MIAMI COUNTY — A Dayton man was sentenced to prison time for a Piqua burglary in Miami County Common Pleas Court this week.
Jason L. Reid, 36, was sentenced to three years in prison for second-degree felony burglary. Fingerprints connected Reid to the scene of a burglary that was reported on Oct. 2 on the 1900 block of Covington Avenue in Piqua. According to Miami County Municipal Court records, the resident came home that morning to find a back door unlocked and cash stolen. Other items, including an iPhone 6, were also reported stolen.
Fingerprints were recovered from the scene and sent to the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory for analysis. On Oct. 28, the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory reportedly identified the fingerprints as belonging to Reid. Reid was then charged in the beginning of November.
Reid has 98 days of jail credit. His sentence is to be served concurrently with a case in Montgomery County. He was also ordered to pay a restitution of approximately $696.
Woman fails to appear for sentencing
Brandy R. McClellan, 25, of Troy, failed to appear in Miami County Common Pleas Court this week to be sentenced for fifth-degree felony abusing harmful intoxicants.
In December, McClellan was found unresponsive in a bathroom after allegedly huffing air duster while a child slept nearby in the residence on the 400 block of North Main Street in Piqua. According to Miami County Municipal Court records, a landlord contacted police after having a meeting scheduled with McClellan to sign a lease agreement and finding the child seemingly alone in the residence. The landlord was not able to contact McClellan, but police later found her in a bathroom.
A squad responded to the scene. According to reports, McClellan was found with a 10-ounce can of Ultra Duster Industrial Strength. While on scene after she became responsive, McClellan claimed she was having an asthma attack and denied doing anything wrong.
McClellan was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center for further treatment. The child, who was reportedly less than a year old, was taken into the care of relatives.
McClellan was also charged with first-degree misdemeanor child endangering in connection with this incident, but that charge was dismissed in the Miami County Municipal Court.
McClellan has been convicted of abusing harmful intoxicants in Miami County in August 2012 and January of this year, as well as in Montgomery County in January 2015.
A warrant was issued for McClellan’s arrest.
Sentencings in Miami County Municipal Court
• David P. Fair, 36, of Troy, was found guilty of fourth-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of property, which was amended down from first-degree misdemeanor passing a bad check. The charge was in connection with an incident in May at the IGA on South Miami Street in West Milton. Fair received a fine and suspended jail time.
• Travis A. Allen, 27, of Tipp City, was found guilty of first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs, which was amended down from fifth-degree felony possession of drugs, and second-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug abuse instrument. This charge was in connection with an incident reported in January in Tipp City. Allen was sentenced to two years of probation along with receiving a fine and suspended jail time.
• Justin T. Johnson, 33, of Tipp City, was found guilty of fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, which was amended down from second-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug abuse instrument. This charge is in connection with an incident reported in October in Tipp City. Johnson was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
• Justin L. Lynn, 23, of Piqua, was found guilty of first-degree misdemeanor theft, amended down from fifth-degree felony theft, and two separate counts first-degree misdemeanor assault. These charges were in connection with incidents in Troy in July, October, and December. An additional charge of first-degree misdemeanor aggravated menacing was dismissed. Lynn was sentenced to a total of 180 days in jail.
• Nathan R. Nickell, 18, of Huber Heights, was found guilty of first-degree misdemeanor offenses involving underage persons. This charge was in connection with an incident reported on McKinley Avenue in Piqua in November. Nickell received a fine and suspended jail time.
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