GALLIPOLIS — A Kentucky man will spend 30 months in a state penal facility following his conviction in the Gallia County Court of Common Pleas of complicity to burglary.
Riley Keith Marcum, 26, Hardy, Ky., formerly of Williamson, W.Va., was found guilty by a jury on May 30 following a one-day trial.
The jury received the case at approximately 3:50 p.m. on the day of the trial and returned with their verdict of guilty to complicity to burglary at 6:27 p.m.
Marcum pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary, a third degree felony, in September 2011 in relation to a burglary that occurred at an Ohio 218 residence on April 23, 2009.
Reportedly, 10 classic guitars were taken from the residence during the break-in — guitars valued at over $50,000.
According to reports, deputies with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office later recovered one of the instruments.
A warrant was issued for Marcum’s arrest in relation to this case in late September 2010, and he was arrested on this warrant in Pike County, Kentucky, nearly one year later in September 2011.
He waived extradition in a Pike County District Court on September 9, 2011, and was later transported to the Gallia County Jail.
During his initial arraignment, Marcum’s bond was set at $50,000, 10 percent, and he later posted bond for his release.
A jury trial was scheduled in this case for April 23, 2012, and the defendant failed to appear for this trial in the common pleas court.
On April 24, Marcum was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear and a jury trial was rescheduled.
Marcum’s attorney, Charles Knight, also later withdrew as counsel in this case, and public defender, Rick Hedges, was appointed to represent the defendant.
Marcum was released on bond on May 2 and later appeared for the trial on May 30.
On June 26, Marcum appeared before Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans and was sentenced to a total of 30 months in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for complicity to burglary, a third degree felony.
Marcum received credit for a total of 12 days served and will be subject to a mandatory period of three years of post-release control.
The defendant was further ordered to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $42,450.