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Gary Huffenberger|Wilmington News JournalSamantha Floyd, left, listens Tuesday as Clinton County Public Defender Rob Baker discusses her presentence investigation report.
Gary Huffenberger|Wilmington News JournalSamantha Floyd, left, listens Tuesday as Clinton County Public Defender Rob Baker discusses her presentence investigation report.
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WILMINGTON — A Wilmington woman, guilty of breaking and entering against her grandfather, on Tuesday received a sentence of basic supervision for a year.


Samantha L. Floyd, 28, had a prior felony in 2006. In the present case, the victim “adamantly” asked prosecution to recommend the judge give his granddaughter probation, Clinton County Chief Felony Prosecutor Brian A. Shidaker said in court.


Also in her favor, Floyd claimed to be clean of heroin for a year and, according to Clinton County Common Pleas Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck, “You do look clean and sober. You look like you’re well-grounded now.”


On her own behalf, Floyd said, “I was just sick and tired of being at the bottom. I live for my daughter. Drugs used to be more important than family, but now family is more important than drugs.”


She has completed a residential program in Greene County, stated court papers.


In his written judgment entry, Rudduck noted the victim “is requesting supervision, not loss of liberty.”


A six-month jail term was suspended, with credit given for four days in jail.


The judge previously denied a request from Floyd to expunge her 2006 case from the record.


If she breaks the terms of her community controls, she faces a nine-month prison sentence.


Gary Huffenberger can be reached at 937-382-2574, ext. 2512 or on Twitter @GHuffenberger.


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