Sidney man sentenced to prison

SIDNEY – A man implicated in an officer injury was sentenced to prison in Shelby County’s Common Pleas Court.

On March 27, 2021, a law enforcement officer, Devin Michael Williams of Sydney, attempted to stop his vehicle, escaped at excessive speed, ran over multiple stop signs, and drove recklessly to escape the officer. When William Bradley Anderson of the Sidney Police Department tried to arrest Williams, he was seriously injured while on duty.

When Williams was stopped, he was carrying $ 1,600 in cash from a drug trade along with a loaded Springfield Hellcat 9mm pistol in a backpack within reach. Williams was charged with selling drugs near a school and in the presence of a teenager. The drugs contained between 20 and 27 grams of cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), oxycodone, alprazolam (Xanax), and between 200 and 1,000 grams of marijuana. He also had bags and scales for carrying and weighing drugs.

April 2021, Williams was formally charged on nine counts of drug trafficking and related charges, including assault, carrying a hidden weapon and failure to comply with the order or signal from the police.

Williams pleaded guilty on August 23, 2021 to two third-degree crimes – drug trafficking and failure to comply with the order or signal from the police – and the other seven crime charges have been dismissed. On October 21, 2021, he was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment for each charge, to be served consecutively.

The inability to comply with the probation rules led to further convictions.

Jerome G. Edmond, 59, of Sydney, attended a probable cause hearing on October 20 at 9:00 am for violating probation. On or about September 28, Edmond tested positive and admitted using cocaine and methamphetamine, waiving his right to a hearing on the likely cause. The court immediately sentenced him to 30 days of house arrest and drug and alcohol counseling. He was convicted of paying court fees or, instead of his ability to pay the fees, doing community service. On January 6, 2020, Edmond was convicted of evidence, a third-degree crime, in which he threw a bag of marijuana out of a car window during a traffic stop.

James Quincy Ford, 47, of Sidney, tested positive for cocaine on or about September 27, 2021. Ford was previously summoned on August 11, 2021 for drug trafficking, a fifth-degree crime. A controversial hearing on a community control violation is scheduled for November 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Zachary Kingery-Mash, 19, of Sidney, waived his right to a probable cause hearing on Sept. 29 and admitted the probable reason for the probation violation. He was released on bail and had to appear for a hearing on October 20 at 9:00 am. During the hearing, his suspended sentence was revoked and he was sentenced to serve his original 180 days in Shelby County Jail for attempting two previous charges of attempted break-in and break-in, along with contributing to a child’s rebellion or crime, two first degree offenses , both happened on or about October 3, 2020. Eight days of sentence were waived as served time before sentencing. Kingery-Mash is eligible for early release after serving half of its sentence after all fines and other costs have been paid.

Manny R. Perez, 22, of Sidney, attended a hearing on October 20 at 9:00 am on the likely cause of a parole violation. On or around September 28, 2021 Rules: He drove an automobile without a license, admitted selling marijuana, socializing with people involved in criminal activity, and owned both alcohol and drug paraphernalia. He is due to appear on November 10, 2021 at 9 a.m. for a revocation negotiation.


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