Crestline man arrested in Galion sentenced to prison

Staff report

Gary Murphy

Gary Murphy

Tyler Donathan

BUCYRUS — A 21-year-old Crestline man blew his chance to avoid prison by not keeping an appointment with his supervising officer while free on bond.

Tyler Donathan, 204 W. Arnold St., admitting to violating the terms of his personal recognizance bond he signed while awaiting sentencing on a fourth-degree felony charge of corrupting another with drugs. Donathan was to be given drug tests on a weekly basis but after a test in May appeared to be diluted, he did not return for any further tests.

Donathan was arrested Friday by Galion Police officers and tested positive on Monday morning for marijuana.

Crawford County Common Pleas Court Judge Sean Leuthold sentenced Donathan to 15 months in prison.

A former Bucyrus business owner was released from prison early after his judicial release motion was granted by Leuthold on Monday.

Gary D. Murphy, 53, former owner of Murphy’s Auto Service and Murphy’s Needful Things, was sentenced to 15 months in prison on April 16 but was granted the early release after behaving during his incarceration.

Leuthold placed Murphy on community control but may release him early if he pays $14,598.95 in restitution to the victim in his case.

A Galion woman is being held on a $50,000 bond on probation violations.

Ashley N. McNeely, 33, was placed on community control after being convicted of possession of drugs in 2015 but was cited for speeding and driving under suspension in Morrow County on Aug. 4. Leuthold appointed Bucyrus attorney Geoffrey Stoll to represent her.

Three people were also arraigned during Monday’s court session.

Corey Pickens, 29, Galion, was arraigned on one count of domestic violence, a third-degree felony, and endangering children, a fourth-degree felony. Leuthold set bond for Pickens in the amount of $75,000.

Shawna D. Holman, 34, Bucyrus, was arraigned on one count of trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Her bond was also set at $75,000.

Steven Kennedy, 48, Bucyrus, was arraigned on one count of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly possessing morphine sulfate. He is being held on a $50,000 bond.

Gary Murphy Murphy

Tyler Donathan Donathan

Staff report