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Couple sentenced on burglary charges

Two were sentenced on burglary-related charges Monday before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark S. O’Connor.

Stevens Jeremy

STEVENS

Zaar Trisha

ZAAR

Jeremy Stevens, 33, of Ridgeway, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for two counts of burglary, third-degree felonies. That sentence will be served consecutively to a third-degree felony charge of grand theft involving a firearm the defendant incurred in Union County.

His previous girlfriend, Trisha Zaar, 28, of Mt. Vernon, was sentenced to five years’ community control, a $500 fine, attorney fees and court costs for complicity to commit burglary.

According to prosecutors, Ms. Zaar would knock on the door to ensure no one was home ahead of burglaries executed by Mr. Stevens.

Ms. Zaar told the court Monday that she didn’t know she was being dispatched to knock on the door because there was a burglary being planned. Instead, she said she was told to knock on the door and try to sell a camera in exchange for cigarette and gas money. 

She avoided jail time because her role was primarily that of an “aider and abettor,” and because this is her first felony conviction, Judge O’Connor said.

Read the full story in Tuesday's Examiner.

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