Created on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 Written by NATE SMITH
A defendant pleaded guilty Monday before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark S. O’Connor to a fifth-degree felony related to a December burglary of a Park Road residence.
Amber Barker, 25, of Bellefontaine, pleaded guilty to one count of receiving stolen property. She wasn’t present for a Nov. 29 burglary at 805 N. Park Road, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Eric Stewart said, but she closely associates with Joshua Claybaugh, 27, of Bellefontaine, the defendant charged for carrying out the break-in.
Ms. Barker was arrested by officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department investigating the burglary Dec. 2 along with Mr. Claybaugh and another defendant, Lewis E. Snyder, 51, of Belle Center.
Several stolen items were recovered, including a necklace Ms. Barker was wearing. She told police it belonged to a family member, before acknowledging she knew it was stolen.
Two food stamp cards and 10 units of heroin also were reportedly recovered.
Police also recovered a stolen camera that contained pictures of Mr. Claybaugh and Ms. Barker, prosecutors said.
Ms. Barker will be sentenced June 3. Cases against Mr. Claybaugh and Mr. Snyder are pending.
Note: An earlier version of this story provided an incorrect sentencing date for Ms. Barker.
Accomplice gets jail time
Brandy Lile, 31, of Bellefontaine, was sentenced to 60 days in Logan County Jail, five years’ community control, and was ordered to pay a $500 fine, court costs and attorney fees for complicity to burglary, a third-degree felony.
She helped make sure nobody was home at a residence at 3780 Bruce St. ahead of a burglary that occurred Oct. 29. Prosecutors said the defendant didn’t actively participate in the burglary, but knocked on the door to help make sure the residence was vacant. The defendant was also present after the burglary was carried out, when some of the unwanted stolen items were thrown into the Mad River.
The defendant was granted a furlough and doesn’t have to report to jail until Friday.
Another felony charge of theft was filed against Ms. Lile on April 22.
Man sentenced for B&E
Edward Bollack III, 22, of Marysville, was sentenced to 30 days in Logan County Jail, three years’ community control, a $250 fine, court costs and attorney fees for breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony.
The defendant participated in the theft of various landscaping tools taken from the Valley Hi Garage, 202 Snow Ridge Drive, Valley Hi.
The defendant said he’s off drugs now and looks forward to finding work when he’s released from jail, adding that his self-esteem is as low as it could be.
Rather than request a furlough, the defendant began his jail sentence Monday.