The following felony cases have either been tried in a court of law or have been settled without trial and are considered closed.
- Sierra Poswencyk was sentenced in July to two months and five days (time served) after pleading no contest to grand theft. Poswencyk was arrested in November 2020 after her employer discovered she was making sales on her own and taking the money. The store owner explained he went to the store and realized it was closed. He called Poswencyk, but she did not answer. When he checked video surveillance, he saw her with the delivery man making sales that were never recorded.
In addition, a customer provided the store owner with a hand-written receipt for a purchase he made through Poswencyk. That sale was never recorded, and the money was not in the cash drawer. The owner provided video evidence of several other fraudulent transactions as well. In addition to time served, she was also ordered to pay court costs.
- A felony criminal mischief charge against Nassir Sanders was dropped in October. Sanders was arrested in March 2021 after allegedly damaging True Core property.
- Scott Wright was sentenced to 10 days in county jail followed by two years probation after pleading no contest to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Wright was arrested in June 2022. Wright was employed as cook at VFW North when a couple came in and ordered dinners to go. When they got home, they realized their coleslaw was missing, and the husband went back to the VFW to get it. When he went into the kitchen to tell the cook (Wright) his coleslaw was missing, Wright got upset and ordered him out of the kitchen. When the man refused to leave, Wright threatened him with a knife. The incident was captured on video.
- Carrie Krupa was sentenced in July to six months in county jail after pleading no contest to possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Krupa was arrested in April.
- Wilton Williams was sentenced in August to six months in county jail after pleading no contest to burglary, prowling and resisting arrest. Williams was arrested in January 2022 by a member of the narcotics task force.
- Troy Booker was sentenced in July to three years in state prison after pleading no contest to possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, possession of cannabis under 20 grams, possession of buprenorphine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Booker was arrested in October 2022.
- Clarence Corkey was sentenced in July to two years in state prison after pleading no contest to battery detainee on detainee and trespass.
- Alex Luarca was sentenced in October to one year probation after pleading no contest to discharging a firearm in public. Luarca was arrested in April.
- Richard Chance was sentenced in August to five years probation after pleading no contest to felony criminal mischief. Chance was arrested in March after setting his wife’s car on fire. At the time, the two were in the process of getting a divorce.
A no contest plea does not mean the defendant admits guilt. It means he/she chooses not to fight the charges for one reason or another. The effect of the plea is virtually identical to that of a guilty plea.
Withheld adjudication generally refers to a decision by a judge to put a person on probation without an adjudication of guilt. It means an individual is not found guilty legally by the court. If the person successfully completes the terms of probation and has no subsequent offenses, no further action will be taken on the case, and the offense for which adjudication was withheld is typically not considered a prior conviction for purposes of habitual offender sentencing.