by Aaron Gibson, February 8, 2016
Two members of a multi-county burglary ring allegedly responsible for more than thirty burglaries were sentenced to prison by Brown County Common Pleas Court judge Scott T. Gusweiler on Jan. 30 and Feb. 4.
Jeffrey Carlier changed his plea to guilty on Feb. 4 and was convicted on four counts of second-degree felony burglary, receiving 12 years in prison.
Brian Crank changed his plea to guilty on Jan. 30 and was also convicted on four counts of second-degree felony burglary, receiving 8 years in prison.
The two men were accused of being in a burglary ring operating in Brown, Clermont, and Clinton counties responsible for more than thirty burglaries.
Accused ring members Sherry Carlier and Charles Glover were indicted by a Brown County grand jury Jan. 29 on burglary charges for their alleged activities with the group.
Jessica Crank, accused of a burglary in Brown County with Brian Crank, received a two-year prison sentence in December.
Additionally, Jeffrey Carlier, Brian Crank, Sherry Carlier and Charles Glover have pending cases in Clermont County Common Pleas Court for their alleged activities within that jurisdiction.
The ring operated mostly from spring 2015 to October 2015 in northern Brown County, southeast Clermont County and southern Clinton County, primarily targeting cash, jewelry and firearms.
Highland County authorities have also been looking at the group as being potentially involved in burglaries reported within that county, according to officials.
—Brown County Crime Reporter, February 8, 2016 7:28 PM EST
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