Theft from church leads to prison for Galion man

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Abbie Riley

Abbie Riley

Michaela Goshe

Robert William Osborn

BUCYRUS — A Galion man is heading to prison for his role in a theft at a local church.

Robert W. Osborn, 28, pleaded guilty to theft, a fifth-degree felony, in Crawford County Common Pleas Court on Thursday.

Judge Sean Leuthold sentenced Osborn to nine months in prison for his crime. He must also pay a $750 fine and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,694.97 to one victim in his case and $548 to Victory Rock Church in Galion.

A Bucyrus woman will have to wait to find out if her plea agreement with prosecutors is approved by Leuthold.

Michaela B. Goshe, 24, Bucyrus, pleaded guilty to complicity, a second-degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

If the agreement is approved, Goshe will be sentenced to 180 days in the Crawford County Justice Center, five years of community control and a fine of $5,000. She will also have to enter the court’s Intensive Supervision and Treatment (ISAT) program.

Leuthold ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be completed before he formally sentences Goshe. The maximum sentence for both charges is 11 years in prison.

Abbie M. Riley, 24, Bucyrus, is also expecting to be sentenced to five years of community control in her plea agreement with prosecutors.

Riley pleaded guilty to one count of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. She must also enter the ISAT program, serve 90 days in the county jail, pay a $1,250 fine and lose her driver’s license for six months.

Leuthold ordered a pre-sentence investigation to be completed before he sentences Riley.

Jeremiah Cottrell, 31, Galion, is being held on a $150,000 bond after he made an initial appearance in court on a probation violation. He was placed on probation in 2015 after pleading guilty to possession of drugs. He is accused of failing a recent drug screen by testing positive for opiates and cocaine.

Abbie Riley Riley

Michaela Goshe Goshe

Robert William Osborn William Osborn

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