GREENVILLE — A man who damaged a police cruiser while being apprehended on an outstanding warrant was sentenced in Darke County Common Pleas Court Friday, as were two others who entered guilty pleas on their charges.
David Shepherd previously pleaded guilty to vandalism, a fifth-degree felony, for damaging a police cruiser.
He was sentenced to 60 months of community control sanctions, 10 days in jail deferred and was ordered to pay restitution of $541.72 for the damage caused.
He also received some stern words from Judge Jonathan P. Hein, who told him that it was time to stop behaving like a teenager, believing the world revolved around him and acting out without thought.
Shepherd has no previous felony convictions, but could face eight months in prison if he violates the terms of his community control.
A breaking and entering case that was more than two years old was finally resolved with the sentencing of Shane Perreira.
Perreira told the court that the incident began when he and his now-deceased father had gone to a residence to buy some wood, and when leaving the property, his father took items from the barn and put them in the truck. Wiring from the barn to the house also was cut and stolen.
Perreira said he was just trying to get his father to leave. The pair were stopped by authorities almost immediately after the commission of the crime, and all of the items taken were photographed returned to the owner.
Details in the case file were not specific, including any amount of restitution, because the victim did not respond to inquiries from the court.
Perreira was sentenced to nine days in jail, with credit for nine days already served. He also was ordered to complete 75 hours of community service and pay a $250 fine. Failure to comply with terms will result in a seven-month prison term, Judge Hein said.
Jesse Rhoades appeared Friday to enter a change of plea on a possession of heroin charge, a fifth-degree felony. Rhoades pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 21 days in jail with 21 days credit for time served, a mandatory six-month license suspension and payment of $125 restitution for lab fees.
He was not placed under any local supervision because he has a pending case in Randolph County for which he has pleaded guilty to charges, and the plea deal includes six months in jail. Rhoades is an Indiana resident.
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