Sex offender faces weapon charge


Allegedly stolen items found in Mowrystown home

By Sarah Allen - [email protected]



Ryan Hansen is pictured in the Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday.


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A Mount Orab man with a prior conviction for gross sexual imposition was one of two people arrested after the Highland County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Thursday.

According to an affidavit filed with the Hillsboro Municipal Court, deputies executed the warrant for receiving stolen property at a SR 134 residence.

During the search, deputies allegedly located a “Duerr brand wood splitter … hidden under some clothes and a couch on a covered porch attached to the residence,” as stated in the affidavit. The wood splitter was previously reported as stolen, the affidavit added.

Cindy Hackney, 37, Mount Orab, allegedly told deputies that a relative had brought the wood splitter to her house a few days earlier and that “they had purchased the wood splitter from someone in Amelia,” the affidavit stated.

Hackney was charged with first-degree misdemeanor receiving stolen property.

Also allegedly found during the search was a “nine-shot revolver .22 caliber handgun inside an ammo box located in the bedroom of … Hackney and Ryan Hansen,” according to the affidavit.

Hansen, 23, was convicted of felony gross sexual imposition in 2007, the affidavit stated. He was charged with having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony.

Both Hansen and Hackney appeared in municipal court on their respective charges Friday.

Hansen’s case is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next Thursday. His bond is set at $10,000. If he posts that bond, he is to have no contact with Hackney or other reportedly involved parties. He must observe a curfew and report to the probation department.

Hackney was released on an own recognizance (OR) bond. A pretrial is set for next month. While her case is pending, she is ordered to have no contact with Hansen or other involved parties. She must observe a curfew.

In other case, Misty Staten, 39, Winchester, appeared on two counts of fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property, two counts of fifth-degree felony breaking and entering, one count of third-degree felony tampering with evidence, and one count of second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business.

According to an affidavit filed with the court, the Mowrystown Police Department “recovered (on Thursday) several items believed to have been stolen from area burglaries.” Those items were reportedly found at a West Main Street residence.

The following were allegedly located: a DeWalt air compressor, Paslode nail gun, Craftsman professional toolbox with various tools, and a Stihl chainsaw.

The chainsaw, according to the affidavit, “was confirmed stolen out of a breaking and entering of a garage.”

Staten’s charges are scheduled for a preliminary hearing next Thursday. Her bond is set at $15,000. If she posts her bond, Staten must report to the probation department, observe a curfew, and have no contact with a reportedly involved party.

Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.

Ryan Hansen is pictured in the Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Hansen.jpgRyan Hansen is pictured in the Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday. Sarah Allen|The Times-Gazette
Allegedly stolen items found in Mowrystown home

By Sarah Allen

[email protected]

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