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Two local men sentenced to prison

Three defendants were sentenced and four pleaded guilty before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O'Connor earlier this week.

Matthew Davis (pictured), 37, of Lakeview, was sentenced to fifteen months in prison for burglary.

Davis was arrested after he entered his neighbor’s home September 10th around 6:45 in the morning.

Davis was caught entering 10990 State Street in Lakeside.

The victim, Shannon Kirby, 22, heard her bedroom door open. She first thought it was her son, then noticed it was a white male. The male then fled the scene.

Kirby contacted the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies processed the scene and spoke with Kirby’s husband, who was out of town.

Mr. Kirby said he recently spoke with Davis on the phone. During their conversation, Davis asked him how long he was going to be gone.

Deputies followed footprints in the wet grass that tracked toward Davis’s residence. He was wearing clothing similar to what Kirby described. Kirby was brought to the scene and she identified Davis as the person she saw in her home.

Davis denied being at the Kirby residence. Deputies searched his room and located suspected drug paraphernalia.

He was charged with burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia, then lodged in the Logan County Jail.

In October, Davis was indicted for burglary (F2).

Anthony Whitt, 28, of Kenton, was sentenced to twelve months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for forgery.

Dominic Disanto, 42, of Celina, was sentenced to two years community control and ordered to pay restitution, attorney fees, and court costs for theft.

Carmelita Johnson, 39, of Bellefontaine, pleaded guilty to permitting drug abuse.

Brock Rayles, 36, of DeGraff, pleaded guilty to theft and non-support of dependents.

Presentence investigations were ordered and sentencings are scheduled for February 19th.

Jeremy Rhoads, 35, of DeGraff, pleaded guilty to non-support of dependents.

Bobby Harber, 26, of Kenton, pleaded guilty to non-support of dependents.

Both were placed on the prosecutor's pretrial diversion program.

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