Canton man pleads guilty to domestic, weapons charges

LISBON – In Common Pleas Court, Undray E. Benefield, also known as Andre Benefield, 32, Canton, pleaded guilty to domestic violence, using weapons while intoxicated, having weapons while under disability, endangering children and three counts of aggravated menacing. He faces up to three years in prison and a $15,750 fine. Sentencing is set for July 1. On June 2, 2020, Benefield had threatened to harm Christina Garner, her family, and Jessica Miller, while he had been drinking and was carrying a firearm. He also had a 3-year-old child with him at the time.

Randy A. Martin, 34, Main Street, Wellsville, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for grand theft of a motor vehicle after taking a 1996 Toyota pickup belonging to Jared Clark on Oct. 9, 2019. He was credited with 126 days already served.

Eris S. McFarland, 42, state Route 7, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to possession of LSD, a fifth-degree felony, for drugs he had on Dec. 25, 2019. McFarland faces up to a year in prison, a $2,500 fine and a license suspension of up to five years. Sentencing is set for July 15.

Abraham J. Thomas, 40, Oberlin, stipulated to violating the terms of his community control for previous convictions of aggravated possession of drugs with a forfeiture specification. Thomas was sentenced to serve a 26-days jail sentence and continue on community control until Oct. 18, 2023. Thomas had thrown a bag containing at least 10 grams of heroin over a fence in Wellsville on Nov. 1, 2013. He had pleaded guilty to the charge June 27, 2019.

Leana L. Rexroad, 35, stipulated to violating the terms of her community control from a prior possession of drugs conviction connected to having oxycodone on Aug. 31, 2017. Her intervention plan is dishonorably terminated and she was placed on community control until Feb. 28, 2022.

Geary O. Bable, 57, Pioneer Road, Negley, stipulated to violating the terms of his intervention plan. He was placed on community control until May 18, 20123. Bable had been on intervention after pleading guilty to permitting drug abuse, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and possession of a fentanyl-related compound.

Deanna M. Lodge, 43, Vine Street, Salem, pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. She was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction and placed on a three-year treatment plan. Lodge had been offering to sell methamphetamines on Oct. 24, 2019.


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