GALLIPOLIS — A man previously charged in relation to two separate Gallia County burglaries, was recently arraigned in his third common pleas case.
Trevor S. Mullins, 23, Vinton, was arraigned earlier this week and charged with one count of receiving stolen property and one count of telecommunications fraud.
According to the indictment in this case, Mullins was allegedly in the possession of a Direct Express Bank debit card, the property of another, on November 2, 2012, and, by means of telecommunication, executed or otherwise furthered a scheme or fraud.
Mullins, who had previously been placed on probation for a 2011 burglary, was arrested in relation to an unrelated case at approximately 12:30 p.m. on January 7 following a traffic stop in Rio Grande.
Reportedly, a deputy with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office was called in to assist a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol who had found Mullins, as well as Jeremy A. Gibson, 26, Vinton, and Kelly Nichole Murray, 23, Gallipolis, in possession of what appeared to be several items stolen during a burglary, including a flat screen television, miscellaneous jewelry, iPods, a .22 revolver and assorted DVDs.
Documents filed in this case indicate that Mullins was riding in the truck of the car at the time of the traffic stop.
Following the apprehension of the suspects, the items found in the suspects’ vehicle were linked to a burglary on Tyn Rhos Road, as, at approximately 4 p.m. on January 7, the homeowner called law enforcement after returning home to find the residence ransacked.
According to the police report, Murry told investigators that she had dropped Mullins and Gibson off on a road near the Thurman-area house, and she pulled the vehicle further down the roadway and waited on them. She later went back and picked up the two suspects and was, subsequently, pulled over by law enforcement in the Rio Grande McDonald’s parking lot.
The homeowner reportedly provided a list of the items stolen from the residence, items that matched the description of the property recovered from the earlier traffic stop.
Mullins was later charged with one count of burglary, a third degree felony, and one count of possessing criminal tools as he was allegedly in the possession of a pry bar and black gloves at the time of his arrest, a fifth degree felony.
He is scheduled to appear for a jury trial in relation to this case on June 17. A plea may be filed by May 17.
Murray was later indicted and charged last month with complicity to burglary for the January 7 incident, while, as of press time, no charges relating to this incident have been filed against Gibson.
Gibson is facing a charge of receiving stolen property in a 2012 case, however, time in this case was ordered as tolled as Gibson is reportedly currently incarcerated in a state penal facility in relation to another criminal case.
In an earlier Gallia County case, Mullins was sentenced on July 25, 2011, to serve two years of probation after pleading guilty to one count of burglary and one count of theft for a break-in that occurred between July 14 and July 15, 2011, at a residence on Neighborhood Road.
Initial violations in this case filed on December 28, 2012, state that, among other allegations, the defendant had failed to pay toward the $1,800 in restitution owed to the victim in this case and had failed make any office visits with his probation officer.
A hearing was initially scheduled in this case on January 28, 2013, however, the defendant was arrested prior to this date in connection with the Thurman-area burglary and new violations filed on January 9 by his probation officer outline several violations in connection with the burglary, including his contact with a known felon and possession of the firearm just stolen from the residence.
A final hearing in this case has been scheduled for May 15.
During Monday’s hearing in the defendant’s newest case, Mullins entered a not guilty plea to receiving stolen property and telecommunications fraud.
His bond was set at $15,000, 10 percent, with an additional bond of $1,500, 10 percent.
A plea agreement in this case may be filed by May 20. A jury trial has been scheduled for June 5.