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Man gets prison term for attempting to tamper with evidence

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Updated May 17, 2018 at 12:04 AM

A Norwalk man has been sentenced to one year in prison.

Eugene F. Wilson Sr., 53, pleaded guilty May 8 to attempted tampering with evidence in exchange for the dismissal of one count each of complicity to trafficking in drugs and trafficking in drugs.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway then sentenced him to 12 months in prison. Wilson must reimburse the Norwalk Police Department $80. 

In other recent hearings:

• Rickie Back, 40, most recently of 411 N. Main St., Willard, pleaded guilty May 8 to receiving stolen property and has a sentencing hearing scheduled for June 28. 

• Marcia Barnett, 27, of Detroit, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of complicity to forgery in exchange for the dismissal of three, similar fifth-degree felonies. She remains out on a $5,000 bond. Her sentencing date is May 29. 

• Chase L. Clinton, 35, of Sandusky, pleaded guilty Monday to improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed two similar charges, two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence and one charge of possession of marijuana. Clinton’s sentencing hearing is June 28.

• Reynaldo M. Garcia, 21, most recently of 108 W. Pearl St., Apt. 14, Willard, was sentenced May 9 to successfully complete a four- to six-month term at a community-based corrections facility. His convictions were one count each of failure to comply with order or signal of police officer and inducing panic. Also during his five years of probation, Garcia must pay a $525 fine and will have his driver’s license suspended for five years. A CBCF is a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

• Matthew Leibolt, 33, most recently of New London, was sentenced May 9 to 90 days of discretionary jail time and fined $250 for failure to notify authorities of his change of address. A discretionary jail term means his probation officer has the option of when to impose part or all of the sentence without a hearing during Leibolt’s three years of probation.

• Daniel C. Loera, 42, whose address was unavailable, was sentenced to 90 days of discretionary jail time May 9 for an undisclosed probation violation. He also was ordered to wear a SCRAM unit and complete a drug treatment program.

• Pamela Pena, 30, most recently of 204 Chapman St., Bellevue, pleaded guilty Friday to one count each of attempted tampering with evidence and possessing drug abuse instruments. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 27. The Huron County Sheriff’s Office transported Pena to jail May 9. 

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