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Man to serve community control

A man is to serve three years of community control.

Steven H. Grimes, 31, entered a written plea of guilty to a charge of violating a protection order, a fifth-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Kelbley ordered him to serve three years of community control and 120 days in Seneca County Jail, with credit for 107 days served, court records state.

Grimes must undergo counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation and/or treatment as determined necessary.

He also must undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority, according to court records.

Woman to serve community control

A Sandusky woman was sentenced to community control during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Torie L. Denney, 41, entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle, a fifth-degree felony.

Kelbley ordered her to serve three years of community control and granted credit for 15 days served in Seneca County Jail, according to court records.

Denney must undergo counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation and/or treatment as determined necessary.

She also must undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority and pay restitution of $225, court records state.

Man admits violation

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

Martin Blankenship Jr., 32, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom, according to court records.

Shuff ordered him to serve 628 days in Seneca County Jail, with credit for 613 days served, and to pay a $240 fine.

Blankenship had been convicted of two counts of trafficking in heroin, fourth-degree felonies, and was sentenced to 23 months in prison in 2017, according to court records.

Man’s community control continued

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

Benjamin A. Cover, 39, admitted the violation during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Kelbley continued Cover’s three years of community control and sentenced him to 180 days in Seneca County Jail, according to court records.

Cover must undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority, they state.

He had been convicted of a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

McCutchenville resident pleads guilty

A McCutchenville resident pleaded guilty to a drug-related charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Devon M. Heilman, 24, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony.

Kelbley found Heilman met the criteria for intervention in lieu of conviction, according to court records.

Heilman is to serve a three-year period of rehabilitation and must undergo counseling, substance abuse rehabilitation and/or treatment as determined necessary.

Heilman also must complete a substance abuse rehabilitation program through Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services and undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis as directed by Adult Parole Authority, according to court records.

Woman pleads guilty

A Bradner woman pleaded guilty to a charge during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Serena J. Rios, 48, had been charged with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony.

She entered a written negotiated plea of guilty to a lesser-included offense of attempted possession of cocaine, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to court records.

Kelbley granted credit for nine days served in Seneca County Jail and sentenced her two years of community control, they state.

Fostoria man indicted

A Fostoria man was indicted by a Seneca County grand jury.

Cody A. Beckford, 29, was charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, according to court records.

Board of Elections to meet Wednesday

Seneca County Board of Elections is to meet at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the board office, 71 S. Washington St., Suite 1101.

The purpose of the meeting is to certify petitions and issues for the November 2019 General Election and any other business that comes before the board.

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