Man sentenced for thieving $145,000 from household advancement stores | News

A Toledo male who stole nearly $145,000 from region residence advancement outlets has been sentenced to jail.

Marvis Jones, 37, was transferred from the jail Tuesday to the courtroom of Wooden County Prevalent Pleas Judge Matt Reger.

He was indicted in March for theft, a third-degree felony theft, a third-degree felony a few counts theft, all fifth-diploma felonies and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a 3rd-degree felony.

Reger mentioned that Jones led police on a 15-mile chase with speeds in extra of 100 mph in a 70-mph zone. He ran a lot of cease lights and quit signs, drove with out headlights, drove still left of middle, and crashed into a marked patrol auto.

“He did collide with a police auto,” Wood County Assistant Prosecuting Lawyer Christopher Anderson mentioned, but added Jones did not cause severe actual physical damage.

Given that 2007, Jones has had various prior convictions, including several domestic violence charges, forgery, attempted escape, felonious assault and retail fraud, Reger said.

“Unfortunately, he does have psychological health concerns,” and has been making use of medications, explained protection attorney Justin Daler.

Perrysburg Township law enforcement began investigating Jones in 2020 by operating with reduction prevention from Lowes and Dwelling Depot and sustaining continual updates on the motor vehicles he was making use of.

On Feb. 24, he applied a teal minivan for five thefts in Michigan. Perrysburg Township law enforcement shared that description with all officers.

On Feb. 25, that very same vehicle was observed fleeing the Perrysburg Lowes with no headlights.

Perrysburg Township police pursued the car or truck, which finished when Jones struck a township patrol car or truck.

It was established he had loaded $831 value of items into a cart and approached the entrance of the Lowes keep in which the doors experienced been secured for the reason that it was closing.

In accordance to court docket files, Jones pushed earlier an worker who was blocking the exit and compelled open up the doors.

Law enforcement experiences point out that he experienced entered the retailer Jan. 24 and took $1,598 truly worth of goods, on Sept. 21 $1,413 well worth of merchandise and on Aug. 28 $903 truly worth of merchandise.

The whole quantity of thefts allegedly dedicated by Jones from Lowes outlets in Ohio and Michigan is $143,185.

Reger imposed a sentence of 30 months for the burglary demand and 30 months for the failure to comply charge, to be served consecutively for a overall of 60 months.

The theft cost and theft charges had been dismissed.

Jones will get credit rating for time served he was arrested March 18 and taken to the Wood County jail.