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May 10, 2013
Salem News

LISBON - In Columbiana County Municipal Court on Thursday, Matthew P. Stouffer, 26, North Cross Street, Columbiana, the man accused of taking wiring from the City of Columbiana's electric department over a period of six or eight weeks was bound over to the Columbiana County Common Pleas court grand jury on a theft charge.

According to court documents, Stouffer is accused of selling 260 pounds of the wire as scrap on April 26. The wire is valued at $2,720. Stouffer allegedly cut the wire from the spools inside a fenced in area, threw the wiring over the fence and sold it to Metalico.

Stouffer pleaded no contest to criminal trespassing in the matter and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $250.

Charges of trafficking in drugs and drug possession filed against Ryan S. Railing, 19, Walker Road, East Liverpool, were dismissed so they could be presented directly to the grand jury. Railing was accused of having 38.5 grams of marijuana packaged into several smaller packages and two hydrocodone pills inside the vehicle he was driving on April 30.

Lucas A. Styen, 26, Carbon Hill Road, East Palestine, was fined $925, had his license suspended for a year and was sentenced to 10 days in jail for OVI second offense and failure to control.

Tracie L. Taylor, 41, Depot Road, Lisbon, was fined $875, had her license suspended for a year, required 30 hours community service and sentenced to 10 days in jail for OVI second offense and lane violations.

Daniel P. Brown, 35, Crestview Road, New Waterford, was fined $310 and required 40 hours community service for hit skip, failure to control and a seat belt violation.

Benjamin H. Wiley Sr., 39, Columbia Street, Leetonia, was fined $300 and required 24 hours community service for use of an unauthorized plate and driving under suspension.

Jerad James Chestnut, 23, East Third Street, Salem, was fined $300 and required 70 hours of community service for driving under FRA suspension and failure to display a valid sticker. A second driving under FRA suspension citation was dismissed.

Jacob A. Fisher, 19, Washington Avenue, Salem, was fined $250, credited with one day in jail served and required 40 hours community service for obstructing official business. Court documents claim Fisher witnessed a crash, but lied about it to police and hid the driver and vehicle from them on March 30.

Michael L. Lacey Jr., 39, Rochester Road, East Rochester, was fined $200 and required 20 hours community service for disorderly conduct amended from domestic violence. A second domestic violence charge was dismissed. Lacey reportedly forcefully pushed open a door and pushed his wife, which knocked her onto their 6-year-old daughter.

James R. Coffman III, 25, West Main Street, Leetonia, was fined $150 and required 14 hours community service for speeding.

Jill R. Fulton, 38, West Martin Street, East Palestine, was fined $150 for wrongful entrustment.

Don E. Shelatree, 38, Sharon, Pa., was fined $130 and required 10 hours community service for failure to reinstate a license and speeding.

Forest Fischer, 41, High Street, Washingtonville, was fined $100 and required 10 hours community service for resisting arrest for causing police and a deputy to physically take him to the ground while trying to take him into custody on a warrant on April 19.

Collin David Phillips, 19, Lakeview Drive, Hanoverton, was fined $50 for driving under suspension.

A May 16 pretrial was set for James Phelps, 24, Park Avenue, East Palestine, charged with receiving stolen property for allegedly having a laptop in his possession on March 25, a computer belonging to Adam Newbold.

A June 4 pretrial was set for Andrea T. McFarland, 27, state Route 172, Lisbon, charged with driving under suspension.

A June 6 pretrial was set for Danielle Haynes, 27, Scott Drive, Alliance, charged with domestic violence for allegedly grabbing her mother by the hair, dragging her down the steps and hitting and spitting on her on Wednesday.

A June 18 pretrial was set for Devin J. Waugh, 23, Derr Avenue, Beloit, cited with OVI first offense.



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