Dayton man pleads guilty to charge in death of man left near hospital

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 2:01 PM

Virgil Corbin.
Virgil Corbin.

A Dayton man accused of leaving another Dayton man, later pronounced dead, at the entrance to a Miami County hospital pleaded guilty Thursday to felony tampering with evidence.

Virgil Corbin, 49, was indicted last year in a January 2017 incident in which Terry E. Sims, 59, was found at the Upper Valley Medical Center entrance north of Troy by a nurse going to the hospital. The death was caused by multiple drug intoxication by fentanyl analog, cocaine, ethanol and hydrocodone, an autopsy report by William Ginn, Miami County coroner, said.

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As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will remain silent at sentencing except to recommend a maximum 24 months in prison for Corbin, if any prison time is ordered, defense lawyer Anthony Sullivan told Judge Jeannine Pratt. The charge is a third-degree felony, which carries a maximum possible sentence of three years in prison. Corbin also could receive community control.

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Pratt accepted the guilty plea, ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled Corbin’s sentencing for July 3 in county Common Pleas Court. Sullivan asked for the presentence investigation to include a screening for Corbin’s possible participation in the MonDay rehabilitation program.

Corbin remains in the county jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

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