Sentences handed down in Brown County

Staff Report
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GEORGETOWN, Ohio — Several people were sentenced recently by Judge Scott Gusweiler in Brown County Common Pleas Court.

Among them was Clifford Charles Stephens who was indicted on a charge of domestic violence, a third-degree felony with a mandatory sentence of 36 months in prison and a $10,000 fine. On June 14, Stephens was found guilty after a jury trial and sentenced to confinement of 36 months in the Ohio Department of Corrections.

Jesse R. Lee was indicted on a two-count indictment charging aggravated trafficking in drugs, and aggravated possession of drugs, both second-degree felonies with a maximum penalty of eight years in prison and a fine of $15,000.

On July 3, Lee entered a plea of guilty to count 1, (as amended) and Gusweiler sentenced him to confinement of 30 months in the Ohio Department of Corrections. The court will consider Judicial Release into STAR at the appropriate time.

On May 3, a two-count indictment was filed against Sarah Bishop for possession of heroin and aggravated possession of heroin, both fifth-degree felonies with a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison and a $2500 fine.

On July 5, Bishop entered a plea of guilty to count 1 before Gusweiler who sentenced her to two years of community control sanctions subject to intensive supervision and control of the Adult Probation Department. She was ordered to complete the STAR Program plus any Aftercare, that can include Transitional Living. Count 2 was dismissed.

On April 19, a three-count indictment was filed against Laurie Brown, charging her with breaking and entering, theft, and receiving stolen property, all fifth-degree felonies with a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison and a $2500 fine. On July 5, Brown entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 before Gusweiler.

On that same date, Gusweiler sentenced Brown, to two years of community control sanctions subject to intensive supervision and control of the Adult Probation Department. She is required to complete the STAR Program plus any Aftercare, that can include Transitional Living. Counts 2 and 3 were dismissed.

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