POMEROY — A Washington County man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for burglary and breaking and entering.
James C. Bartimus, 39, of Vincent, Ohio, pleaded guilty in November 2012 to one count of burglary, a felony of the second degree, and two counts of breaking and entering, felonies of the fifth degree.
According to court documents, Bartimus was sentenced to six years in prison on the one count of burglary, and 12 months for each count of breaking and entering. The sentences are to run consecutively for a total of eight years.
The single count of burglary as charged in the indictment occurred on March 27, 2012, at the Charles Humphreys residence in Reedsville.
The two counts of breaking and entering occurred on April 16 and May 11 at the D.V. Weber Construction Warehouse in Reedsville.
According to a report from then Sheriff Robert E. Beegle, a safe containing a large sum of cash was stolen from the Humphrey residence by Bartimus and other individuals. The safe stolen from the Humphrey residence was recovered by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office over the bank of the Hocking River near the Arrowhead at Little Hocking.
The report also stated that copper wire was stolen from the incident at the D.V. Weber Construction Warehouse.
Lori Leedy, 48, of Nelsonville, was also sentenced in Meigs County Common Pleas Court recently in connection with the burglary at the Humphreys residence.
Leedy pleaded guilty on Jan. 30 to one count of burglary and one count of theft. Two counts of complicity to breaking and entering were dismissed.
The one count of burglary was for the March 27 burglary of the Humphreys residence.
The theft offense occurred on Oct. 19, 2012, at the D.V. Weber Warehouse in Reedsville. According to the indictment, property stolen was greater than $500, but less than $5,000. The offense is a felony of the fifth degree.
Leedy was sentenced immediately following the guilty plea without objection. She was sentenced to five years on the count of burglary and one year on the count of theft. The two sentences are to be served consecutively for a total of six years.
Leedy, Bartimus and any other defendants found guilty in the case were ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution of Humpreys. A sum of $9,871 was also ordered to be paid to D.V. Weber Construction in connection with the cases.