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Pair of heroin dealers sent to prison

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Updated Sep 21, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Two area heroin dealers have been sent to prison.

Michael Barnett Jr., 34, of 101 1/2 W Maple St., received a 28-month sentence for two counts of heroin trafficking and one count of receiving stolen property Wednesday in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

He also was ordered to pay reimbursement of $80 to Willard Police Department and restitution to victim.

On July 31, Barnett pleaded guilty to those three felony charges in exchange for prosecutors dropping two additional charges.

Also Wednesday, Shawn A. Thomas, 41, of 42 W Washington St., was sentenced to 17 months in prison for heroin trafficking. He also was ordered to reimburse $165 to the Norwalk Police Department. 

In other court news:

• A man currently serving a Lorain County prison sentence has been convicted of multiple local felonies.

Robert E. Satterfield, 35, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of burglary and one charge of breaking and entering. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Satterfield, who will be sentenced Nov. 2, is serving a three-year prison term at the Richland Correctional Institution.

In Lorain County, he was convicted of three counts of burglary, another three charges of receiving stolen property plus one count each of breaking and entering, unauthorized use of a vehicle, taking the identity of another and misuse of credit cards, according to prison records. Satterfield has been in prison since March 28.

• Robert B. Carpenter, 35, most recently of 520 Milan Ave., Lot 117, admitted to a multiple-count probation violation. Judge Jim Conway ordered him to continue on probation and sentenced him to spend four to six months in a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.  

Carpenter’s probation violations include: Resisting arrest; being charged with possession of a drug abuse instrument and possession of drug paraphernalia; failing to comply with supervision instructions; failing to complete substance abuse treatment as ordered; changing his residence without obtaining permission and being in possession of suboxone. Court records indicate his underlying conviction is unauthorized use of a vehicle from early March 2016.

• James C. Craig, 34, most recently of 623 Coffee Pot Drive, Willard, pleaded guilty Tuesday to having weapons under disability. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed one count each of having weapons under disability and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. 

Craig remains out on a personal recognizance (P.R.) bond. That means he signed a court document and promised to appear for future hearings without paying any money. His sentencing is set for Nov. 1.

• Cameron J. T. Hacker, 21, most recently of 21 Baker St., pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of receiving stolen property in exchange for the dismissal of a similar charge. He remains out on a P.R. bond and will be sentenced Nov. 1.

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