Man receives prison sentence after changing plea

Three others get community control in sentencings

By Tim Colliver - [email protected]



A Hillsboro man changed his plea from not guilty to guilty Friday, and was sentenced the same day to three years imprisonment on a second-degree felony charge of burglary.

In changing his plea, Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rocky Coss convicted Noah Josiah Nelson Boggs, 19, Hillsboro, on one of the two second-degree felony counts of burglary lodged against him.

Court records indicated that in pleading guilty to one count, the court would dismiss the second, and that both the state and defense jointly recommended three years incarceration.

In the courts’ judgment entry of confinement, it was stated that the state would not oppose judicial release after six months, and ordered Boggs to fully cooperate in the prosecution against a co-defendant.

Boggs’ conviction and sentencing stemmed from a burglary at a Russell Station, Highland County home earlier this year.

In the courts’ bill of particulars, Miller told investigating officers that he suspected Boggs and Devon Knisley as being involved.

Officers executed a search warrant to obtain video from a neighbor’s camera that had been pointed toward Miller’s home, which showed the events of the burglary.

Four days later, the document stated, Devon Knisley was arrested on an outstanding warrant involving an unrelated matter, and later admitted that he and Boggs had broken into the Miller residence.

Further investigation showed that on March 4, a recorded interview was conducted with Avalon Rich, who told officers that she was with Boggs and Joshua Jackson in her vehicle in Russell Station on Feb. 27. She stated that Boggs exited the vehicle and met with Knisley on the roadway, and that Boggs and Knisley went into Miller’s residence.

As of Monday, Boggs was still incarcerated at the Highland County Jail, awaiting transport to the Corrections Reception Center in Orient.

Three others were sentenced Friday:

Laura C. Hunt, 32, Hillsboro, received three years community control for her conviction on attempted felonious assault, a third-degree felony. She was also ordered to successfully complete the Stepping Stones treatment program and recommended aftercare.

Court records showed Hunt was convicted of causing a head-on crash on Sept. 6, 2019 on U.S. Route 50 in Paint Township, causing serious injuries to the three occupants of the car she hit.

A warrant that was later served for her medical records showed the woman was under the influence of amphetamines, benzodiazepines and cocaine metabolite.

Jerry M. Campbell Jr., 39, Hillsboro, was sentenced to three years community service on a fifth-degree felony charge of aggravated possession of drugs. He was further ordered to successfully complete the FRS program and aftercare.

In the bill of particulars, Campbell admitted to state patrol troopers that he had snorted heroin prior to causing a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 62 in Liberty Township. A small bag of white powder taken from his person was later tested and found to contain fentanyl.

Emergency personnel from Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District had to administer Naloxone to Campbell prior to transporting him to Highland District Hospital.

Donald G. Hostetter, 42, Hillsboro, received a three-year community control sentence on a fourth-degree felony charge of failure to register a change of address as a registered sex offender.

The court ordered that he was have no contact with any female under the age of 18 unless supervised by a parent of that minor, and to have no contact with the victim in original case.

Court records showed that Hostetter had been previously convicted of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor on May 20, 2016. Due to that conviction, he was designated a Tier II registered sex offender, and must register every 180 days, in addition to 20 days before any address change.

Reach Tim Colliver at 937-402-2571.

Three others get community control in sentencings

By Tim Colliver

[email protected]