MIAMI COUNTY — A Troy woman is facing multiple charges, including child endangering, after causing a wreck in Piqua while allegedly under the influence of an intoxicant.
Sabrina R. Beckner, 39, was arraigned this week in Miami County Municipal Court on fourth-degree felony child endangering, fifth-degree felony abusing harmful intoxicants, and OVI. Beckner was also cited for traffic infractions.
According to Miami County Municipal Court records, Beckner crashed her vehicle on the 500 block of Manier Avenue in Piqua on July 29. Beckner reportedly struck a parked car on the opposite side of the street from which she was driving, causing a chain reaction in which the parked car struck the next parked vehicle behind it and the same reaction for the next parked vehicle.
A minor was also in the vehicle at the time of the incident. Beckner said that she had turned around to give the minor in the car something when the wreck occurred. Beckner denied drinking alcohol or consuming any drugs, but a can of “duster,” commonly used for huffing, was found half-empty in Beckner’s vehicle. According to court records, Beckner admitted to huffing the duster shortly before the accident.
Beckner is currently being held at the Miami County Jail on a total bond of $16,000.
In other news:
• Dustin G. Noreikas, 32, of Troy, was found to be incompetent to stand trial for second-degree felonious assault, according to a hearing held Wednesday.
Noreikas was charged in June after allegedly attempting to stab his father in the face with a pocket knife in the lobby of the former La Quinta Inn in Piqua. Multiple Piqua police officers were dispatched to the hotel, where they found Noreikas sitting on his father’s chest and holding a pocket knife while reportedly trying to stab his father in the face. One of the officers managed to get the victim away from Noreikas, who was then subdued.
According to initial reports, Noreikas’ father suffered “at least four puncture wounds underneath his right eye and multiple other small cuts to his arms.” After the incident, Noreikas’ father told police that Noreikas was suffering from mental health issues and had not been medicated “for some time” at the time of the attack. He also told police that a fight over cigarettes instigated the attack.
Miami County Municipal Court Judge Elizabeth Gutmann ordered Noreikas to undergo treatment to restore competency.
• A preliminary hearing was held this week in Miami County Municipal Court for Bryan N. Landis, 21, of Maplewood, who was charged with fourth-degree felony unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. According to court records, Landis is accused of having sex with 15-year-old female in March.
The following people were recently sentenced in Miami County Municipal Court:
• Lea A. Dillon, 20, of Troy, was sentenced to two years of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for unrelated charges of second-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging or endangering and first-degree misdemeanor attempted. Additional charges of fourth-degree misdemeanor menacing and minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct were dismissed.
• Benjamin Nodzak, 32, of Kettering, was sentenced to two years of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for third-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor inducing panic. Other charges of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct were dismissed.
• Jordan D. Rice, 20, of Union, was sentenced to two years of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for second-degree misdemeanor attempted, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor offenses involving underage persons. An additional charge of disorderly intoxication in public was dismissed.
• Cody A. Calicoat, 19, of Troy, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for second-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging or endangering and 90 days in jail for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs, second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business, second-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest, and fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
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