Men sentenced in theft of lawn equipment

LISBON – Two East Liverpool men accused in the theft of lawn equipment belonging to the East Liverpool City Schools were sentenced this week in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.

Michael K. Mackey II, 35, Winston Drive, East Liverpool, was placed on five years probation for receiving stolen property. His co-conspirator, Arlan Bailey, 23, Park Avenue, East Liverpool, was sentenced to nine months in prison and credited with one day served for two counts receiving stolen property.

Court documents state on Aug. 27, 2011, the two were involved in having a zero-turn Toro riding lawn mower, which was property of the East Liverpool School District. The lawn mower was valued at about $7,023. Additionally, the second count Bailey pleaded to includes a New Holland tractor with a front loader, bucket and backhoe, which were valued at $9,950 combined. The items all were reportedly found hidden on Mackey’s property on Winston Drive.

Mykel L. Crooms, 25, Clarks Mill Road, Hammondsville, was sentenced to 10 months and granted credit for 210 days for breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools and obstructing official business. Crooms was involved in pipes and wiring being taken from the Salineville IGA on June 3. Additionally, when caught he told police he was alone, but authorities later found three other people inside the building.

Cynthia Wilson, 53, Scotts Mill Road, Negley, was dishonorably discharged from her treatment plan and had her driver’s license suspended for six months. Wilson had been convicted of three counts possession of drugs for morphine, cocaine and diazepam in her possession in 2007.

Brandon T. Burkey, 28, state Route 172, Lisbon, was dishonorably terminated from his probation for a cultivation of marijuana. He was sentenced to 10 months in prison while granted credit for 93 days already served.

George W. Petties III, 28, Wilbert Avenue, East Liverpool, was sentenced to eight months in prison and credited for 34 days served after his probation was dishonorably terminated from a 2012 conviction of possession of drugs, which involved cocaine and digital scales on the passenger seat of the vehicle he was driving.