By Kimberly Gasuras

Galion Inquirer

Tyler Steele Steele

BUCYRUS – Several people are heading to prison this week after pleading guilty to felony charges in Crawford County Common Pleas Court

Tyler R. Steele, 21, Bucyrus, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony, and was sentenced by Judge Sean Leuthold to 18 months in prison.

Steele was originally charged with second-degree robbery for his part in luring a man through Facebook to meet with him and stealing several items from the victim after assaulting him. His accomplice, Skyler Gearhart, 19, also of Bucyrus, was sentenced in June to 18 months in prison also.

Derek Snyder, 27, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of having weapons under disability and two counts of receiving stolen property.

Kenneth E. Grimes Jr., 46, Crestline, was sentenced to one year in prison and had his driver’s license suspended for the rest of his lifetime after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, a fourth-degree felony.

Grimes must also pay a $2,000 fine and enter drug and alcohol treatment when he is released from prison.

Joseph A. Orewiler, 29, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine on June 29 and was sentenced this week to seven months in prison. He must also pay a $1,250 and his driver’s license is suspended for six months. He must forfeit all drug-related property and $351 in cash to the Bucyrus Police Department that were seized when he was arrested.


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