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SEPTEMBER 17, 2020—Judge Kevin P. Braig of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas sentenced Shawn Conley to 18-months in prison, the maximum amount of prison time that could be imposed on his convictions on two counts of menacing by stalking.

On August 13, 2020, a Logan County jury found Conley guilt of two counts of menacing by stalking based on his conduct toward a teen-age female.  One count specified that the victim was a minor and the other count specified that Conley had a history of violence or violent acts.

Menacing by stalking is a felony of the fourth degree and may be punished by a prison sentence of up to 18-months.  However, because both counts were based upon the same conduct, the offenses merged under Ohio law’s merger statute resulting in a maximum potential sentence of a single 18-month prison term.