theft against Ford were dismissed.

• Rhonda Blackburn, 48, of Wilmington, obstruction of official business, sentenced 60 days jail (suspended), fined $500, assessed $115 court costs, 30 hours community service, must have no similar offense, two years unsupervised probation.

• Bridgett Allen, 34, of Blanchester, permitting drug abuse, sentenced 180 days jail (suspended), fined $1,000, assessed $115 court costs, license suspended for six months, supervised probation. If compliant, court will suspend $500 of fine. Two charges of possessing drug abuse instruments against Allen were dismissed.

• Charles Pennington, 33, of Sabina, possession of drug abuse instrument, sentenced 90 days jail (suspended), fined $750, assessed $115 court costs, license suspended for six months. If defendant is compliant with rehab, jail and fine may be suspended.

• Samuel Gunther, 25, of Wilmington, disorderly conduct, fined $50, assessed $115 court costs.

• Chasity Cottrell, 20, of Fayetteville, possession of drug abuse instrument, sentenced 90 days jail, fined $750, assessed $115 court costs. Probation will assess Cottrell for treatment alternatives.

• Shannon Watson, 23, of Sabina, obstruction of official business, sentenced 30 days jail (suspended), fined $100, assessed $115 court costs, must have no similar offense for two years, unsupervised probation, 20 hours community service.

• Gregory Martin, 45, of Hillsboro, receiving stolen property, sentencing stayed.

• Tonya Stoll, 34, of Wilmington, possession of drug abuse instrument, fined $750, assessed $115 court costs, license suspended for six months. If compliant, court will suspend $375 of fine.

• Angel Mollett, 19, of Washington Court House, theft, fined $250, assessed $115 court costs.

• Logan Murray, 18, of Waynesville, underage consumption; sentencing stayed to allow defendant to complete diversion.

• David Swearingen Jr., 44, of Wilmington, domestic violence, sentenced 180 days jail, fined $1,000, assessed $115 court costs, supervised probation. If compliant with probation, jail will be suspended.

• Matthew Fulton, 30, of Wilmington, theft, sentenced 180 days jail, assessed $115 court costs, pay $21.32 restitution, no contact with victim business, write letter of apology.

The following had charges dismissed:

• Christopher Grzejka, 31, of Wilmington, interference with custody; charge dismissed.

• Kevin Mintkenbaugh, 47, of Blanchester, domestic violence; charge dismissed upon completion of diversion.

• Travis White, 29, of Anderson, Indiana, three counts receiving stolen property, six counts theft; all charges dismissed.

• Glenn Reedy, 42, of New Vienna, domestic violence; charge dismissed.

• Carrie Blackburn, 30, of Elwood, Indiana, two charges theft and one charge receiving stolen property; all charges dismissed.

Also in Clinton County Municipal Court:

• Russell Hall Jr., 32, of Blanchester, charged with allegedly receiving stolen property, was transferred to Clinton County Common Pleas Court with a $2,500 bond.

Reach Nathan Kraatz at 937-556-5766 or on Twitter @NathanKraatz.

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By Nathan Kraatz

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