WJ burglars sentenced to 11 months prison


By Brandon Semler - bsemler@civitasmedia.com



Brandon Schlueb

Brandon Schlueb


Justin Buchanan


Two of the three individuals involved in the April burglary of the Tobacco Outlet in West Jefferson were each sentenced to 11 months in prison on Monday.

Brandon Schlueb, 30, of Columbus, and Justin Buchanan, 29, of Whitehall, were handed the sentences in Madison County Common Pleas Court.

Schlueb and Buchanan, along with Danielle Tomak, 26, of Delaware, tripped an audible alarm while burglarizing the store.

West Jefferson police and Franklin County sheriff’s deputies gave chase. The passengers reportedly threw stolen items out of the vehicle during the pursuit.

The suspects crashed into a fence near West Broad Street and Interstate 270 in west Columbus, where they were apprehended. Police found cigarettes, lottery tickets and other items in the vehicle.

All three suspects have prior criminal history.

Judge Eamon Costello said both men have a problem with drug addiction, which was the reason behind the burglary in the first place.

“Until you overcome that, you’re just going to be a continual risk to society,” Costello said to Buchanan.

Schlueb previously pleaded guilty to one count of complicity to breaking and entering. Buchanan pleaded to a single count of breaking and entering.

Tomak was sentenced to 20 months in prison on July 6 after pleading guilty to breaking and entering and failure to comply. She was driving the vehicle during the chase.

Both Schlueb and Buchanan were ordered to pay $769 in restitution.

Also in common pleas court Monday:

• Harold Dillord Jr., 23, was arraigned on a felony count of failure to comply.

On June 13, OSP attempted to stop Dillord for speed near mile marker 80 in Madison County on I-70 west. Dillord then sped up, and police chased for about 22 miles until stop sticks were deployed, and Dillord’s vehicle came to a stop.

Dillord was released on the agreement that he attend future court proceedings. His informal pretrial hearing is currently scheduled for Aug. 19.

• Robert Lowe, 60, of London, attended his formal pretrial hearing. He is charged with one count of violating a protection order.

Lowe’s attorney, Joe Edwards, was given until July 28 to decide whether Lowe will plead guilty or go to jury trial.

• Logan Riffle, 19, of Mount Sterling, was given one week to decide whether he will plead guilty or go to jury trial. He is charged with two counts of drug trafficking, one count of complicity to drug trafficking and one count of permitting drug abuse.

• Brandon Nelson, 29, of Columbus, was given until July 31 to decide whether he will plead guilty or go to jury trial. He is charged with a single count of burglary with a firearm specification.

• Bradley Someillan, 20, of Urbana, was sentenced to two years of community control. He pleaded guilty to a single count of improper use of a firearm in June.

• Samantha Dalton, 25, of London, was arraigned on a charge of one count of felony theft, and one count of misuse of a credit card, a misdemeanor. Fred Ballam was appointed to represent her.

Dalton was released on the agreement that she will attend future court proceedings. Her informal pretrial is currently scheduled for Aug. 19.

• Jeremy Speakman, 40, of London, was arraigned on a charge of receiving stolen property. Shannon Treynor was appointed to represent him.

Speakman was released on the agreement that he will attend future court proceedings. His informal pretrial hearing is currently scheduled for Aug. 19.

• Calvin Brum, 21, of Mount Sterling, was arraigned on one count of breaking and entering and one count of theft. Joe Edwards was appointed to represent him.

Brum was released on the agreement that he will attend future court proceedings. His informal pretrial hearing is currently scheduled for Aug. 19.

• Katie Cron, 26, of Plain City, was arraigned on two counts of theft. Melissa Upthegrove was appointed to represent her.

Cron was released on the agreement that she will attend future court proceedings. Her informal pretrial hearing is currently scheduled for Aug. 19.

Brandon Semler can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1615 or via Twitter @BrandonSemler.

Brandon Schlueb
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/07/web1_Schlueb-Brandoncol3.jpgBrandon Schlueb

Justin Buchanan
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By Brandon Semler

bsemler@civitasmedia.com

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