Meth Dealer sentenced to 50 years

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Billy Joe Conn, Jr., 35, of Harrison, Ohio was sentenced August 1, 2019. Conn Jr. was convicted by a Dearborn County jury on July 3rd. Conn Jr.’scharges stemmed from his vehicle being stopped on I-74 with over 1 pound of methamphetamine in August of 2018. Based on Conn Jr.’s prior criminalhistory which consisted of fourteen prior felony convictions and the nature of this offense, he was sentenced to 50 years in the IndianaDepartment of Corrections.Conn, Jr. was convicted by a jury of Dealing in Methamphetamine and found to be a Habitual Offender, a Sentencing Enhancement after a three-day jury trial. Conn, Jr. had faced a maximum sentence of up to 50 years.In sentencing Conn, Jr., Judge James D. Humphrey of Dearborn Circuit Court noted that Conn, Jr. had an extensive criminal history including fourteenprior felony convictions and ten prior misdemeanor convictions in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, including spending time in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on unrelated charges of Illegal Manufacturing of Drugs and Drug Trafficking. Conn, Jr. was also on felonyprobation at the time he committed this offense.Prosecutor Deddens stated, “thanks to the work of the Indiana State Police, and specifically Troopers James Wells and Jordan Craig, Billy Joe Conn, Jr.was stopped while in possession of over one pound of crystal methamphetamine before he had a chance to spread his wares in any of our communities here in the Tri-State.”last_img read more

St. Louis School Students thank their local heros

first_imgBatesville, IN—On September 11, a group of St. Louis Schools students walked to the Police Station and Fire House to deliver care packages and homemade cards and letters for Patriot Day, honoring the 18th anniversary of 9/11. They wanted to show their appreciation to these everyday heroes, and also remember those we never knew who gave all 18 years ago. They also invited local heroes to lunch at the Cardinal Cafe.last_img

Bertrand joy at permanent switch

first_img The left-back has impressed since joining Saints last summer and was thrilled to complete a permanent move on Monday’s closing day of the winter transfer window. He told saintsfc.co.uk: “I wanted to sign and commit somewhere instead of carrying on doing loans. When I had the chance to sign here, it was the perfect match. Ryan Bertrand has described his move to Southampton as the “perfect match” after making his St Mary’s switch from Chelsea permanent. “I have really enjoyed my time here in the first half of the season and I’m delighted to make it permanent. “Whether I’m on loan or permanent, I will give 100 per cent, no problem, but moving here gives me added incentive as well. “Finally I can say this is my club and I’m proud to do that. The work starts here and I’m really looking forward to it.” Bertrand hopes to be successful individually and with Saints. “I want to keep progressing as a footballer,” he added. “Hopefully we can progress as a team and go on to achieve some really great things. It’s no fluke where we are in the league at the minute. “We’re playing to the best of our ability and striving to become better players. If we all maintain our hard work we can only go forward as a club.” Bertrand won the 2012 Champions League with Chelsea and earned England recognition, but found first-team opportunities limited. The 25-year-old added: “I have very fond memories of Chelsea. I have a lot of people to thank at the club having been there since the age of 15. The fans were fantastic with me there from day one. “We had a fantastic relationship so from that aspect it was hard, but to finally get to a team that I can say is mine and my own is a really big positive for me on a personal level. “There’s not one reason in particular why this was the club for me. The stability of the club and from what the owners are thinking right down to youth level is clear, honest and transparent. “It’s very important that the club shares the same ambition as the players. They are forward thinking, so are we as players, together that makes us a really strong unit. “Everyone is pulling in the right direction and I wanted to be part of that.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Stock Watch: Cisco, receivers up; Strickland, pass rush down after Wagner

