|Several sentenced for variety of felonies|
|Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Staff Writer|
|Tuesday, 10 July 2012 10:21|
A Toledo man was recently sentenced to six years in prison following his conviction of eight felony offenses.
A Cygnet man returned before the judge for the third consecutive year and now will spend 12 months in prison.
Nicholas Hobbs, 20, of Toledo, through a plea agreement, pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary, two counts of grand theft, possessing criminal tools, and the most serious charge of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony. The burglary counts are all second-degree offenses; the grand theft charges are fourth degree felonies; while the possession charge is a fifth-degree crime.
Wood County Common Pleas Court Judge Alan Mayberry sentenced Hobbs to three years for the corrupt activity charge, two years on each of the burglary charges, six months on both grand theft counts and the criminal tools possession charge.
The judge also ordered the four burglary charges to be served concurrently, the two grand theft charges are also to be served concurrent to each others, but consecutive to the burglary time. The other two charges are also to be consecutive to all other sentences for an aggregate total of six years.
The judge also ordered restitution in excess of $12,200. The restitution is to be paid jointly and severally with four co-defendants in the case. The payment is to be paid to 10 separate victims of the crime spree. Most of the victims live in Bowling Green, but there is also victims in Perrysburg, Toledo, Parma, Norwalk and Moline, Ill. As part of the plea agreement, seven additional charges (five burglary and two grand theft) were dismissed.
According to court records, Hobbs and his co-defendants were responsible for a string of break-ins including several residences in the Campbell Hill Road area. The break-ins are alleged between September 2011 and January 2012.
Richard D. Eaken Jr., 24, of Cygnet has faced felony offenses for three straight years. This time Judge Robert Pollex revoked his community control sanctions from the first two cases and ordered Eaken to serve 12 months in prison on each charge.
According to court documents, Eaken was involved in March of this year with a stolen vehicle. He pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.
In the 2011 case, he was sentenced on two counts of receiving stolen property. That case involved gift cards which had been acquired through stolen goods. The 2010 case was also a charge of receiving stolen property and involved a stolen woman's gold ring which had been pawned.
He was credited with 104 days served in the county jail on all the cases.
Each of the sentences were ordered to be served concurrent to each other.
Others recently ordered to prison include:
• Tiffany Lawson, 29, of Bowling Green, 11 months for aggravated possession of drugs. This was also ordered to be served concurrent with a separate permitting drug abuse offense. The second charge was from a 2010 case where she was granted an intervention in lieu of conviction. (Mayberry)
• Lee Files, 46, of Toledo, 17 months, following a community control violation of his complicity to theft conviction in a 2010 case. His sentence was ordered to be served consecutive to a sentence out of Lucas County. (Pollex)
• Gerold Middlebrooks, 42, of Toledo, was ordered by Judge Reeve Kelsey to spend three years in prison for his possession of drug charges. He must also forfeit $1,400 seized at the time of his arrest and pay an additional $7,500 fine.
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