June 26, 2016

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Son who sold drugs with parents gets prison

MEDINA — A 26-year-old Congress Township man will spend eight months in prison for selling drugs with his mother and father.

Bradley C. Graber was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison, but he had four months of jail credit.

Bradley Graber

Robert Graber

Doris Graber

He pleaded no contest in June to aggravated complicity to traffic drugs, a third-degree felony, and drug trafficking, a fifth-degree felony. Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler could have sentenced Graber to up to four years in prison.

Graber was accused of selling hydrocodone and oxycodone in October and November 2012.

In court, county Assistant Prosecutor Matt Razavi said Graber also convinced his parents — Doris K. Graber, 52, and Robert C. Graber, 56 — to sell with him.

His mother pleaded no contest in May to aggravated complicity to traffic drugs, a third-degree felony, and permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. She was sentenced in Kimbler’s court earlier this month to three years of probation.

His father pleaded guilty last week to two counts of aggravated drug trafficking, third-degree felonies. He’s set for sentencing Aug. 29 in Kimbler’s court.

Razavi told the judge Graber refused to acknowledge he had a drug and alcohol problem and recommended two years in prison.

Graber told the judge he wants to overcome his past and asked for probation.

“I really do want to change my life,” he said.

In addition to prison time, Graber’s driver’s license was suspended for six months.

Also in court Thursday

• An 18-year-old Medina man pleaded not guilty to having child pornography.

Dylan A. Ruesch, of 110½ W. Liberty St., Apt. C, was arrested May 31 and indicted July 3 on two counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, second- and fourth-degree felonies.

The judge set Ruesch’s jury trial for Sept. 23. If convicted, Ruesch could face up to 9½ years in prison.

Police said they arrested Ruesch following a two-week investigation in which city detectives and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force traced several files of child pornography to Ruesch’s computer Internet address.

• A 21-year-old Willoughby man, now in prison for receiving stolen property, was convicted of earlier trying to steal a car from a dealership.

Daniel J. Gibbons is charged with breaking and entering and attempted grand theft auto, fifth-degree felonies punishable by up to a year in prison each.

Gibbons pleaded guilty to breaking into Medina Auto Brokers, 4160 Pearl Road, and trying to steal a 2000 Plymouth Voyager on Dec. 1.

He will be sentenced Sept. 5 in Kimbler’s court.

Gibbons also has a case pending in Common Pleas Judge Christopher J. Collier’s courtroom, where he’s charged with breaking and entering and theft.

In that case, he’s accused of stealing fencing from Buckeye Junior High School, 3024 Columbia Road, York Township, on Oct. 31 or Nov. 1.

Gibbons is set for an Aug. 5 trial in that case. If convicted, he could face another two years in prison.

He’s currently serving a 17-month prison sentence at Lorain Correctional Institution and is scheduled for release May 2, 2014.

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

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Nick Glunt primarily covers courts and crime in Medina County. He served The Gazette from September 2012 to December 2015. Contact him at (330) 721-4048 or via email at nglunt@medina-gazette.com.