Created on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
KENTON — The final defendant in a Mount Victory-based theft ring that turned up more than 700 stolen items has admitted his guilt.
Aaron Sells, 29, of Mount Victory, pleaded guilty to three counts of theft of firearms, two counts of burglary and single counts of tampering with evidence, breaking and entering and safecracking Monday in Hardin County Common Pleas Court.
He and Michael Moore are accused of burglarizing numerous homes and burying more than 700 stolen items on Mr. Sells’ property. Jasyn Rorabaugh previously admitted a lesser role in the crimes and has been sentenced to community control.
Prosecutor Brad Bailey said he is asking for the maximum 12-year prison sentence with the possibility of release after eight years. Sells will be sentenced Aug. 8 by Judge Scott Barrett.
Mr. Moore has already been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to similar crimes as Mr. Sells.