Bright Thief Sent To Prison; Must Repay Victims
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Jail and probation are the results for a Bright man who broke into more than a dozen vehicles in his neighborhood last summer.
At least 16 vehicles were broken into in various areas of Bright on July 12-13 and against July 22-23. The items that were stolen included guns, a television, GPS units, clothing, keys, and credit cards.
By following purchases made on those stolen credit cards, investigators with the Dearborn-Ohio County Special Crimes Unit were able to identify the suspects. Tony Lou Davis, 32, of Bright, and Brian Becker, 55, of Cincinnati, were arrested on July 23.
Davis appeared in Dearborn Superior Court II for his sentencing on Thursday, March 6. He had earlier reached a plea agreement with Dearborn County prosecutors in which he opted to plead guilty to a charge of Fraud on a Financial Institution (Class C felony) in exchange for three other counts of fraud and 16 counts of theft being dismissed.
Judge Sally Blankenship sentenced Davis to eight years with four years in jail and another four years on probation. He was given credit for 454 good time days served behind bars since his arrest. According to the Indiana Department of Corrections, Davis’ earliest release from prison would come on July 22, 2015.
Davis has been ordered to have no contact with 21 victims of the vehicle break-ins. He has been ordered to repay $4,072 to 12 of those victims.
Davis’ co-defendant, Becker, saw his charges dismissed by prosecutors and Blankenship on February 21.