According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher on October 12, Courtney D. Nunn, 25, Toledo, was sentenced to a seven year prison term for trafficking and possession of heroin charges and for charges of tampering with evidence and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. Judge Otho Eyster ordered that Nunn’s seven year sentence will be served as a mandatory prison term with no opportunity for early release from prison. Thatcher said Nunn and a co-defendant sold heroin on numerous occasions from early March until the beginning of June, and Nunn destroyed a cellular telephone containing evidence of drug trafficking activity when he was arrested. Detective Doug Turpen, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and Detective Craig Feeney, Mount Vernon Police Department, investigated the case.
Juan M. Grimaldo, 44, Columbus, was convicted of his sixth operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol offense in twenty years. Grimaldo was sentenced to a five year term of community control supervision beginning with a 135 day jail sentence that started immediately. Judge Eyster suspended Grimaldo’s driver’s license for three years, ordered him to pay a fine of $1,350.00, and ordered him to submit to drug and alcohol monitoring. Grimaldo will serve a 17 month prison term if he violates any condition of his supervision. Thatcher said on January 14, Grimaldo drove a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol prior to losing control of the vehicle and crashing into a residence on State Route 661. Trooper Coby Holloway, Ohio State Highway Patrol, investigated the case.