Allen County Common Pleas Court dispositions


The following individuals were sentenced recently in Allen County Common Pleas Court:

Richard Mears, 23, of Lima, was sentenced by Judge David Cheney to five years in prison on a charge of robbery, a second-degree felony. Mears had originally been charged with kidnapping and aggravated robbery, both first-degree felonies; and felonious assault, a second-degree felony. The kidnapping and felonious assault charges were dismissed and the aggravated robbery charge was reduced in exchange for Mears’ guilty plea.

Willie Owens, 69, of Lima, was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Reed to 90 days in jail and four years of probation following his guilty plea to charge of abduction, a third-degree felony. In exchange for that plea, prosecutors dropped charges of kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and assault, a first-degree misdemeanor. Owens was ordered to attend anger management/domestic violence counseling and must have no contact with the victim in this case.

Dontez Hawthorn, 41, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, pleaded guilty to the illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility and was sentenced by Reed to nine months in prison, to be served consecutively with a sentence in a separate case.

Darian Smith, 27, of Lima, was sentenced by Reed to seven years in prison on a charge of possession of heroin, a first-degree felony.

Danielle R. Wireman, 42, of Lima, was sentenced by Reed to two years of probation on charges of the illegal processing of drug documents, a felony of the fifth degree, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drugs.

Anthony J. Hurley, 21, of Lima, was sentenced to three years on probation after pleading guilty to a third-degree felony charge of attempted burglary.

Orrin Grant, 28, had his original sentence reinstated after he violated the terms of his probation. He was re-sentenced by Reed to 18 months in prison on a charge of attempted burglary, a third-degree felony, and six months in prison on a charge of attempted trespassing, a fifth-degree felony. The terms will be served consecutively. Grant was also ordered to serve three years of probation following his release from prison. He was given credit for 322 days served.

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