Man sentenced to 48 months in prison

A Tiffin man who pleaded guilty to charges in connection to a New Riegel barn fire and vandalism spree was sentenced to 48 months in prison for violating terms of his community control.

Jeffrey L. Shook III, 20, had pleaded guilty to charges of complicity to arson and attempted tampering with evidence, fourth-degree felonies; receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony; and criminal endangering, a second-degree misdemeanor, in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom.

Shuff sentenced Shook to three years of community control in December.

Shook admitted he violated the terms of his community control, and Shuff revoked it, court records state.

Shuff sentenced Shook to 48 months in prison, with credit for 247 days served.

A barn on CR 10 near New Riegel was destroyed by a fire July 3, 2016. As crews fought the fire and in the hours following, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office took several reports of vehicle vandalism in the New Riegel area.

Deputy Denny Wilkinson of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office had said vandalism reported near Bloomville also was connected to the case.

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