MOUNT VERNON — A Circleville man changed his plea on a previously-amended charge in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday.

Christopher E. Windsor, 20, had his original charge of the third-degree felony of grand theft amended to receiving stolen property, a felony of the fourth degree, and then he submitted a plea of guilty to the lesser charge.

The charge stems from an incident on Dec. 13 where he took a firearm from an acquaintance and then sent text messages to people saying that he had taken it. He has since returned it.

His attorney, Public Defender John Pyle, requested a pre-sentence investigation for this case and Windsor will have a sentencing hearing on May 30.

In other cases on Wednesday:
Dalton W. Smith, 24, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

Adam Saunders, 32, also changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on one count of aggravated possession of drugs. The charges stem from Saunders being found with drugs hidden in a modified garage-door opener in his car.

Both Smith and Saunders had pre-sentence investigations requested on their behalf and both will be sentenced on May 30. The sentence has a potential prison term of between six and 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500.

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