Jail time imposed in several court sentencings


By Rachel Lloyd - rlloyd@aimmedianetwork.com



GREENVILLE — A Winchester, Indiana, man was sentenced to jail time in Darke County Common Pleas Court recently.

Aaron M. Sturgill, 30, of Winchester and formerly of Celina, was sentenced to 90 days in jail with seven days of credit for time served for one count of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of passing bad checks, a first-degree misdemeanor. Local community controls were not imposed so as to not cause a conflict with an anticipated upcoming prison term in Indiana on other charges.

Bryan E. Benge, 35, of Ansonia, was sentenced to 65 days in jail with four days credit on a domestic violence conviction, a fourth-degree felony. Future participation in the Salvation Army’s residential program in Dayton will satisfy the jail requirement. Benge’s sentence also includes 75 hours of community service and 60 months of community control (probation) sanctions.

Vincent F. Sowers, of Troy, was convicted of three counts of forgery, all fifth-degree felonies. He was sentenced to 28 days in jail with 28 days credit for time served. He also was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and 60 months of community control sanctions, and is required to pay $225 restitution to his victim.

William L. Smith Jr., 56, of Greenville, was convicted of aggravated trafficking in drugs (Fentanyl), a third-degree felony. He was sentenced to 21 days in jail with 21 days credit for time served. He also was sentenced to 60 months of community control sanctions and 40 hours of community service. He is required to pay law enforcement restitution of $225, comprising $125 for lab fees and $100 buy money. He was given a $5,000 mandatory drug fine.

By Rachel Lloyd

rlloyd@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach the writer at 937-569-4354 or on Twitter @RachelLloydGDA.

Reach the writer at 937-569-4354 or on Twitter @RachelLloydGDA.