Bucyrus man blows early release, sent back to prison


BUCYRUS — A Bucyrus man who was granted judicial release from prison in October was back in Crawford County Common Pleas Court last week to answer for probation violations.

Michael E. Blankenship, 27, admitted to operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, testing at a .08 blood alcohol level, being outside his address after curfew and drinking alcohol at two bars in Bucyrus since his release from prison.

Blankenship was sentenced to 10 years in prison in January of 2012 after pleading guilty to several charges including the illegal conveyance of drugs onto a detention facility, four counts of drug trafficking, and tampering with evidence. He was granted judicial release in October of 2016.

Judge Sean Leuthold re-imposed Blankenship’s original 10-year sentence.

A Fremont woman was sentenced to time in prison after she violated the terms of her probation.

Lorianne Bright, 26, had pleaded guilty to possession of drugs and endangering children in November and served six months in the Crawford County Justice Center. She was placed on five years of community control and admitted to violating the terms of her probation.

Bright admits to associating with convicted felons, possessing methamphetamines and smoking marijuana, and was sentenced to 10 months in prison.

A Crestline woman pleaded guilty to possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and was sentenced to probation.

Kristie L. Clark, 42, was placed on five years of community control, must pay a $1,250 mandatory drug fine, must forfeit all drug-related property to the Crestline Police Department and successfully complete a drug and alcohol treatment program.

Sha Dawn Smith, 25, Mansfield, pleaded guilty to one count of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. She will work to complete the court’s two-year diversion program and if completed successfully, her charge will be dismissed.

Twenty-five-year-old Sha Dawn Smith, of Mansfield, submitted a guilty plea to receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. That plea will be held until Smith completes the prosecutor’s two-year diversion program, after which it will be dismissed.

Alicia Denney, 31 Bucyrus, was sentenced to five years of community control in 2016 after pleading guilty to one count of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. She admits to failing to report her new address to her probation officer and failing to attend office visits with him.

Leuthold sentenced her to 45 days in the Crawford County Justice Center.

Michael E. Blankenship
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2017/03/web1_Michael-Eugene-Blankenship.jpgMichael E. Blankenship

Lorianne Bright
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2017/03/web1_Lorianne-Bright.jpgLorianne Bright

Kristie L. Clark
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2017/03/web1_Kristie-Lynn-Clark.jpgKristie L. Clark

 

Staff report