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Man sentenced to prison

A man was sentenced to prison during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Joseph E. Patterson, 39, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, court records state.

Shuff sentenced him to eight months in prison, with credit for 57 days served, they state.

Community control terminated

A Cincinnati man’s community control was terminated.

Frederick D. Ford, 40, had pleaded guilty to charges of possession of cocaine, a first-degree felony; failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; and trafficking in crack cocaine, a fourth-degree felony, in 2005.

Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley granted Seneca County Prosecutor’s Office’s motion to unsuccessfully terminate community control, according to court records.

Fostoria man pleads guilty

A Fostoria man pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Eric M. Struble, 22, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, according to court records.

The case was referred for a pre-sentence investigation.

Fostoria woman pleads guilty

A Fostoria woman pleaded guilty to charges during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Nichole S. Hernandez, 34, entered written negotiated pleas of guilty to charges of trafficking in cocaine and permitting drug abuse, fifth-degree felonies, and endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor, court records state.

The case was referred for a pre-sentence investigation report.

Fremont man admits community control violation

A Fremont man admitted he violated the terms of his community control.

Matthew D. Clanton, 26, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom, court records state.

Clanton had been convicted of two counts of trafficking in cocaine and one count of trafficking in heroin, all fifth-degree felonies, and was sentenced to three years of community control in 2014.

Shuff extended Clanton’s community control for one year and ordered him to serve 191 days in Seneca County Jail, with credit for 151 days served.

Clanton must complete a mental health assessment and complete any recommended treatment and counseling, complete a substance abuse assessment and any recommended treatment and counseling, and undergo weekly drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority, according to court records.

He also must pay a $410 fine to Seneca County Drug Task Force – METRICH Enforcement Unit.

Budget Commission to meet

The Budget Commission is to be meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in the RTA Building, Basement Conference Room, 109 S. Washington St., Tiffin.

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