LISBON - An East Liverpool man was sentenced to probation for resisting arrest and possessing a weapon despite a prior felony conviction.
Frank E. Fulmer, 57, of Drain Street, was sentenced last week to four years probation by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike after he pleaded guilty to the charges. He received credit for 21 days spent in the county jail on the charges.
The incident that resulted in the charges occurred on June 19, 2013, when police responded to a possible drug overdose at Fulmer's residence and he grabbed a .22-caliber rifle, which was wrested from him. He also had to be subdued with a Taser after resisting arrest.
Fulmer had a rape conviction from 1986 that made it illegal for him to possess firearms.
In other court action, probation was continued for Shane M. Kantsis, 21, Carbon Hill Road, East Palestine, after he was found to have five violations of his original probation on theft and breaking and entering charges. As part of his new probation terms, Kantsis was sentenced for up to six months at the prison alternative facility in Wintersville.
Michael D. Thrasher, 22, 18th Street Heights, Wellsville, was found to have violated his probation on burglary charges. Thrasher's probation was continued but as part of the new terms he was sentenced for up to six months at the prison alternative facility in Wintersville.
Kacey A. Farmer, 51, Park Avenue, Salem, is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 26 after pleading guilty as charged to two counts of trafficking in drugs. Farmer sold oxycontin pills from her home to a confidential informant working with the county drug task force twice in July 2012.