Case Analysis : Heroin Addiction Essay
Joshua Hostottle, 24, of 17886 Township Road 428, Dresden, previously pleaded guilty in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to burglary, theft, theft from an elderly person and grand theft of a firearm. In exchange for his guilty plea, a gun specification was dismissed, eliminating a mandatory prison term.
His codefendant, Brian McMahon, 25, of 16915 Elsienna Ave., Cleveland, pleaded guilty to burglary and grand theft of a firearm. In exchange for his plea, charges of theft and theft from an elderly person, as well as the firearm specification, were dismissed.
They returned to court Tuesday to be sentence — Hostottle to 24 months and McMahon to 30 months. Both were ordered to share in payment of restitution of $3,750.
Since entering his guilty plea, McMahon has violated bond and faces new criminal charges in Cuyahoga County for what his attorney, James McDonnell, referred to as “shoplifting gone bad, that turned into a robbery.”
McDonnell said McMahon, who has had a drug problem for about three years, has undergone treatment, but it has failed to work. Nevertheless, he questioned what prison would do to him. He asked Judge Robert Rinfret to consider a sanction that would include in-patient treatment because “at the end of the day, that 's what will benefit him…