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Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer   
Saturday, 26 January 2013 09:40
Initially charged with rape, a Walbridge man accepted a plea deal and will avoid prison.
Michael Chaney, 53, was ordered to three years of community control sanctions for two counts of promoting prostitution. The original rape charges were reduced through a plea agreement.
Chaney pleaded to the reduced charges in November for his involvement with two adult females in July.
On Jan. 7, Wood County Common Pleas Court Judge Reeve Kelsey ordered the community control sanctions which include an assessment for chemical dependency/substance abuse treatment, sexual offender treatment, a $1,000 fine and 200 hours of community service. Kelsey reserved 18 months in prison on each count if he violates his sanctions.
Prior to sentencing, Chaney told the judge, "I got stuck on stupid for a little bit and now I am back on track."
Among those who were recently ordered to prison was a Toledo man, ordered to serve 11 years for his 2011 crimes.
Kelsey sentenced Xzavier Matthews, 21, to a three-year firearm specification attached to three convictions, and was ordered to a mandatory prison term of three years.
Upon completion of that sentence, Kelsey ordered Matthews to serve another eight years for aggravated burglary in regard to an Aug. 30 incident at a Curtice Road residence in Northwood. At the time, court records indicate, he had a handgun and two shotguns.
He was also ordered to serve 18 months in prison for carrying concealed weapons, 24 months for having weapons under disability and 24 months for tampering with evidence. All the latter charges will be served concurrently.
Through a plea agreement, an arson charge with specifications was dismissed at sentencing. Matthews was given credit for 187 days served in jail.
Kelsey sentenced Mac Merillat, 35, Fayette, to four years in prison for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. He was among of a large group of defendants charged and sentenced in regard to a series of ongoing box store and gift card thefts.
After originally being sentenced to community control sanctions, he admitted to violating those sanctions and will now go to prison.
A Toledo man will spend six years in prison for his Feb. 2 burglary of a rural Perrysburg residence. Judge Alan Mayberry ordered George Price, 50, Toledo, to a mandatory term of six years. He must also pay $500 restitution. The prison term is consecutive to a sentence imposed out of Lucas County.
Others sent to prison:
• Michael R. Long, 25, Toledo, 17 months for trespass in a habitation. (Mayberry)
• Herbert Roberson Jr., 24, Detroit, nine months for failure to comply with the order of a police officer, and six months for receiving stolen property. The first sentence is to be served consecutive to any other sentence; the other is to be concurrent to the sentences imposed in Michigan. (Kelsey)
• Kasey Cole, 18, Fostoria, one year each on two counts of receiving stolen property. The sentences are to be concurrent with each other and a Seneca County sentence. It  is also to be consecutive to a separate case where he was sentenced to one year for receiving stolen property for an aggregate total of two years. (Judge Robert Pollex)
• Richard C. Harnback Jr., 49, Findlay, nine months for trafficking in drugs and nine months for aggravated trafficking. The sentences are to be served concurrently. His driver's license was also suspended for one year. (Mayberry)
• Rodney Markel, 32, North Baltimore, six months for receiving stolen property and six months for failure to register. To be served concurrently. (Pollex)

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