Sheriann Odem, who hit officer, is sentenced

Staff photo / Chris McBride Defense attorney Carlo Ciccone has defendant Sheriann Odem sign documentation during her sentencing Tuesday inside the courtroom of Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge Andrew D. Logan.

WARREN — A Youngstown woman was sentenced to two to three years after pleading guilty to a shoplifting incident that spiraled into her threatening and assaulting an officer.

Sheriann Odem, 25, of Catalina Avenue, Youngstown, tried explaining to Trumbull Common Pleas Judge Andrew D. Logan that she had a traumatic experience prior to the events that led to her charges.

However, Logan noted that Odem has a “history of violence,” with similar incidents and told Odem that she has shown no signs of remorse for her crime.

Odem pleaded guilty in October to charges of second-degree felonious assault and vandalism, a fifth-degree felony. She faced an indefinite prison sentence of between two and 13 years.

The case revolves around a Nov. 21, 2022, report of shoplifting at the Walmart in Liberty Plaza. A woman, identified as Odem, had officers on a foot chase through the parking lot and threatened police.

The report states Odem had a combative behavior as she reportedly was punching and kicking. At one point she banged her head against a wall, after being told by officers she would be charged with a felony.

An officer received a bloody nose after being hit by Odem, the report states.

About $1,300 worth of merchandise was stolen during the incident.


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