Man sentenced in OSP inspector’s death


MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Common Pleas Court Judge Stacy Wall sentenced the man responsible for killing an Ohio State Highway Patrol inspector.

Christopher Coorough, 45, of Kettering, is currently serving 60 days in jail following his sentencing hearing on April 19. He entered a plea of guilty to second-degree misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in previous court hearings. That charge was amended from aggravated vehicular manslaughter. His license was suspended for two years. He was ordered to complete outpatient drug treatment, complete 40 hours of community service and hold employment.

Coorough caused the accident that killed Kimra J. Skelton, 49, of Arcanum on Nov. 27 as she was parked in a motor carrier in a crossover on Interstate-75 north of State Route 41 around 6:45 a.m. Nov. 27. She was transported to the Upper Valley Medical Center and died as a result of her injuries. The report stated Skelton was partially ejected from the vehicle. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident, and airbags were deployed in the vehicle.

Coorough sustained minor injuries and was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. He tested positive for amphetamines according to blood test results recorded on the OSHP report. Sleep deprivation may also have been a contributing factor. He told troopers he had only slept three hours before the incident.

In other news:

• The Dayton man who threatened a teller with a “bottle of COVID-19” was sentenced to serve up to four-and-half years in prison.

Daquan Crenshaw, 28, entered a plea of guilty of second-degree robbery on April 14 during a change of plea and sentencing hearing in Miami County Common Pleas Court on April 14. He was sentenced to serve a minimum of three years with a maximum sentence of up to four-and-a-half years by Judge Stacy Wall.

Crenshaw arrested by an officer in Columbia County, Florida, when he was stopped for speeding in Lake City. According to the report, while enroute to the jail, Crenshaw “mentioned to me the steps in which he took during the robbery,” without the deputy questioning him about the robbery.

Crenshaw was already on federal probation when he was extradited back to Ohio.

On Oct. 23, Crenshaw robbed the Greenville Federal Bank in Tipp City. He’s to pay $2,000 in restitution to the bank. He was credited with 162 days of jail.

• Heath Weaver, 33, of West Milton, was sentenced to serve up to 10-and-a-half years in prison for beating an 11-year-old child with a board last June.

Weaver initially entered a not guilty by reason of insanity plea to the initial charges. After two sanity evaluations, he was found competent to stand trial last February.

He entered a guilty plea for child endangering and felonious assault, both second-degree felonies. He must serve at least seven years in prison. He was granted 325 days of jail credit.

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