May 28, 2024

Gilmore Sentenced in Multiple Theft Cases

POMEROY, Ohio – One man has been sentenced on theft charges in Meigs County.

According to Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley on August 19, 2019, Zyon Gilmore, 23, of Albany, Ohio was sentenced to 9.5 years in prison and five years of community control for numerous offenses including Breaking and Entering, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, and Complicity to Burglary.  On July 23, 2019, Gilmore entered guilty pleas to those offenses and was found guilty of each by Meigs County Court of Common Pleas Judge Linda R. Warner.  A bifurcated sentencing hearing was held on August 13, 2019 and August 19, 2019.

In case number 19CR075, Gilmore was found guilty of Breaking & Entering, a felony of the fifth degree with a maximum penalty of twelve months in prison.  Evidence showed that Gilmore broke into a structure in Scipio Township near Albany.  

In case number 19CR076, Gilmore was found guilty of Breaking & Entering, a felony of the fifth degree with a maximum penalty of twelve months in prison, and Theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree with a maximum penalty of six months in jail.  The theft offense merged with the breaking & entering offense for purposes of sentencing, so the maximum penalty for this case was twelve months in prison.  Evidence showed that Gilmore broke into a shed in Scipio Township near Pageville and stole a lawnmower.  

In case number 19CR079, Gilmore was found guilty of Complicity to Burglary, a felony of the second degree with a maximum penalty of eight years in prison, and Receiving Stolen Property, a felony of the fourth degree with a maximum penalty of eighteen months in prison.  Evidence showed that Gilmore aided and abetted another in committing a burglary offense in Scipio Township between Pageville and Albany and was in receipt of a stolen firearm thereafter.

In case number 19CR081, Gilmore was found guilty of two counts of Breaking & Entering, each a felony of the fifth degree with a maximum penalty of twelve months in prison, and two counts of Theft, each a felony of the fifth degree with a maximum penalty of twelve months in prison.  The theft offenses merged with the breaking & entering offenses for purposes of sentencing, so the maximum penalty for this case was twenty-four months in prison.   Evidence showed that Gilmore broke into numerous structures in Scipio Township near Harrisonville and on multiple occasions and stole various items valued in excess of $8,000 from the property owner.

Stanley argued for the maximum sentence of 13.5 years in prison while counsel for Gilmore argued for a sentence of less than five years in prison.  In case number 19CR075, the court sentenced Gilmore to twelve months in prison.  In case number 19CR076, the court sentenced Gilmore to five years of community control with a twelve-month underlying prison sentence.  In case number 19CR079, the court sentenced Gilmore to seven years in prison for the Complicity to Burglary conviction and eighteen months in prison for the Receiving Stolen Property conviction.  In case number 19CR081, the court sentenced Gilmore to five years of community control with a twenty-four-month underlying prison sentence.  The prison sentences were ordered to be served consecutively for a total of 9.5 years in prison.  Community control will be stayed while Gilmore is imprisoned and will begin once Gilmore is released.  The court also ordered Gilmore to pay restitution.

“I’m glad justice was served today, and I hope the people of Scipio Township can rest a little easier knowing Gilmore will be in prison for many years to come,” Stanley said.  “I’d like to thank the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office for all the hard work the deputies put into solving these four cases.”