Galion man can’t follow rules; sent to prison

GALION — A Galion man released from jail in July on a personal recognizance bond was sentenced this week in Crawford County Common Pleas Court to nine months in prison after violating the terms of his bond.

Tyler M. Wireman, 20, pleaded guilty to drug possession in July and was released while his case made its way through the court system, but was arrested while out on bond.

Crawford County probation officer Eric Bohach went to Wireman’s home, along with officers from the Galion Police Department and deputies from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, on Aug. 24 after receiving information that Wireman was using drugs.

Wireman admitted to Bohach that he had been using marijuana. Judge Sean Leuthold sentenced Wireman to 11 months in prison but will allow him to file for judicial release after 45 days if Wireman does not get into trouble during his incarceration.

A Bucyrus woman is also heading to prison after pleading guilty to burglary, a third-degree felony.

Julia Petrella, 20, admits to burglarizing her family members along with her boyfriend. Leuthold sentenced Petrella to two years in prison.

After a Galion woman admitted to violating her probation, she was sentenced to prison time.

Ashley N. McNeely, 33, was picked up for speeding and driving under suspension in Morrow County on Aug. 4. The offenses were violations of the terms of the community control that McNeely was placed on in 2015 after being convicted of possession of drugs.

Leuthold sentenced McNeely to 10 months in prison.

A Galion woman was placed on a two-year diversion program through the court system after pleading guilty to theft, a fifth-degree felony.

The guilty plea of Brenda Lenhart, 55, to the theft charge will be held until she successfully completes the diversion program. At the end of the program, the charge can be dropped from her record. Part of Lenhart’s program will include paying restitution in the amount of $4,232 to the Galion Amvets.

Jennifer L. Ocheltree (McCabe), 30, Galion, was pleaded not guilty to possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, at her arraignment on the charge this week. She is accused of possession cocaine on May 4.

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Staff report


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