Criminal court arraignments and hearings in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas


By Ashley Bunton - abunton@aimmediamidwest.com



Hearings in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas this week included a firearms violation and attempted grand theft.

—Robert D. Coy, Jr., 39, of Washington C.H., was scheduled to be in court for a final pretrial hearing on three charges of receiving stolen property, fifth-degree felonies. Coy’s attorney, Kristina Oesterle, said he did not appear for court but a jointly-recommended plea and sentence was already in the works, and she attempted to call him but could not get in touch with him. Judge Steven Beathard stated he would wait t0 hear from Coy until Tuesday at noon. According to records, Coy’s bond was revoked Tuesday and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

—Heather Sutton, 30, of Washington C.H., plead guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, oxycodone, a fifth-degree felony. According to the court, Sutton was stopped for an OVI and during arrest was searched and found to have oxycodone, for which she did not have a prescription. Sutton stated that she is completing an assessment with Fayette Recovery. Judge Beathard told Sutton that he expects her to be with a plan when she returns to court for sentencing Nov. 13. Assuming that Sutton cooperates with the Fayette Recovery assessment and the court, the judge said she will be placed onto community control for two years.

—Joshua M. Calhoun, 29, of Washington C.H., plead guilty to vandalism, a fifth-degree felony, and was found to be eligible for the court’s diversion. The incident took place at Calhoun’s employer’s building, when Calhoun punched a touch-screen monitor and broke it. The value of the monitor was $3,000, according to the court, and $800 in damages was added for maintenance and lost down-time. So long as Calhoun follows the diversion program rules, he will have the case dismissed.

—Brandi S. Sutton, 35, of Washington C.H., appeared for arraignment for a charge of attempt to commit grand theft from an incident occurring Aug. 27 of this year in Fayette County. A not guilty plea was entered on the fifth-degree felony and Kathryn Hapner was appointed as counsel. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 23.

—Cathy D. Hoover, 56, of Washington C.H., appeared for arraignment on a charge of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. According to the court, Hoover was already convicted on a similar charge when this charge was filed days after the previous conviction, and she is now seeking treatment. The incident allegedly occurred Sept. 22, 2016. A not guilty plea was entered. Kathryn Hapner was appointed as counsel and a hearing is scheduled for Oct. 23.

—Dustin H. Sheasby, 39, of Columbus, appeared for arraignment on a firearms violation and is charged with improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony. He is also charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, a misdemeanor. A not guilty plea was entered. Thomas Arrington was appointed as counsel and a hearing was scheduled for Nov. 6.

People who need help with drug use or who are in any type of crisis can connect to the state of Ohio’s crisis line by sending a text message to 741741 with the message 4hope. In an emergency always call 911.

The Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADAMH) Services Board contracts with two drug treatment service providers:

– Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center, 1300 E. Paint St., Washington Court House, OH 43160. The phone number is 740-335-6935 and the crisis line is 740-335-7155.

– Fayette Recovery, 5 Fayette Center, Washington Court House, OH 43160. The phone number is 740-335-8228.

The Fayette County Health Department provides health services for drug use and can be called at 740-335-5910.

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By Ashley Bunton

abunton@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Ashley at 740-313-0355 or connect on Twitter by searching Twitter.com for @ashbunton

Reach Ashley at 740-313-0355 or connect on Twitter by searching Twitter.com for @ashbunton