Willard resident injured during drug deal gone bad

PLYMOUTH - A Willard man was injured when a Plymouth man shot at him during a suspected drug deal Sunday. Tharon Reed, 25, most recently of 120 Spring St., cut his hand when he tried to grab the gun, but refused medical treatment at the scene, Plymouth Police Chief Charles Doan said. The Trux Street altercation happened just before 6 p.m.
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

 

PLYMOUTH - A Willard man was injured when a Plymouth man shot at him during a suspected drug deal Sunday.

Tharon Reed, 25, most recently of 120 Spring St., cut his hand when he tried to grab the gun, but refused medical treatment at the scene, Plymouth Police Chief Charles Doan said. The Trux Street altercation happened just before 6 p.m.

“He had a little bit of a powder burn on (his hand),” the chief said. “There was a shot fired, but it didn’t hit him.”

Suspect Nicholas Sexton, 25, of 148 Trux St., Plymouth, was charged with aggravated menacing. Doan said the charge is a misdemeanor because Reed “wouldn’t cooperate” with the ongoing investigation.

Huron County Sheriff’s Capt. Bob McLaughlin said Reed and Willard resident Sheri L. Rister, 28 of 118 Spring St., were in Plymouth to buy drugs.

“They went down to Plymouth just over the line in Richland County to do a dope deal on Sunday. … They tried to short the guy,” McLaughlin said. “(Willard Police) Officer Chris Kelbley used his drug dog to find the handgun which was in a bathroom just over the line in Richland County on Trux Street.”

Kelbley was in Plymouth to transport a prisoner for his department.

Reed recently served seven months in prison for trafficking in heroin. Also during his Aug. 28 sentencing hearing in Huron County Pleas Court, he was fined $1,000 and the court credited him with serving 87 days behind bars.

“I think he did flat time. I don’t think he’s on any parole at this time,” McLaughlin said.

Rister faces a Huron County Common Pleas Court trial July 10 on possession of heroin. Reed was with Rister as a passenger during the traffic stop, McLaughlin said, but was questioned and released.

Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler, during Rister’s arraignment in March, said Rister was caught with several heroin doses after she reportedly had been bringing 70 balloons from Columbus on an almost daily basis.

Comments

Question!

I would like to know why we even tolerate drugs at all? These people are adults. Adults who know right from wrong, good from bad. They are smart enough to know drugs mean trouble, so if they choose to invite trouble then they can pay the consequences. The penalty needs to be stiff enough to deter drugs period. Not give them a time out to think about what they have done, thats just CRAP. It's no wonder we have drug problems. I think its about time someone stands up and changes the way these people are handled if they choose to do drugs. Take their possessions away and lock them up. If and when they get out, they can start over again and maybe this time they will make the right choices.

clueless

Why wasn't all of them arrested on probable cause, if nothing else? Known drug user and known drug dealers, a loaded gun, shots being fired, what more do they need to make an arrest?? So where did the stray bullet go?? Thank God an innocent person or child wasn't struck, this time!! Its bad enough we are all dealing with this war on heroin, but now we have to worry about them carring guns and shooting people. They should all have been arrested. Now Mr. Sexton thinks its ok to carry loaded guns and shoot at people for ripping him off, gee Nick, how many "innocent" people have you ripped off, maybe we should shoot you?? As far as Tharon and Sheri they are scum. They have both been to prison for trafficing in heroin, what did they learn?? What everybody else learns while incarcerated...how to do it better the next time!! I think we need much stricter punishments for these offenders, espically when they commit a second and third offense. The judicial system needs to stop wheeling and dealing with them and just slam their @sses in prison and leave them there for about 5 years. Maybe then they might think twice about what they are doing.

rogerthat

No one in a position to change things in the justice system thinks anything needs to be changed. The system is generating revenue for the right people, as it is designed to do. If they lock up all the drug dealers they wouldn't have their "war on drugs" funding.

clueless

And where did Nick Sexton learn it was alright to do drugs??? Good role model Uncle Van.

Lillie Chaos (A...

Where are these people now? Are they out on the street
continuing their dealing and using and putting the rest of us and our children at risk?

This is EXACTLY the type of situation that our court system needs to come down on HARD!

clueless

Yes, they are still going strong, didn't miss a beat! However I have heard that Nick Sexton has od'd yet again?? This is 3 times that I know of. His luck is gonna run out pretty soon. You would think he would be on his knee's thanking God that he survived, and seeking help. But instead he's out here pulling guns on people, his cousin at that, for ripping him off. What is it going to take to wake these people up?? It really makes you wonder why they were not arrested doesn't it?? Maybe when someone is killed they'll finally get him off the street, but then again, its doubtful.

jjjb04

damn the dealers, I have so far agreed with about everything you have said but untill you know for sure someone od'd you shouldn't put it on a message board for everyone to start rumors. He did not od.

clueless

Well, I'm glad to hear that. But as I said, it was said that he had again. It was not meant to start anything, so sorry if it did.

Chad Eitle (Ano...

At the end of the day it's gonna be the same old story I think. Slap on the wrist, and back do dealin in less than a week. I'm sure we will all be reading about this group in future. My God the criminal justice system in this country needs a complete overhaul. Un-friggin-believable.

clueless

WELL SAID AND VERY TRUE