ThroughSeptember 23, 2021 4:36 P.M.
BUCYRUS — Four defendants appeared via video from Crawford County Jail on allegations they violated control over their community.
Richard Castle, 27, of Crestline, has been placed under community control after pleading guilty to drug possession, a fifth degree felony punishable by 12 months in prison.
According to probation officer Jeremy Clay, Castle tested positive for the use of fentanyl and admitted to the use.
Crawford County Common Pleas Judge Sean Leuthold pleaded not guilty on Castle’s behalf and appointed attorney Brian Gernert to represent him. Bond was set at $ 10,000.00.
In August, Jason Surgener, 50, of Bucyrus, was placed under community control after pleading guilty to one count of domestic violence, a fourth degree felony punishable by 18 months in prison. According to probation officer Jeremy Clay, Surgener underwent routine screening, which resulted in a positive test for methamphetamines and buprenorphine.
Justice Leuthold ordered a full hearing. He appointed attorney Tom Nicholson to represent Surgener. Bond was set at $ 25,000.
Jeffrey Luke, 60, of Galion, was granted judicial release in May after serving a sentence for domestic violence, a fourth degree felony punishable by up to 18 months in prison. According to probation officer Chris Heydinger, Luke moved without permission from his supervisory officer and it was not known where he was. He tested positive for amphetamines, methamphetamines and alcohol.
Judge Leuthold pleaded not guilty on Luke’s behalf and appointed lawyer Emily Beckley to represent him. The security deposit was set at $ 25,000.00.
Finally, 24-year-old Ashley Loftis of Bucyrus was placed under community control after being granted judicial release after serving time in jail and jail for felony, a second degree felony carrying a sentence of up to ‘to 8 years in prison.
According to probation officer Kylie Sinclair, Loftis tested positive for methamphetamines.
Judge Leuthold set the case for a full hearing and appointed lawyer Brian Gernert to represent her. Bond was set at $ 50,000.00.