Middleport man sentenced to prison


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@civitasmedia.com



POMEROY — A Middleport man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after violating his community control in two separate cases.

Trenton Qualls appeared in Meigs County Common Pleas Court earlier this month after having his community control revoked in a 2009 and a 2012 case.

Qualls was sentenced to one year in prison on the 2009 case in which he previously pleaded guilty to non-support of dependents.

Additionally, he was sentenced to 30 months in prison on the 2012 case. In that case, he was placed on community control for the charge of trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony.

The one year and the 30-month sentences are to run consecutive to one another for a total sentence of 42 months in prison.

Qualls has additional charges pending in Meigs County Common Pleas Court, including a pending case as part of a long-term investigation by the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission’s Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs.

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@civitasmedia.com

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