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Man gets prison for Kent burglary

Published: March 17, 2017 11:38 AM
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An Alabama man recently was sentenced to two years in prison for the January 2015 burglary of an Akron Boulevard residence in Kent.

Aaron D. Teofilo, 21, of Mobile, Ala., pleaded guilty Feb. 14 in Portage County Common Pleas Court to a charge of burglary, a second-degree felony, and was immediately sentenced by Judge Laurie Pittman.

Teofilo received credit for 73 days already served in the Portage County jail awaiting trial. Pittman also fined him $500 and ordered him to pay $230 in court costs, according to her sentencing order.

Portage County Prosecutor Victor Vigluicci said Teofilo was arrested in December 2016 on a warrant charging him with the Jan. 22, 2015, burglary of a residence in the 700 block of Akron Boulevard in Kent.

On that date, the victim parked his car in an attached garage but left his keys in the vehicle, Vigluicci said. In the morning, the car was gone, he said.

Ohio Highway Patrol troopers later recovered the car and arrested Teofilo after a pursuit and crash in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, he said. Lebanon is approximately 200 miles southwest of Kent, just north and east of Cincinnati.

Teofilo pleaded guilty in March 2015 to failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, in Warren County Common Pleas Court and was sentenced to two years in prison, according to court records. His driver's license also was suspended for seven years, records show.

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redleg6 Mar 20, 2017 10:38 PM

From:.@Dobrien:..If you need any additional help, don't hesitate to ask....Dave O'Brien...Record-Courier...

Q. Why didn't the Kent Police charge Teofilo with Auto Theft, breaking/entering-trespassing..?

The police usually file a criminal charge/count for every crime they think you committed....Not in this case...


redleg6 Mar 18, 2017 9:29 PM

@Dobrien..I guessTeofilo got the "Portage County Discount House of Justice, No Plea Deal Refused"

March Madness Felony TWO-FER Special.....

Commit 2 felonies in Portage County,, Burglary and Auto Theft, and only get charged with 1 crime, Burglary...?

Besides being charged with burglary,

Why didn't the Kent Police charge Teofilo with Auto Theft (stealing)..???

Not being charged was the Deal...?

redleg6 Mar 18, 2017 7:41 PM

@Chevylvr70......I Know...

You go into court, they make you raise your right hand and swear or affirm to tell the court, THETRUTH. THE WHOLE TRUTH and NOTHING but THE TRUTH.....

Yet that same Judge will allow you to "LIE"to the court, plead guilty to a crime you didn't commit, and then give you a lessor sentence (reward) for "LYING"to the court....

dobrien Mar 18, 2017 7:16 PM

Redleg6 -

Burglary (in this case, a second-degree felony with mandatory prison time) is a more serious crime that auto theft (in most cases, a fourth-degree felony with a presumption of probation or community control sanctions), in the Ohio Revised Code. There was no plea down here.

If you need any additional help, don't hesitate to ask.

Dave O'Brien

Chevylvr70 Mar 18, 2017 11:43 AM

It happens everywhere Redleg6, not just Portage...smh

redleg6 Mar 17, 2017 1:36 PM

Only at the "Portage County Discount House of Justice" "No Plea Deal Refused"....Can the crime of Grand Theft Auto, be dealt down to Burglary...