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LISBON — A three-year community control sanction was ordered by Judge Megan Bickerton for Stacey L. Dawson, 38, St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, the woman who was charged after hiding Sherman Pritt on Aug. 25, 2019. Pritt was her ex-boyfriend whom she had a protection order against and was found hiding from authorities in her basement. Dawson had pleaded guilty on Aug. 12, 2020, to obstructing justice

Lisa Ann Keener, 46, North Shady Lane, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to theft from a person in a protected class, identity fraud, receiving stolen property, three counts of theft and four counts of forgery. She faces up to 14 years in prison and a $40,000 fine. Between Sept. 1, 2018 and continuing through Jan. 9, 2019, Keener stole money from Sandra and Ron Shultz, using a Capital One credit card in their names and writing checks on their bank accounts and the acount of R and J Automotive, forging the checks for a combined $2,100. Sentencing is set for Jan. 28.

Terry A. Hughes, 40, state Route 154, Negley, was placed on three years community control for trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in heroin and trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound, as well as assault for causing physical harm to Corrections Officer Seth Fraser at the jail on May 19, 2019. The drug related charges were for substances he was offering for sale on April 15, 2019, while he had $939 in drug-related proceeds in his possession.

Johnathon R. Easterday, 30, Wilbert Avenue, East Liverpool, was placed on three years community control for domestic violence. On March 17, Easterday had harmed Blakely Cooper, a family or household member, when Easterday has a prior conviction for domestic violence on June 13, 2019.

Christina R. Holley, 39, Spaite Drive, East Palestine, was placed on three years community control for an aggravated trafficking in drugs charge for distributing or preparing to distribute methamphetamines in an amount exceeding the bulk amount, along with $712 in money believed derived from drug-related offenses on June 15, 2019.

Richard E. Chludzinski, 47, state Route 154, Rogers, pleaded guilty to OVI breath, a fourth-degree felony. He faces up to $10,500, a lifetime license suspension and forfeiture of his vehicle. Sentencing is set for Jan. 28.

Patricia A. McEldowney, 39, Main Street, Wellsville, stipulated to violating the terms of her community control for a prior theft conviction. She will remain on community control but was ordered to serve up to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center.

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