Galion man sentenced to prison for failing to register as sex offender

BUCYRUS — A Galion man was sentenced to prison in Crawford County Common Pleas Court this week for failing to report his new address to authorities.

Tradley W. Thompson, 25, 829 Harding Way East, pleaded guilty to one count of failure to provide a change of address, a third-degree felony. He was sentenced to three years in prison. Thompson was convicted of a duty to register charge in 2010 and an attempted failure of duty to register as a sex offender in 2014.

Another Galion man, Michael G. Shaw, 34, 637 Crew Avenue, is also heading to prison. He pleaded guilty to one count of vandalism, a fifth-degree felony.

Shaw was arrested by Galion Police on June 27 after officers were called for a domestic dispute. He damaged a police cruiser during his arrest. Judge Sean Leuthold sentenced Shaw to six months in prison. He must also pay a fine of $2,500 and restitution to the Galion Police Department for the damage to the police cruiser.

Jason T. Kitts, 37, Galion, came to the courthouse for a bond reduction hearing, but received a one-year prison sentence instead.

Kitts was on probation from a conviction earlier in the year for possession of drugs when he tested positive for opiates and alcohol on June 19. Kitts agreed to the prison sentence in exchange to not face a new felony drug possession charge.

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Staff report