Mansfield man sentenced to prison for stealing from the elderly

By Kimberly Gasuras - Galion Inquirer

BUCYRUS – A Mansfield man was sentenced to one year in prison after he was found guilty of one count of theft by a jury of his peers in Crawford County Common Pleas Court this week.

Jack Lovell Jr., was found guilty on Thursday of the fifth-degree felony after the jury deliberated for less than a half an hour.

Lovell was found guilty of taking a payment of $335 from 69-year-old Judy Remy last March to seal her driveway but never completed the job. He has previous convictions in Richland and Ottawa counties for similar offenses.

In addition to his one-year sentence in prison, Judge Sean Leuthold also ordered Lovell to pay restitution in the amount of $335 to Remy. His sentence is to be served consecutively to any other prison sentence.

A Bucyrus man’s behavior in the Crawford County Justice Center has led to an 18-month prison sentence for a fourth-degree domestic violence conviction.

Lovell C. Wareham, 25, was awaiting sentencing in jail while a pre-sentencing investigation was completed but garnered several infractions while in custody including fighting with inmates, interfering with security at the jail, hoarding medications, lying to corrections officers along with failing to obey orders and threatening officers.

Along with his prison sentence, Leuthold order Wareham to pay a $750 fine.

By Kimberly Gasuras

Galion Inquirer

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