DeShawn Kelley

A Columbus man was sentenced to 18 months in prison and 24 months community control, to be served consecutively, after pleading guilty in the Gallia County Court of Common Pleas to two counts of possession of heroin.

DeShawn L. Kelley, 22, was originally indicted by a Gallia County Grand Jury on five counts of trafficking in heroin, five counts of possession of heroin and one count engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. In consideration of his plea, the other charges were dismissed.

One of the possession charges stemmed from an April 2017 controlled buy conducted by agents of the Major Crimes Task Force for Gallia and Meigs counties. According to the original complaint filed in the Gallipolis Municipal Court Kelley sold 3 grams of heroin to a confidential informant in the vicinity of a juvenile.

Other cases also resolved between December 1 and December 8 were:

Charlin Maynard
  • Charlin Maynard, 49, Indiana, pled guilty to theft and was sentenced to 48 months community control, with a prison sentence of 18 months reserved should that community control be violated.

Maynard was indicted in 2014 for the theft of $35,028.01 from an estate.

Brandice Kingsley
  • Brandice A. Kingsley, 28, Thurman, pled guilty to complicity to escape and two counts of complicity to assault of a peace officer. She was sentenced to 24 months community control for count one and 12 months each for counts two and three, all of which were ordered to be served consecutively.

Kingsley was originally indicted on charges of escape, complicity to felonious assault and  felonious assault in connection with a September 12, 2017 incident involving deputies with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office.


  • Robert D. Flint, 45, Pt. Pleasant, W.Va. pled guilty to possession of cocaine and agreed to two years community control, with a prison sentence of 12 months reserved should he violate that community control. Sentencing is scheduled for January 23.