Seven sentenced in Brown County

GEORGETOWN, Ohio – Seven people were recently sentenced in Brown County Common Pleas Court.

Cierra L. Braun was sentenced to a combined 83 months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of fourth-degree felony aggravated trafficking in drugs and one count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.

Braun was indicted on Nov. 16, 2017, on the above charges as well as two counts of permitting drug abuse, two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and one count of third-degree felony engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The latter charges were dismissed in court.

According to the sentence, Braun will serve 14 months for count one, 30 months for count four, 14 months for count eight and 24 months for count nine. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Braun will be subject to an optional three years of post-release control upon her release from prison.

David W. Nickell was sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to one count of third-degree felony abduction. Nickell was indicted on the charge on Nov. 30, 2017.

According to the sentence, Nickell was also ordered to have no contact with the victim directly or indirectly.

Corie Williams was sentenced to nine months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of fourth-degree felony aggravated trafficking in drugs.

Williams was indicted on June 30, 2016, on the previous charge as well as one count of fifth-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs and misdemeanor one possession of drug abuse instruments. The latter charges were dismissed in court.

Williams’ sentence will be served concurrently with a sentence imposed by the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas.

James Edward Quirarte was sentenced to two years of community control sanctions after pleading guilty to fifth-degree felony aggravated possession of drugs.

Quirarte will be under the general supervision and control of the Adult Probation Department.

Joseph C. Fields was sentenced to one year of community control sanctions after pleading guilty to one count of fourth-degree felony receiving stolen property.

Fields was indicted on Nov. 26, 2017, on the above charge as well as one count of third-degree felony grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordnance. The latter charge was dismissed in court.

The court also ordered Fields to continue through the Northland Program.

David Thomas Senters was sentenced to one year of community control sanctions after pleading guilty to one count of fourth-degree felony improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.

Senters was indicted on the charge on Nov. 30, 2017. He will be under the supervision of the Adult Probation Department and was ordered to forfeit the weapon to the Ripley Police Department.

Jessica Ackley was ordered to complete the STAR program after violating her community control order.

According to the sentence, Ackley has been convicted of fifth-degree felony unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Ackley was sentenced to her original community control order on June 16, 2017, for a period of two years. She was placed on intensive supervision by the court.