Six-Year Sentenced Issued For Burglary, Assault

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A Zanesville man has been found guilty by a judge in Athens County Common Pleas Court of two first-degree felonies involving the attack of a Nelsonville resident and has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Timothy Pickett, 44, appeared in court Tuesday to be sentenced on the charges of felonious assault and aggravated burglary. The Athens County Prosecutor’s Office argued for a 17-year prison sentence to be imposed, according to a news release from the office, but Judge George McCarthy elected to order a four-year sentence for aggravated burglary and a two-year sentence for felonious assault to run consecutive to a total of six years.

Another year will be tacked on to Pickett’s sentence however because of a violation of a previous community control order. Pickett was on community control for possession of cocaine and possession of heroin. That control was revoked by McCarthy and he sentenced Pickett to the remainder of a 20-month prison sentence giving him a total of seven years in prison now.

Pickett went through a bench trial for two days on March 10 and March 11 in front of McCarthy and the judge found him guilty on March 19.

Pickett is the co-defendant of Michael D. Wright, 25, of Logan, who was recently sentenced to six years in prison for stabbing an occupant of a Nelsonville home that the two broke into in November of 2013. Pickett punched a different occupant in the incident.

Wright stole $106. His stabbing victim did not suffer significant injury.

Pickett will be subject to five years of post release control upon his release.