Piqua man sentenced in Darke County court


By Erik Martin


GREENVILLE — A Piqua man was sentenced to three days in jail, with 57 days suspended, on Monday in Darke County Common Pleas Court. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided.

According to the affidavit filed by the arresting deputy, Adam Clark, 24, was stopped on June 28, 2021, at the 9700 block of Seibt Road in Darke County, in reference to a hit-skip accident in Miami County. Three firearms were found in his vehicle — a 9mm handgun, a .22 caliber handgun and a .22 caliber rifle. Furthermore, the arresting deputy discovered narcotics in the vehicle. Clark failed the field sobriety test, refused a blood test, and was arrested.

As part of a Nov. 15, 2021, plea deal with Darke County Prosecutors, Clark agreed to plead guilty to two charges — improper handling of firearms in a vehicle, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Hein gave Clark a 60-day jail sentence, with 57 days suspended, leaving him three days to to still serve. As well, Clark was sentenced to 24 months of community control sanctions and ordered to pay court costs and a $375 fine.

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