Created on Thursday, 06 March 2014 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Joseph Rosebrook, 58, was released today from the Lima Correctional Facility after completing a 10-year prison term for conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, receiving stolen property, obstructing justice and concealing or altering a motor vehicle identity number.
He began his prison term in April 2005, but with time served awaiting trial, he was eligible for release today.
Logan County Sheriff’s detectives worked with a special prosecutor from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to pursue a multi-count racketeering case against the former county resident.
He was under house arrest when he made telephone calls trying to hire a hitman to kill a key witness against him, according to the murder conspiracy charge.
According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, he will be under supervision of the Adult Parole Authority for five years.