Woman sent to prison for parole violation

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Crawford County NowMary Essick (right) appeared in Crawford County Common Pleas Court Wednesday with her attorney, Grant Garverick. Essick pleaded guilty to violating her parole and was sentenced to eight months in prison.

BUCYRUS — A Shelby woman pleaded guilty to violating the terms and conditions of her community control Monday afternoon in Crawford County Common Pleas Court.

Mary Essick, 33, of Shelby was placed on community control in 2019 after she pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony punishable with up to one year in prison.

According to probation officer Eric Bohach, Essick was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired on April 30. On May 5, Essick was found unresponsive, causing emergency medical personnel to administer Narcan to revive her. Essick admitted to using heroin that day.

Common Pleas Court Judge Sean Leuthold accepted a general admission to the violations on Essick’s behalf.

Leuthold sentenced Essick to a flat eight months in prison and she will receive credit for jail time served. Leuthold said he would not oppose transitional control if the prison requested it.

In other court action, Stacy Cox, 52, of Galion, pleaded guilty to violating the terms and conditions of her community control. Cox was placed on community control in 2019 after she pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of drugs, each fifth-degree felonies and each punishable with up to one year in prison.

According to probation officer Kylie Sinclair, Cox tested positive for phentermine, meth, cocaine, fentanyl, and morphine during a routine drug test.

Leuthold sentenced Cox to six months in prison on each count for a total of 12 months in prison. She will receive credit for jail time served. Leuthold said he would not oppose transitional control if the prison requested it.

Jesse Tuten, 32, of Nevada pleaded guilty to one count of domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony punishable with up to 18 months in prison.

In a plea negotiation, Tuten was sentenced to five years of community control. He is to complete anger management and domestic violence assessments and all follow up treatment and is to have no contact with the victim.

Tuten’s attorney, Andrew Motter, addressed the court about the victim’s repeated attempts to have contact with his client,

“We would ask the prosecution to send the victim a letter informing her not to contact my client and to follow the procedures through the court to be able to have contact with Mr. Tuten,” Motter said.

Assistant Prosecutor Ryan Hoovler told the court he would send a letter to the victim advising her of court procedure to get permission to have contact with Tuten. https://crawfordcountynow.com/local/woman-sent-to-prison-for-parole-violation/

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