Galion veteran headed to prison

Staff report

Dustin J. Lowe

Dustin J. Lowe

Randall P. Flick

BUCYRUS — A U.S. Army Veteran from Galion is facing two years in prison after failing the conditions of his community control.

Dustin J. Lowe, 28, 675 Dawsett Ave., was scheduled to be sentenced to five years of community control on a June indictment for two possession of drugs convictions. He was ordered to be evaluated to determine if he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or a traumatic brain injury. Instead, he was arrested on new charges of operating a vehicle under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of .13.

At the time of Lowe’s hearing in June, Lowe’s family assured Judge Sean Leuthold they would take Lowe for his evaluation and subsequent treatment. They did not.

The Crawford County Prosecutor’s office recommended a two-year prison sentence for Lowe, with an early release after 30 days if he behaves during his incarceration.

Leuthold also ordered Lowe to pay a fine of $1,250 and suspended his driver’s license for six months.

A Canton man pleaded guilty to possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, along with several misdemeanors and was sentenced to one year in prison.

Randall P. Flick, 30, must also pay a $1,250 fine, had his driver’s license suspended for six months and must forfeit all drug-related property to the Galion Police Department.

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Randall P. Flick P. Flick

Staff report