The last of five individuals convicted in connection with a series of October 2015 home burglaries was sentenced in Delaware County Common Pleas Court Wednesday morning.
Rickie Severt Jr., 23, of Delaware, is one of five individuals who were indicted in October 2015 for reportedly breaking into several homes in broad daylight between Oct. 6 and Oct. 20, and stealing items like jewelry, money, credit cards, televisions and electronics.
Severt, along with four others, was indicted on Oct. 23 in connection with the break-ins. They all have been convicted.
Severt pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, including a second-degree felony and two third-degree felonies; and a charge of breaking and entering and a charge of receiving stolen property, both fifth-degree felonies.
On Wednesday, Judge Everett Krueger sentenced Severt to six years and 11 months in prison and ordered him to pay restitution of $13,677.99. Severt was in the Delaware County Jail Thursday, awaiting transport to prison. Severt will also be subject to at least three years of probation.
Another member of the group was also sentenced Wednesday morning.
David Lamb, 27, of Delaware, pleaded guilty to burglary, a third-degree felony; theft, a fifth-degree felony; and receiving stolen property, also a fifth-degree felony. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay $23,905 in restitution. Krueger also ordered that Lamb must complete 300 hours of community service.
The other three members of the group have also been sentenced. They are:
• Adam Steele, 30, of Delaware, who pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, third-degree felonies; and two counts of breaking and entering, fifth-degree felonies. On April 6, Krueger sentenced him to five years in prison and at least three years of probation. He was also ordered to pay $13,351.99 in restitution.
• Shane Hooper, 27, of Marion, who pleaded guilty to burglary, a second degree-felony; and trespassing, a fourth-degree felony. On April 18, Krueger ordered Hooper to serve two years in prison. He will also have at least three years of probation. He was ordered to pay $12,152 in restitution.
• Amanda Cain, 25, of Delaware, who pleaded guilty to a charge of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony. She was placed in intervention at a hearing in January by Krueger.