Local man sent to prison; others convicted of felonies

Cary Ashby • Updated Jan 10, 2018 at 10:14 PM

A Willard man has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Kipling Duncan II, 28, formerly of 2560 Niver Road, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count each of receiving stolen property and trespassing in a habitation.

Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway then sentenced him to 11 months in prison for receiving stolen property plus 17 months for trespassing. In addition, Duncan received an eight-month sentence for an undisclosed post-release control violation. The defendant also must pay $750 in restitution.

The Willard Police Department investigated the receiving stolen property crime, which happened June 5, according to court records. Duncan was arrested the next day and transported to the Huron County Jail.

In May 2013 in Detroit, authorities arrested Duncan and a Detroit man in connection with stealing tires from a stolen vehicle. A Huron County sheriff’s detective said at the time that Duncan was facing a stolen-vehicle charge in the city.

In other local hearings this week:

• Rachel L. Bryant, 41, most recently of 304 W. Pearl St., Willard, pleaded guilty Monday to endangering children, a third-degree felony. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count each of trafficking in heroin and trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances, both fifth-degree felonies.

The Willard Police Department transported Bryant to jail Nov. 4. She faces nine months to three years in prison when she is sentenced Feb. 21.

• Bryan J. Ramos, 33, most recently of 17 N. Church St., Willard, pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted tampering with evidence, a fourth-degree felony, in exchange for dismissal of one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. He is on house arrest, awaiting sentencing Feb. 22.

• John W. Youngless III, 36, most recently of 310 Melanie Lane, Milan, pleaded guilty Monday to possession of heroin. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dismissed one count of possessing drug abuse instruments, a first-degree misdemeanor. Youngless has posted a $10,000 bond and is awaiting sentencing, which is scheduled for Feb. 21.

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