Woman burned in meth fire sentenced to 2 years in prison

LISBON – A woman who was burned when the mobile home she was living in last summer caught fire while meth was cooking pleaded guilty to two felony charges last week in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.

Amanda L. Cross, 32, Mountz Road, Homeworth, pleaded guilty to arson and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs. She was immediately sentenced to two years in Marysville Correctional Facility for Women and her driver’s license was suspended for six months. Cross had faced up to four and a half years, a five-year license suspension and up to $15,000 in fines. At the time of the fire, she had been pulled out of the trailer and flown to Cleveland Metro Hospital due to the serious nature of her burns. The King Road trailer was owned by Richard Young.

Samantha L. Crawford, 27, Foundry Hill Road, Salineville, was sentenced to five years probation for tampering with evidence and four counts of possession of drugs. Crawford had heroin, cocaine, buprenorphine and hydrocodone on March 22, 2013, drugs she attempted to conceal from police.

Sidni R. Livolsi, 25, Danburg Avenue, Wellsville, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs. She faces up to 12 months in prison, a five year license suspension and a $1,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Aug. 22. Livolsi had heroin on Dec. 6.

Douglas P. Hunter, 49, Darlington, Pa., was sentenced to three years probation for two counts of trafficking in drugs for alprazolam on Oct. 31 and Nov. 14.

Roberta L. Rogers, 67, Carter Road, New Waterford, was placed on four years probation for attempted cultivation of marijuana for her part in growing 31 plants (11,821 grams of marijuana) on their property. Her husband was placed on three years probation a day earlier.

Shawneen N. Bentley, 26, Aliquippa, Pa., pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a first-degree misdemeanor, and obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony. Bentley was immediately sentenced to seven months in the Marysville Correctional Facility for Women with the time to be served concurrently with a sentence imposed in Pennsylvania.