Note: This story appears in the Sunday, Dec. 2 newspaper on Page A3.

A Nelsonville man was sentenced to four years and 11 months in prison after he was convicted in two separate burglary cases.

Kevin Lee Sammons, 33, appeared before Judge George McCarthy on Wednesday, Nov. 28 and was sentenced on two cases. He will be subject to three years post-release control. According to a news release from Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn, Sammons was one of “several individuals” who were found to be breaking into homes in the Nelsonville area.

In the first case, Sammons was convicted on a charge of burglary, a third-degree felony, along with breaking and entering as well as possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.

In the second case, Sammons was convicted on two counts of burglary, both second-degree felonies; grand theft of a firearm/dangerous ordnance, a third-degree felony; and five counts of breaking and entering, all fifth-degree felonies.

These events reportedly took place around June and July of this year, according to the prosecutor’s office. The news release identifies Michael D. Hoyd Jr., 36, and Kevin Mehl, 32, as alleged accomplices of Sammons. Hoyd Jr.’s case is still pending, but Mehl pleaded guilty of receiving stolen property in October and was sentenced to five years of community control.

The first of Sammons’ cases was investigated by the Nelsonville Police Department. The second case was investigated by the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office.

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