EATON — A West Alexandria man was sentenced to nine months of incarceration after “continually victimizing [a woman] both physically and mentally” in Preble County Common Pleas Court Tuesday, April 27. Judge Stephen R. Bruns presided.
David A. Daniels, 42, pled guilty to charges of violating a protection order on April 13. According to a sentencing memorandum filed by Preble County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gractia Manning, Daniels’ criminal record is “horrible,” and includes charges of domestic violence, theft, forgery and disturbing the peace in Montgomery and Preble County dating back to at least 1998.
“She is of very limited intellect and is incapable of protecting herself against him,” Manning wrote of the alleged victim in the case. “He will continue to violate the order and, if he is using drugs or alcohol, continue to abuse her unless he is incarcerated.”
Manning recommended 12 months of incarceration in the case; Bruns imposed nine months, with credit for 88 days already served. Daniels will also be responsible for paying court costs upon release.
Also in court Tuesday:
Christina M. Maynard, 39, of Eaton, was sentenced on charges of harassment with a bodily substance and assault. Maynard pled guilty to the charges in March. The defendant was taken into custody for domestic violence and resisting arrest in Sept. 2020, according to a sentencing memorandum filed by Manning.
Maynard “became aggressive with jail staff” after being arrested, according to Manning, including kicking and spitting on several corrections officers. Her previous record includes charges of petty larceny, driving while intoxicated and being intoxicated while in a public place.
Manning recommended probation combined with court-ordered therapy and substance abuse treatment in the case.The charges carry potential combined penalties of up to 10 years of incarceration.
Judge Bruns sentenced Maynard to 30 days of incarceration in the Preble County Jail, with credit for four days already served, followed by five years of community control. Maynard must also pay court costs, continue drug and alcohol counseling, and perform 100 hours of community service within 12 months of release.
Jeffrey Powell, 27, of West Manchester, pled guilty to charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property. According to court records, Powell was indicted in Jan. 2021 for “receiving, retaining, or disposing of” a Chevrolet Trailblazer while “knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the [vehicle] had been obtained through commission of a theft offense.”
Powell’s previous record includes charges of aggravated possession of drugs and improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle. Judge Bruns ordered a pre-sentencing investigation to be conducted in the case; Powell’s next court appearance is a final disposition hearing to be held May 11.
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