GALLIPOLIS — A Point Pleasant man has been sentenced in the Gallia County Court of Common Pleas after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $40,000 in items from a home in Gallipolis.
Matthew A. Young, 33, was recently sentenced to a total of four years of community control and ordered to pay total of $39,625 to Josh Siders, the victim in this case.
Young was charged with stealing items from Siders’ Kineon Drive, Gallipolis, residence on July 9.
The investigation into the theft in Gallipolis followed Young’s arrest by officers with the Point Pleasant Police Department on July 10.
Young was arrested at his Grandview Avenue residence in Point Pleasant after employees of Siders Jewelers of Point Pleasant notified police that items had recently been taken from their store — items that were allegedly later sold to Cashland Financial in Gallipolis by Young.
Investigators with the Gallipolis Police Department became involved with the case after Josh Siders, the owner of the store in Point Pleasant, reported that his acquaintance, Young, had taken jewelry from his residence on or about July 9.
As a result of the alleged theft in Point Pleasant, Young was indicted by a Mason County Grand Jury and charged with two counts of grand larceny. Young appeared for a pre-trial hearing in this case on December 5 in the Mason County Circuit Court. A trial in this case has been set for 9:30 a.m. on January 10.
According to documents filed with the Gallia County Clerk of Courts, the plea in Young’s Gallia County case was made upon the recommendation of the victim. A victim’s statement was filed on November 2 and signed by the victim’s representative Capt. Jeff Boyer of the Gallipolis Police Department.
During his sentencing hearing, Young was ordered, as per his probation sentence, to pay $50 per month to the clerk of courts while on probation, ordered to perform 500 hours of community service, register with Ohio Employment Services, if unemployed, and to be evaluated by the Spectrum Outreach Program.
The judgement entry in this case further specifies that Young was ordered to have no contact with the victim and ordered to pay restitution at a minimum rate of $905 per month beginning on January 15, 2012.