Ford sentenced on a two count indictment


By Meladi Brewer

GREENVILLE — Melvin J. Ford, III, sentenced on a two count indictment.

Ford, of Fort Recovery, was sentenced on a two count indictment. Count one of the charge was having weapons while under disability, a felony of the third degree, and count two was unlawful possession of a dangerous ordinance, a felony of the fifth degree. The weapons under disability stemmed from another case for possession that prohibited him from having a weapon.

Ford was sentenced to 50 hours of community service, a $250 fine, and community supervision for up to 60 months. If he fails to comply with the rules and regulations of supervision, he can face up to 18 months incarceration and up to a $5,000 fine.

James M. Large, of Piqua, entered a not guilty plea for failure to register, a felony of the third degree. If found guilty, he faces a mandatory three years incarceration, and anywhere from zero to a $10,000 fine. His trial is set for Oct. 25 through 26.

John M. Albert IV, 32, of Eaton, was granted an In Lieu of Conviction treatment for a three count indictment: breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools, and theft, all felonies of the fifth degree. He committed these offenses on Dec. 17 of last year. He was granted ILC and was placed on supervision for a period of up to 60 months. Albert must also complete 50 hours of community service.

If Albert fails to comply, his guilty plea will be picked up by the court. If his guilty plea is picked up, he could face 12 months incarceration and a $2,500 fine on each offense to be served consecutively with any time Preble County still has imposed on him.

To contact Daily Advocate Reporter, Meladi Brewer, email [email protected].

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