Man sentenced for role in 4-county burglary ring


Joseph Luna, 40, of Findlay, was sentenced this month to 10 years in prison for his role in a four-county
burglary ring.
On July 21, Luna entered guilty pleas to 10 of 13 counts of complicity to burglary, all second-degree
felonies; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity
with a specification, a first-degree felony.
Wood County Common Pleas Court Judge Alan Mayberry handed down the sentences.
The crime spree was broken up in 2008 after officials from Wood, Hancock, Henry and Putnam counties
alleged several people were involved in at least 42 daytime burglaries of rural homes. More than half of
those occurred in Wood County.
Between April and July, 2008, thieves were stealing televisions, computers, guns, jewelry and other
valuables, then pawning the items or trading them for heroin.
At least 10 individuals faced charges in the case, and many of the defendants were sentenced earlier this
He was sentenced to four years in prison on each of the remaining 10 counts. Those sentences are to be
served concurrently to one another. He was sentenced to one year on the tampering with evidence charge;
and five years on the pattern of corrupt activity charge. The latter two sentences are to be served
consecutively to each other as well as the burglary sentence to arrive at the 10-year total.
Mayberry also ordered Luna’s sentence to be served consecutively to a Lucas County sentence. He further
ordered the defendant pay restitution, jointly and severally with the codefendants of more than $11,400
to victims in Wood and Hancock counties.
Luna will also be subject to five years of post-release control upon his release from prison.

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