Man accused of drugs turns down plea deal

By Kimberly Gasuras - Galion Inquirer

Torin Jones

Torin Jones

A plea agreement once on the table for Torin Jones is no longer an option.

Jones, 44, of Bucyrus, who was found not guilty by a jury in September on drug charges, is now facing one count of aggravated drug possession, a third-degree felony, along with two fourth-degree possession of drugs charges and two fifth-degree possession of drugs charges.

Jones was offered a chance to serve a prison sentence of four years and 11 months on three of the charges with the other two being dismissed with the possibility of early release from prison after serving two years. Jones rejected the offer in Crawford County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday so Judge Sean Leuthold set a trial date for Jones that begins on Jan. 5.

If convicted by a jury, Jones could be sentenced up to eight years on the charges. He has previously served 10 years in prison in Michigan.

Sheena Conley, 30, Galion, pleaded guilty to two charges of theft and was sentenced to one year in prison on each count. The sentences are to be served consecutively for a total of two years in prison.

Leuthold also ordered Conley to pay restitution of $220 to a victim in the case and $1,557.70 to another victim in her case.

Torin Jones Jones

By Kimberly Gasuras

Galion Inquirer