Bucyrus man gets 10 years for arson

BUCYRUS — A Bucyrus man pleaded guilty to aggravated arson last week in Crawford County Common Pleas Court.

Travis A. Hancock, 27, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for starting a fire in an apartment at Bucyrus Plaza on May 30.

The apartment was the residence of the mother of Hancock’s child. The woman and child were not home at the time of the fire, but people in adjacent apartments were at their residences.

Hancock must serve five years of post-release control and pay restitution to the victim of the fire, with the amount to be determined.

Hancock will also be designated an arson offender which includes lifetime mandatory reporting to law enforcement.

A Crestline woman was sentenced to 16 months in prison after using other inmates’ commissary pin numbers to make phone calls while in the Crawford County Justice Center.

Tabitha F. McGlothlin, 26, was already in jail on a fourth-degree domestic violence charge when she made the phone calls. Judge Sean Leuthold considered this a new felony of identity theft and handed down the prison sentence to McGlothlin, who was originally going to be placed on probation for the domestic violence charge.

McGlothlin was also ordered to pay $240.39 to the victim in the case along with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

A Crestline man was also sentenced to prison time after failing to abide by the conditions of his community control.

Jeremy A. Wells, 31, admitted to failing to report for visits with his probation officer and changing his address without permission. He was placed on probation in 2013 on a possession of drugs conviction.

Leuthold sentenced Wells to six months in prison.

Travis Hancock
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2016/08/web1_hancock_travis.jpgTravis Hancock

Tabitha McGlothlin
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2016/08/web1_Tabitha-Faye-McGlothlin.jpgTabitha McGlothlin

Jeremy Wells
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2016/08/web1_Jeremy-Allen-Wells.jpgJeremy Wells

Staff report