Murray gets four more years added to current term

Last updated: August 15. 2014 5:59PM - 972 Views
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The man responsible for robbing the Speedway on West High Street in London last September was sentenced an additional four years to a 13-year prison term he is currently serving.

Dallas K. Murry, 26, was sentenced in the Madison County Common Pleas Court Friday. The term he is currently serving is unrelated to the Speedway robbery.

Murry and accomplice Scottie E. Collins robbed the gas station Sept. 9, 2013, both wearing ski masks. Though Collins would not immediately give Murry up, he later identified Murry to authorities.

Murry’s prints also appeared on the weapon used in the robbery, assistant county prosecutor Nick Adkins said.

Adkins said two armed robberies have occurred in London in the past two years, and both of them yielded similar results.

“Both resulted in convictions and prison sentences,” Adkins said.

Murry is currently in prison for a crime that took place about a month after the Speedway robbery. He was among four men who held residents of a Plattsburg house at gunpoint on Oct. 23, 2013, then ransacked the house and took a safe, cell phone and drugs.

Also on the docket, a Columbus man was sentenced to three years in prison for attempting to pass prescriptions for Oxycontin several times at Kroger’s in London.

Bobby Faulkner, 39, attempted to purchase Oxycontin Dec. 26 and 28 of 2013, as well as Jan. 27, 2014.

Judge Eamon Costello said in court that he was concerned Faulkner’s attempts were part of a larger organized operation. Faulkner said he and a paid driver were the only ones involved.

In other common pleas court action Thursday:

• Andrew Crotty, 18, was sentenced to 30 days in prison for attempted arson. He is scheduled to serve the sentence on consecutive weekends so he can attend school.

Crotty and several others were charged for burning a barn on Tradersville-Brighton Road on Dec. 31, 2013.

• Gordon P. Ginn, 68, of Columbus, pleaded guilty to complicity to traffic heroin in the vicinity of a child on Jan. 14.

Ginn now faces 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine for the fourth-degree felony conviction. However, he’s likely to be placed on community control at the recommendation of the county prosecutor’s office.

• Ginn’s co-defendant, Carmen Emrick, 43, of Columbus, also pleaded guilty to trafficking the drug in the vicinity of a child on Jan. 14.

She also faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine, but could be placed on community control, pending the outcome of a pre-sentence investigation.

Both Ginn and Emrick are scheduled for sentencing on Oct. 9.

• Destaney A. Deweese, 20, of Delaware, pleaded guilty to five counts of receiving stolen property and forgery between Feb. 26 and March 31.

Additional counts were dismissed as part of a plea bargain that requires the woman to repay $935 to Sherwin-Williams.

Deweese admitted to taking checks from a Sherwin-Williams store mailbox in Delaware, then cashing them in London.

Deweese could go to prison for 60 months and pay a $12,500 fine. She is also eligible for community control.

Deweese was released on a signature bond and house arrest, pending an Oct. 2 sentencing.

• Prison inmate Paul Stapleton, 41, was sentenced to an additional 18 months behind bars for attempting to smuggle marijuana into London Correctional Institution on March 16.

Stapleton is already serving eight years for manufacturing methamphetamine in Fairfield and Licking counties.

• Brandy Minor, 34, of London, was sentenced to six months in prison for possessing a stolen debit card on Oct. 14, 2013.

Minor pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property in June.

Minor’s extensive history of theft convictions and seven probation violations mandated prison time, Costello said.

• Inmate Anthony Hollan, 39, was sentenced to 18 additional months in prison for smuggling drugs into London Correctional Institution on April 29, 2013.

Hollan is currently serving eight years for burglary in Butler County.

• Inmate Philip Judge, 34, was sentenced to an additional six months for assaulting a prison guard on May 27, 2013.

Judge is currently serving 12 years for involuntary manslaughter in Hamilton County.

• Jennifer Hartley, 30, of Columbus, was charged with theft from a family member on March 23.

Costello appointed Jesse Stacy to represent Hartley at an Oct. 9 trial and released the woman on a signature bond and house arrest with electronic monitoring.

Hartley’s co-defendant, Robert Jones, 30, of Columbus, was also charged with theft involving a gun, stemming from the same incidents.

Costello appointed Patrick Phillips to represent Jones at an Oct. 9 trial and released the man on a signature bond and house arrest.

Adkins said both Hartley and Jones are facing additional theft charges in Franklin County.

• Jordan S. Schlosser, 22, of Galloway, was charged with burglarizing the London home of a family member on May 19.

Defense attorney Garth Cox entered a not guilty plea for Schlosser.

Costello set a trial date of Oct. 9 and released Schlosser on a signature bond with work privileges. Schlosser may also attend Alcoholics Anonynous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

• Michael Garrett, II, 28, of Delaware, was charged with 10 counts of trafficking heroin and cocaine, possessing cocaine and hydrocodone, carrying a concealed weapon and having a weapon under disability, stemming from incidents in London on April 23, 25 and May 19.

Garrett said he will retain Joe Landusky to represent him at an Oct. 9 trial.

Garrett was indicted in July, following Operation Bases Loaded - an undercover investigation by the Madison County Drug Task Force.

He remains in jail under a $20,000 cash or surety bond.

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