Pomeroy Man Sentenced in Gallia County

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – A Pomeroy man has been sentenced in Gallia County.

According to Gallia County Prosecuting Attorney, Jason D. Holdren, announces the recent sentencings of nine individuals in separate cases by Judge Margaret Evans in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court.

One of the cases was Chad E. Brown, 39, of Pomeroy, Ohio. He was recently sentenced to prison for 24 months after violating the terms of his community control by failing to complete transitional living and failing to report to probation as ordered.  Brown was originally placed on community control after being convicted of Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.  

Others sentenced are in separate cases were:

Aquan T. Jones, 38, of Hamtramck, Michigan, was recently convicted of Possession of Heroin in an amount equal to or greater than fifty grams but less than one hundred grams, a felony of the first degree.  Jones received a mandatory minimum prison term of 9 years and a maximum term of 13.5 years.  Upon his release from prison, Jones will be under the supervision of the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for a mandatory period of 5 years.   

Travis J. Efaw, 32, of Ashton, West Virginia, was recently convicted of Robbery, a felony of the second degree.  Efaw was sentenced to a minimum period of 6 years and a maximum period of 9 years.  Upon his release from prison, Efaw will be under the supervision of the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for a mandatory period of 3 years.    

Kristopher O. Pitts, 32, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was recently convicted of Possession of Heroin in an amount equal to or greater than five grams but less than ten grams and Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Methamphetamine) in an amount equal to or greater than bulk but less than five times bulk, both felonies of the third degree.  The Court sentenced Pitts to a 6-year prison term.  In addition, Pitts was ordered to serve 542 additional days as he was on Post Release Control at the time of this offense.  

James Kirker, Jr., 28, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, was recently convicted of Breaking and Entering andVandalism, felonies of the fifth degree.  Kirker has a history of criminal convictions, having served a prior prison term.  At the time of this crime, Kirker had felonies pending in two other jurisdictions.  Kirker was sentenced to prison for 18 months.  

Cassell M. Baker, 49, of Detroit, Michigan, was recently convicted of Aggravated Possession of Drugs (Oxycodone) in an amount equal to or greater than five times bulk but less than fifty times bulk, a felony of the second degree.  The Court sentenced Baker to a mandatory prison term of 3 years.  Upon his release from prison, Baker will be under the supervision of the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for a mandatory period of 3 years.  

Adam W. Slack, 25, of Logan, West Virginia, was recently sentenced to prison for 36 months after violating the terms of his community control by leaving the State of West Virginia without permission, testing positive for illegal drugs, and being in possession of an illegal substance.  Slack was originally placed on community control after being convicted of Attempted Corrupting Another with Drugs, a felony of the third degree. 

Roy J. See, 55, of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, was recently sentenced to prison for 18 months after violating the terms of his community control by failing to report to his probation officer as ordered.  See was originally placed on community control after being convicted of Illegal Assembly or Possession of Chemicals to Manufacture Methamphetamine, a felony of the third degree.

Nathan S. Halley, 35, of Crown City, Ohio, was recently sentenced to prison for 36 months after violating the terms of his community control by attempting to tamper with a drug screen and testing positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine.  Halley was originally placed on community control after being convicted ofTampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree.