MIAMI COUNTY — A Piqua man will be serving four years in prison for sexual conduct involving a minor under the age of 10 years old.
Jonathan Bartrum, 26, was sentenced on third-degree felony gross sexual imposition in Miami County Common Pleas Court. The charge was amended down from first-degree felony rape, which is what he was originally indicted on in March. He pleaded guilty in July.
According to the indictment, the conduct took place between September 2010 and December 2010 in the county.
Upon his release, he will be subject to five years of mandatory post-release control and will have to register as a Tier II sex offender.
Robber to serve prison time
James L. Mumaw III, 26, formerly of Piqua, will be serving a total of four years and nine months in prison for two robbery incidents in Piqua.
The sentence was part of a joint recommendation with the state in which Mumaw would be sentenced to four years in prison in connection with first-degree felony aggravated robbery and nine months in prison for a separate charge of third-degree felony robbery. The sentences are running consecutively.
Mumaw was charged with first-degree felony aggravated robbery for robbing Subway, located on the 1200 block of Ash Street in Piqua, with a butcher knife in April 2016. Mumaw later admitted to throwing the knife into the river after the incident.
Mumaw also reportedly robbed a Marathon gas station at the corner of Looney Road and Ash Street in Piqua, in December 2015. Mumaw did not display a weapon during that incident and was charged with third-degree felony robbery in connection with that incident.
Asher fails to appear for sentencing
Angela I. Asher, 49, of Piqua, reportedly failed to appear in Miami County Common Pleas Court this week to be sentenced for fifth-degree felony forgery.
Asher is accused of stealing a backpack from an unlocked vehicle on the 1100 block of Van Way in Piqua in March. In addition to personal items and prescription glasses valued at $200 being in the stolen backpack, a checkbook was also reported stolen. According to Miami County Municipal Court records, a check of $124 was written to and cashed by Angela Asher.
Asher later admitted to the theft, stating she took the checkbook out of the backpack before throwing the bag into a dumpster. “She advised she wrote and cashed the check to purchase heroin,” according to court records.
Asher was also facing a fifth-degree felony drug trafficking charge, which has since been dismissed.
Asher pleaded guilty to the forgery in July. A warrant for Asher’s arrest was issued due to her failure to appear in court.
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