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Weapons violation leads to prison sentence

Cary Ashby • Jun 9, 2018 at 10:00 PM

A Norwalk man was sentenced to one year in prison this week for a weapons violation he committed while under community control. 

Jack J. Leimeister, 25, formerly of 25 Welton Ave., received a 12-month prison term Monday for one count each of having weapons while under disability, a fifth-degree felony, and unauthorized use of motor vehicle, a first-degree misdemeanor. The Norwalk Police Department investigated the Jan. 1 incident.

Leimeister’s February indictment indicates he has an earlier conviction for the illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacturing of drugs. In late October 2016, he was sentenced to 10 months in prison and received jail credit of 78 days. 

Also, Leimeister pleaded guilty in July 2014 to possession of heroin.

He locked himself in a bathroom March 16, 2014. Prosecutors have said when police arrived and Leimeister regained consciousness, he “seemed stupefied” and his speech was slurred. In the bathroom, officers found marijuana cigarettes, .03 grams of heroin and a rubber contraption used to shoot the heroin.

In a separate case this week, Angie K. McIntire, 39, formerly of 44 Gallup Ave., Apt. E, was sentenced Tuesday to 24 months in prison. 

McIntire had been convicted of one count each of possession of methamphetamine, aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine and aggravated possession of methamphetamine. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway ordered her to forfeit a cell phone, some cash, pay an undisclosed reimbursement for lab fees and a $5,000 fine.

In other hearings:

• Amanda Comer, 43, most recently of 4190 Ohio 601, was sentenced Wednesday to a 90-day discretionary jail sentence for three counts of tampering with drugs and an additional three charges of theft of drugs. She also was fined $1,500. A discretionary jail sentence means Comer’s probation officer has the option of when to impose part or all of the time without a hearing during her three years of probation.

• Michael T. Harman, 34, of New Haven, was sentenced Wednesday to a four- to six-month term in a community-based corrections facility (CBCF) for trafficking in drugs. During his three years of probation, he must pay a $250 fine. A CBCF is a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

• Troy D. Riedy, 48, of Sandusky, was sentenced Wednesday to a 30-day discretionary jail sentence for identity fraud. During his two years of probation, he must pay a $500 fine.

• Jason L. Wyant, 41, most recently of 563 S. U.S. 250, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of criminal tools with a forfeiture specification. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed six counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor. Wyant earlier posted a $10,000 bond with a 10-percent provision. According to court records, he is prohibited from having any contact with anyone younger than 18, either directly or by electronic means. Wyant will be sentenced July 26.

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