EL man pleads guilty to failing to register address

LISBON ­– Justin Lee Echols, 43, Delta Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to failure to provide notice of change of address, a third-degree felony. Echols is required to notify the sheriff’s office of his change of address following his 2009 conviction of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Sentencing is set for Aug. 5 when he faces up to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Joshua D. Stewart, 32, West Pershing Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated possession of drugs for having methamphetamines on both June 25, 2019 and Aug. 23, 2019, as well as psilocyn on June 25, 2019. He requested immediate sentencing and was sentenced to a year in prison and a mandatory fine of $5,000. The prison sentence will run concurrently to the year sentence Stewart is already serving for another aggravated possession of drugs conviction.

Noah T Bainbridge, 22, Youngstown, was sentenced to nine months in prison for three counts of receiving stolen property, all fifth-degree felonies, for having three credit or debit cards belonging to Hanna McMurray without her permission on Feb. 14, 2020. He was credited with 21 days already served.

Michelle D. Harris, 35, Youngstown, stipulated to violating the terms of her intervention plan she had been placed on for a possession of drugs charge for having heroin on Aug. 18, 2015. The intervention plan was dishonorably terminated and she was placed on community control.

Cody A. McClain, 27, Carrollton, stipulated to violating his community control from a domestic violence charge. Community control will continue with McClain ordered to serve up to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center in Wintersville. The charge was for harming Melody Reynolds on June 20, 2018.

Charges of misuse of credit cards, attempt to commit an offense and two counts of receiving stolen property were dismissed following the death of the defendant Raistlin M. Ross, 19, East Fifth Street, Salem.

Samantha May, 24, Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, was placed on three years community control for complicity to commit burglary, a third-degree felony and lesser-included offense to the second-degree felony charge she was initially charged with last year. On Feb. 11, May had assisted Marcus Ford and Zackery Young in committing a burglary at the home of Kelly Dole, Baum Street, East Liverpool.

Dustin M. Dorff, 30, Eastlake Road, Lisbon, was found to have violated the terms of his community control, which will now continue as previously set until June 11, 2023, along with a 30-day term at the county jail. Dorff had been on community control for illegal possession or control of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance in a courthouse after he brought brass knuckles into the county Municipal Court building on Oct. 17, 2019.


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