London man gets 18 months for 14th DUI
By Jane Beathard
A history of drunk driving convictions sent a London man to prison for 18 months on Monday, following sentencing in Madison County Common Pleas Court.
Nicholas J. Creamer, 48, 244 Jacqueline Drive, was arrested by London police about 10:11 p.m. on Jan. 21, following a traffic stop on Keny Boulevard. He failed a field sobriety test and admitted he’d been drinking in a West Jefferson restaurant. Creamer’s blood-alcohol content later tested at twice the legal limit.
Creamer’s record included 13 previous drunk-driving convictions. Five of those convictions came within the last 20 years, making the most recent charge a fifth-degree felony. He pleaded guilty to that felony on May 17.
In addition to the prison time, Judge Robert D. Nichols ordered Creamer to pay a $1,350 fine. The man’s driver’s license was suspended for 10 years.
In other common pleas court action on Monday:
• Shane A. Peterman, 29, a former Madison Correctional Institution inmate, was charged with smuggling drugs into the prison on March 2. The state public defender’s office was appointed to represent Peterman at a Sept. 20 trial. Peterman is currently serving nine years in Ross Correctional Institution for robbery and impersonating a police officer in Franklin County in 2007.
• Thomas E. Dalton, 56, 125 Betz Road, Columbus, was charged with complicity to breaking and entering and theft and possession of criminal tools, stemming from a June 21 break-in at Madison Garden Center in West Jefferson. Nichols appointed Nick Adkins to represent Dalton at a Sept. 18 trial and released the man on a signature bond and house arrest.
• Brandon E. Adkins, 26, 1090 London Road, West Jefferson, was charged with burglary and theft, stemming from a June 22 house break-in in the village. Nichols appointed Josh Peistrup to represent Adkins at a Sept. 18 trial. The man remains in Tri-County under a $5,000 surety bond.
• Ernie L. Terrell, 31, 195 Gould Ave., Bedford, was charged with possessing more than 2.2 pounds of marijuana during a Feb. 2 traffic stop on Interstate 70. Terrell retained Samuel Smith to represent him at a Sept. 20 trial. He was released after posting a $10,000 surety bond.
• Felicia C. Gillman, 28, 2850 Louise Place, Grove City, was charged with stealing more than $500 in items from the London Walmart on March 20, 2011. Nichols appointed Thomas Arrington to represent Gillman at a Sept. 20 trial. She remains in jail under a $500 surety bond.
• Todd Hannah, 51, 8092 Tarbutton Road, South Vienna, was charged with felonious assault on a south London woman on June 7. Hannah retained Richard Mayhall to represent him at a Sept. 18 trial. Hannah was released on a signature bond and ordered to have no contact with the victim in his case.