Man found guilty of child endangering


By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmedianetwork.com



MIAMI COUNTY — A Rockford man was found guilty of child endangering and sentenced this week in Miami County Municipal Court.

Billy R. Vanover Jr., 35, was originally charged with first-degree misdemeanor child endangering and OVI in April. This week, the OVI charge was amended down to fourth-degree misdemeanor willful or wanton disregard of safety of persons or property.

According to court records, an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop on Vanover after callers reported seeing a reckless driver on Interstate 75. The vehicle appeared to have sustained damage from possibly striking a barrier wall. The trooper also noted that Vanover was “shaking and couldn’t keep his arms still” and that his pupils appeared to be “very constricted.” A syringe was also located in the left door compartment during a protective search of the vehicle. The trooper conducted impaired driver tests on Vanover, and when taken to the Piqua OSHP Post, Vanover refused to submit a urine sample.

There were three children in the backseat of Vanover’s vehicle at the time of the incident, and their ages were 1, 4, and 5. The children were released to their mother at the Piqua OSHP Post.

Vanover received suspended jail time for child endangering and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for willful or wanton disregard.

In other news:

Jaima S. Adams, 51, of Troy, was found guilty of second-degree misdemeanor attempted, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor child endangering, this week in Miami County Municipal Court.

Adams was originally charged on April 3. According to court records, Adams allegedly left a 5-year-old child in her custody at a residence “without proper care being provided” on the 900 block of West High Street on April 2.

Adams was sentenced to two years probation, a fine, and suspended jail time.

The following people were also recently sentenced in Miami County Municipal Court:

• Jesse J. Yates, 26, of Sidney, was sentenced to two years of probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for three-degree misdemeanor stream litter, or littering into the Great Miami River.

• Richard J. Walker Jr., 26, of Troy, received a fine and suspended jail time for second-degree misdemeanor attempted, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor misuse of a credit card.

• Cody L. Boyd, 30, of Troy, received a fine and suspended jail time for third-degree misdemeanor attempted, amended down from second degree misdemeanor criminal damaging or endangering.

• Jordan M. Pleasant, 31, of Dayton, received a fine and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor assault.

• Jess D. Ehler, 20, of West Alexandria, received a fine and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct and first-degree misdemeanor offenses involving underage person.

• Karlon K. Staten, 41, of Troy, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Joshua M. Hayes, 30, of Springfield, was sentenced to 180 days in jail for two counts of first-degree misdemeanor attempted, amended down from fifth-degree felony theft and fifth-degree felony possession of criminal tools.

• Shellie L. Radcliff, 42, of Piqua, received two years probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs.

• Jerry M. Carder, 41, of Troy, received two years probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs and for separate charges of first-degree misdemeanor theft and fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

• Nick L. Reed, 45, of Piqua, received a fine and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

• Melissa M. Healey, 31, of Piqua, received a fine and suspended jail time for second-degree misdemeanor attempted, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor falsification.

• David L. Fugate, 49, of Dayton, received a fine and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of property, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor complicity.

• Daniel E. Vore, 54, of Tipp City, was sentenced to two years probation, a fine, and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor aggravated menacing.

• Glen B. Kirn, 24, of Westland, Mich., received a fine and suspended jail time for second-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest.

• Matthew N. Ruley, 37, of Piqua, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for fourth-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of property, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor theft.

• Jason M. Bailen, 42, of Troy, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business.

• Alisha C. Salyer, 24, of New Carlisle, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug abuse instrument, and third-degree misdemeanor soliciting.

• Codie Chambers, 25, of West Milton, was sentenced to 22 days in jail, one year probation, and a fine for two separate counts of fourth-degree unauthorized use of property.

• Karl L. Kittel Jr., 50, of Houston, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor assault.

• Timothy S. Miller, 48, of Troy, was sentenced to 22 days in jail for second-degree misdemeanor attempted, amended down from first-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle.

• Derick B. Jessup, 35, of Vandalia, received one year probation, suspended jail time, and a fine for first-degree misdemeanor theft.

• Robert L. Morton, 34, of Troy, received two years probation, suspended jail time, and a fine for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs.

• Destiny K. Kriesel, 27, of Urbana, received one year probation, suspended jail time, and a fine for second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business.

• William C. Snell, 80, of Tipp City, received a fine for fourth-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of property.

• Abby N. Lingo, 32, of Dayton, was sentenced to 28 days in jail and a fine for fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Matthew E. Pizzo, 27, of Troy, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

By Sam Wildow

swildow@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336