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Marietta man gets 11 months in prison for credit card theft

March 6, 2013

A Marietta man will be headed to prison after his first felony conviction. Justin T. Gibbs, 21, of 827 Ridge St., had little reaction when the 11-month prison sentence was announced....

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Mar-06-13 7:39 AM

Mr. Erb would make a wonderful defense attorney. If Mr. Gibbs would have received community control and outpatient treatment he should pay Mr. Erb for his services. Thankfully Judge Lane called him out on his willingness to proceed with the previous plea bargain. Mr. Erb's response was eloquent as well. He needs to be removed as a prosecutor. What a joke of a an alleged professional.

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Mar-06-13 8:19 AM

Obviously Mr. Gibbs doesn't want to help himself - except to things that don't belong to him. The victim is his "friend"?? Yeah, right.

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Mar-06-13 8:58 AM

How does one become prosecutor? I don't recall it being an elected position. That reaction by Erb speaks volumes about some of the absurd pleas that have occurred in the past few years. It is no wonder perps that break into homes and burglarize them wind up with only a trespassing conviction and that multiple drug offense criminals get community control every single time they get caught committing another crime.

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Mar-06-13 11:19 AM

The prosectors office takes bribes, for details and a background check, see Peepin John Amerine!

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Mar-06-13 12:45 PM

Doggoneit, you're skating on thin ice with your allegations of corruption in the prosecutor's office.

From the article: Erb pointed out "Typically under Ohio law, fifth-and fourth-degree offenders cannot receive prison sentences for their first felony offense.

This was Gibbs' first felony offense, pointed out Brum."It says 'one' on the (report) where it asked for prior felonies, but it should read zero," she said.

I like Judge Lane but it's time for him to step down. He's frustrated and burnt out.

What came to mind was "I'm out of order?" "You're out of order!" "The whole****n world's out of order!"

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Mar-06-13 1:38 PM

Ahh, no comment on the deal made in the "peeppin John" case, Tes, or Joe's X. Or what about Jim's stepsons bogus check cashing at the once Mareitta Savings and Loan? You really cann't be that naive? I will take a polograph test about my information as long as they will take one answering my questions. Also, it's not Judge Lane "ALL OF US" distrust. It's the prosector's office. Also, I don't skate, I am a very good swimmer though. "Quoting" a line from a movie doesn't aply here Tes, that was just a movie "WE" have "facts." Just remember, "every dog has it's day".

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Mar-06-13 3:52 PM

This man may have had no prior serious charges but he had no problem kissing off the court appointed counseling. He would not show up for whatever reason : just not worth his time. I'm glad judge lane thru the book at him. He did have other priors and if he was not a good candidate for ankle bracelet time /what other choice was there?

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Mar-06-13 8:19 PM

Funny thing being, noone that's posted knows him, noone knows his story. He's in a horrible position for this to have happened, including having a baby that will be here in 4 months. Noone takes into.consideration that people change, and I for one can personally tell you that l&p did in fact lie, but the truth obviously doesn't matter. Just keep in mind, you can't judge someone by there past. Every sinner has a past, every saint has a future.

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Mar-06-13 9:51 PM

Okay so lets try this again asknot, you must not know him very well, because he would do anything for anyone. Lets go through this one more time, addiction is a horrible thing, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. But you know what he did? He got clean, got his act together and was doing right! He was not messed up and did follow basic instructions, but again people will always judge, so the nicest thing I can say to you is take a long walk off a short pier.

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Mar-07-13 12:19 AM

As I said addiction is a horrible thing. It makes people do things they normally wouldn't. He's been clean for almost a year, got his life headed in the right direct, it took over 9 months to indict him on these charges, a lot has changed since then. He did do what the court asked, the only appointment he missed with l&p was counseling, not part of his evaluation which is what was court ordered. There's people sitting in county jail right now on drug trafficking charges, felony 4s and higher doing 30-90 days, going to septa. Which is where he should have been sent, and the judge seemed convincing he was sending him. He would have gotten help there, gotten counseling, and been able to come home for the birth of his son, he wouldn't have gotten to stay, but he would be there for that important moment. He's not the person who did this anymore, and I'm not saying he shouldn't be punished for what he did, but they should have looked into the fact that he is now clean, sober and making

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Mar-07-13 12:19 AM

Life and family for himself.

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