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Teen sentenced to additional prison time

A teenage defendant only about a month into a decade-long prison term out of Clinton County was sentenced recently in Logan County Common Pleas Court to additional prison time.

Justin Noble, 19, at large, was sentenced Feb. 7 to 18 months in prison for single counts of complicity to theft of a motor vehicle, complicity to theft, theft of a motor vehicle and possessing criminal tools.

The sentence will be served consecutively to a 10-year sentence out of Clinton County for a total of 35 crimes that included five counts of burglary, one count of breaking-and-entering, four counts of grand theft, six counts of theft, nine counts of petty theft, one count theft of oxycodone, two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, six counts of receiving stolen property and one count of failure to comply.

Charges in this case are the result of a summertime spree that began in Bellefontaine, continued into DeGraff and concluded in Xenia. Along the way, the defendant and two others stole two cars and broke into about a dozen other vehicles, taking numerous items including credit cards and at least one firearm.

Also sentenced recently in common pleas court were:

• Christopher Adkins, 25 of Bellefontaine: 10 days in the Logan County Jail, five years’ community control and ordered to pay a $100 fine, and court costs for theft of drugs; and

• Joseph Burton, 24 of Troy, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of felonious assault, and was sentenced to three years in prison to be served consecutively to a charge from Miami County, ordered to pay a $250 fine and restitution. Read a related story: Stabbing leads to attempted murder charge.

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