Created on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
KENTON — Charges against a Ridgeway area man suspected of running a multi-county theft ring continue to pile up.
Aaron Sells, 28, who was arresteded in December on 28 charges, now faces 28 more charges, according to the Kenton Times.
Monday, he was arraigned on two counts of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity; 13 counts of receiving stolen property; 10 counts of grand theft; and single counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, tampering with evidence and tampering with identification numbers.
Previous charges against the defendant include 10 counts of grand theft with firearms specifications; 10 counts of receiving stolen property with firearms specifications; engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity; tampering with evidence and tampering with identification numbers.
His first trial is set for Feb. 21 and the trial date for the new charges is April 4.
He remains in the Multi-County Correctional Facility in Marion along with a co-defendant Michael Moore of Mt. Victory.
Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputies found more than 700 items at the Sells home north of Ridgeway in November. Some of the property was buried around the farmhouse.
Sheriff Keith Everhart said the items came from all corners of the state.
The sheriff’s office opened a storage room to the public in January in hopes of finding some of the owners.