LISBON - In Columbiana County Municipal Court Alex J. Conkle, 19, Macklin Road, New Waterford, was fined $400, sentenced to one day in jail, required 80 hours community service and had his license suspended for 180 days for criminal damaging, underage prohibitions and marijuana drug paraphernalia.
According to court documents, Conkle was found with a scale, three marijuana pipes, rolling papers, empty spice containers and a suspected marijuana seed in his vehicle. The criminal damaging charge came from Conkle's part, along with his brother Tyler Conkle, in throwing two soda bottle bombs at the home of Eric Elliott, Creek Road, New Waterford. Additionally, Alex Conkle was ordered to have no future contact with the Elliott family or the home.
Additional charges of arson, assault and criminal damaging against Conkle were dismissed. Those charges involved two shots from a BB gun fired in the direction of Elliot, which narrowly missed him and struck his home, breaking the glass in a bedroom window where his 2-year-old was sleeping; and a flare thrown near the Shear Perfection Hair Salon, which set leaves on fire.
- Billy J. Cloud, 49, Stewart Road, Salem, was fined $400, had his license suspended for six months, required 30 hours community service and sentenced to three days in jail for OVI first offense, failure to produce a license, left of center and improper turn.