MARIETTA - The last of three men charged with breaking into an unoccupied New Matamoras house in September was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Common Pleas Court to serve 30 days in the Washington County Jail.
Paul W. Hendershot Jr., 21, of 40 Fourth St., New Matamoras, and two other New Matamoras men were accused of stealing copper materials, collector bottles of alcohol and several tools from the house.
Hendershot pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony count of breaking and entering and was sentenced by Washington County Common Pleas Court Judge Randall Burnworth to 33 days in jail with credit for three days served.
Paul W. Hendershot Jr.
He will be subject to three years of community control sanctions.
As part of the plea agreement, the state dropped a fourth-degree felony count of trafficking in drugs against Hendershot but required him to make $220 restitution to the Major Crimes Task Force in that case.
The other two men sentenced for the break-in, 27-year-old Mitchell L. Erb, of 50810 Ohio 7, and 20-year-old Chris T. Fluhart, of 1308 Williamson Ave., also each pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony count of breaking and entering in the case.
Erb was sentenced April 2 to 120 days in the Washington County Jail and five years community control. Fluhart was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years community control.
The three men will split the $4,500 restitution ordered for theft and property damage that occurred during the crime.