Troy man sentenced to 3 years in prison

Drove away from drug buy with victim clinging to car

By Melanie Yingst -

MIAMI COUNTY — A Troy man was sentenced to serve three years in prison for his part in a drug deal robbery near Imperial Court housing complex in Troy last March.

Miami County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Gee sentenced Jeffery Bristow, 23, to serve three years in prison on one court of second-degree felony aggravated robbery on Monday.

As part of the plea agreement with the state, the state amended the original charge from a first-degree to a second-degree felony. State prosecutors remained silent during the hearing as part of the agreement as well. The offense occurred while Bristow was on probation.

Bristow and co-defendant Cale Pence met the victim in the parking lot of the Imperial Court housing complex to buy Adderall pills. Pence stole the pills and Bristow drove off as the victim clung to the window of the vehicle. The victim sustained a serious skull fracture and several facial fractures from the incident and was transported by CareFlight from the scene.

It was Bristow’s first felony conviction. Pence was sentenced to serve five years in prison for his part of the incident by Judge Jeannine Pratt earlier this month.

Bristow was given 10 days of jail credit. He will also serve three years mandatory post-release control.

In other court news:

• In Miami County Common Pleas Court, Jason Shannon, 29, of Lima, was sentenced to serve 36 months in prison for second-degree burglary on Monday.

Shannon entered a plea of no contest to the charge and was found guilty by the court in July. The charge was amended from a first-degree felony burglary.

Charges were filed against Shannon and a warrant for his arrest was issued in late January after there was a report of stolen firearms from a residence on the 800 block of Washington Avenue, Piqua. According to Piqua police reports, Shannon knew the occupants of the home and reportedly broke into the gun safes.

The stolen firearms included a Smith and Wesson M&P compact 9mm caliber, a High Point Model 995 9mm caliber, a custom made Mosin-Nagant 91/30 rifle 5.56 caliber, a Ruger 10/22 caliber, and Winchester 1300 12-gauge shotgun. The total value of the guns was approximately $2,300.

• *Miami County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeannine Pratt ordered Troy McDaniel, 51, of Galipolis, to serve two years in prison for his ninth OVI conviction, his third in the last 10 years, on Monday.

According to the report, an Ohio State Highway Patrol officer arrested McDaniel on Interstate 75 for weaving into other lanes near mile marker 66 in Tipp City on April 18. A check of his driving record revealed McDaniel had had eight prior OVI convictions. Officers from suspected heroin and marijuana in the console of his vehicle.

Drove away from drug buy with victim clinging to car

By Melanie Yingst

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