first_imgSyracuse (2-0) handled Wagner (1-1), 62-10, in the Orange’s home opener on Saturday by dominating all three phases of play.Offensively, SU more or less moved the ball at will while the defense stymied almost everything Wagner tried to do. The punt block unit even notched a special teams touchdown.Here are the risers and fallers after Week 2.Stock upAndre CiscoAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwice within the first 14 plays from scrimmage, Cisco intercepted Wagner quarterback T.J. Linta. The first interception came on the Seahawks’ opening series, as Linta went over the middle on third down and Cisco stepped in front to nab the ball.A Syracuse touchdown later, and Linta rolled left into the lane Kendall Coleman was barrelling down. Without really looking, Linta threw the ball toward a receiver sitting about five yards down field. He didn’t see Cisco, who nabbed his second pick with 10:27 left in the first quarter.Cisco’s pair of takeaways made for a nice home opener and, coupled with his Week 1 interception at Western Michigan, Cisco’s stock is taking off.Jarveon HowardA true freshman running back from the same hometown as all-time NFL great Walter Payton — Columbia, Mississippi — made his debut for Syracuse, rushing 13 times for 69 total yards (5.3 yards per carry). Running back counterparts Dontae Strickland and Moe Neal each toted the ball nine times.It’s hard to get a real pulse on how much Jarveon Howard will play moving forward, especially through the heart of Atlantic Coast Conference play. But even against an inferior Wagner team, Howard ran aggressively and with good vision, only getting dropped for a loss once.Strickland and Neal will still have first shot for backfield touches, but Howard is a capable option if either falter.Receivers not named Jamal CustisLeaving WMU last week, only one Syracuse wide receiver, Jamal Custis, had caught a pass. That changed Saturday with six receivers other than Custis getting involved.The trio of Sean Riley (six catches, 41 yards and a touchdown), Devin Butler (four catches for 37 yards) and Nykeim Johnson (three catches, 65 yards and a touchdown) showed up. Those three were boosted by freshman Taj Harris and redshirt freshman Sharod Johnson. Harris caught his first collegiate pass for a touchdown late in the first quarter.Custis still had his share of looks — five catches, 41 yards and a touchdown — but on Saturday, SU’s receiving corps finally showed up.Stock downDontae StricklandStrickland, through two games, has amassed 73 yards on 20 carries. That’s a meager 3.65 yards per carry. Moe Neal’s 4.08 isn’t much better. Neal has passed Strickland as a runner, and that’s been reflected in the touches so far: 38 to Neal, 20 to Strickland.Pass blocking is where Strickland far outshines his younger counterparts, thus keeping him on the field. Protecting Eric Dungey is of critical importance, but Strickland needs to produce more with the chances he’s given.The upside for Strickland is that through two games, he has four touchdowns, equalling his production from each of the past two years. If the rushing yards start to come, Strickland can reassert himself as top dog in the backfield.The pass rushAfter producing one sack for a two-yard loss against WMU in the opener, SU’s pass rush managed only two sacks for 19 yards against an FCS team Saturday.Starting defensive lineman Kendall Coleman said after beating the Broncos that the Orange’s pass rush needed to be better, but against a much weaker opponent, there wasn’t much difference.Players did get home a little more frequently, but Linta consistently had enough time in the pocket to make his read or recognize the rush and roll out accordingly.Florida State and Deondre Francois will be in the Carrier Dome next Saturday, and the Orange can’t afford to let the Seminoles’ signal caller stand in the pocket. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on September 10, 2018 at 12:28 am Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, December 23, 2015•3:55 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license plate in the 500 block N. C, Wellington.•5:49 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of electronics in the 900 block N. Olive, Wellington by known suspect.•5:58 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a wallet in the 900 block W. 8th, Wellington.•7:45 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•8:04 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 400 block W. 15th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Monique L. Mayo, 23, Wellington and Summer D. Hansen, 28, Wellington.•8:14 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance in the 700 block E. 7th, Wellington by a known suspect(s).•10 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 200 block S. Ash, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Caly D. Hochevar, 30, Wellington and parked and unoccupied trailer owned by Jeffrey Holmes, Wellington.last_img read more

Maguire gives Man Utd plenty of cause for optimism

first_img0Shares0000Marshal Maguire: Harry Maguire’s physical presence helped Manchester United to a 4-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 11 – After a chastening few months following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment on a permanent basis as Manchester United manager, there is cause for optimism again at Old Trafford after romping to a 4-0 win over Chelsea on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.Solskjaer insisted ahead of the match that he did not sense the negativity that appeared online from fans in the wake of Thursday’s transfer deadline passing with only three new arrivals in the form of Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, while no replacement was brought in for the departing Romelu Lukaku up front. And the Norwegian was initially proved right as all three new boys played their part in a resounding victory, while the wantaway Paul Pogba came to life after half-time and Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial showed their capability to cope without Lukaku.Maguire’s presence pays offUnited paid a world-record fee for a defender to match Leicester’s demands for Maguire at £80 million ($96.2 million) last week and the hope that the England centre-back can match the transformative impact made by Virgil van Dijk on Liverpool got off to a good start.United recorded just two clean sheets at home in the league all of last season, and are already halfway to that tally as Maguire marshalled the back line, while at right-back, 21-year-old Wan-Bissaka played with a maturity beyond his years.“He’s done exactly what we signed him for — his presence in both boxes, his composure and calmness on the ball, and he is a leader,” said Solskjaer of Maguire.The Red Devils still needed to ride their luck at times. Chelsea twice hit the woodwork in the first half through Tammy Abraham and Emerson Palmieri, but crucially David de Gea also played his part in keeping a clean sheet.De Gea made a string of uncharacteristic errors towards the end of last season, including against Chelsea in a 1-1 draw in April that realistically ended United’s hopes of Champions League qualification.Named captain with Ashley Young demoted to the bench to make way for Wan-Bissaka, the Spaniard embraced that responsibility with important saves from Ross Barkley and Emerson to preserve United’s lead either side of half-time.“He’s contributed on and off the ball today,” said Solskjaer of De Gea’s steadying influence.Pogba plays providerPaul Pogba provided two assists in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Chelsea © AFP / Oli SCARFFThe other cloud hanging over United’s summer has been Pogba’s public declarations that he would like a move away from the club.Despite the transfer window remaining open in Spain until September 2, it is inconceivable United could let the French World Cup winner leave for Real Madrid given their lack of midfield cover.Pogba has been an infuriating presence for many United fans and coaches over the past three years. With the talent to dominate games, he can too often be a peripheral figure, but showed what he is capable of with two moments of magic to create the final two goals.A long pass picked out Rashford’s run perfectly for United’s third before he showed both his power and poise to burst through the Chelsea defence before teeing up James for the fourth.Rashford and Martial clinicalAt the double: Marcus Rashford scored twice for Manchester United © AFP / Oli SCARFFThe failure to replace Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez’s loss of form means the pressure is on Rashford and Martial to drastically improve on the 13 and 12 goals they scored respectively last season.“I’m so pleased for Anthony scoring from five yards after a cross,” said Solskjaer, a clinical striker himself in his playing days, who has emphasised the need for both to spend more time in the box rather than out wide.The clinical finishing on show from Rashford and Martial proved to be the difference between the sides as Chelsea suffered a humiliating scoreline despite having more shots on goal.“We made four mistakes and they were clinical in the way they put them away,” said Chelsea manager Frank Lampard after a dreadful start to his reign in charge.0Shares0000(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more