A Ravenna man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to six of 10 burglaries he was accused of committing throughout Portage County between April and June 2012.
Jason W. Ferrell, 36, with a last known address of 130 E. Central Ave., pleaded guilty in Portage County Common Pleas Court on Monday, to six counts of burglary, all second-degree felonies.
Judge Laurie Pittman immediately sentenced Ferrell to 10 years in prison -- two years each on two of the charges, to run concurrent to each other but consecutive to two-year sentences on each of the remaining four counts, for a grand total of 10 years behind bars.
Ferrell currently is serving a five-year prison term after being convicted of three burglaries in Summit County in the spring of 2012. Pittman also ordered the sentence she handed down to Ferrell run consecutive to the sentence Ferrell currently is serving for those crimes.
Pittman's gave Ferrell credit for 31 days served in the Portage County jail awaiting trial, and he was fined $300, according to her sentencing order.
Ferrell was indicted Aug. 1, 2012, by a Portage County grand jury on 10 counts of burglary, all second-degree felonies, one count of attempted burglary, a third-degree felony, and one count of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony.
An investigation into burglaries that took place in Portage and Summit counties between April 21 and June 1, 2012, led investigators to Ferrell. After Summit County authorities arrested Ferrell for three burglaries in Stow, Tallmadge and Cuyahoga Falls between May 23 and May 30, he became "very cooperative" with Portage County Sheriff's Office detectives and gave them information tying him to 10 incidents being investigated by them and by Brimfield police.
Lt. Greg Johnson of the Portage County Sheriff's Office said Ferrell's drug addiction led him to burglarize residences in Brimfield, Franklin Township, Ravenna Township and Rootstown over the span of six weeks last spring.
Summit County Common Pleas Judge Amy Corrigall Jones sentenced Ferrell to five years in prison in August and ordered him to pay $2,550 restitution to three victims, according to Summit County court records.
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