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Area residents punished for felony crimes

Cary Ashby • Updated Nov 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Two burglars were sentenced this week in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Andrew A. Kessler, 34, formerly of 523 Quail Creek Drive, Willard, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison for one count of burglary, a third-degree felony. The Huron County Sheriff’s Office arrested him Oct. 9 and transported him to jail.

In another hearing Wednesday, Chandler A. Newsome, 21, formerly of 327 Keefer St., Willard, was ordered to spend four to six months in a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education. Also as part of his three years of probation, he was fined $250 for one count of burglary, a third-degree felony.

In other hearings this week: 

• David L. Fligor, 30, of 56 1/2 Milan Ave., pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of trafficking in heroin and one charge of trafficking in promethazine. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed two counts of trafficking in a counterfeit controlled substance and one charge of trafficking in heroin. Fligor, who has been in the Huron County Jail since Oct. 9, will be sentenced Jan. 10.

• James L. Harmon, 28, of Sandusky, was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail as part of his three years of probation for trespassing in a habitation. His probation officer has the discretion of when to have Harmon serve part or all of the  jail term without a hearing.

• Elizabeth B. Long, 24, formerly of 7 Minard Place, was sentenced Wednesday to serve four to six months in a CBCF for violating her probation. She also must participate in the vivitrol program. Long’s underlying conviction is one count of possession of heroin. She has been in jail since Oct. 18.

• Alana M. Luppino, 29, of 704 Dale Ave., Willard, was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days of discretionary jail time for violating her probation. She will continue on her previous terms of probation and also must participate in the vivitrol program. Luppino’s underlying conviction is two counts of trafficking in buprenorphine. Probation officers transported her to jail Nov. 9.

• Gregory T. Rowe, 55, most recently of 23 Washington St., Willard, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed a similar third-degree felony; one count of domestic violence, also a third-degree felony; and two charges of disrupting public service.

The Willard Police Department transported Rowe to jail Sept. 10; he has remained behind bars on a $50,000 bond since his arrest and the day of the assault. His sentencing hearing is Jan. 10.

• Saulo Peres Sanchez, 36, most recently of 23 Newton St., was sentenced Monday to 180 days in jail and fined $500 for trespassing in a habitation. He was placed on three years of probation. During a Nov. 6 plea hearing, prosecutors dismissed one count of burglary.

• Victor L. Sanchez, 26, formerly of 107 Washington St., Willard, had his probation revoked Wednesday for an undisclosed violation and was sentenced to 17 months in prison. He had been in jail since Nov. 7. Sanchez’s underlying conviction is failure to appear.

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