2 get probation in connection with explosive device cases

From staff reports

Two people who had been charged in relation to three explosive devices discovered in apartments in Franklin and Sugarcreek Borough in December have been sentenced after negotiating plea deals last month.

Tyler Howard, 22, of Franklin, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of make/repairs/sell/etc. offensive weapon and manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver.

He was sentenced to concurrent five-year probation on each charge.

Other drug charges, as well as felony counts of risking catastrophe and weapons of mass destruction-unlawful possession or manufacture, were either dismissed or withdrawn.

Kassidy Clark, 25, of Sugarcreek, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of children- parent/guardian/other commits offense and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was sentenced to five years probation on the endangerment charge and one year of probation on the drug paraphernalia charge. The sentences will run concurrently.

Howard and Clark are two of four people who were charged in relation to the devices, which were discovered in Howard and Clark’s separate apartments.

The first device was found Dec. 6 in Howard’s Arbor Circle apartment.

On Dec. 10, two more devices and a bag of metal items that included razor blades, nails and staples were discovered in the Crestview Drive apartment Clark shared with Sean Roxberry, 23.

Police also seized a bottle of liquid morphine, a bag with cocaine residue and multiple items of drug paraphernalia from the Sugarcreek apartment.

In a criminal complaint, police said all the items were found “feet” away from Clark’s 1-year-old child.

Roxberry and Carl Roberts, 27, of Franklin, are awaiting further court proceedings in their cases.