Wilmington man who robbed neighbor gets 4-year term


May get less time if conduct in prison is good

By Gary Huffenberger - [email protected]



William P. Hamilton


WILMINGTON — A local man received a four-year prison term for robbery where he went into a neighbor’s bedroom with a knife and demanded money.

William Paul Hamilton, 34, of Wilmington, reportedly entered an unlocked apartment, picked up a large fixed-blade knife and entered the bedroom on the morning of May 21.

According to an affidavit by WPD Sgt. Robert “Bob” Martin, Hamilton and a male victim “began fighting and the victim received a cut on his right forearm. The struggle moved into the living room and Hamilton eventually ran from the apartment.”

Hamilton pled guilty to robbery in a plea agreement where a charge of aggravated robbery was reduced to robbery, and charges of felonious assault and attempted petty theft were dropped.

Clinton County Common Pleas Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck stated in court paperwork that Hamilton previously served a prison term from Warren County for theft.

The court papers also noted that prosecution indicated it will not object to an early prison release if 12 months are served and the defendant has a favorable record of conduct while in prison.

When Hamilton does get out of prison, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority will supervise him for three years. He received credit against his four-year prison term for 110 days he already served in jail on the case.

Other recent sentences issued in felony court:

• Anthony R. Rowley Jr., 30, of Wilmington, received a five-year prison sentence, with credit for 77 days already spent in the county jail on the case, for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs within the vicinity of a school, plus two felony convictions for receiving stolen property.

He was found not guilty on the most serious charge he faced: illegal manufacture of drugs (a first-degree felony offense); and a third receiving stolen property charge was dismissed.

Rowley’s operator’s license is suspended for five years.

• Jason Dwayne Faul, 39, of Wilmington, received a seven-month prison sentence, with credit for 15 days served in incarceration, for heroin trafficking and for failing to appear in court. A second trafficking in heroin charge was dropped in a plea agreement reached between prosecution and defense counsel.

In addition, Faul’s driver’s license is suspended for 12 months. He was ordered to pay $250 restitution for buy money used in the matter.

• Dustin Shayne Quigley, 29, of New Vienna, received a two-year term of community controls and a six-month suspension of his vehicle operator license on a conviction of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He was given a six-month prison term with credit for six days spent in jail, with the balance of the prison term suspended.

Two charges — a second count of aggravated possession of drugs and one count of resisting arrest — were dropped in a plea agreement.

• Bruce D. Mclaughlin, 48, of Wilmington, was accepted on Sept. 19 into the You-Turn Recovery Docket court program. He had been convicted of possessing heroin and aggravated possession of drugs. Charges of possessing cocaine and possessing drug instruments were dismissed.

In addition to You Turn, the sentence includes a six-month prison term, with credit for six days in jail and the remainder of the prison term suspended. He was placed under community controls for a two-year period.

• Deanna S. Spurlock, 30, of Blanchester, had her community controls revoked and then was sentenced to the Ohio Reformatory for Women for possessing heroin. Her prison term is six months, with credit for 30 days previously spent in incarceration.

Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.

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May get less time if conduct in prison is good

By Gary Huffenberger

[email protected]

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