Athens Man Sentenced For Grand Theft, Drug Possession and Other Charges< < Back to
An Athens man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple felony offenses.
Jason Barnhart, 32, of Athens, pleaded guilty to charges from five separate cases as part of a plea agreement before Judge Patrick Lang.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of unauthorized use of computer, cable or telecommunications property, and one count each of grand theft of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, aggravated possession of drugs, burglary and theft.
Judge Lang sentenced Barnhart to a total prison term of four years and 11 months. Upon his release from incarceration, Barnhart must complete either VA treatment or the SEPTA program.
According to court documents, Barnhart’s crimes were committed from September 2014 to February 2015.
In September, Barnhart was alleged to have received or disposed of fixtures, plumbing and other items from a rental property belonging to Sharon Ervin. That crime resulted in the charge of receiving stolen property.
In October, Barnhart was alleged to have illegally gained access to Time Warner Cable, resulting in the two charges of unauthorized use of computer, cable or telecommunications property.
Barnhart obtained or was in possession of methamphetamine in November, leading to the aggravated possession of drugs charge.
In February, Barnhart was alleged to have stolen a Subaru from Hocking River Car Company as well as taking items from a room at the Hampton Inn and a license plate. Those acts resulted in charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary and theft.
Barnhart is currently in Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail awaiting transport to prison.