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Three people sent to prison

Cary Ashby • Dec 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM

Three defendants made separate plea deals recently in Huron County Common Pleas Court and were sentenced to prison.

Johnie L. Hicks, 26, formerly of 509 W. Sandusky St., Willard, pleaded guilty Tuesday to trafficking in methamphetamine. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count of trafficking in heroin.

Hicks was sentenced to 12 months in prison for the meth-related fourth-degree felony and possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. He pleaded guilty to the heroin charge in early August. Hicks will serve an additional 429 days for a post-release control violation, for a total of 35 months in prison.

In another case, Richard Banks, 63, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty Monday to forgery. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed a similar fifth-degree felony and one, first-degree misdemeanor count of theft. Judge Jim Conway sentenced Banks to nine months in prison.

And in a third case, Ashley N. Wormald, 33, formerly of 22 State St., pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, one charge of possession of drugs and violating her probation on a prior conviction of aggravated trafficking in oxymorphone in a school zone.

Wormald was sentenced to 48 months in prison and had to forfeit $380. Conway also ordered her to reimburse authorities $240 for the cost of drug testing.

In other hearings:

• Onnix K.K. Chaney, 22, of Sandusky, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated trafficking in fentanyl in exchange for the dismissal of a similar fourth-degree felony. Out on a $5,000 bond, the defendant will be sentenced Feb. 6.

• Violet M. Golembiewski, 23, of Lorain, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of trafficking in heroin in a school zone with a juvenile present. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed a similar fourth-degree felony. She earlier posted a $5,000 bond and will be sentenced Feb. 7.

• Amy J. Murray, 35, most recently of 40 Portner St., Plymouth, pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft. She earlier posted a $5,000 bond and will be sentenced Feb. 7.

• Sean Picklesimer, 27, most recently of 607 Butte St., Willard, pleaded guilty Monday to trafficking in heroin in a school zone in exchange for the dismissal of one count of trafficking in drugs. He earlier posted a $2,500 bond with a 10-percent provision and will be sentenced Feb. 6.

• Jemichael S. Randleman, 27, most recently of 104 Franklin Ave., Wakeman, pleaded guilty Monday to domestic violence. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed a similar third-degree felony and one count each of abduction and disrupting public services. He earlier posted a $10,000 bond and will be sentenced Jan. 24.

• Donald B. Shepherd, 28, most recently of 23 Washington St., Willard, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of aggravated trafficking in fentanyl. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed four charges of trafficking in drugs. Court records indicate Shepherd has a signed a personal recognizance bond — in which promised he will appear for further hearings without paying any money — but remains in the Huron County Jail on Norwalk Municipal Court charges. He will be sentenced Feb. 7.

• Samantha N. Woodson, 29, most recently of 410 E. Walton St., Lot 25, Willard, pleaded guilty Monday to trafficking in heroin in the vicinity of a juvenile. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count each of aiding and abetting trafficking in drugs, complicity to trafficking in heroin and trafficking in drugs in the vicinity of a juvenile. Woodson has posted a $2,500 bond and will be sentenced Jan. 31.

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