Three sentenced in Common Pleas Court


By Ashley Bunton - [email protected]



Three people appeared for sentencing Monday in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.

Joshua E. Leach, 20, of Washington C.H., was sentenced to two years community control, 40 hours community service work, assessment by Fayette Recovery, subjection to three years of post-release control, and ordered to pay the costs of prosecution.

Leach plead guilty to receiving stolen property after he was kicked out of a bar for being too intoxicated and then rode a bicycle to South Hinde Street, where he and a friend stole a saxophone out of a resident’s car. According to reports, he gave the saxophone to his grandfather and during the incident—Nov. 22, 2015—a cup full of change and a book bag containing homework was taken from the unlocked car. The value of the saxophone was listed as $1,830. He also plead guilty to a charge of failure to appear after being released from jail and deciding not to show up for court.

Justin Kidd, 35, of Washington C.H., was sentenced to a diversion program and ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution to the Fayette County Department of Job and Family Services.

Kidd plead guilty to theft by deception after he continued to use food stamp benefits without reporting to the agency that his income was above the 130 percent gross limit imposed for his family’s group size.

Rodney R. Grim, Jr., 36, of Washington CH, was sentenced to two years of community control, treatment at Fayette Recovery, a six month driver’s license suspension, and was ordered to pay the costs of prosecution.

Grim plead guilty to aggravated possession of drugs after the Ohio State Highway Patrol located a capsule of cocaine in the car and a syringe in his pocket during a January traffic stop on US 35.



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By Ashley Bunton

[email protected]

Reach Ashley at the Record-Herald (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

Reach Ashley at the Record-Herald (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

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