6 sentenced to prison in Crawford

By Kimberly Gasuras - Galion Inquirer

James Bonner

James Bonner

Joseph Grasley

Several people are on their way to prison after being sentenced this week in Crawford County Common Pleas Court.

James Bonner, 28, Bucyrus, pleaded guilty to one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and was sentenced to seven years in prison. He admitted to firing several shots from a firearm in the Heritage Circle area.

In a plea agreement with prosecutors, a second felonious assault charge against Bonner was suspended in exchange for his guilty plea to the first charge.

Joseph Grasley, 34, also of Bucyrus, was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to failure to comply, a third-degree felony. His charge stems from an incident in September when he fled the scene of a fight that Bucyrus police officers responded to at East Southern Avenue and Prospect Street Grasley crashed the motorcycle he drove away from the area at the Bucyrus Golf Club and sustained injuries but continued to flee police on foot. Due to the high speed chase, Leuthold also suspended Grasley’s driver’s license for three years.

Sarah Lewis, 26, Bucyrus, admitted to violating her community control by testing positive for THC and using the drug, to being arrested for criminal trespassing by the Bucyrus Police Department, to possessing marijuana, and to testing positive for buprenorphine between June and September. She was sentenced to one year in prison.

Jamie Lester, 33, Bucyrus, pleaded guilty to burglary, a third-degree felony, and was sentenced to three years in prison, the maximum penalty he could receive. He must also pay $180 in restitution to the victim in his case.

John O. Hayes Jr., 27, Galion, admitted to failing to register with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office as a Tier I on Aug. 24 and was sentenced to one year in prison for violating the terms of his community control. Hayes was also found guilty of a new charge of duty to register, a fourth-degree felony, and sentenced to 18 months in prison. The two sentences are to be served consecutively.

Michael Hickman, 33, was sentenced to seven months in prison after pleading guilty to drug possession, a fifth-degree felony. Leuthold also order him to pay at $1,250 fine, forfeit all drug-related property to the Bucyrus Police Department, and suspended his driver’s license for six months.


Gasuras can be reached on Twitter @kimberlygasuras

James Bonner
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Joseph Grasley
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By Kimberly Gasuras

Galion Inquirer