GALLIPOLIS — A former Dayton man who was shot in the arm by a Gallia County Sheriff’s deputy earlier this year was recently sentenced in the Court of Common Pleas of Gallia County after pleading guilty to attempted fleeing and eluding and the possession of drugs.
Ranon O. Brock, 36, Vinton, was sentenced last week to a total period of 29 months in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in relation to two separate felony cases.
The defendant was arrested following a high-speed pursuit that occurred during the early morning hours of February 18 after a sheriff’s deputy reportedly observed a suspicious vehicle on Scenic Drive near the Village of Vinton in northern Gallia County.
According to the police report, after the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver sped away and a pursuit ensued along Scenic Drive, across Tunnel Road to Mount Olive Road, in which the suspect vehicle nearly lost control of his car.
After catching up with the vehicle, the deputy reportedly intervened in the fleeing, striking the car and spinning the suspect vehicle into a ditch, where the suspect reportedly continued to try to flee before being pinned in by the officer’s cruiser.
According to a press release issued by Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning following the incident, an altercation took place at the driver’s side door of the suspect vehicle, and the deputy fired one round striking the suspect in the arm. The suspect was taken to Holzer Medical Center where he was treated and released. He was subsequently arrested on an outstanding warrant for probation violations from a previous Gallia County Common Pleas case.
In this previous case, Brock was indicted by a grand jury in 2011 for trafficking in drugs and drug possession after he reportedly sold cocaine in the amount of .34 grams to a confidential informant on June 6, 2010, at an apartment located in the Gallia Metropolitan Estates.
He was subsequently placed on two years of probation in July 2011 after pleading guilty to drug possession.
In October 2011, community control violations were filed in this case but were later dismissed without prejudice on August 1, 2012.
A second warrant was issued by the court on December 21, 2012, after the suspect reportedly had absconded the supervision of the Adult Probation Department. It was on this warrant that the suspect was arrested on February 18.
Following his apprehension, Brock appeared in the common pleas court in regard to community control violations including failing to report to his probation officer, failing to pay his supervision fee, failing to perform community service, as well as fleeing on from a Gallia County deputy on February 18.
He was also later indicted and pleaded not guilty on May 28 to fleeing and eluding a police officer and possessing a trace amount of heroin on February 18, 2013.
After negotiating a plea agreement, on October 7, Brock pleaded guilty to attempted fleeing and eluding, a felony of the fourth degree, and the possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony.
He was subsequently sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment for attempted fleeing and eluding and 12 months of incarceration for the possession of drugs, sentences ordered to be served concurrently with each other.
He was given credit for nine days served and was ordered to pay the costs of prosecution.
In his 2011 case, Brock was also sentenced last week to 11 months of imprisonment for drug possession after his community control was revoked.
This sentence was ordered to be served consecutively with his first sentence for a total of 29 months of imprisonment. He was given credit for 82 days served in relation to this case.
According to documents filed with the Gallia County Clerk of Courts Office in Brock’s cases, he has a prior record in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in which he was charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs, dog fighting, non-support of dependants and the possession of drugs.