Liquor store clerk pleads guilty to second sale to minor chargeWritten by Sarah Ottney | Editor in Chief | firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently serving a six-month sentence for selling liquor to a minor, store clerk Nicholas Thompson pleaded guilty June 4 to a new charge of selling beer to a minor.
Thompson, 39, was sentenced by Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Goulding to six months in jail and a $750 fine. The sentence will be served concurrently to the sentence he is currently serving.
On April 15, Thompson was found guilty of selling vodka to a friend of 18-year-old Brian Hoeflinger on Feb. 1, 2013, at Foxx Liquor Store, 5341 Dorr St. Hoeflinger was killed in an alcohol-related crash later that night. In that case, Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge James Bates sentenced Thompson to six months in jail, the maximum penalty possible for the misdemeanor charge.
In court on June 4, Thompson admitted he sold beer to an underage person at Foxx Liquor Store on April 12, 2013, and didn’t ask for ID. As part of the plea agreement, Thompson agreed to drop his appeal in the prior case.