Published: Saturday, November 4, 2006
Judge sends 3 local men to prison
All three men will serve terms in Pennsylvania penitentiaries.
MERCER, Pa. Two men from Trumbull County and one from Youngstown were sentenced recently in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
Judge Thomas Dobson sentenced Dennis Jones, 45, formerly of George Street, Niles, and now of the Mercer County Jail, to 15 to 45 months in prison for theft by unlawful taking, a felony. In June and July 2005 the Trumbull County man stole a $2,599 mower, a $1,550 log-splitter, a $1,000 lawn tractor and a $600 go-cart from Tractor Supply, 2998 E. State St., Hermitage, court documents state.
John Reed sentenced Richard Caffie, 44, of Castlerock Drive, Howland, to two months to two years in prison for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and for causing an accident involving damage to attended vehicle or property, both misdemeanors. Court documents state Caffie drove a vehicle Jan 28, 2005, while under suspension and caused an accident that resulted in an injury to a Sharon woman. On March 13, 2006, another man let Caffie use his car only to drive to a store and back, but Caffie failed to return the vehicle.
Reed also sentenced Gregory Hornbuckle, 26, formerly of Ravenwood Avenue, Youngstown, and now of the Mercer County Jail, to four months to a year in prison for escape, a misdemeanor. On Sept. 8, 2005, Hornbuckle failed to return to Sharon Community Corrections, Sharon, after being granted temporary leave for employment. He had been serving a sentence for possession with intent to deliver.