Scott sentenced to two years; court sees drug and other cases

GREENVILLE – Alexander Scott, 22, of Arcanum, was sentenced to two years in prison by Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein on Monday.

Scott was indicted on two charges by the grand jury in February of this year – one count of endangering children and one count of felonious assault, both second degree felonies.

According to Darke County Prosecutor Kelly Ormsby, Scott caused a two-month old infant to have “multiple fractures.”

Scott, who suffers from anger management issues, is the father of the infant, Ormsby said.

The incident was reported in January and was investigated by the Arcanum Police Department.

Other court appearances this week included:

* Cheryl Riffell, 55, of Arcanum, entered a guilty plea to a charge of theft. According to Ormsby, Riffell stole $179.919.58 over the course of four years, from 2013-2017, from her employer, Route 49 Transport in Arcanum. Hein ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set a sentencing date of Nov. 19. Riffell remains free on an own recognizance bond.

* Amberly Williams, 28, of Greenville entered a guilty plea to one count of possession of drugs. Williams was also originally charged with one count of possession of heroin, but that charge was dismissed in return for her guilty plea. Williams will be sentenced Nov. 5.

* Jesse Faller, 22, of Greenville entered a guilty plea on one count of assaulting a police officer. He was originally charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer, with one count being dismissed in return for his guilty plea. Faller told Hein he “didn’t remember what happened. I woke up in the ICU the next morning.” He also admitted he “assumed” he was under the influence of drugs when the altercation occurred on May 24. Hein accepted Faller’s guilty plea, ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set a sentencing date of Nov. 15.

* Michael Hall Jr., 27, of Bronston, Ky., was sentenced to nine months in prison with 106 days credit for possession of drugs. Hall pleaded guilty to the charge in August. He had previously served a five and a half year prison sentence and told Hein “I do not feel like that environment is best for me.” Hall outlined progress he had experienced since being released from prison two years ago – until he made an error in judgement and was caught with drugs in April. Hall read a lengthy statement, which he also had previously sent to Hein. The statement detailed his support system in Kentucky, which Hein took into consideration when handing down his sentence, stating it would be the best route to Hall’s returning to his home rather than enduring a drawn out probation in Darke County.

* Robert Walker, 26, now of Miami County, was placed on supervision for up to 60 months on a charge of possession of heroin.

* Gary Roark, 49, of Piqua, was placed on up to 60 months supervision on one count of breaking and entering.

* Todd Daniels, 40, of Greenville, appeared on a probation violation on an original charge of vandalism. According to the county probation office, Daniels failed to complete a treatment plan, failed to report to probation, failed to report employment, and tested positive for a variety of drugs, including marijuana, heroin, fentanyl, and alcohol. Daniels admitted to the violations and requested a furlough from his upcoming sentence to an in-house treatment facility so he could meet with his family to continue the “relationship building” he was currently experiencing. Hein granted a two-week delay while probation personnel work out the details of his in-house treatment facility.

* Cristen Waldon, 22, of Greenville, appeared on parole violations for an original charge of possession of drugs. Waldon failed to report, tested positive for drugs and failed to complete a treatment program with Recovery and Wellness. Waldon requested she be sent to Nova, a short in-house treatment program, but Hein explained she did not meet the mental health requirements for Nova. He also told Waldon she needed a more lengthy treatment facility so she could work on life skills and goal setting. Waldon will remain incarcerated until she is accepted by an in-house treatment facility.

PHOTO CAPTION: Alexander Scott will serve two years in prison for causing multiple fractures to his two-month-old son.

 

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