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LISBON — Jury trials remain set next month in two separate cases against Christopher Shiflett, 33, of Niles, after defense motions for continuances were denied in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.

Shiflett is scheduled to face trial Oct. 12 for three counts of receiving stolen property, a tampering with evidence charge, breaking and entering, aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs.

The charges stem from Shiflett allegedly possessing a Kubota tractor and a homemade utility trailer belonging to Burton Hartley, a carry-on utility trailer belonging to Charles Houshour and at least five times the bulk amount of methamphetamines prepared for distribution along with possessing buprenorphine in April last year . He also is accused of attempting to remove or impair the availability of evidence while trespassing at the impound lot of the county sheriff’s office, also in April.

On Oct. 19, he is set to face trial for grand theft of a motor vehicle for allegedly taking a 4-wheeler belonging to Theodore Cassinger on March 27 last year.

Shiflett’s jury trial in a 2019 case for receiving stolen property and aggravated possession of drugs has been continued, with a status hearing on Oct. 12. He’s accused of allegedly having the drug hydromorphone and a Diamond C dump trailer owned by Lincoln Way Sales.

A jury trial has been scheduled Nov. 8 for Timothy Johnson, 40, Roller Coaster Road, Lisbon, for numerous charges from two separate cases. Some of those charges, from indictments in 2020, include having firearms despite a felony conviction, carrying a concealed weapon, vandalism, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, possessing drug abuse instruments, illegal use/or possession of drug paraphernalia. A final status hearing is set Nov. 5.

A status hearing is set Friday for Chloe L. Sorgman, 20, Black Road, Lisbon, charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony; OVI and driving under suspension. On Nov. 28, she allegedly fled from police while under the influence and without a license. She’s also charged with two counts of aggravated possession of drugs.

Sentencing is set Dec. 3 for Michael Beaver, 33, Avondale Street, East Liverpool, for felony domestic violence for attempting to harm a woman known to him on Jan. 29 this year, with a previous conviction for domestic violence on his record.

Jerrid Kotsch, 35, Elkton Road, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence, with sentencing set Dec. 6, related to his handling of a syringe and paper fold of suspected drugs on Feb. 21 this year.

Caleb Hoggard, 18, McKinnon Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to felony robbery, with sentencing set Dec. 16, for a theft at Mainland gas station in East Liverpool on March 2 this year.

Jordan McMillan, 27, Morris Road, Lisbon, had a status hearing set Nov. 15 after pleading innocent to aggravated possession of drugs for allegedly possessing methamphetamine on June 27, 2020.

A case against Cheyanna Garvis, 20, Maine Boulevard, East Liverpool, for obstructing official business, was dismissed after the grand jury chose not to indict. The charge stemmed from her allegedly allowing a fugitive to stay at her residence in July this year.

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