More prison time for Chillicothe man

Woman gets prison for methamphetamine possession

By Angela Shepherd -



A Chillicothe man currently serving time in prison on various felony convictions out of Ross County got more prison time tacked onto that Friday in Highland County Common Pleas Court.

James R. Walburn, 33, pled guilty to fifth-degree felony theft. He was sentenced to six months in prison, which is to run consecutively to sentences he is currently serving. Additionally, he is to pay $1,249 in restitution.

According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections website, Walburn is serving a total of 10 years in prison for first-degree felony aggravated robbery, three counts of third-degree felony burglary, and three counts of fifth-degree felony theft.

In another hearing, Jeweleen C. Lycan, 40, Blanchester, pled guilty to a reduced charge of third-degree felony aggravated methamphetamine possession. She was initially indicted on second-degree felony meth possession and a fifth-degree felony drug possession charge.

On Friday Lycan was sentenced to 30 months in prison on the meth possession offense.

According to the plea agreement, the state will not oppose judicial release to the STAR residential treatment program after Lycan has served six months of the 30-month sentence.

A Leesburg woman, in another hearing, was sentenced to community control and treatment following a previous guilty plea to two counts of fourth-degree felony deception to obtain a dangerous drug charges.

According to court records, Kelly Lowe, aka Kelly Young, 36, was granted intervention in lieu of conviction in June after entering guilty pleas to the two charges.

One of the violations outlined in the notification of alleged probation violations filed with the court in September was that the defendant continued to frequent bars and consume alcohol, which is not permitted when a defendant is on probation. Included with the filing were copies of nine different photos taken from Facebook clearly showing the defendant at drinking establishments. The recommendation from probation states that the defendant “has continued to lie and attempt to manipulate her way through” the treatment in lieu program.

In late September she was found to have violated the terms of the program and the court accepted the guilty pleas previously entered, court records show.

Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.


Woman gets prison for methamphetamine possession

By Angela Shepherd