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Salem man sentenced for tampering with evidence

November 16, 2012
Salem News

LISBON - A Salem man with a prior criminal record was sentenced to prison on a tampering with evidence charge during action this week in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.

Corey L. Libert, 35, of West Pershing Street, was sentenced by Judge C. Ashley Pike to nine months in prison after previously pleading guilty to tampering with evidence.

The charge stems from a December 2010 traffic stop in Perry Township, and Libert began swallowing pills when approached by the police officer. The pills were believed to be Vicodin.

Pike noted Libert had a prior felony conviction.

In other court action, a sentencing date of Jan. 25 was scheduled in the case of Anthony C. Mehno, 26, East Fourth Street, Salem, after he pleaded guilty to sexual battery. Additional charges of rape and engaging in sexual conduct with a minor were dismissed as part of the plea deal with the county prosecutor's office.

Mehno was accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a then 15-year-old girl in Salem in April 2010. The girl was reportedly asleep at the time.

Jason R. Sexton, 33, Lisbon Road, Salem, was sentenced to probation by Judge Pike for failing to pay child support. Sexton was accused of failing to pay $16,931 in child support between September 2007 and October 2009.

Jessie L. Webb, 31, McGeehan Road, Lisbon, was sentenced by Judge Pike to six months in prison on a receiving stolen property charge. Webb sold a Bobcat on Craig's List that was stolen from Thayer Power & Communication in July 2011. In sentencing him to prison, Pike noted that Webb has a prior felony conviction.



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