Galion man gets eight months for theft

BUCYRUS — A Galion man was sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty to a theft charge in Crawford County Common Pleas Court last week.

Brian D. Byers, 33, pleaded guilty to the fifth-degree felony charge in exchange for another fifth-degree felony charge of receiving stolen property to be dismissed as part of his agreement with prosecutors. A misdemeanor charge of theft was also dismissed.

A Galion man who was arrested by Galion police after a search of his Southern Avenue residence in November was saved from prison time because he is a first-time offender.

Daniel C. Donohue, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and was sentenced to 100 days in the county jail and five years of community control.

Investigating officers seized 23 bindles of heroin, a syringe loaded with suspected heroin and several other drug paraphernalia instruments during the search of Donohue’s residence.

Donohue must also pay a $2,500 fine.

A Galion man pleaded guilty to one count of domestic violence, a third-degree felony.

Timothy A. Woods, 42, also admitted to violating the terms of his probation from a 2013 conviction of criminal non-support. Judge Sean Leuthold sentenced Woods to one year in prison on the domestic violence charge and another year on the original conviction of non-support. The sentences are to run consecutively for a total of two years in prison for Woods.

A Galion woman pleaded guilty to one count of child endangerment, a third-degree felony, in exchange to have a more serious charge dismissed.

Ayrica Jones, 24, admitted to administering Percocet to her 5-year-old child to relieve pain the child was experiencing. A charge of corrupting another with drugs, a second-degree felony, was dropped as part of her plea agreement with prosecutors.

Jones was sentenced to five years of community control and must have supervised visitation with her child and attend parenting classes as part of her probation.

Cory Hunter, 25, address unknown, was sentenced to five years of community control after he pleaded guilty to one count of theft, a fifth-degree felony. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the victim in his case in the amount of $489.12.

Brian Byers Byers

Ayrica Jones Jones

Timothy Woods Woods

Cory Hunter Hunter

Staff report