October 24, 2014

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New York men charged for 1,200 untaxed cigarettes

MEDINA — Two New York men accused of possessing untaxed cigarettes were among 18 people indicted last week by a Medina County grand jury.

Steven M. Licata, 53, of West Seneca, N.Y., and Michael S. Walker, 34, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., were charged with possessing more than 1,200 cigarettes not bearing tax stamps, a fourth-degree felony.

Both Licata and Walker have no previous felony record in Medina County.

Sixteen others also were indicted Feb. 13:

• Juan Ricardo Perrymond, 26, of 380 W. Union St., Apt. 4, Medina, was charged with aggravated burglary and kidnapping, both first-degree felonies, and robbery, a second-degree felony.

He has no prior felony criminal record in Medina County. If convicted, he could face up to 28 years in prison and $35,000 in fines.

• Jimmy D. Walker, 30, of Rittman, had three fourth-degree felony charges of deception to obtain a dangerous drug added by the grand jury. He first was indicted Dec. 12 on charges of aggravated drug trafficking, a third-degree felony, and theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. Walker was on probation for a conviction for oxycodone trafficking and identity fraud in Medina County Common Pleas Court. He was sentenced Sept. 26 to more than a year in prison.

• Brandon S. Myers, 41, of 354 E. Bergey St., Wadsworth, was charged with illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony, and illegal drug manufacturing, a second-degree felony. Myers already faced a felony domestic violence charge stemming from a Jan. 4 grand jury indictment. Myers has appeared in Medina County Common Pleas Court four other times since 1998 on charges of domestic violence, burglary, robbery, abduction and drug trafficking near school property. Myers was also a parole violator. He was sentenced to three years in prison and 180 days in jail.

• Ivan D. Brown, 30, of Elyria, had a fourth-degree felony drug possession charge added to a previous fourth-degree felony charge of cocaine trafficking. He first was indicted on Jan. 16. He has no previous felony record in Medina County, but has appeared in Lorain County Common Pleas Court three times since 2001 on charges of forgery, trespassing, cocaine possession and drug paraphernalia possession. He has been sentenced to a total of eight months in prison for his previous charges.

• Jack C. Smith, 42, of 1961 Granger Road, Granger Township, was charged with two counts of illegal possession of weapons, a third-degree felony, and a fifth-degree felony count of receiving stolen property, which has a forfeiture specification. In May, he was sentenced to two years of probation for attempted deception to obtain a dangerous drug in Medina County Common Pleas Court.

• Michael R. Tanner, 30, of Canton, had two counts of heroin trafficking, a fourth-degree felony, and a charge of cocaine trafficking, a fifth-degree felony, added to his previous charge of heroin trafficking, a third-degree felony. His initial indictment was Jan. 4. Tanner has no criminal history in Medina or Stark county courts.

• Rebecca A. McGeorge, 26, of Canton, had two counts of complicity to traffic heroin, a fourth-degree felony, and a fifth-degree felony charge of complicity to traffic heroin added to her previous third-degree felony charge of complicity to traffic heroin. All three additional charges have forfeiture specifications. Her initial indictment was Jan. 4.
McGeorge has no criminal history in Medina or Stark counties.

• David. M. Schell, 29, of 633 S. Broadway St., Medina, was charged with two fourth-degree felonies: domestic violence with a prior history and failure to register as a sex offender. This is Schell’s fifth time in Medina County Common Pleas Court since 2005 on charges of breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, failure to register as a sex offender and theft.

• Andrew B. Fisher, 28, of Cochranton, Pa., was charged with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony. He has no prior criminal record in Medina County Common Pleas Court. It is unknown whether he has appeared in the Common Pleas Court of the county where he resides.

• Mychael Nieves-Collazo, 21, of 206 W. Union St., Apt. 3, Medina, was charged with domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, and abduction, a third-degree felony. He has no previous felony record in Medina County.

• Marion E. Cecil, 47, of Wooster, was charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony. Cecil has no previous felony record in Medina County Common Pleas Court, but appeared in Wayne County Common Pleas Court in 2004 on charges of domestic violence. Cecil was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

• Dana N. Holliday, 25, of Wooster, was charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony. Holliday has no previous felony record in Medina County Common Pleas Court, but was sentenced to 180 days in jail for receiving stolen property in 2006 in Wayne County.

• John J. Estes, 40, of 509 Miller Drive, Medina, was charged with domestic violence with prior history, a fourth-degree felony. He has no previous felony record in Medina County.

• Brandon J. Brentson, 25, of 395 W. Union St., Apt. 6, Medina, was charged with cocaine possession, a second-degree felony. Brentson has no previous felony record in Medina County.

• Steven E. Nicholas, 29, of 1442 Princeton Drive, Brunswick, was charged with robbery, a second-degree felony. Nicholas has no previous felony record in Medina County Common Pleas Court.

• Robert J. Haberecht, 27, of Willoughby, was charged with theft of drugs, a fourth-degree felony. He has no previous felony record in Medina County.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.