Crestline man sentenced for threat against Galion Schools

By Kimberly Gasuras - [email protected]

Dennis Heefner

Dennis Heefner

A Crestline man who made a threatening comment on Facebook towards Galion City Schools was sentenced in Crawford County Common Pleas Court on Monday.

Dennis Heefner, 18, of 78 Ash St., had previously pleaded guilty to one count of inducing panic, a fifth-degree felony. The charge was amended from his original charge of making terroristic threats.

Heefner was arrested in the Loveland community in the Cincinnati area on March 3 after a Galion Police Department investigation determined he allegedly posted “bout to shoot up Galion schools” on social media.

Heefner was sentenced to five years on community control and ordered to pay restitution to the Galion Police Department. Judge Sean Leuthold said that he wants Heefner to proceed in getting his GED — the judge also asked that Adult Parole Authority officer Dan Wurm makes sure that Heefner makes progress in getting his GED.

A Bucyrus woman was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to drug-related charges.

In a plea agreement with prosecutors, Kimberly A. Fox, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and the illegal conveyance of a controlled substance into a detention facility, a third-degree felony.

Fox was sentenced to 12 months in prison on each charge for a total of two years in prison. Fox may be eligible for early release, depending on her behavior while incarcerated.

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By Kimberly Gasuras

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