POMEROY — A Middleport man was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to a 2015 breaking and entering at Rite Aid in Pomeroy.
David P. Tiemeyer, 36, of Middleport, previously pleaded guilty to felony charges of safecracking and breaking and entering in connection with the October 2015 break in at the Pomeroy pharmacy.
According to previous Sentinel reports, police were originally called to Rite-Aid after the window of the left entrance door had been shattered and unspecified items taken.
Tiemeyer and Felicia See were arrested following the incident and indicted on charges of safecracking and breaking and entering.
See previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison.
According to statements made by Meigs County Prosecutor James Stanley, a negotiated plea agreement by the former prosecutor’s office called for Tiemeyer to be placed on community control.
In sentencing Tiemeyer to prison, Judge I. Carson Crow noted a positive drug screen and the serious nature of the crime.
Defense attorney Tommy Saunders argued that as a first-time felony offender Tiemeyer should be placed on community control or sent to a Community Based Correctional Facility (CBCF) as a more restrictive alternative.
Tiemeyer apologized, saying that he was “truly sorry to Rite Aid, the community and his family.”
He went on to say that he needs help and will come home sober from whatever sentence he received. “I want my life back,” said Tiemeyer.
Crow told Tiemeyer that the statements he made in court on Wednesday kept him from an additional 12 months in prison and afforded him the opportunity for community control on one of the two counts.
Crow handed down a split sentence, sentencing Tiemeyer to 18 months in prison for safecracking and five years of community control for breaking and entering.
Restitution was ordered in the amount of $2,170.05 which is for the money taken and the replacement of damage to the door.