A teenager charged with planning to break into the movie theater has been sentenced to local jail.
Dyllan Laber, 19, of Tiffin, was sentenced in Logan County Common Pleas Court to 90 days in the Logan County Jail, probation incentive program, five years’ community control and ordered to pay a $500 fine, court costs and attorney fees for conspiracy to commit robbery.
The defendant was arrested in December after he was caught trying to break into Chakeres Theaters, 888 E. Sandusky Ave.
He was observed outside the cinema dressed in black and wearing a ski mask. A foot pursuit started after he was approached by officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department.
Sergeant Chris Marlow and one of the department’s canine officers pursued in his cruiser and pulled alongside the suspect, according to incident reports. He warned the suspect to stop or he would release his dog.
The officer could clearly see the defendant was carrying a pistol and drew his own weapon as he came to a rolling stop. The suspect immediately dropped the handgun and laid face first on the sidewalk.
A cellular phone and pepper spray were taken from the suspect. The gun was a realistic looking, unloaded pellet gun, according to arrest reports.
At the time of the incident, the defendant told police he was a former theater employee and needed money for college.
Others sentenced were:
• Lance Brandyberry, 23 of DeGraff: 29 days in the Logan County Jail, two years' community control and ordered to pay a $100 fine, court costs and attorney fees for misuse of a credit card;
• Kyle Hensley, 29 of Belle Center: West Central Community Based Correctional Facility, probation incentive program, five years’ community control and ordered to pay court costs and attorney fees for burglary; and
• Anthony Peterman, 38, of Russells Point: five years’ community control, and ordered to pay attorney fees and court costs for non-support of dependents.
Defendants pleading guilty before Judge Mark S. O’Connor since July 8 include:
• Gene Brown, 26, of Russells Point: possession of drugs; and Brandon Bowman, 19, of Indiana: two counts of theft. Presentence investigations were ordered and those defendants will be sentenced Aug. 11.
• Franklin Hurley, 36, of Lakeview: trafficking in drugs. A presentence investigation was ordered and he will be sentenced Aug. 18; and
• Mary Cox, 40, of Bellefontiane: two counts of permitting drug abuse and was granted intervention in lieu of conviction, requiring her to complete substance abuse counseling and three years’ community control.