Langsville man sentenced to prison

By Sarah Hawley -

POMEROY — A Langsville man has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to amended charges on Thursday in Meigs County Common Pleas Court.

Anthony G. Davis, 29, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree felony charges of attempted receiving stolen property involving a motor vehicle and obstructing official business in two cases.

In pleading guilty to the charges, the state agreed to dismiss remaining charges against Davis.

The prosecution and defense stipulated to the requirements in order for Davis to receive the maximum consecutive sentence in the cases, including that he has a previous felony conviction (in Vinton County).

The receiving stolen property charge related to the Feb. 8 theft of a vehicle from Syracuse which was later found burnt on Buck Run Road near Wilkesville. Davis was ordered to pay $5,406 in restitution to the victim in the case.

The charge of obstructing official business deals with Davis’ failure to stop for a traffic stop attempted by Deputy Chris Jones in parts of Meigs and Vinton Counties on Feb. 23.

Davis had also been charged with the theft of a 2015 Polaris Razr. He did not plead guilty in regard to that case.

Victim’s Advocate Theda Petrasko said that the victim in that case understood Davis would not plead guilty to that offense, but that a co-defendant is expected to be charged in the case.

The RZR was recovered and returned to the owners.

Davis’ attorney, public defender Karyn Justice asked the court for a one week furlough for her client prior to sentencing in the case.

Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Adkins said the state would not necessarily oppose the request as if Davis would fail to return to court he would be subject to an additional failure to appear charge which could carry an 18 month sentence.

Judge I. Carson Crow denied the request for the furlough, referencing past cases in which other individuals did not reappear for court following a furlough.

By Sarah Hawley