Garner sentenced to prison on several charges

GREENVILLE – An Ansonia man will spend time in prison after entering guilty pleas in three different criminal cases against him in Darke County Common Pleas Court.

Stephen A. Garner Jr., 35, of Ansonia, pleaded guilty to three of the charges against him in the three cases – one count of domestic violence, a third-degree felony, as well as the fifth-degree felony offenses of breaking and entering and theft.

Prosecuting attorneys Deborah Quigley, who represented the state in two of the cases, and Jesse Green, who represented the state in the third, negotiated a plea agreement with defense attorney David Rohrer, which included dismissal of three other counts against him and an agreement for the incarceration to run concurrently with his incarceration on a forgery case in Mercer County.

Judge Jonathan Hein sentenced Garner to 18 months in prison on the domestic violence charge and ordered court costs on all three cases. Garner also was ordered to pay restitution totalling $2,758. He was granted 48 days credit for time served.

Garner was scheduled for sentencing on March 3 in Mercer County on the forgery case, which had been postponed from an earlier date, when he committed the domestic violence, reportedly dislocating the jaw of the victim, among other injuries, on March 2. He was arrested and appeared in Mercer County for his sentencing before being returned to the Darke County Jail to face his charges here.

Garner’s criminal history in Darke County alone includes multiple domestic violence, breaking and entering, forgery, driving under suspension, carrying a concealed weapon, open container in a vehicle, criminal trespass, theft, drug abuse, assault, criminal mischief, aggravated menacing, passing bad checks, kidnapping, having weapons under disability, intimidation, intimidation of a witness in a criminal case, failure to pay taxes, as well as several illegal purchase of alcohol charges prior to reaching the age of majority.

Several arraignments also took place this week in Common Pleas Court.

Colton R.J. Sucharda, 20, of Greenville, was arraigned on a charge of possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. He is being held on a $15,000. He faces a maximum 12 months in prison, $2,500 in fines and driver’s license suspension.

Mathew R. Addis, 31, of Greenville, is charged with a fourth-degree felony domestic violence with specification of a previous conviction for domestic violence. Bond was set at $5,000. He faces a maximum 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Craig V. Gore, 26, of Greenville, is charged with credit card theft, a fifth-degree felony. He faces a maximum 12 months in jail and $2,500 in fines. He was released on an own recognizance bond.

Mya D. Stump, 31, of Union City, is charged with theft of drugs, a fourth-degree felony, for taking a vial of fentanyl from Union City Fire and Rescue. She was released on her own recognizance. She faces a maximum $5,000 in fines, incarceration up to 18 months and driver’s license suspension.

Stephen Garner, right, appears in Darke County Common Pleas Court Wednesday afternoon with his attorney, David Rohrer, to change his plea on three cases in the court.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/web1_webgarnersentence.jpgStephen Garner, right, appears in Darke County Common Pleas Court Wednesday afternoon with his attorney, David Rohrer, to change his plea on three cases in the court. Rachel Lloyd | The Daily Advocate
Four others arraigned in court this week