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Four sentenced in Common Pleas Court

Four people were recently sentenced in Brown County Common Pleas Court.
Douglas Catron
On August 31, 2016, a hearing was held for Violation of Community Control Sanction that was previously imposed on January 5, 2016, against Defendant, Douglas Brian Catron, in Case No. 2015-2281.
The Defendant has been convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs and 2 Counts of Trafficking in Marihuana, both felonies of the 5th degree, having a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison and a fine of $2500.00.
Defendant was placed on community control in January for a period of 2 years.
On August 31, Defendant appeared before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler.   Defendant waived hearing and admitted to the violations contained in the Probation Department Report.
Judge Gusweiler ordered that Mr. Catron’s community control will be extended 1 year.  The Defendant is ordered to enter and successfully complete the STAR Program plus any Aftercare that can include Transitional Living.
Chad Owen
On July 14, 2016, a 7 Count indictment was filed against Chad Owen, in Case No. 2016-2152.
The indictment charged Count 1, Felonious Assault and Count 3,  Burglary, both felonies of the 2nd degree, having a maximum penalty of 8 years in prison and a fine of $15,000.00; Count 4, Grand Theft When the Property is a Firearm or Dangerous Ordnance, a felony of the 3rd  degree, having a maximum penalty of 36 months in prison and a $10,000.00 fine;
Count 5, Theft and Count 7, Receiving Stolen Property, both felonies of the 5th degree, having a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison and a $2500.00 fine; Count 6, Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the 4th degree, having a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and a $5,000.00 fine, and Count 2, Domestic Violence, M-1.
On September 2, 2016, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Counts 2 & 3 before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler.
On that same date Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Owen as to Count 2, confinement of 180 days in the Brown County Adult Detention Center, to be served concurrently with the sentence imposed in Count 3; Count 3, confinement of 3 years in the Ohio Department of Corrections, plus restitution. The Court will consider Judicial Release into STAR at the appropriate time. Counts 1, 4, 5, 6 & 7 are dismissed.
 Judge Gusweiler further advised the Defendant of a mandatory 3 years of Post Release Control through the Adult Parole Authority upon his release from prison.
Samantha Johnson
On September 1, 2016, a hearing was held for Violation of Community Control Sanction that was previously imposed on August 15, 2013, against Defendant, Samantha Johnson, in Case No. 2013-2144.
The Defendant has been convicted of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals for the Manufacture of Drugs, a felony of the 3rd degree, having a maximum penalty of 36 months in prison and a fine of $10,000.00.
Defendant was placed on community control for a period of 2 years, ending August 15, 2015, and was declared a community control absconder on August 20, 2014, and was notified at that time that a violation of community control could result in prison for 24 months.  On that same date Defendant appeared before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler.   Defendant waived hearing and admitted to the violations contained in the Probation Department Report.
Judge Gusweiler sentenced Ms. Shannon to 24 months in the Ohio Department of Corrections.
Sherry Winhoven
On January 29, 2016, a 3 Count indictment was filed against Sherry M. Winhoven, in Case No. 2016-2021.
The indictment charged Counts1 & 2 Aggravated Possession of Drugs and Count 3, Possession of Heroin, felonies of the 5th degree, having a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison, a $2500.00 fine and a driver’s license suspension between 6 months to 3 years. On August 25, 2016, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Counts 1, 2 & 3 before Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler.
On September 7, 2016, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Ms. Winhoven as to Counts 1 & 2, to 2 years of community control sanctions and a driver’s license suspension for 12 months. The Court further finds that Count 3 merges with Count 2 for purposes of sentencing.

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