New Waterford man enters guilty pleas, gets no additional time

LISBON – A New Waterford man, who was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to six months in prison on Monday for a felony receiving stolen property charge, pleaded no contest to a plea agreement where he will get no additional time for a list of misdemeanor charges in County Municipal Court on Thursday.

Jason Cope, 38, Silliman Street, pleaded guilty to OVI second offense, attempting to use deception to obtain dangerous drugs and falsification. Additionally he stipulated to a probation violation charge.

Judge Mark Frost sentenced Cope to 120 days in jail for the probation violation and 180 days in jail for each of the other three charges, but allowed Cope to serve them concurrently to his prison charge. He was granted credit for 16 days already served.

Additionally, Frost suspended Cope’s license for two years and fined him $1,175.

Court documents claimed that on Oct. 12, 2012, Cope filed a false police report with Columbiana Police claiming he had 110 Xanax pills stolen from his truck while it was parked in the AAA impound yard. The vehicle inventory report conducted by New Waterford police prior to the vehicle being impounded showed no pill bottle found.

The felony receiving stolen property charge for which he was sentenced on Monday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court, involved a stolen pickup which was stored in his garage while it was stripped down, taken to a remote location and burned.