Warrant issued after man misses sentencing


A warrant has issued for a Columbus man after he failed to appear at his sentencing hearing on Monday.

Glen Allen Graves, 46, was scheduled to appear in Delaware County Common Pleas Court Monday morning to be sentenced for four counts of forgery, fifth-degree felonies.

According to court documents, Graves did not appear in court an a warrant has been issued for his arrest. He was at large Tuesday afternoon.

Graves entered a guilty plea to the forgery charges at a change of plea hearing on March 20 as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Graves was released from police custody on a recognizance bond after his attorney, O. Ross Long, said Graves was in considerable pain from an abscessed tooth and asked that Graves be released from custody so he could get work done on it.

Prosecutors did not object to the recognizance bond and Delaware County Common Pleas Judge Everett Krueger released Graves from custody, but said he would face a $5,000 fine if he violate the terms of the bond.

At the change of plea hearing, Graves confessed that in January of this year he got credit cards in his name but with magnetic strips and chips from other people’s cards and used them to make purchases at a store in Delaware County. Graves said he used the cards twice but was unsuccessful the second time.

As part of the plea agreement, four counts of possessing criminal tools, fifth-degree felonies; one count of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony; one count of attempted theft, a first-degree misdemeanor and two counts of theft, a fifth-degree felony and a first-degree misdemeanor were dismissed.

Graves was indicted on Feb. 10.

A sentencing hearing for Graves has not yet been rescheduled.


By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

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