Greenfield heroin traffickers sentenced


Warrant issued after one misses court date

By David Wright - dwright@civitasmedia.com



Damean Davis, foreground, appears in court recently, represented by defense attorney Kathryn Hapner. Harold Davis III, back middle, sits in custody.


David Wright | The Times-Gazette

Two Greenfield residents involved in an apparent drug trafficking group were sentenced in Highland County Common Pleas Court Wednesday on heroin trafficking charges, while another remains at large with a warrant out for his arrest after he missed a court hearing.

According to court documents, law enforcement officials worked with an informant last year to buy heroin from Heather Applegate, Damean Davis, Harold Davis III and Jessica Shumaker at several different locations in Greenfield – at one point buying heroin from Shumaker and Harold Davis III in a camper parked within 1,000 feet of McClain High School.

Applegate, 32, was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of fifth-degree felony heroin trafficking. Applegate was sentenced to an additional 12-month prison term in a separate case after pleading guilty to having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony.

According to a lengthy indictment handed down by a Highland County grand jury in January, Applegate was originally indicted on four counts of trafficking in heroin, four counts possession of heroin and one count aggravated possession of drugs, all fifth-degree felonies. The additional charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement.

Damean Davis, 24, was sentenced to three years of community control sanctions and ordered to complete a drug treatment program at the STAR Community Justice Center after pleading guilty to one count of trafficking heroin in the vicinity of a school, a fourth-degree felony, and two counts of heroin trafficking. Court records state Davis was originally indicted for one count of trafficking heroin in the vicinity of a school, three counts of trafficking in heroin and four counts of possession of heroin. The additional charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement.

Harold Davis III, 41, was indicted for two counts trafficking in heroin, seven counts possession of heroin and five counts of trafficking heroin in the vicinity of a school. According to Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins, he was set for a pretrial hearing Wednesday, but failed to appear, leading Highland County Common Pleas Judge Rocky Coss to issue a warrant for his arrest.

Collins said Shumaker’s case was dismissed on Wednesday, although she remains on post-release control. Shumaker was indicted for one count trafficking heroin in the vicinity of a school, a fourth-degree felony, and possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony.

The following were also sentenced Wednesday:

• Erica Souders, 45, Greenfield, was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony.

• Michelle Perkins, 42, and David Perkins, 43, both of Sardinia, were each sentenced to three years of community control sanctions after both pled guilty to possession of marijuana and a forfeiture speculation, both third-degree felonies.

• Larry Bumgarner Jr., 51, Hillsboro, was sentenced to three years of community control sanctions after pleading guilty to failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony.

• Jordy Vangundy, 30, Bainbridge, was sentenced to three years of community control sanctions and ordered to successfully complete counseling after pleading guilty to receving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony.

• Todd Clay, 48, Greenfield, was sentenced to three years of community control sanctions and ordered to successfully complete counseling after pleading guilty to possession of marijuana, a third-degree felony.

• Charles Hall, 30, Hillsboro, was sentenced to three years of community control sanctions and ordered to complete drug treatment after pleading guilty to aggravated theft, a third-degree felony.

• Charles Wireman, 26, Peebles, was sentenced to three years of community control sanctions and ordered to complete a drug treatment program after pleading guilty to illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony.

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Damean Davis, foreground, appears in court recently, represented by defense attorney Kathryn Hapner. Harold Davis III, back middle, sits in custody.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/03/web1_daviscourt-1.jpgDamean Davis, foreground, appears in court recently, represented by defense attorney Kathryn Hapner. Harold Davis III, back middle, sits in custody. David Wright | The Times-Gazette
Warrant issued after one misses court date

By David Wright

dwright@civitasmedia.com